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Expert Details

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Expertise

ID: 735682 Arizona, USA

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Operations and engineering management experience in global distribution and manufacturing for large and mid-sized corporations. Expertise in supply chain design, 3PL relationships, defining operational metrics and delivering performance improvements. Demonstrated focus on cost reduction and efficiency increases through data analysis. Industrial engineering undergraduate degree and PhD in Supply Chain Management with focus on cutting edge supply network design, strategy and financial benefits.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2016 Degree: PhD Subject: Supply Chain Management Institution: Arizona State University
Year: 2008 Degree: MBA Subject: Business Administration Institution: Arizona State University
Year: 1999 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Arizona State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to 2019 Employer: L3 Technologies Title: Senior Data Scientist Department: Business Analytics
Slashed inventory expense for “indirect” materials by more than $1MM annually by designing a new Supply Chain Planning tool for inventory forecasting, while ensuring same (or better) material availability
Cut work-in-process inventory by ~20% and increased production flexibility by building the first end-to-end production planning tool
Enhanced the pipeline of new engineers to the organization by sponsoring two ASU Industrial Engineering Capstone project teams
One team created a labor cost savings of over 50% by designing an RMA process for returned materials
One team cut capital asset expense by over $500k by implementing a new asset decommissioning process
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2018 Employer: Avnet Corp Title: Sr Manager - Operations and Facilities Department: Logistics
Optimized Avnet global distribution network by expanding capacity in existing facilities, designing new facilities and creating a “technology roadmap” for automated solutions
Discovered 1200 pallet storage locations (10% increase) in Arizona through facility redesign
Boosted storage capacity by 33% in Nogales, Mexico
Lowered inventory and operating costs by consolidating 6 warehouses into a single Hong Kong distribution center
Realized operational efficiency improvements across global Avnet facilities
Erased $500k in annual labor costs by designing automated aggregation solution
Uncovered 25% cycle time improvement by implementing RF-device system in new Hong Kong warehouse operations
Steered all contractual relationships with global infrastructure vendors
Managed RFP process and selection of infrastructure vendors in US and Hong Kong
Negotiated contract terms and payment schedules for all warehouse projects in US and Hong Kong
Developed contractual arrangement (cost, timing, SLA, etc) with 3PL vendors for inventory transition and overflow during warehouse transitions
Directed a group of 30+ engineers, supervisors, operators and maintenance personnel
Sponsored Avnet/ASU Industrial Engineering department relationship by managing annual capstone projects for graduating seniors

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2015 Employer: Arizona State University Title: PhD Candidate / Graduate Researcher Department: Supply Chain Management
Revolutionized supply network research through Doctoral dissertation
Expanded the definition of the supply network to include competitive firms
Created new mathematical expression for embeddedness of the supply base within the expanded supply network
Introduced new dataset of buyer-supplier relationships into academic research
Published research which draws connections between changes in supply network relationships and firm financial performance.
Buyer-supplier relationships
Supply network management
Supply Chain Finance
Taught undergraduate classes on: Supply Chain Management, General Business, Small Business, Management and Marketing.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2010 Employer: SubZero Inc Title: Sr Manufacturing Engineer Department: Manufacturing Engineering
Transformed Phoenix manufacturing facility and manufacturing operations
Expanded production area from 2 lines to 5 lines
Launched a quick changeover process which enabled transition from a single-product facility to building the 7 highest-volume products
Boosted overall capacity 80+% and realized an additional $150MM in annual revenue for the corporation
Production capacity exploded from 25k annual units to over 80k annual units in less than 18 months
Refined vendor management processes to optimize cost, schedule and quality
Directed multi-bid RFP/bid process for new production line equipment
Modified vendor evaluation and selection criteria and attached critical metrics (on-time delivery, ROI, etc) to project reporting
Guided contract negotiations with all equipment and logistics vendors to ensure project was complete within the 18-month project timeline
Launched continuous improvement initiatives focused on performance gaps
Imparted labor standards based on new capacity model and evaluated actual performance across all production areas
Broadcast “as-is” and “to-be” process documentation via Intranet as part of “change management” procedure
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 2006 Employer: Intel Corp Title: Sr. Industrial Engineer / Business Analyst Department: Various
Captured $2M-$5M per quarter in labor savings related to global capacity planning activities
Commanded operational analyses with cross-site, cross-functional teams to document “best practices”
Directed software development, test case creation and end-user training for new automated global capacity planning tool
Launched new planning tool at all worldwide facilities within 1 quarter of initial deployment with no issues
Launched new material-handling equipment design for all worldwide distribution warehouses
Captured critical design criteria via global site-representatives
Piloted new equipment design and directed on-site ergo evaluation, including definition of critical success indicators
Directed the global RFP process for vendor evaluation and selection at each global site
Transformed the reverse-logistics process for removal of prior equipment and generated $10M in estimated transportation and repair cost savings
Launched a revolutionary web-based application handling all $1.5B in annual worldwide transactions of the Intel Inside Program
Extracted business requirements through global partnership forums of internal and external customer users
Published requirements documentation and test cases for software vendors
Managed requirements gathering, scope definition, and communication for future product releases to all internal/external stakeholders
Instructed over 1000 worldwide users with on-site training sessions conducted globally within the first year of launch

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2017 to 2018 Country / Region: Hong Kong Summary: Designed and implemented Hong Kong Distribution Center for Avnet Global Logistics
Years: 2000 to 2001 Country / Region: Various European Countries Summary: Traveled to different cities teaching licensees of the Intel Inside Program how to use the new web-based system where I was the lead Business Analyst

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Beta Gamma Sigma - National Business School Honor Society member
Alpha Pi Mu - National Industrial Engineering Honor Society member
Licenses / Certifications
2019 - Six Sigma Black Belt - L3 Technologies
Awards / Recognition
2010 National Science Foundation Industrial Engineering Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention
1999 National and Regional Institute of Industrial Engineers Technical Paper and Presentation Champion
1999 Arizona State University Distinguished Senior in Industrial Engineering
1999 Central Arizona Chapter Institute of Industrial Engineers Outstanding Senior
Publications and Patents Summary
2016 published dissertation – Arizona State University
“Friends of my Enemies: A Longitudinal Investigation into Supply Base Management,” (2016) Arizona State University, J. Expert.
2015 article published in Supply Chain Management academic journal
“Funding the Organization through Supply Chain Finance: A longitudinal investigation,” (2015) Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, J. Expert, D. Rogers.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
In 2017, I testified as an Expert Witness in a Deposition for an industrial accident at Avnet Corp.
Training / Seminars
I have taught training classes all over the world with the Intel Inside Program. I have also taught college classes on: Supply Chain Management, General Business, Small Business, Management and Marketing
Vendor Selection
I have been the primary lead on vendor selection activities for Avnet Distribution facilities in the US and Hong Kong. These vendors provide software, infrastruction components and industrial vehicles.

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