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Expert in Plant & Warehouse Layout; MRP, ERP, & WMS Selection & Implementation

Expert ID: 722093 California, USA

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Expert has more than 30 years of extensive experience in all areas of production in the electronics equipment manufacturing industry and the medical device manufacturing industry, including discrete and continuous flow, manufacturing cell, manual and automated, as well as process planning and optimization.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1963 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Production Management Institution: Stanford University
Year: 1958 Degree: B.S. Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Stanford University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
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.

International Experience

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.

Career Accomplishments

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).

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert developed a seminar for high-level executives to learn about MRPII (Manufacturing Resource Planning) systems.
Vendor Selection
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.
Marketing Experience
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.

Fields of Expertise

continuous flow manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, electronics manufacturing management, flexible manufacturing system, manufacturing control, manufacturing automation, manufacturing systems analysis, operations management, process assessment, process optimization, process planning, warehouse management system, enterprise resource planning, manufacturing resource planning, material requirements planning, inventory control, inventory management, inventory reliability improvement, inventory classification and coding, materials management, production control, order entry software, just-in-time inventory, business ethics, business management, business process re-engineering, business strategy, organization redesigning, catastrophic failure, cost control, cost engineering, engineering change control, part numbering system, engineering economics, life-cycle cost, industrial engineering, Methods-Time Management, industrial engineering setup time, plant layout, pilot plant scale-up, manufacturing plant layout, warehouse layout, assembly, incentive, manufacturing code, globalization, entrepreneurship, business operations, labor cost estimation, lean manufacturing, build-to-order, constructability, distribution requirements planning, line balancing, industrial systems engineering, bill of materials, power-and-free conveyor, finite scheduling software, manufacturing lead time, lead time, industrial engineering setup time reduction, computer-assisted ordering, enterprise resource planning software, supply chain management, engineering change order, just-in-time software, part tracking, part identification, focused factory, first in, first out inventory management, performance measurement, industrial automation, inventory control system, lot tracing, part family, electronics manufacturing equipment, industrial design, corporate strategic planning, industry-education interaction, manufacturing cell design, electronics-industry concurrent engineering, electronics manufacturing automation, integrated product development, human resources, manufacturing technology, lot sizing, fixed cost, business re-engineering, electronics manufacturing quality control, burn-in, printed circuit board manufacturing, printed circuit board assembly process, manufacturing technology management, manufacturing systems modeling, optimization, optimum design, human-factors industrial design, Principles and Applications of Value Engineering, operations, inventory, electronic assembled device, packaging material, electrical equipment, electrical property, materials control, manufacturing, kanban, human factors engineering, future studies, electrical testing, decision support system, cyclical redundancy checking, Contractual Aspects of Value Engineering, bar code

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