Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Digital Program Management, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain, Business Systems & Logistics, Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing

ID: 739349 Illinois, USA

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Expert has over 30 years of experience in digital programing, digital transformation, industrial manufacturing and engineering, supply chain, business systems and logistics. He has extensive experience in the food packaging and foodservice industries, including ingredients, fresh and frozen products, and beverages. His background ranges from industrial engineering, plant and multi-site operations management, and corporate business roles, to continuous improvement, capital programs and supply chain planning in the CPG space. He is currently a Digital Program Manager for a bottling company in North America, and acts as an an Advisor to industrial engineering students at a university. Expert has managed large-scale, complex projects, and has implemented business systems (SAP/JDA/ERP). He has experience in transportation, lean operations, inventory control, capital equipment planning and budgeting.

Prior to his current role, Expert worked for Greenleaf Foods, a plant-based foods company, Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network, a regional good and beverage cluster organization, and D&W Fine Pack, a large portfolio company with products serving the foodservice and food packaging industries.

Specialties: operations, logistics & supply chain management, manufacturing, union negotiations, coaching and mentoring, change management, budgets, SAP/Manugistics/JDA implementation experience, lean planning, operational analysis, strategic souring, capital project management, business reports, data warehouses and databases.

Career Highlights:
• Large company experience $2B+ with acquisition and "spin off".
• Private equity space
• Subsidiary working with shared services in food packaging, food and now beverage
• Full order to cash experience
• Shop floor/Manufacturing
• Plant and Multi-Site management
• Business Systems
• CPG supply chain - VP level
• Several corporate roles with continuous improvement, capital programs, etc.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: University of Illinois - Champaign Urbana
Year: 1989 Degree: MBA Subject: Operations Management Institution: DePaul University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Digital Program Manager Department: IT
Responsible for creating the project roadmap for digital transformation or Manufacturing 4.0 working with nine (9) bottling plants, supply chain, operations & technology and business functions to define scope, use cases, proof of concept and value driven projects.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Advisor Department:
Each semester the students participate in a design project with industry partners where they are given a "problem" and asked to apply engineering principles to provide a solution and or best recommendation with projected savings. In this role, the advisor provides support, technical advice and general business experience to the student led team.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2020 to 2022 Employer: Greenleaf Foods Title: VP of Supply Chain Department:
Plant based protein food manufacturing located in Elmhurst, Illinois, part of the Maple Leaf Foods network with manufacturing facilities in Seattle and Turner Falls and distribution throughout the country.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to 2020 Employer: Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network Title: Independent Contractor Department:
Independent Contractor – supply chain, operations and business systems
• Created 2020 operations budget linked to event tracker.
• Completed compensation analysis for executive director positions for organizations.
• Created database for event tracking by revenue and expense along with program categories.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2019 Employer: D&W Fine Pack Title: Director of Supply Chain and Logistics Department:
$300 MM food packaging company that provides innovative products to various national account, grocery processor, and distribution markets. Offering plastic and aluminum products - container, school kit, cutlery and straws. On average sales are over 600 M cases per month of packing product.

Responsible for the supply chain functions along with the logistics freight component for the network. Key metrics are DOS (days of supply), case fill, order fill and OTD. Typically averaged 98% case fill and higher by product line and manufacturing location. Demand reviews include product line and customer specific item details to include OH inventory, scheduled production, promotions and projected DOS coverage. Collaborated with sales and marketing as part of the executive S&OP (sales and operations planning) to insure forward looking sales forecasts balanced against capacity and replenishment targets.

Responsible for seven (7) plastics and aluminum manufacturing sites along with the corporate supply chain group that includes National Accounts, Food Service Distribution, and Grocery Processor market segments. All manufacturing facilities are SQF certified have scored above 98 which places them in the top tier for audit scores. Overall product quality has achieved Six (6) Sigma levels for parts per million complaints and returns. Several plants achieved zero recordable incidents for multiple year
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2012 Employer: Reynolds Consumer Products Inc. Title: Manager - Consumer Supply Chain Planning Department:
Responsible for the Consumer Polyethylene supply chain planning processes from demand management through S&O planning, capacity review, slow moving and obsolete (SLOB) and plant scheduling processes for Hefty branded products and private label products - freezer and storage bags, cups, Zoo Pals and other packaging containers. The Hefty consumer freezer and storage bag product lines represented over $1 BM in annual sales. Key customers were Walmart, Target, and Costco along with large distribution partners Sysco, Bunzl and US Foods.

Also responsible for ERP business system upgrades, enhancements and implementation for SAP and JDA for the consumer supply chain processes. Built supply chain budget in SAP BW to fully integrate inventory planning and replenishment into the financial budget process.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 2005 Employer: PCA/Pactiv Title: Various Positions - Business Systems, Operations Management, Capital Planning Department:
Started with PCA in the corporate industrial engineering group as an Excellence in Manufacturing (EIM) internal consultant and trainer and migrated from operations department management to multi-site plant operations management for Pactiv and then business systems implementations and corporate productivity and business development and capital planning. PCA is a corrugated box and paper rolling mill manufacturer.

Project work included SAP/Manugistics/JDA/Catalyst ERP implementations for the entire Pactiv operations and supply chain network. Pactiv manufactures a wide variety of food container packaging - hinge ware, bowls, lids, deli, aluminum, molded fiber, and foam.

Operations projects include scrap reduction, setup and changeover reduction (SMED), shop floor data and reporting, pallet optimization, downtime root cause analysis, lean and continuous improvement tools, data analysis, predictive and preventive maintenance, and vendor management inventory on consignment.

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