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 Expert  727287

Expert in China Sourcing and Manufacturing, Importing and Exporting, Supply Chain Strategy and Software


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is the President of Expert's Firm. She is a seasoned executive with an MBA, 20 years experience in Supply Chain Management, Project Management and ERP Systems Consulting. Prior to BSC, she was a Senior Director at SAP, the Supply Chain Practice Leader at KPMG Peat Marwick and at Answerthink, and a Regional Manager at Hewlett-Packard.

Expert has consulted with global and domestic clients, VCs and PE firms on systems and processes. She has considerable international experience and has worked for extended periods in Asia and Europe. Her experience spans a broad range of industries including High Technology, Software, Chemicals, Health Care, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Food Distribution, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, Oil and Gas.

She has extensive knowledge and experience in manufacturing and outsourcing in China and in global procurement and field service. She has authored 3 books: 42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China, as Amazon.com Top Seller book; 42 Rules for Superior Field Service; and Negotiation Blueprinting for Buyers.

Expert is a Licensed Unites States Customs Broker.

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contract manufacturing

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exported product

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exporting

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Far East sourcing

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imported product

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importing

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international manufacturing

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international shipping

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international shipping regulation

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international sourcing

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international trade

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outsourcing

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product sourcing

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supply chain management

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supply management

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vendor control

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Chinese manufacturing

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manufacturing process optimization

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manufacturing resource planning

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supplier cost reduction

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supplier quality improvement

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supply system

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vendor certification

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vendor quality auditing

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vendor selection

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Asia-Pacific market

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field service management

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China business research

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China contract manufacturing

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computer manufacturing

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cost-benefit analysis

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customs

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discrete manufacturing

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distribution management

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distribution requirements planning

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enterprise resource planning

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export regulation

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globalization

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international contract negotiation

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just-in-time software

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logistics

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maintenance management

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manufacturing

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manufacturing cost control

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manufacturing efficiency

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manufacturing execution system

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manufacturing lead time

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manufacturing planning computer system

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manufacturing process development

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manufacturing resource planning software

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manufacturing technology

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material cost reduction

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material requirements planning software

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operation analysis

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product manufacturing

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production line

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production planning

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purchasing

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shop floor control system

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supplier value analysis

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supply chain

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supply chain optimization

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trade policy

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vendor


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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.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   MBA   Finance and Statistics   University of San Diego  
  BS   Business Administration - Logistics   Arizona State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

President and Chief Consultant

 

Ms Expert is a Global Supply Chain consultant. She specialized in Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Import/Export and Logistics. She is also an expert in China Sourcing and Manaufacturing and has published a new book (Nov 2009).

2003 to 2007

 

SAP America

 

Business Consulting

 

Managing Principle

 

Ms Expert was a Business Strategy and Process Consultant for SAP and a Program Manager for large deployments.

2001 to 2003

 

GXS

 

Business Development

 

Business Development Executive

 

Ms Expert was responsible for developing new Supply Chain accounts in the Retail sector

1997 to 2001

 

Answerthink Consulting

 

Global Supply Chain

 

Managing Director

 

Ms Expert manged the Global Supply Chain Consulting Practice and a team of 50 consultants in Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Import/Export and Logistics.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is active in the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and frequently speaks at conferences and seminars. She is a board member of the Asian American Management Association (AAMA), China Business Network and a Past President of World Trade Association. She is an active coach, mentor and blogger on Seeds for Success, an entrepreneur network, and MicroMentor, for small business start-ups.

Expert is a member of Reuter's Insight, a Community of Experts; and Gerson Lehrman Group Experts where she consults on Supply Chain matters.

Licenses/Certifications

Licensed US Customs Broker

Professional Appointments

Board Member, Asian-American Multitechnical Association


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published and presented at many forums and for print medium.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Reengineered procurement processes and assisted in finding and securing a machining vendor near Shanghai, China for a medical device manufacturer. Reduced the overall cost to produce by nearly 80%, while maintaining the same or better quality results. Facilitated the import/export processes, development of contracts and service level agreements.
  • Conceptualized, planned and reengineered Supply Chain operations and a $76 billion Asian manufacturer of consumer electronics, computers, and telecommunications equipment. Identified functions included in the new Import and Export vision and mapped requirements to SAP models, then prototyped the new models. Benchmarked industry leaders for process comparison in global trade and systems linkages to distribution. This project was conducted in Seoul, Korea.
  • Sold and delivered a $49.4 million systems redesign and application integration project to a major air freight company. Applications included: custom-developed web-native Order Management system, i2 Demand Planning, i2 Capacity Planning, Descartes, WebMethods EAI, and interface design to legacy systems and Oracle Financials. Maintained Executive relationships throughout the project.
  • Assisted in selling and delivering Business Consulting for a $700 million global roll-out of SAP, for one of the world's largest oil and gas companies. This project addressed core requirements for 120 countries on 5 continents, with a regional template for SAP deployment. Worked with both the business and the technology teams to design an appropriate roll-out profile, solution architecture, and implementation approach.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Assisted attorneys in their understanding of relevant supply chain operations and practices in logistics, distribution, manufacturing, inventory and import/export trade compliance; Opined on: Project Management for enterprise software, Software patents and copyrights, Channel distribution and compensation, Inventory tax, and Trucking operations; Developed expert written reports and research briefs; Testified in arbitration and trials.
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
2008 to   China   Assisted several clients in sourcing and manufacturing in China. This is an on-going consulting engagement.
1997 to 1997   Korea   Reengineered export processes for a Korean manufacturer of electronics
2006 to 2006   Japan   Evaluated software requirements for the world's largest oil and gas company
2000 to 2000   Switzerland-France-Germany   Reengineered supply chain processes for a global high tech company
2012 to 2012   Austria   Reengineered processes for an automotive supplier

Market Research:
Expert has consulted with global and domestic clients, VCs and PE firms on systems and processes. She has considerable international experience and has worked for extended periods in Asia and Europe. Her experience spans a broad range of industries including High Technology, Software, Chemicals, Health Care, Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Food Distribution, Transportation, Publishing, Retail, Oil and Gas.

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

Sourcing in Low Cost Countries - Workshop delivered in Shanghai, China, April 2010.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive experience in sourcing and manufacturing, procurement processes and management of vendors and contract manufacturers. She is an expert in China sourcing.

Other Skills and Services

She is a Licensed US Customs Broker and have deep expertise in the importing processes.


 

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