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Supply Chain Management

Location:
Fort Worth, Texas, 76132, United States
Posted:
May 30, 2010

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JAMES P. FREED

* ****** **** **** ( Fort Worth, Texas 76132

+1 214 *** **** USA ( abmif1@r.postjobfree.com

SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEVEL MANAGEMENT and CONSULTING

Operations~ Supply Chain Management ~ General Management ~ Change

Management Consulting

Visionary professional with over 20 years experience directing corporations

to financial, production, and performance success through expert

development of strategic planning and implementation initiatives.

Unparalleled command of diverse process improvement methodologies that

generate increased revenue and cost savings by optimizing staff and

management resources, measuring gains, while ensuring superior results.

Recognized for superior leadership with a focus on team building,

leadership mentoring and achieving extraordinary results. Includes a great

ability for building strong client and supplier partnerships that

encourage collaboration and ensure top results.

Organizational Leadership ( Global Operations ( Strategy Analysis,

Development and Implementation

Supply Chain Management ( Team Leadership and Mentoring ( Communication (

Process Improvement

General Management ( Change Management ( Manufacturing Methodology

Expertise ( Quality Assurance

Cost/Time Management ( Customer Service ( S&OP ( Consensus Building (

Crisis Management ( JIT Strategies

Project Management ( Asset Management ( Sourcing, and Logistics ( Sales and

Supplier Negotiations

E-Commerce ( Kaizen ( Lean ( Six Sigma ( Acquisition and Acquisition

Integration ( P&L ownership

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CELERANT CONSULTING, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts ( October 2008 to

present

Business transformation consulting firm, serving industrial, service,

pharmaceuticals, mining, military and many diverse industries in the global

arena.

Project Manager

Working closely with clients to analyze opportunities and implement

solutions for organizational transformation in food manufacturing,

pharmaceutical and mining industries.

. Identified savings in mining operations maintenance work stream of over

35%.

. Working with a food manufacturing process company identified non value

added waste in excess of 20% in their production processes.

. Developed with the client in a pharmaceutical business an awareness of

the issues surrounding their S&OP process and provided the actions to

eliminate the waste.

. Project leader for Supply Chain Process improvements for the largest

Morning and Snack food company in the world. Identified high level

processes, implemented process key process indicators and drove savings in

excess of 30% in process resource requirements utilizing the KPI's

developed. Restructured the Supply Chain Functions Management Reporting

process to change the focus of meetings and reports from information

passing to action taking meetings. Eliminated over 100 meetings which

added no action based value to the client. Working with Procurement and

Planning identified the root cause for rework of over 45% of all Supply

Chain Transaction and eliminated the root cause.

CGN & ASSOCIATES, Peoria, Illinois ( April 2008 to October 2008

Business improvement consulting firm specializing in Supplier Management

and Technical Management work spaces, serving major industrial companies in

the global arena.

Operations Principal, Europe

Leading client supplier improvement programs for the European Operations of

the CGN Practice. Working with heavy industrial equipment manufactures in

Italy, France, Poland, Romania, England, Germany and Spain to improve the

performance of their supply base significantly.

. Led the project managers of 7 ongoing projects across Europe.

. Projects led to closing supplier performance gaps in on time delivery and

quality by over 93%.

. Lowered the Total cost of supply by over 20%.

THOMAS GROUP, Dallas, Texas ( 2004- April 2008

Business improvement/change management consulting firm, serving the

military and diverse U.S industries in the global arena, with annual

revenue of $70M.

Consultant

Partnered with the US Navy leadership to initiate and execute process

improvement methodologies improve efficiencies the management of Navy

Weapons, Ship Systems, Ship Maintenance and Naval Supply Process. Utilizing

Lean and Six Sigma concepts organized and led teams of 50+ total members,

setting weekly goals, identifying process maps, and building metrics to

measure success and performance and determine actions to realize

improvements and implementing those actions

. Received a letter of commendation for extraordinary performance from

Admiral in charge

. Identified $1B in potential savings through inventory visibility and

minimizing unnecessary inventory.

. Cut Customer wait time by 30% and slashed backorders by 40%.

. Delivered change through creation of an enterprise culture, implementing

problem solving techniques and team-based solutions to optimize business

operations.

JOHNSON ELECTRIC LTD., Hong Kong, China ( 1999-2004

Global provider of electric motors, motion subsystems and motion components

for automotive, appliance, audio visual and industrial applications, with

annual revenue of $1.5B.

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Services and Business Improvement

Spearheaded all activities for global supply chain processes and

organization, with 5 Director-level direct reports and indirect management

of 1.200 employees worldwide, as well as control of a nearly $700M material

supply budget. Served as Corporate Executive leader of Business Improvement

organization, directing 8 Six Sigma Master Black belts, 140 Six Sigma Black

Belts, 8 Kaizen Masters, and 6 PVM program leaders and change management

manpower workforce of over 800. Developed, staffed, and implemented global

strategies to maximize company wide business improvement.

Corporate Executive Committee Member/Chief Supply Officer:

. Spearheaded corporate acquisition and acquisition integration teams

during acquisition of United Technologies' automotive motors division,

which doubled company size.

. Optimized improvement initiatives by leading implementation of the

Balanced Scorecard Strategic Planning Process.

. Executive Champion for Corporate ERP system identification and

implementation

Sr. VP, Supply Chain Services:

. Built and developed Supply organization from the ground up, integrating

28 different functions into one C-level enterprise.

. Delivered 22% annual savings of $150M in commodity costs through

implementation of JIT, supplier partnering, and commodity management.

. Generated one time savings of $150M (1999) and reduced commitment of

$400M+ and 85% space for warehousing and support an ongoing basis by

increasing inventory turns from 2.1 to 15 turns per year.

. Slashed average supplier lead-time by 95%, cut suppliers by 52%, and

created a supplier quality assurance organization which raised the

incoming material acceptance rate from 60% to 99.9%.

. Directed implementation of a strategic sourcing organization that

eliminated line shortages due to supplier capacity or bankruptcies to keep

the company growing at 35% per year.

. Held manpower and cost additions to just 15% during explosive company

growth period from $300M to $1.5B.

. Triggered On-Time Delivery improvements of 85% and finished goods

delivery improvements of 76%.

. Saved $32M annually through successful deployment of commercial/in-house

E-commerce software.

Sr. VP, Business Improvement (Process Innovation)

. Developed and grew Business improvement organization from scratch, hiring

top Six Sigma, lean, and Kaizen experts to roll out global change

management initiatives.

. Cut product development cycle time by 60%, reducing headcount worth over

$40M per year.

. Improved productivity by 35% and saved $35M+ annually by cutting product

fulfillment time by 75%.

. Raised asset utilization by over 50%, and increased shareholder return by

12% after taxes.

. Created company's Process Innovation College, training employees,

suppliers, and customers in improvement methodologies, which turned the

Change Management process into a profit-centered operation delivering

revenue of $20M+.

CAREER NOTE: Additional history includes positions as President, R&M

Material Handling, President, KONE Crane Maintenance Services and Chief

Operating Officer for ACE Global Companies.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Masters of Business Administration Studies in Finance and Operations

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Balanced Scorecard Implementation certification ( Kaizen Masters training (

Kaizen Champions training Lean Champions training ( Six Sigma Green Belt (

Six Sigma Champions training

Self-directed Work Team Leadership and Implementation training

Kone Corp. Executive Edge Training ( Value Added marketing ( Crosby Quality

certification

Project management training and certification ( PVM change management

certification

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Professional Engineer ( American Chamber of Commerce

Hong Kong/Asia Pacific Logistics Professional Organization

Hong Kong Supply Chain Management Council

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Project, Visio, Power Point, Word, Excel and Access ( Adobe (

Visio ( Minitab ( Oracle 11i



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