Expert in China Sourcing and Manufacturing, Importing and Exporting, Supply Chain Strategy and Software
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 Amazon.com 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
|Year: 1989||Degree: MBA||Subject: Finance and Statistics||Institution: University of San Diego|
|Year:||Degree: BS||Subject: Business Administration - Logistics||Institution: Arizona State University|
|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.|
|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|
|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|
|Board Member, Asian-American Multitechnical Association|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has published and presented at many forums and for print medium.|
|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.|
|Extensive experience in sourcing and manufacturing, procurement processes and management of vendors and contract manufacturers. She is an expert in China sourcing.|
|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.|