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Expert in China Sourcing and Manufacturing, Importing and Exporting, Supply Chain Strategy and Software

Expert ID: 727287 California, USA

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Expert is president of a consulting firm. She is a seasoned executive with an MBA, 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Project Management and ERP Systems Consulting. Prior to BSC, she was a Senior Director at SAP, the Supply Chain Practice Leader at KPMG Peat Marwick and at Answerthink, and a Regional Manager at Hewlett-Packard.

Ms. Expert has consulted with global and domestic clients, VCs and PE firms on systems and processes. She has considerable international experience and has worked for extended periods in Asia and Europe. Her experience spans a broad range of industries including High Technology, Software, Chemicals, Health Care, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Food Distribution, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, Oil and Gas.

She has extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing and outsourcing in China and in global procurement and field service. She has authored 3 books: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, as Top Seller book; 42 Rules for Superior Field Service; and Negotiation Blueprinting for Buyers.

Ms. Expert is a Licensed Unites States Customs Broker.

Re-engineered procurement processes and assisted in finding and securing a machining vendor near Shanghai, China for a medical device manufacturer. Reduced the overall cost to produce by nearly 80%, while maintaining the same or better quality results. Facilitated the import/export processes, development of contracts and service level agreements. Conceptualized, planned and re-engineered Supply Chain operations and a $76 billion Asian manufacturer of consumer electronics, computers, and telecommunications equipment. Identified functions included in the new Import and Export vision and mapped requirements to SAP models, then prototyped the new models. Bench-marked industry leaders for process comparison in global trade and systems linkages to distribution. This project was conducted in Seoul, Korea. Sold and delivered a $49.4 million systems redesign and application integration project to a major air freight company. Applications included: custom-developed web-native Order Management system, i2 Demand Planning, i2 Capacity Planning, Descartes, WebMethods EAI, and interface design to legacy systems and Oracle Financials. Maintained Executive relationships throughout the project.Assisted in selling and delivering Business Consulting for a $700 million global roll-out of SAP, for one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies. This project addressed core requirements for 120 countries on 5 continents, with a regional template for SAP deployment. Worked with both the business and the technology teams to design an appropriate roll-out profile, solution architecture, and implementation approach.

Expert helps her clients (and the attorneys representing them) to understand the nature of doing business in global supply chains. Avoiding and minimizing risk, friction, and conflicts should be major concerns for supply chain executives around the world.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Salinas, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: MBA Subject: Finance and Statistics Institution: University of San Diego
Year: Degree: BS Subject: Business Administration - Logistics Institution: Arizona State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and Chief Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Expert is a Global Supply Chain consultant. She specialized in Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Import/Export and Logistics. She is also an expert in China Sourcing and Manaufacturing and has published a new book (Nov 2009).
Years: 2003 to 2007 Employer: SAP America Title: Managing Principle Department: Business Consulting Responsibilities: Was a Business Strategy and Process Consultant for SAP and a Program Manager for large deployments.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Answerthink Consulting Group Title: Business Development Executive Department: Business Development Responsibilities: Was responsible for developing new Supply Chain accounts in the Retail sector
Years: 1997 to 2001 Employer: KPMG Peat Marwick Title: Managing Director Department: Global Supply Chain Responsibilities: Managed the Global Supply Chain Consulting Practice and a team of 50 consultants in Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Import/Export and Logistics.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to Present Country / Region: China Summary: Assisted several clients in sourcing and manufacturing in China. This is an on-going consulting engagement.
Years: 1997 to 1997 Country / Region: Korea Summary: Re-engineered export processes for a Korean manufacturer of electronics
Years: 2006 to 2006 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Evaluated software requirements for the world's largest oil and gas company
Years: 2000 to 2000 Country / Region: Switzerland-France-Germany Summary: Re-engineered supply chain processes for a global high tech company
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Austria Summary: Re-engineered processes for an automotive supplier

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is active in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and frequently speaks at conferences and seminars. She is a board member of the Asian American Management Association (AAMA), China Business Network and a Past President of World Trade Association. She is an active coach, mentor and blogger on Seeds for Success, an entrepreneur network, and MicroMentor, for small business start-ups.

Licenses / Certifications
Licensed US Customs Broker
Professional Appointments
Board Member, Asian-American Multitechnical Association
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has published and presented at many forums and for print medium.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Assisted attorneys in their understanding of relevant supply chain operations and practices in logistics, distribution, manufacturing, inventory and import/export trade compliance;
Opined on: Project Management for enterprise software, Software patents and copyrights, Channel distribution and compensation, Inventory tax, and Trucking operations; Developed expert written reports and research briefs; Testified in arbitration and trials.
Training / Seminars
Sourcing in Low Cost Countries - Workshop delivered in Shanghai, China, April.
Vendor Selection
Extensive experience in sourcing and manufacturing, procurement processes and management of vendors and contract manufacturers. She is an expert in China sourcing.
Marketing Experience
Expert has consulted with global and domestic clients, VCs and PE firms on systems and processes. She has considerable international experience and has worked for extended periods in Asia and Europe. Her experience spans a broad range of industries including High Technology, Software, Chemicals, Health Care, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Food Distribution, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, Oil and Gas.
Other Relevant Experience
She is a Licensed US Customs Broker and have deep expertise in the importing processes.

Fields of Expertise

contract manufacturing, exported product, exporting, Far East sourcing, imported product, importing, international manufacturing, international shipping, international shipping regulation, international sourcing, international trade, outsourcing, product sourcing, supply chain management, supply management, vendor control, Chinese manufacturing, manufacturing process optimization, manufacturing resource planning, supplier cost reduction, supplier quality improvement, supply system, vendor certification, vendor quality auditing, vendor selection, Asia-Pacific market, field service management, China business research, China contract manufacturing, computer manufacturing, cost-benefit analysis, customs, discrete manufacturing, distribution management, distribution requirements planning, enterprise resource planning, export regulation, globalization, international contract negotiation, just-in-time software, logistics, maintenance management, manufacturing, manufacturing cost control, manufacturing efficiency, manufacturing execution system, manufacturing lead time, manufacturing planning computer system, manufacturing process development, manufacturing resource planning software, manufacturing technology, material cost reduction, material requirements planning software, operation analysis, product manufacturing, production line, production planning, purchasing, shop floor control system, supplier value analysis, supply chain, supply chain optimization, trade policy, vendor, garment contractor sourcing, Chinese marketing, trade agreement, operability and maintenance review, supplier quality engineering, high volume, low cost product assembly, cost evaluation, marine shipping, life-cycle cost, production cost, manufacturing troubleshooting, communication technique, international technology transfer, project cost control, project cost estimation, cost reduction, operating cost, contract, cost analysis, business re-engineering, international organization, manufacturing profitability, product, cost estimation, cost, sourcing, cost control, manufacturing control, quality auditing, just-in-time inventory, cost engineering, business process re-engineering

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