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Expert in Supply Chain Management - including Logistics, Planning, & Manufacturing

Expert ID: 726949 New Jersey, USA

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Expert is an Operations Executive with thirty five years of consumer products industry experience in the Supply Chain functions at Unilever, Bestfoods, Nabisco Brands and Colgate Palmolive. His experience includes assignments in a variety of disciplines including Logistics and Customer Service, Manufacturing Operations, and Engineering. As VP of Logistics for both Unilever and Bestfoods, Expert was responsible for distribution and customer service center operations. He directed activity to redesign and consolidate networks, reduce costs and improve customer service.
Expert's logistics and manufacturing experience provides him with extensive expertise in sales demand planning and supply planning. He has led initiatives to deliver improved planning processes, install planning software, and implement Sales and Operations Planning. These programs improved customer service while reducing inventories and operational costs.
Expert's Manufacturing background includes a broad range of experience ranging from shop floor management to directing multi-facility international networks. He has led initiatives to improve quality and performance as well as reduce costs. Additionally he has managed several plant expansion and supply network rationalization projects.

As a senior manager and member of several operating boards and executive committees, Expert has been involved with many mergers, acquisiitions, and businesss transformations. This has involved organization redesigns, changes to operating frameworks, and the development of supply chain and business strategies. Expert has directed the activities associated with the development of new and more efficient business processes and functional capabilities, and reducing complexity and improving portfolio efficiency. He has extensive experience in realigning resources and developing supply chain personnel. Expert has been involved with many annual planning cycles and has insured the alignment of supply chain programs and resources to achieve the growth, financial and customer service objectives of the business.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: M.S. Subject: Engineering Management Institution: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Year: 1973 Degree: B.S.I.E Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Newark College of Engineering

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Provides supply chain consulting and business advisory services. Key areas of focus include Supply Chain Transformation and Performance Improvement, Demand and Supply Planning, and Logistics and Customer Service. Developed and instructs a Sales and Operations Planning program at the Rutgers Supply Chain Management MBA Program. As an Executive Associate at Tompkins Associates Inc. he provides expertise regarding Supply Chain Management programs for the Food and Beverage industry.
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Unilever USA Title: VP Supply Chain Integration Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Responsible for Supply Chain integration activities associated with merging the Household Personal Care and Foods Divisions in the US. Scope of work included Systems Integration, the development of the Supply Chain Strategy and Operating Framework, Organization Redesign and Consolidation, Supply Chain capabilities and business process development, and the delivery of integration cost savings. Led a multifunctional Sales Forecasting improvement task force with the HPC and Foods Business Teams.
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Unilever Bestfoods Title: VP Logistics Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Responsibilities included Demand Forecasting, Supply Planning, Warehousing, Transportation, and Customer and Financial Services. Directed both Retail and Foodservice Logistics activities. Represented the Supply Chain on the Division’s Operating Committee, which was chaired by the COO. Steering Committee member or Project Leader for several division wide initiatives.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Bestfoods Title: VP Logistics North America Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Responsibilities included Demand Forecasting, Supply Planning, Warehousing, Transportation, Co-packer Management and Supply Chain Financial support. Member of the Foodservice and Specialty Products Executive Committees.
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Bestfoods Title: Group Manufacturing Director Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Directed manufacturing operations at six facilities located in Canada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the US. Technologies included dry mixing and packaging, frozen soups and entrees and canned soups. Member of the Foodservice and Specialty Foods Executive Committees.
Years: 1994 to 1997 Employer: Bestfoods Title: VP of Operations Department: Foodsolutions Responsibilities: Responsible for all technical activities for the division. This included Manufacturing, Engineering (including Packaging Technology), Quality Assurance, R&D, Distribution, and Demand and Supply Planning. Member of the Executive Committee for the Division which was chaired by the President.
Years: 1989 to 1994 Employer: Bestfoods Title: Manufacturing Operations Manager Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: Responsible for the Dressings and Spreads Manufacturing sites (total of six locations). Product Categories included Mayonnaise, Margarine, Cooking Oils, and Peanut Butter. Scope of responsibilities included Operational, Technical and Labor relations matters. Was the program manager for several plant rationalization and expansion programs.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals
Awards / Recognition
Unilever Chairman's Award.

Selected by Consumer Goods Technology as one of the "Visionaries 2007" executives.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 3 publications over the last two years.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert developed and instructs a course in Sales and Operations Planning for Rutgers University Supply Chain Management MBA program.

He also developed and instructed several components of the Bestfoods Supply Chain Management Program. (A one week internal management development program).

Expert has presented at several industry conferences and symposiums.
Vendor Selection
As VP of Operations and VP of Logistics at Bestfoods and Unilever, Expert directed the selection of Warehousing and Transportation providers.
He was also responsible for the identification and selection of Manufacturing Copackers. As Manufacturing Director Expert was involved with the selection of Processing and Packaging Equipment.
Marketing Experience
Expert has thirty five years of consumer products industry experience in various business functions at Unilever, Bestfoods, Nabisco Brands and Colgate Palmolive. As such he has extensive experience in the Food and Beverage, Household Product, and Personal Care Products Industries. He has worked with a variety of trading partners in various channels including traditional retailers, mass merchandisers, club stores, convenience stores, and foodservice operators. Additionally, he has been involved with the development, commercialization, and introduction of many new products introduced into the consumer products industry.

Other Relevant Experience
Expert's extensive executive experience provides him with the expertise to also provide consulting and advisory services regarding Organization Design and Operating Models, Business and Sales and Operations Planning, and Business and Supply Chain Strategy and Transformation Programs.

Fields of Expertise

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