Safran’s Scott Chambers Helps Teams Turn Data Into Actions

The LeanDNA-List celebrates the hard work of our customers, who day-in and day-out work to optimize inventory, reduce shortages, and empower their companies to operate more efficiently. These winners represent the tenacious, knowledgeable, and hands-on users and champions of LeanDNA. 

“Scott always goes out of his way to help and support our team. I tend to be skeptical of outside software—I push to find an Excel or SQL solution to get as close to the data as I can—but Scott has worked to ensure LeanDNA becomes the site-wide cypher-ring that succinctly and clearly pulls together key actionable pieces of information that are otherwise scattered and obscured in our opaque and user-unfriendly ERP system.”

Nominator Samuel Johnson, Data Analyst, Safran Cabin Bellingham

The unsung heroes of a procurement operation are those uncovering stories in data. For Safran’s Cabin division in Bellingham, Washington, Scott Chambers plays a pivotal role in that effort, working as the focal point between supply chain, production, and planning teams to ensure inventory information is accurate, timely, and interpreted consistently across an organization. In doing so, teams approach every day with confidence. With Scott Chambers at the data helm, the Safran Cabin purchasing team has been able to reduce shortages by 43 percent in six months and improve customer OTD by 23 percent. 

“My job is to get the right information to the right people at the right time so they can make decisions based on hard facts,” Scott says. “If I’m not making other people successful, I’m not doing a good job.”

Fellow Safran analyst Samuel Johnson nominated Scott for the LeanDNA-List based on the results of Scott’s philosophy, celebrating that “Scott always goes out of his way to help and support our team. Introducing a new software into a position where it becomes a pivotal part of our daily work requires a champion, and Scott is that champion here.”

Data and actions can’t live in silos—they must work together to ensure actions are fruitful. Real value in technology investment comes from wisely utilizing vast amounts of data, an effort made possible with champions like Scott Chambers. Scott’s work empowers teams with their warehouse of data, instills confidence in factory actions, and earns him the spot as this month’s A-Lister.

“As a data analyst, I always try to find the best way to get the most accurate, up-to-date data. LeanDNA provides consistent data from known trusted sources in a snapshot every day. We can all look at shortage or on-time delivery data and understand it the same way.” 

Scott Chambers, Data Analyst, Safran Cabin Bellingham

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