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Expert in Global Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation, Distribution, Warehousing, Manufacturing

Expert ID: 732514 Arizona, USA

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Expert is a senior global supply chain executive with an extensive background in progressive leadership in strategic planning and tactical execution of global supply chain network design and optimization, logistics, trade compliance, sourcing, procurement, supply base management, manufacturing, information systems, transportation (all modes), and distribution center operations. This has taken place in union, non-union, company-owned and third-party contract work environments.

Expert is a visionary leader who has successfully delivered results through innovation and collaborative planning and execution focused on operational excellence, positive change management, and continuous improvement in overall quality, cost, and service to the customer.

Expert has designed and implemented ongoing continuous improvement in global supply chains efficiency and effectiveness focusing on quality, cost, and service to customer.

He is highly versed in all modes of transportation planning and execution, including: domestic & international; courier, parcel, LTL, FTL, company fleet, FCL, LCL, and airfreight. He has leveraged service provider capabilities to deliver maximum value add to all stakeholders

Expert has designed, implemented, and managed multi-site distribution networks in; BTB, BTC, omni-channel, union, non-union, company-owned, and third-party contract operating environments.

He has designed, implemented, and managed multi-site / multi-national manufacturing operations in automotive, electronics, CPG, and industrial goods.

Expert has also designed and implemented Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) operations in domestic and international business settings. He has established "trade compliance" departments and trained / developed staff. He is familiar with all aspects of international trade compliance and trading block (i.e., NAFTA, MERCOSUR, ASEAN, etc) requirements including duty drawback, VAT, VAT recovery and others.

He has designed, built, implemented, managed numerous warehouse / distribution center sites in domestic and international business settings.

He is familiar with all aspects of information technology, including design, concept review, outsourcing, training, implementation, and ongoing continuous improvement.

Expert has extensive experience in packaging engineering and cost optimization of automotive, electronics, medical devices, and various CPG products.

As a consultant, Expert conducts in-depth reviews and analysis of clients' global supply chain functionality and results and then systematically proposes ways to improve quality and service and reduce non-value added activity / cost. Expert has also excelled in reviewing supply chain partners used by clients and then assists them implementing continuous improvement methodology designed to leverage service provider capabilities customized to precisely match client long term goals and needs.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: BSBA Subject: Transportation - Logistics / Marketing Institution: The Ohio State University
Year: 1985 Degree: MBA Subject: Finance / Computer Science Institution: Illinois State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and Founder Department: Responsibilities: Expert leads this global supply chain consulting and business service. His company delivers value-add solutions in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, e-commerce, and retail, improving bottom-line quality, cost, and on-time performance.
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: Drive Medical Title: Executive VP Department: Global Operations & Logistics Responsibilities: Expert led global supply chain operations, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, logistics, trade compliance, and value-add operations. Responsibilities included direct and indirect management of 10 worldwide distribution centers, 24 manufacturing sites, and a $50M transportation budget.
Years: 2004 to 2013 Employer: TTI Title: VP Department: Global Operations & Logistics Responsibilities: He led global supply chain operations, including manufacturing, distribution, transportation, logistics, trade compliance and value-add operations
Years: 1994 to 2004 Employer: Harley-Davidson Title: Director Department: Materials Management Responsibilities: Expert designed and implemented first ever European and S.American "direct distribution" and operations network; established global logistics planning and engineering, trade compliance, sourcing, purchasing, supply base management, manufacturing plant support, and outbound distribution.
Years: 1986 to 1994 Employer: Exel Logistics USA Title: Director of Operations Department: Midwest Region Responsibilities: His responsibilities included contract & public distribution center operations, transportation, value added services, strategic planning, information systems, industrial real estate, marketing, sales, and M&A.
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: Mobil Chemical Company Title: Regional Customer Service Manager Department: Midwest Region Responsibilities: Expert managed all customer service activities for the Midwest Region, including daily order management, invoicing, special orders and production, and third party contract logistics services.
Years: 1982 to 1984 Employer: Ecolab Inc. Title: Warehouse Manager Department: Responsibilities: He led and managed all logistics activities for site, duties included inbound raw material receiving for manufacturing including bulk liquid and dry chemical products via truck and rail; packaging; outbound material distribution; inter-plant and regional DC support; transportation planning and execution, company owned fleet, and manufacturing support.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2004 to 1915 Country / Region: Asia / China Summary: Expert designed and implemented multi-site distribution and manufacturing sites/logistics networks.
Years: 1994 to 1915 Country / Region: Europe / Middle East / Africa Summary: He designed and implemented multi-site distribution and manufacturing sites/logistics networks.
Years: 1985 to 1915 Country / Region: Mexico / S.America Summary: Expert designed and implemented multi-site distribution and manufacturing sites/logistics networks.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
CSCMP roundtable officer
Awards / Recognition
Procter & Gamble - President's Award

Additional Experience

Marketing Experience
Expert has assisted Procter & Gamble entry into "club store" business channel in 80's starting in California. Member of core market entry team developing product campaigns and planning / implementing product conversion / packaging centers in multi-sites starting in California, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Mexico
Other Relevant Experience
His was the first ever expatriate family for Harley-Davidson living and working in various locations in Europe from 1994-2000. He established the first-ever internationally owned/operated operations for Harley-Davidson in Europe, Brazil, and Singapore.

He designed and directed all logistics support for Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour celebrating company 100th Anniversary. This project included event site set up at 10 global venues in USA, Australia, Japan, Europe of 4 twenty-thousand-square-foot portable museums, concert staging, and museum exhibits involving 150 full truck loads of materials and equipment. He was responsible for the overall marketing of the company and history, reaching over 2 billion people globally.

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