Justin Holman is CEO of Aftermarket Analytics, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining Aftermarket Analytics, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


  • Caryn Sobel 12 years ago

    Justin, I have followed this discussion from the beginning, and appreciate the time and thought you and others put into the topic. I have followed the suggestions, and have been working on independent database study, along with attending local conferences on my particular interests–I intend to combine what I learn into a project that is useful for my community. I am fortunate to have professors who are interested, active locally, and available year-round for help. Thank you especially for the info on PSPP; SPSS is only offered to poli sci majors here, and I brought that up at our recent department evaluation. I will be looking into it. Have a great summer.

    • Justin 12 years ago

      Thanks, Caryn! I appreciate the feedback! Will you let me know what you think of PSPP? Also, let me know when you complete your project and I’ll post a link to it, if appropriate. Good luck! Best, Justin

  • Ann Bradbury 12 years ago

    Thank you for the advice. You confirmed that I am headed in the right direction. I just started creating a Database for my current position, more fun than I expected. Will be doing independent study with a professor next fall. I will look into the open source statistical package. Sounds interesting. Thanks for the suggestions! Go ducks.

    • Justin 12 years ago

      Ann – glad I could help! Good luck and, yes indeed, Go Ducks!!!

  • Darren 12 years ago

    For give my ignorance but when you say learn some “R”, do we mean statistics “R”?

    • Justin 12 years ago

      Darren – yes, good question, when I talk about “R” I am referring to the open source statistical computing platform available for download:
      R has become one of the main software packages used by statisticians and analysts for number crunching. I see R mentioned along with SAS or SPSS all the time in job descriptions. It’s powerful and there are good add on packages for spatial analysis. If you’re interested in the spatial statistician career path, I would definitely recommend taking the time to become familiar with R.
      Thanks for pointing out the need for clarification! Best, Justin

  • vivek 12 years ago

    i followed your blog as you saying and doing some work on gis ….
    i wish to know from you what algorithm or methodology(or any link which can help me there)i should follow in “assessment of most suitable land for agriculture on basis of soil prperties”..
    i have landsat TM data ,band 3 and 5 ,,,to detect moisture of soil and working in Arcgis…
    also,plz let me know is it sufficient band or i have to get all 7 band raters?

    • Justin 12 years ago

      Vivek, I’m afraid that I don’t really know anything about soil suitability analysis. I would need to start with an old-fashioned literature search to find out who has written something about the topic and then dig into the material. I did a quick Google Scholar search and found a couple of books that might provide a good place to start:
      “Soil survey and land evaluation” by Dent, D.; Young, A. 1981.
      “Remote Sensing in soil science” by Michel Adrianus Mulders. 1987.
      Good luck with your project! Best, Justin

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  • Himanshu 11 years ago

    Im a Remote sensing and GIS student (masters) but didn’t find any internship yet for this upcoming summer, so if u have any idea or project then i would like to work with you..

    • Justin 11 years ago

      Himanshu – I will let you know if I hear of anything interesting. Good luck! You might try to investigate what opportunities are being advertised at the AAG meeting in LA this week. Cheers, Justin

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