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 Expert  716174

Expert in Business Strategies


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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STRATEGIC PLANNING; PROJECT PLANNING; PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS; BALANCED SCORECARD. Expert has extensive experience in strategic planning, and C-level team facilitation. He has conducted strategic business planning for manufacturing, construction, publishing, distribution, and service industries. He has been involved with formulating mission statements, capability analyses, value propositions, market evolution analyses, competitor analyses, and developing strategic goals, objectives, and measurements. He has assisted companies in the development of performance measurements. This includes measurements for business units as well as individual performance measurements. He has assisted companies with the development and implementation of balanced scorecards as well.

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT; CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT; BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING. Expert has conducted projects that involved team facilitation, training, process analysis, activity-based-costing, and business process re-engineering. He worked on a number of process improvement projects for manufacturing companies focusing on the key processes. He examined the as-is environment, identified opportunities to improve key processes, and trained the process team in process improvement techniques. Expert completed strategic planning for a construction company, a distribution company, a University, a printing company, food processing company, a paper company, and many others. He has experience with analyzing business processes using the Minnesota Quality Award and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award examination criteria. He has identified key issues and made recommendations for improvement in service, manufacturing, and distribution companies.

eCOMMERCE STRATEGIC PLANNING; eCOMMERCE PLANNING. He has assisted companies in the development of strategic plans for eCommerce and Business-to-Business activities. He has assisted in the development of business plans, which included competition research, marketing plans, operations plans, and development of costs of operations.

BENCHMARKING; COMPETITIVE RESEARCH. Expert has expertise in benchmarking, strategic market planning, intelligence gathering, and operations assessments. He has conducted a competitive analysis for a device manufacturer, which included developing an information gathering plan, conducting the primary and secondary research, analyzing the data, and presenting the findings. He defined competitive profiles that included issues, operational and technical capabilities, and strategies. He also designed and facilitated a benchmarking program for a manufacturer of doors and windows. This project included identifying the critical processes, defining performance measures, identifying best in class companies, coordinating benchmarking sessions, and integrating the results into process improvement recommendations. He benchmarked the process of customer service, sales performance, supplier quality, and inventory management.

RE-ENGINEERING. Expert conducted a process re-engineering project for a major company that included identifying opportunities to improve key processes, training the process team in re-engineering techniques, and developing and implementing an implementation plan. The result of the project was the reduction of cost and cycle time. He has also conducted enterprise requirements assessment and improvement planning projects as the first step of re-engineering projects.

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benchmarking

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business process re-engineering

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business re-engineering

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competitive benchmarking

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continuous quality improvement

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corporate strategic planning

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customer management system

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manufacturing technology management

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marketing

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organization redesigning

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project planning

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quality management

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strategic planning

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supply chain management

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business management

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business strategy

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business system design

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competitive analysis

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competitive intelligence

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management decision-making

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market assessment

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market research

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process assessment

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project assessment

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quality improvement

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redesign process

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re-engineering

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strategic research planning

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total quality management

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business

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business process management


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Education:
Degree   Subject   Institution  
B.S.   Engineering & Computer Science   University of Minnesota  
M.B.A.   Industrial Management   University of Minnesota  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1991 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Management Consulting

 

Senior Manager

 

He is the Director of Strategy Consulting practice, which provides Strategy and Digital Marketing solutions to clients across industries. He has over 15 years of experience working with enterprise and dot-com clients in the development of viable business product and service strategies, and design of high-level strategic, marketing, organization and process requirements to attain a competitive advantage. He is a professional member of the Strategic Leadership Forum, member of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals and lectures in Strategy at the Columbia University Graduate School.

1989 to 1991

 

Quest Management Systems

 


 

Vice President

 

He was the consulting practice leader, involved with competitive analysis studies, reengineering, and IT strategies

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Expert's Firm

 


 

Manager

 

He was involved in productivity improvements.

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(Undisclosed)

 


 

Manufacturing Engineer and Analyst

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the Strategic Leadership Forum, the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals, and a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Additionally, he is a judge for the USA Today Quality Cup.

Licenses/Certifications

He is CIRM certified.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was engaged to assist large industrial distributor in developing a strategic planning process. Included training and facilitation of first strategic planning process. Assisted with market research, customer feedback, supplier input, internal analysis, and competitor analysis. Utilized balanced scorecard framework for opportunities tied to strategic vision and mission. He facilitated the development of procedures for the engineering product development protocol (PDP) for a medical device manufacturing company to achieve compliance with the FDA quality system regulations. He facilitated development of corporate strategy and business plan for an industrial business-to-business exchange that addressed market and competitive environment, industry challenges and leading Internet technologies to develop a value proposition, enabling organization and operations infrastructure.
  • He conducted strategic planning project for a diversified manufacturing and direct marketing company that included facilitating the development of strategic plans for six divisions. Specific steps included formulating mission statements, SWOT analyses, market evolution analyses, competitor analyses, developing strategic goals, objectives, measures and strategic actions.
  • He conducted business reorganization and strategic planning for a remanufacturer of automotive parts. This included strategy development for corporate and all divisions. Strategic plans and associated action plans with implementation plans were developed.
  • He performed strategic business planning with a software development company. He developed financial strategies and business reorganization strategies to redirect business to profitability.
  • He conducted a process re-engineering project for a major printing company that included developing an approach for the company to understand the current pre-press process steps including customer input to plate making, identifying opportunities to improve key processes, and training the process team in re-engineering techniques The objective of the project was to reduce cost and cycle time.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Occupational management expert for consulting on construction related productivity decrease.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He developed balanced scorecard implementation methodology, and a strategic planning process approach for a national consulting firm. He conducted balanced scorecard implementation seminars throughout the United States to major companies and government. He developed vendor alliance and partner agreements.


 

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