Textiles and Apparel

North America’s Largest Producer and Marketer of Craft Yarn

Provided training on monitoring forecast accuracy and modeling inventory targets. Identified opportunity to reduce safety stock levels by $0.9M while maintaining customer service performance.

Leading Manufacturer of Sports Equipment and Apparel

Served as subject matter expert on demand / supply planning software selection project. Led development of business requirements and demonstration scripts. Provided detailed feedback on vendor selection criteria, desired proposal pricing format and additional ways to improve RFP. Led questioning during vendor demonstrations and identified key differentiators among SAP APO, JDA (now Blue Yonder) and Logility packages considered. Helped client reach consensus on preferred package.

Leading Branded Apparel Manufacturer / Retailer

Conducted current state assessment of demand / supply planning practices. Identified gaps in processes, organization and tools versus leading practices, along with recommended improvements and associated benefits.

Leading Supplier of Camera Bags and Accessories

Facilitated the design / start-up of a new distribution company that will serve as the sole supplier of products manufactured in China to customers located in 100+ countries throughout the world. Served as Project Manager for Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) ERP tool implementation, and led the development and implementation of all order-to-cash and purchase-to-pay processes required to support the new business.

Manufacturer of Kitchen Linens and Accessories

Revamped firm’s inventory management policies and procedures. Determined that over 60% of inventory is either dead or excess stock. Identified root causes driving excess inventory and recommended a portfolio of process, organization and technology improvements that will permanently reduce inventory levels by $16M.

Household and Personal Products

Leading Provider of Fitness and Weight Loss Solutions

Performed assessment of company’s largest supplement product to determine ability of supply chain to support a quadrupling in sales over the next 24 months. Areas evaluated included product formulation, quality assurance, sourcing, demand planning, sales and operations planning (S&OP), inventory management, supply planning, purchasing, contract manufacturing, inbound / outbound transportation and warehouse management. Identified, prioritized and initiated implementation of a portfolio of 25+ projects that will enable organization to meet 98% on-time delivery target, reduce costs by over $500K annually, and expand as planned.

Large Multi-Level Marketer of Nutritional and Personal Care Products

Led project team that assessed company’s procurement, inventory management, cost accounting, accounts payable and pricing activities. Recommended over 50 improvements based on benchmarking to “world class” leading practices.

Fortune 500 Manufacturer of Office and Consumer Products

Assessed company’s direct procurement activities supporting innovation. Identified process, organization and IT gaps in internal engagement, supplier relationship management (SRM), category management and strategic sourcing activities versus leading practices. Implemented cross-functional process and organization improvements that will reduce time to market, foster increased competition among suppliers and improve company’s “customer of choice” status.

Assisted procurement group with day-to-day sourcing responsibilities. Categories sourced include specialty paper and various purchased office products manufactured in China (binders, dividers, sheet protectors, desk accessories, journals, notebooks, planners, calendars, file folders, accordion files and pockets).

Consumer Division of One of World’s Largest Manufacturers of Health Care Products

Assisted with post-merger integration of a pharmaceutical manufacturer’s consumer health care operations into organization. Mapped current demand planning, supply planning and S&OP capabilities vs. leading practices, and identified key areas for improvement. Developed future state S&OP process for global plants to balance worldwide supply / demand. Facilitated session among key executive personnel on required changes to on-going global SAP implementation resulting from acquisition.