KUI XU, P.E.
EDUCATION 1993 International Business Case Study curriculum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
MS, 1991 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
BS, 1983 Electrical Engineering (Control System), North China University, People's Republic of China
2017- Mentor and Advisor, Houston Technology Center, Advise Energy and other Startups of HTC Clients
2015- 2016 Global Supply Chain Director, America, DeNora, Sugarland, TX
Responsible for Global purchasing strategy in American range of $200M annually purchasing of five water process product lines in Marine, Oil and Gas, Energy industrial, Municipal water process equipment, RO/ MF, aftermarket:
Setting police, review and simplify process and procedure to reduce total cost of ownership
Led Ballast Water manufacturer, Mariner, moving to low cost center with Value Engineering and Lean process
Support from ship owner, EPC, operator requesting of improving equipment function and service
Train employee in the areas of Engineering, Sourcing, Project Proposal, R&D, contract/IP/assembling/logistic
2015-2015.6 Global Supply Chain Director, America, Severn Trent Service, Sugarland, TX
Led consolidate North American Center organization; Led design for manufacturing to reduce total cost ownership improve quality and reliability for projects. Negotiated 12 major contracts with supplier’s results 5% savings. Recommended design change/standardization with10% savings; Negotiated loaner test parts, results of savings $450K
2010–2014 Program Manager (Design for Supply Chain Specialist), Schlumberger, Houston, TX
Responsible for Enhanced Wireline Acquisition Front End computer NPD development support from supply Chain.
Successfully launched 15 projects and center relocated to low cost center with complex PWAs and custom parts. Serve as project supply chain manager to provide innovated integrated designs ideas for engineering solutions. Help high pace production line improve productivities/quality/reliability/secure IP/negotiated contract in place use lean.
Responsible for NPD projects developments in production service/completion group (perforating prod. land/offshore wireline, TCP, multi-stage Fracking), Support NPD innovated/practical solution for new gun, charges, and initiation systems with worldwide special requested perforating jobs. Led IP/Contracts, RFI/Q, cost control, TCC/Logistic, design review/options evaluation/risk mitigation for over 50 projects. Led ITAR controlled, high temperature application explosive materials, development/procurement. Supported Safety initiation system development to ensure well site explosive safety. Led reduce total cost ownership product design integration process. Supported/designed multi-stage Fracking perf-drop project design/test/evaluation at field test location - Eagle Ford of TX.
Developed a process-supply chain Model that proactive involve manufacture and supply chain earlier to build total cost ownership/risk evaluation into tool design to prevent cost added later on. Point of contact in Design for supply chain/manufactory/testing. The process successfully used in three centers led for entire company to follow
2008 – 2009 PSCM Supply chain Engineering Specialist, GoM BP America Inc., Houston, TX (Cert. ASQ CQA)
Responsible for project management Brownfield for major EPC and Operation/production GoM offshore assets
Led Brownfield projects control/execution/MOC to ensure delivery on time/budget/quality to support oil production
Led support major MOC process, EPC transition in/out of the projects, team in/out of major equipment installation
Led MSA contract negotiation, KPI review for Service/equipment suppliers (EPC, rotary equipment, Chemical product, marine ship, Service contract, etc) ensure quality/safety/reliability will be in the yearly review with suppliers
Successfully negotiated performance based contract w/major Chemical company for oil recovery offshore production
Audited 20 major suppliers in oilfield service (Baker Hughes, Weatherford, Cameron, GE, Oil State, FMC, etc)
Lean improvement: Investigate those projects not on time/budget/quality, provide lessons learnt to GoM communities
Led on two millions savings on root cause findings for repairing compressors on one assets led to other assets saving
. Audited rental suppliers with their equipment in three assets, ensure the integrity of the equipment at BP standard.
2007.2–2008.8 NPI Supplier Engineer Specialist: Global Sourcing, General Electric, Energy Division, Salem, VA (Cert. Green Belt)
Responsible for managing supplier’s qualification and ongoing quality performance for Electric Control units to support GE Energy Industry (Power Generation, Turbine, Wind Energy, Nuclear Energy).
Led root causes investigation of quality issues at Wind farm with electrical components, enclosure, pump, cooling sys.
Led development of PWA suppliers results in record high yield rate for the first manufactory complex PWA with Jabil
Led in lean process and cost reduction on control system redesign, results of multi millions saving with E-turbine sys.
2001 – 2007 STA Manager/Emerging Market Sourcing Manager/STA: Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company (Dearborn, MI)
Responsible for managing and directing critical suppliers (serve as s single point of contact) to achieve flawless new product launch with robust design process, reduce product/process variations through cross function APQP and lead PPAP approval to support 19 Ford Assembling Plants (cars, trucks, SUVs, heavy trucks Mazda, Lincoln, Volvo, specialty vehicle, etc) achieve the highest quality goal to prevent Stop shipment and field action and improve customer satisfaction. Train/Coach STA including Emerging Market team calibrates skills to ensure the team successful grows.
Led Sourcing for quality start RFQ evaluation with marketing testing, design competition, design integration to achieve launch new program on time, on cost, on quality with more alternative solutions for design and sourcing
Led root cause investigation of stop shipment and field action, with quick containment plan, short and long term fix plan with lessons learnt to future program.(Headlamp delaminating; cold weld hood latch; door cannot close, flicker hood light; frozen latch; Rear lamp fit; lift gate ajar; windshield glass crash during assembly; etc)
Led supplier continuous improvement for R&D, cost, quality by conduct on site assessment (Q1, TS/QS), review FMEA/CP/QOS. Review corrective action plan. Manages supplier relationships to achieve win-win solution.
Commodities managed: Lighting, hardware (latches/Hinges, window regulator, mirror, door modules), glass (side, windshield, litigate, backlight, etc), Air induction system, Carbon canisters, wire harness, electrical, Hybrid batteries system, label, decal, dash board, sun visor, air bag, steering wheel column, e-parking break, RFID. Suppliers: Visteon, Lear, Kioto-NAL, Valeo, Hella, Osram Sylvania, GE, Satum, Stanley, Eaton, Magna-Donnelly, Magna-Intier, Delphi, Brose, U-Shin, Dura, Hilex, 3M, Avery, PPG, Pilkington, Johnson control, .. over 100 suppliers with multiple sites.
Led lean returnable dunnage design implement for supplier/assembling plants to achieve saving/quality/environment
2002 – 2004 STA Global Emerging Market Sourcing Manager, Special assignment
Responsible for Global Sourcing selection with top Ford management team; Development of emerging market supply base; improving the professionalism/expertise of the emerging market STA activity. Special team sourcing member.
Led development and implement of Global Sourcing for Quality process to promote and evaluate suppliers to support one billion dollars purchasing goal from emerging market. Successfully conducted on site assessment with Ford top management at over 50 suppliers sites to support sourcing decision, achieved $100 million savings to those areas for current production cross vehicle line. (eg. wire harness; audio/sound system; die casting parts; exhausting system; control arms; all casted engine block; rear stop light; horn; wiper; etc)
Develop detailed commodity strategies, review commodities with break down quote to find opportunities for saving, conduct supplier capability assessment to endure only those suppliers can be source candidate with manageable risk.
Led local STA team and 23 suppliers to launch multiple programs, Involved cross function teams, cross continent with commodities include Power train, Transmission, Body&Exterior, Interior, Chassis, Electronic, etc
1995 – 2001 Senior Staff Engineer/Regional (Asia) Business Development Manager/ Senior Planning Engineer
ANR Pipeline Company, Coastal Gas international, ANR Storage Company (Subsidiary of Coastal Corp.) (Detroit, MI)
Project Manager for various design and construction projects for high pressure natural gas transmission pipeline and facilities. Projects (ranging from $200K to 2 millions) include DOT road expansion relocation of Gas pipeline (including river crossing) in the state of IL, Iowa. Redesign the existing meter station with higher pressure upgrade.
Developed business plan and management strategy through analysis and evaluated the economic potential of projects (ranging from 20–500millions), including E&P(exploration & production), LPG(liquid petroleum gas), Electric Power, LNG/IPP(liquid natural gas/independent power producer), IPP, Gas Transmission and Storage, and LDC(local distribution center) facilities in Asia. Negotiate in Asia for Coastal of equity, operations, construction, design and manufacturing, and engineering consultant or joint venture positions. Worked closely with the corporate financing and legal groups for project structure, finance requirements, and primary legal document preparation.
Project development for the conversion of depleted oil, gas, and salt cavern reservoirs to seasonal or peak service gas storage, for both domestic and international. Evaluated project economics, financing, and FERC filings using optimum design facilities under transient dynamic flow simulation. Led audit the largest Blue Lake Storage accounts.
1992 - 1995 Facility Planning Engineer: Algonquin Gas Transmission, Boston, MA (A subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp.)
Developed an estimate tool using the historical data to forecast the New Natural Gas pipeline expansion project cost. Parametrically evaluated transient flow simulation results with many alternatives due to FERC filing, Land, regulatory, etc. Using operating data to verify decision, improve gas control operation, sizing/select compressor(R/T) or pipe loop.
1992 – 1994 Consultant: Standard and Poor Register, New York City, NY
Designed and marketed a breakthrough database searchable disk for Standard and Poor Register,
1983 - 1986 Department Head, Diagnostic Equipment, Metallurgical Research Institute, Beijing PRC
Manage over 30 engineers, responsible for marketing, research, design, and job-site training of plant engineers on projects design to protect large electric motors with in process diagnostic measurement for steel processing equipment. Major projects included: On-line system to monitor temperature of stator, armature, and the insulation for protection.
Certifications: PE license State of Michigan (620*******); Green/Black Belts by GE/Ford; ASQ-CQA(Certified Quality Auditor)
Skills: Fluent in Mandarin Chinese (read, write, and speak). USTA 4.5 tennis player
Rewards “Outstanding HSE hero for saving fire near Schlumberger explosive facility sites” by Schlumberger
“Distinguished Achievements in Global China Sourcing Team” by William Clay Ford, Excellent Manager Award” by the Metallurgical Research Institute, “Outstanding Chinese Scholars Studying in the USA” by the United Daily News
Member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineer); SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineer); SWE (Society of Woman Engineer); ORSAIMS (Operations Research Society of the America Institute of Management Sciences); SAE (Society of Automotive Engineering), IIE (Institute of Industrial Engineers); ASQ(American Society of Quality)
Position SWE Chair/Judge of Science competition; SPE Committee member for local event, meeting coordinator for ASME, Engineer Mentor of First robotic team for local Catholic all girls’ school