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Expert in Warehouse and Distribution Center Design and Operations Management

Expert ID: 727689 Oregon, USA

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Expert, Professional Engineer, has over forty years consulting to organizations, coaching managers, and managing projects to create, modify and improve operations and business performance of warehouses and distribution centers. Projects have included the design, selection and support for the implementation and operation of new, and optimizing the use of existing resources including warehouse management systems, material handling and storage systems, methods and procedures, buildings and layout. Coaching projects have supported managers at all levels to improve their personal and organizational performance.

He is Adjunct Professor in Pamplin School of Business Administration at the University of (Undisclosed) and previously at Graduate School Programs at the University of (Undisclosed), John F Kennedy University, and has presented at many national conferences.

He has two patents for material handling systems.

He was hired to assist a company achieve the functional performance of an installed Warehouse Management System. Expert developed size and performance requirements for a new, consolidated distribution and returns processing center for five lines of entertainment media merchandise supporting a world wide chain of retail stores, wholesale, and internet customers. He also designed the new center including a Warehouse Management System, methods and procedures, and a state-of-the-art, very high-speed, returns item sortation system. Developed RFP specifications and managed equipment vendor selection process.
Expert assisted a company management team to re-engineer their finished goods storage and handling systems to significantly increase storage capacity utilization and reduce handling costs without additional capital investment. Expert designed the layout and assisted in the development of new methods and procedures for a new storage warehouse and equipment test and service facility to support a 100+ person in-home installation service staff to reduce inventory, increase materials control, improve productivity, and achieve significantly improved customer service. Expert designed new 250,000 sq. ft. distribution center, re-engineered distribution center operations for two distribution centers, and develop requirements to select software to more efficiently implement and use the SAP-Warehouse Management module.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: Certificate Subject: Organization and Systems Development Institution: Gestalt Institute Of Cleveland
Year: 1969 Degree: BSE Subject: Engineering Science Institution: Arizona State University
Year: 1971 Degree: MBA Subject: Operations Institution: Arizona State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Partner Department:
Expert is responsible for all aspects of business operations in the consulting and coaching to management in support of warehousing and distribution center design, and operations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Business
Teaching MBA, and Master of Science in Operation and Technology Management students the to understand Physical Distribution Centers (DCs) as service operations, their contexts, demand requirements (cost and service), and the elements of management to effectively utilize available resources and satisfy business requirements.

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: Clorox Title: Internal Consultand Department: Corporate Productivity
Expert was responsible for initiating and directing a company wide initiative to improve productivity in company departments and production facilities

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Association of Professional Material Handling Consultants (APMHC), Warehousing Education and Research Council
Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer (PE)
Professional Appointments
Past President, APMHC
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has 2 patents

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness for defendant (material handling systems company). Work included equipment evaluation and deposition.
Expert witness for defendant (client of 3PL). Work included evaluation of operations management practices.
Training / Seminars
- Industrial Facility Design, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Southern California
- Self as Instrument, Graduate School of Organizational Psychology, John F Kennedy University
- Warehousing in the Supply Chain, Pamplin School of Business, University of Portland
- Distribution Center Design, Extension Divisions for University of California at Los Angeles and Davis
Vendor Selection
Participated in or led the projects to develop requirements, select and guide effective utilization of Warehouse Management Systems for many client companies including Frito Lay, 3M, Tower Records, Nike, LA Gear, Belwith International, Ingram Micro, K-Swiss, Orchard Supply, Nature's Best, Payless Drug Stores, Warehouse Entertainment, Young's Market.
Marketing Experience
He has extensive experience in the development of distribution operations in support of manufacturing, wholesale, and retail companies.

He has held management positions in all levels of business.
Other Relevant Experience
Licensed Professional Engineer, California Certificate

Fields of Expertise

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