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Meet Elyse Miller.
What is your role at MorganFranklin, and what do you do?
I am a senior consultant in the supply chain division. Most recently, I’ve been a project manager on implementations: running projects, burn rates, budget, project planning, and deliverable tracking.
What appealed to you about a career working in the supply chain consulting industry?
I like working within the same industry but with different clients on each project. Change keeps things interesting, and it’s an industry that evolves as time goes on. That all keeps me on my toes.
The supply chain industry has been largely affected by the current pandemic, what are your thoughts on this and when do you see the industry returning to normal?
I wouldn’t say the industry will return to what we used to consider normal. I think as long as the world is living with the pandemic, we need to adapt our expectations and work with the new normal. Trying to remove the past two years of history from data so that it doesn’t affect forecasts is a difficult and sometimes unrealistic ask of companies. So it’s an interesting and ever-changing challenge to utilize our software to better predict what normal through a pandemic looks like.
What’s one go-to office hack that makes your day more productive?
Starting my day with coffee and music playing in the background (when I’m not on calls) keeps me focused and ready to work.
We’ve heard that you’re an avid reader – what was your favorite book you read in 2021?
In 2021 I read more than 100 books. I’d say my favorite was Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult.
Since you enjoy traveling, what has been your favorite placed you’ve traveled to?
Bonus question: favorite place traveled to from business trips and personal trips?
My favorite place for personal travel is Hawaii. I went in 2009 for two weeks, and it was such an amazing experience. My favorite work travel location is Chicago, both because of the city’s food and our client. It was a great project.
Give us one sentence that uniquely describes you.
I am an energetic, bookish, outgoing, caring, and loud personality who loves to be with friends, eat delicious food, and spend time with my family.
Since you’re a Harry Potter fan, which Hogwarts House would you be in and why?
According to the multiple quizzes I’ve taken, I would be in Gryffindor, I agree. I am loyal, stubborn, and adventurous, and I take risks.
What does an ideal Saturday look like for you?
An ideal Saturday includes spending the day with my kids playing and relaxing, lots of yummy snacks, and ending with a good book and a glass of wine by the fire.