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I can answer questions about Supply Chain Planning; specifically in demand forecasting, inventory and supply management, promotions modeling, and manufacturing planning. My knowledge is greatest in the area of Manufacturing Planning. I have modeled many processes such as multi-echelon manufacturing, short shelf life finished goods manufacture, the manufacture of goods with extremely long lead times, raw materials consumption, and plant closures/openings. In addition, I can advise on various methods of manufacturing capacity planning and load leveling to minimize labor turnover. I have experience in demand forecasting as well. Specific issues on which I can advise are: optimal customer, item, and location groupings, modeling trend, seasonality, and variability, distribution center closures and openings, and historical sales realignments. In supply planning, I can provide recommendations for planning optimal inventory levels, master data requirements, distribution network modeling, and promotions integration. Finally, most of my experience has been modeling the above topics using the Logility software suite, MS Excel, and sometimes with custom software. I cannot answer questions related to procurement, transportation, 3PL management, cost/price management, or technical questions related to any software other than mentioned. Furthermore, I cannot comment on topics such as heuristics modeling, packaging issues, or international distribution.
I have been a private consultant working with supply chain management, providing expert business and technical services since 2000. I've advised and worked on projects covering everything listed in the "What kinds of questions can you answer" portion of this form.
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2007-2010 - Contracting with Butterball, LLC.
2002–2007 - Contracting with ConAgra Foods, Grocery Division
2000–2002 - Contracting with ConAgra Foods, Refrigerated Division
Project Management Institute Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Louis University, Wheaton, IL MBA, Finance National Louis University, Wheaton, IL BS, Management Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA Russian Studies and Linguistic Certification York College, York, NE AA, Liberal Arts
Awards and Honors
Scored top 1% in CAPSIM simulation as part of the MBA program at NLU.
My primary client timeline is listed below. In addition to this, I also maintain a relationship with the supply chain consulting firm Plan 4 Demand as an adjunct consultant. 2007-2011 - Butterball, LLC. 2002–2007 - ConAgra Foods, Grocery Division 2000–2002 - ConAgra Foods, Refrigerated Division