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 Expert  722093

Expert in Plant & Warehouse Layout; MRP, ERP, & WMS Selection & Implementation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has more than 30 years of extensive experience in all areas of production in the electronics equipment manufacturing industry and the medical device manufacturing industry, including discrete and continuous flow, manufacturing cell, manual and automated, as well as process planning and optimization.
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continuous flow manufacturing

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electronics manufacturing

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electronics manufacturing management

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flexible manufacturing system

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manufacturing control

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manufacturing automation

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manufacturing systems analysis

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operations management

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process assessment

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process optimization

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process planning

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warehouse management system

Expert has had consulting assignments in all areas of the selection and implementation of Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRPII), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems for the past 25 years. His activities have included master scheduling, inventory control, production Control, shipping and receiving, purchasing, order entry, and integrated accounting applications (such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, asset management, and budgeting).
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enterprise resource planning

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manufacturing resource planning

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material requirements planning

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inventory control

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inventory management

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inventory reliability improvement

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inventory classification and coding

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materials management

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production control

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order entry software

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just-in-time inventory

Expert has consulted in all areas of business ethics as part of consulting projects in other functional areas for the past 20 years.
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business ethics

During his consulting career, Expert has been involved in business management, business process re-engineering, organization redesign, and business strategy, almost always in conjunction with an MRP/ERP systems selection and implementation project.
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business management

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business process re-engineering

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business strategy

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organization redesigning

Expert normally combines catastrophic failure project elements, such as disaster recovery, business records management - active and inactive, etc., with all other types of consulting projects. He notes that most corporations can usually use help in this area, but typically do not set up a specific consulting project for this activity.
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catastrophic failure

He has extensive experience in all types of projects to develop the actual cost of manufactured items, both the direct elements (labor and material) and indirect elements (overhead).
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cost control

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cost engineering

Expert typically combines engineering change control and part numbering system projects with the very comprehensive MRP/ERP system projects as they usually need revamping prior to the installation of the MRP/ERP system.
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engineering change control

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part numbering system

He also combines the elements of engineering economics and life cycle costing to prove the economic feasibility of certain equipment over other equipment in consulting projects -- typically to add new equipment to a plant layout.

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engineering economics

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life-cycle cost

Expert has completed many industrial engineering consulting projects which included a strong understanding of the following activities: time studies; M-T-M; work measurement; work flow; methods improvements; wage incentive systems; facilities management; design, planning, and relocation or site selection; as well as office/administration systems in a wide variety of environments.

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industrial engineering

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Methods-Time Management

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industrial engineering setup time

Over the last 20 years, Expert has designed a significant number of electronic equipment manufacturing plants and medical device manufacturing plants in a variety of environments and configurations, from prototype, pilot plant, all the way to full-scale production.

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plant layout

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pilot plant scale-up

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manufacturing plant layout

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warehouse layout


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Manufacturing: ERP, MRP, JIT, Inventory Control, Supply...
Manufacturing, Project Management
Enterprise Management Systems
Operations: Project Management, Process Flow Analysis,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   M.B.A.   Production Management   Stanford University  
1958   B.S.   Mechanical Engineering   Stanford University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1981 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 

Expert is the principal of his own consulting firm, Expert's Firm. He is responsible for all consulting activities in the firm.

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(Undisclosed)

 


 

Manufacturing/Materials Manager

 

Expert developed this start-up company's manufacturing operations from scratch.

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(Undisclosed)

 


 

Systems and Procedures Consultant

 


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(Undisclosed)

 

Nuclear Energy Division

 

Production Scheduling Consultant

 


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(Undisclosed)

 


 

Material Data Control Group Manager

 


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(Undisclosed)

 


 

Manufacturing/Materials Manager

 


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(Undisclosed)

 

Microwave & Optoelectronics Division

 

Project Manager / Manufacturing Manager / Materials Manager

 


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(Undisclosed)

 

Autonetics Division

 

Management Trainee Program

 



Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

Licenses/Certifications

Expert holds APICS' internationally-recognized CPIM certification (Certified in Production and Inventory Managaement).


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert recently co-authored "Home Gateway Report: Worldwide Digital Settop, Service & Server Analysis & Forecast 2001-2004."

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Multimedia Research Group  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1989 to 1990   Canada Post (Canadian Post Office)   Management Consultant   Expert played a major role in the project to privatize the retail sales portion of Canada Post (Canadian Post Office), which consists of approximately 8,000 facilities.
1958 to 1961   U.S. Navy   Jr. Officer [Ensign and Lieutenant (jg)] on board an aircraft carrier   Expert had junior officer duties in the Operations, Engineering, and Administration Departments.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert reviewed, selected and implemented a minicomputer-based MRPII(Manufacturing Resource Planning) system and developed a Systems and Procedures Manual for all functional departments of Handar, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based electronic equipment manufacturer.
  • He designed the layouts and installed the equipment for raw material and finished goods warehouses for Atari, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of personal computers and video game systems and cartridges.
  • He designed the layout of the electronic equipment manufacturing lines and assisted in the corporate move for 3COM, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based electronic equipment manufacturer.
  • Expert designed the layout to double the size of the manufacturing floor for the production of integrated circuit wafer ovens for Watkins-Johnson, Inc., of Scotts Valley, California.
  • He reviewed and selected five appropriate IBM 390-XX-based MRPII Systems for Caterpillar, Inc., of Peoria, Illinois, a manufacturer of large earthmoving equipment. They then selected the final system to be implemented based on the Expert's selection evaluation of the five systems.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in warehouse layout planning in illinois for consulting on Re-design our existing 8000 sq ft warehouse.
  • Expert in medical device manufacturing floor layout for efficiency.
  • Expert in small warehouse layout san jose ca for consulting on warehouse layout.
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:
  • Expert in warehouse layout safety with respect to forklift traffic.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1996 to 1996   Mexico   Expert was a significant participant in the project team that performed an operational audit for all areas of the production/warehouse functions.
1995 to 1995   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore   Expert presented seminars on Business Records Management (Active and Inactive) and Disaster Recovery.
1989 to 1990   Canada   He was a significant participant in the project team that privatized the retail sales operations of Canada Post (approximately 8,000 individual locations) in the areas of selection of distribution center locations and design of the distribution centers.
1989 to 1989   Australia   Expert developed a decision system for the efficient movement of very heavy and expensive plastic injection molds between Australia, the Philippines, and Japan.
1985 to 1985   Canada   Pattison Group-Mimic Systems - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Acting as a vendor liaison for the computer company with their vendors in Silicon Valley, Expert provided vendor selection, engineering changes, and other miscellaneous activities.

Market Research:
Expert has in-depth experience in market research used to aid marketing efforts. His experience in bringing products to market rests primarily with the manufacturing function.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert developed a seminar for high-level executives to learn about MRPII (Manufacturing Resource Planning) systems.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has had extensive experience in locating and sourcing vendors and suppliers in various positions he has held in the electronic equipment manufacturing, Mil-Spec cabling, and metalworking industries.

Other Skills and Services

Additional topics that Expert specializes in are: Inventory Control, Production Control, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving, Traffic, Time Studies, Work Flow, Work Measurement, Methods Improvement, Wage Incentive Systems, Office/Administration Systems, Project Management, Financial Planning, Cost Accounting, Feasibility Studies, Business Valuation, Site Selection, Proposal Preparation, SB-198 [Senate Bill 198] (CAL/OSHA) Implementation, Disaster Recovery, Engineering Change Control, Equipment Selection, Manufacturing Engineering, Records Management and Systems and Procedures.


 

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