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Expert in Global Sourcing, Fabrication, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Expert ID: 723439 California, USA

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Expert's Professional Procurement career started at Applied Materials learning the basics of Planning, Buying and Legal Aspects of Procurement. He now consults though his own business which has 3 area's of work. Asia Sourcing, Consulting, Product Design. His work history at Monster Cable has allowed him to become a master of cable assemblies and consumer electronic accessories fabrication.

Expert has been traveling Asia for the past 10 years. His VP Global Sourcing has been sourcing in Asia for 20 years establishing consistent relationships and really understanding the cultural differences and challenges of supply chain management/logistics within Asia.

Outsourcing is best accomplished by a trusted source with an excellent work ethic and strong business acumen. Expert's ability to set up a custom supply chain while keeping cost containment and quality #1 is unparalleled. This may be his favorite challenge.

Expert is a Buyer at heart. He started out as a Buyer and has continued to train others to buy properly. It is the passion for procurement that is Expert's main drive.

Supply Chain Management is all about consolidation and leveraging. Reports and Analysis are key to defining the proper avenues of change.

Relationships are everything. Treat your vendors well and they will treat you well. Practicing this is the key to having any vendor provide value add services as a standard without additional costs involved. It is these services, the soft costs that aren't easily measured but can add up very quickly. Treat vendors with respect, they deserve it.

Expert's contacts include over 300 vendors. Expert's relationships can help you be successful.


Expert has consulted for a wide array of companies. He has worked for Fortune 100 and 500 companies as well as start ups, Pre and Post IPO. Expert has been responsible for over a Billion dollars in spend. His understanding of a company's direction can help steer towards the "right fit" for supply chain efficiencies and cost reductions. Client list is always kept confidential. Expert is a consolidations specialist and cost cutter. Expert has consulted a start up as VP of Purchasing for 6 months. Expert came in to existing pricing and w'as able to source the same product for millions of dollars less. Expert oversaw the development of a complete consumer electronics product line. Expert traveled to Asia multiple times to source, qualify and contract suppliers. Expert was responsible for a traditional Cost Reduction. Expert managed to have machined parts purchased from off shore, rather than be made domestically at a higher cost. Expert generated all the necessary documentation.. Expert qualified 3 factory's in Northern China during the bid process. The outcome was: Contract awarded, goal accomplished. Money Saved. Expert consulted an investment company that wanted to understand how to restructure one of its businesses by installing efficiencies. Expert evaluated the curren t flow and provided guidance and suggestions for improvement to the portfolio manager. Centralized Purchasing and Logistics was the advised end result. Cost Savings potential over 1MM.

Expert has recently consulted an online-industry visionary, a CTO of a new startup; communicating the necessary features needed from a buyer perspective. Expert helped on the naming of the company, the look and feel of the website as well as both alpha and beta testing. Expert provided sales support for an investor meeting.

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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Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Management Responsibilities:
Years: 2002 to 2005 Employer: Monster Cable Products, Inc. Title: Purchasing and Logistics Mgr. Department: Purchasing and InBound Logistics Responsibilities: International Sourcing of all of Monster's product lines.

Years: 2001 to 2001 Employer: Sanmina Corporation Title: Corp HQ MRO Supply Chain Commodity Mgr. Department: Corp Supply Chain Responsibilities: Contracts Negotiator
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Mediaplex Inc. Title: Senior Purchasing Manager Department: Operations Responsibilities: IT, Facilities, - Expert
Travel, Office Supplies
Cellular - Contracts
Verizon, AT& T
Years: 1995 to 1999 Employer: Applied Materials Inc. Title: Buyer Planner Department: Materials Responsibilities: Materials, Semi Conductor, Main AC, Gen AC, Power, Mainframe, Machining, Sheetmetal, Packaging, Cables, Rack Units, Robotic Arms, Sensors etc..

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1990 to 2009 Country / Region: Asia Summary: Expert has been sourcing Internationally his entire career. His relationship building skills have enabled a full supply chain to be developed within his outsourcing company. Expert has a vast knowledge of Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Thailand.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Institute of Supply Management Affiliate
Licenses / Certifications
Procurement and Logistics Addiction Society
Professional Appointments
CEO and President of Global Direct Sourcing, Inc.
Awards / Recognition
Many Applied Materials Awards for Excellence and Cost Savings
Publications and Patents Summary
F Pin Surge Protection Patent co-developed through Monster Cable

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert can be your expert witness for any purchasing, supply chain, logistics or materials management, questions.
Training / Seminars
Expert attends asia trade shows regularly. He will attend this April 09' HKG and TPE tradeshows as well as visit over a dozen factories to ensure quality requirements are met and improved upon.
Vendor Selection
Expert is a sourcing library. Expert has current, direct, qualified, factory relationships. Expert knows fabrication very well, his experience in this area is unparalleled.
Marketing Experience
Roberts understanding of retail electronics merchandising and accessories fabrication is deep.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is addicted to Purchasing. It is his life.

Fields of Expertise

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