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Expert in Warehouse Expense Reduction: Minimizing Damage, Error and Labor Cost

Expert ID: 727536 Canada

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He is an expert consultant with 20+ years in the field of warehouse industrial engineering, complete with a comprehensive understanding of logistic processes, labour standards, and distribution efficiencies. His “big picture” perspective – which includes an understanding of the way people think through the ranks of an organization – stems from a successful career at an international distribution company, where he worked his way from sorting wooden pallets in a warehouse to ultimately managing system functions and operations at the corporate office level. As a consultant, Expert applies his industry knowledge and experience to the full benefit of clients. His direct involvement on projects includes providing the following services:

• Facility planning
• Space management and utilization
• Process audits
• Productivity improvement
• Transportation integration
• Material handling
• Cost-effective change management
• Industrial Engineering
• Reduction of handling costs
• Improved customer satisfaction
• Solution implementation support

• Raw Materials Inventory Management Study (September – December 2005)
As a joint project with SAIT who were offering Educational support, we performed an operational analysis of the factors that were contributing to forced plant shut downs. We performed an analysis of ordering processes, software usage and warehouse layout. We analyzed all receiving, putaway, storage and delivery processes to the production lines for just in time (JIT) inventory management. When areas of contributing factors were identified, we measured the costs and proposed alternate processes to eliminate the procedures that contributed to forcing production shut downs.• The Maximization of Operational Efficiency – Health Region (January 2006 – December 2007)
(A) Consulting services for “The Maximization of Operational Efficiency”
General areas included:
• Specific racking planning by location, commodity and velocity.
• Warehouse mapping for complete location coordinates.
• Total process analysis of product movement. Purchasing, receiving, storage and putaway, selection, shipping and delivery.
• Error identification and control
• Maximizing the use of Inventory Control Systems Software
• Improve service levels to the Health Care System.

This project supported the planning and construction of a new Warehouse and Distribution Centre.

(B) Supplementary Operational Support
This was in addition to the original project but related to hands-on support to distribution management people due to ongoing project delays. Included enhanced rack identification systems, priority planning, change management and implementation support.• Movement of Goods Analysis – University

o Time frame - September 2007 - Present


This work will include the delivery of, interior movement of, and removal of all products and equipment through the University campus, with a focus on the loading dock areas. The scope of work will include some traffic and transportation studies and the use of experts in this field. The transportation of materials and goods must be compatible with best practice in the movement of goods’ including just-in–time delivery, point of use inventory and inventory management systems. We achieve this within an academic and research setting being sensitive to the movement of goods, of which some are hazardous through public areas.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: CET Certified Engineering Technologist Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Year: 1987 Degree: Business Certificate Subject: Business Administration Institution: SAIT

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Self employed consultant that supports companies that carry and handle inventory or move goods through a distribution system, to reduce operating costs
Years: 1982 to 2003 Employer: Canada Safeway Ltd. Title: Industrial Engineer Department: Responsibilities: He identified areas across the distribution system where there was a real opportunity for a cost savings. Then he would obtain the information and work with the relevant departments to prepare an objective cost savings plan and then direct the implementation.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASET- Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists
Licenses / Certifications
Certified Engineering Technologist

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Engineered labor standards require updated and documented observations of work assignments. He has performed hundreds of employee observations of employees on a standard to coach improvements and to verify the accuracy of the data the the standards upon which the standards are built.
Marketing Experience
Most cost benefits will come form "Organized Simplicity" in a warehouse.
Identifying the cost of an error will give a project the impetus and objectivity to proceed.
"Inventory Adjustments" are the source of information to address costs resulting from errors, labor costs and damages.

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