Expert in Plant & Warehouse Layout; MRP, ERP, & WMS Selection & Implementation
Expert has had consulting assignments in all areas of the selection and implementation of Material Requirements Planning (Expert), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for the past 25 years. His activities have included master scheduling, inventory control, production Control, shipping and receiving, purchasing, order entry, and integrated accounting applications (such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, asset management, and budgeting).
Expert has consulted in all areas of business ethics as part of consulting projects in other functional areas for the past 20 years.
During his consulting career, Expert has been involved in business management, business process re-engineering, organization redesign, and business strategy, almost always in conjunction with an Expert/ERP systems selection and implementation project.
Expert normally combines catastrophic failure project elements, such as disaster recovery, business records management - active and inactive, etc., with all other types of consulting projects. He notes that most corporations can usually use help in this area, but typically do not set up a specific consulting project for this activity.
He has extensive experience in all types of projects to develop the actual cost of manufactured items, both the direct elements (labor and material) and indirect elements (overhead).
Expert typically combines engineering change control and part
numbering system projects with the very comprehensive
Expert/ERP system projects as they usually need revamping
prior to the installation of the Expert/ERP system.
He also combines the elements of engineering economics and
life cycle costing to prove the economic feasibility of certain equipment over other equipment in consulting projects -- typically to add new equipment to a plant layout.
Expert has completed many industrial engineering consulting projects which included a strong understanding of the following activities: time studies; M-T-M; work
measurement; work flow; methods improvements; wage incentive
systems; facilities management; design, planning, and relocation or site selection; as well as office/administration systems in a wide variety of environments.
Over the last 20 years, Expert has designed a significant number of electronic equipment manufacturing plants and medical device manufacturing plants in a variety of environments and configurations, from prototype, pilot plant, all the way to full-scale production.
Expert reviewed, selected and implemented a minicomputer-based MRPII
(Manufacturing Resource Planning) system and developed a Systems and Procedures Manual for all functional departments of Handar, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based electronic equipment manufacturer.He designed the layouts and installed the equipment for raw material and finished goods warehouses for Atari, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of personal computers and video game systems and cartridges.He designed the layout of the electronic equipment manufacturing lines and assisted in the corporate move for 3COM, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based electronic equipment manufacturer. Expert designed the layout to double the size of the manufacturing floor for the production of integrated circuit wafer ovens for Watkins-Johnson, Inc., of Scotts Valley, California.He reviewed and selected five appropriate IBM 390-XX-based MRPII Systems for Caterpillar, Inc., of Peoria, Illinois, a manufacturer of large earthmoving equipment. They then selected the final system to be implemented based on the Expert’s selection evaluation of the five systems.
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: 1963||Degree: M.B.A.||Subject: Production Management||Institution: Stanford University|
|Year: 1958||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Stanford University|
|Years: 1981 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is the principal of his own consulting firm. He is
responsible for all consulting activities in the firm.
|Years: 1989 to 1990||Agency: Canada Post (Canadian Post Office)||Role: Management Consultant||Description: Expert played a major role in the project to privatize the retail sales portion of Canada Post (Canadian Post Office), which consists of approximately 8,000 facilities.|
|Years: 1958 to 1961||Agency: U.S. Navy||Role: Jr. Officer [Ensign and Lieutenant (jg)] on board an aircraft carrier||Description: Expert had junior officer duties in the Operations, Engineering, and Administration Departments.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1996 to 1996||Country / Region: Mexico||Summary: Expert was a significant participant in the project team that performed an operational audit for all areas of the production/warehouse functions.|
|Years: 1995 to 1995||Country / Region: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore||Summary: Expert presented seminars on Business Records Management (Active and Inactive) and Disaster Recovery.|
|Years: 1989 to 1990||Country / Region: Canada||Summary: He was a significant participant in the project team that privatized the retail sales operations of Canada Post (approximately 8,000 individual locations) in the areas of selection of distribution center locations and design of the distribution centers.|
|Years: 1989 to 1989||Country / Region: Australia||Summary: Expert developed a decision system for the efficient movement of very heavy and expensive plastic injection molds between Australia, the Philippines, and Japan.|
|Years: 1985 to 1985||Country / Region: Canada||Summary: Pattison Group-Mimic Systems - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Acting as a vendor liaison for the computer company with their vendors in Silicon Valley, Expert provided vendor selection, engineering changes, and other miscellaneous activities.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert holds APICS' internationally-recognized CPIM certification (Certified in Production and Inventory Managaement).|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert developed a seminar for high-level executives to learn about MRPII (Manufacturing Resource Planning) systems.|
|He has had extensive experience in locating and sourcing vendors and suppliers in various positions he has held in the electronic equipment manufacturing, Mil-Spec cabling, and metalworking industries.|
|Expert has in-depth experience in market research used to aid marketing efforts. His experience in bringing products to market rests primarily with the manufacturing function.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Additional topics that Expert specializes in are: Inventory Control, Production Control, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving, Traffic, Time Studies, Work Flow, Work Measurement, Methods Improvement, Wage Incentive Systems, Office/Administration Systems, Project Management, Financial Planning, Cost Accounting, Feasibility Studies, Business Valuation, Site Selection, Proposal Preparation, SB-198 [Senate Bill 198] (CAL/OSHA) Implementation, Disaster Recovery, Engineering Change Control, Equipment Selection, Manufacturing Engineering, Records Management and Systems and Procedures.|