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 Expert  727689

Expert in Warehouse and Distribution Center Design and Operations Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Oregon (OR)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert, PE, has over thirty-five years consulting, coaching and management of projects to create, modify and improve operations and business performance of warehouses and distribution centers. Projects have included the design, selection and support for the implementation and operation of new and optimizing the use of existing resources including warehouse management systems, material handling and storage systems, methods and procedures, building and layout. Coaching projects have supported managers at all levels to improve personal and organizational performance.

He has been an Adjunct Professor in Graduate School Programs at the University of Southern California, John F Kennedy University, and currently at the University of Portland, and has presented at many national conferences.

He has two patents for material handling systems.


order picking system




space utilization


warehouse management


warehouse optimization


warehouse management system


systems integration

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Oregon;  Eugene, Oregon;  Salem, Oregon;  Gresham, Oregon;  Beaverton, Oregon;  Hillsboro, Oregon;  and Vancouver, Washington.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   BSE   Engineering Science   Arizona State University  
1990   Certificates   Organization and Systems Development   Gestalt Institute  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to


Expert's Firm


Warehouse Coach




Expert is responsible for all aspects of business operations in the consulting and coaching to management in support of warehousing and distribution center design, and operations.

1985 to 1990


Semco Sweet & Mayers



Sr. VP


He was responsible for managing and providing Industrial Engineering, warehouse management systems, and business consulting services. Responsible for company quality management.

1983 to 1985





Productivity Coordinator


Expert was responsible for initiating and directing a company wide initiative to improve resource productivity

1980 to 1983


Semco Sweet & Mayers



Vice President


Expert was responsible for providing consulting services, and the hiring training and managing other consulting engineers.

1980 to 1978


Akron Stores



Manager Industrial Engineering


He started and managed an Industrial Engineering department supporting retail operations for a 30 store chain. The primary focus was on the effective utilization of retail store staffing

1977 to 1978


Alex Coleman


Fashion Apparel Division


Administrative Manager


Expert provided managed the staff that provided administrative support to the Division that included three fashion apparel businesses.

1978 to 1975


Ralphs Grocery Company


Internal Consulting


Industrial Engineer


Expert participated and led several special projects including the development of a retail store work scheduling program, the design of checkstands for the initial implementation of bar code scanning in retail grocery.

1971 to 1975


Farah Manufacturing


Internal Consulting


Internal Consultant


Expert led or participated in special projects including the creation of a production scheduling and control system, creating a Market Research department, and a air freight delivery program.

Career Accomplishments:

Association of Professional Material Handling Consultants (APMHC), Warehousing Education and Research Council


Professional Engineer (PE)

Professional Appointments

Past President, APMHC

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 2 patents

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Material Handling Industry of America  
 - Penton Publishing  
 - InFocus  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was hired to assist a company achieve the functional performance of an installed Warehouse Management System.
  • Expert developed size and performance requirements for a new, consolidated distribution and returns processing center for five lines of entertainment media merchandise supporting a world wide chain of retail stores, wholesale, and internet customers. He also designed the new center including a Warehouse Management System, methods and procedures, and a state-of-the-art, very high-speed, returns item sortation system. Developed RFP specifications and managed equipment vendor selection process.
  • Expert assisted a company management team to re-engineer their finished goods storage and handling systems to significantly increase storage capacity utilization and reduce handling costs without additional capital investment.
  • Expert designed the layout and assisted in the development of new methods and procedures for a new storage warehouse and equipment test and service facility to support a 100+ person in-home installation service staff to reduce inventory, increase materials control, improve productivity, and achieve significantly improved customer service.
  • Expert designed new 250,000 sq. ft. distribution center, re-engineered distribution center operations for two distribution centers, and develop requirements to select software to more efficiently implement and use the SAP-Warehouse Management module.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert on Facility layout - process improvement.
  • Expert in Operations and Inventory
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:
Expert witness for defendant (material handling systems company). Work included equipment evaluation and deposition. Expert witness for defendant (client of 3PL). Work included evaluation of operations management practices.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on total loss of beverage cans in a large warehouse fire.
  • Warehouse and distribution design expert for consulting on Patent Infringement Litigation.
  • Warehouse expert for consulting on legal issues.
  • Warehouse safety expert for consulting on Attorney Client Needs Warehousing.
  • 3PL Expert for case involving standards on warehouse logistics and operations.
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.

Market Research:
He has extensive experience in the development of distribution operations in support of manufacturing, wholesale, and retail companies. He has held management positions in all levels of business.

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:

- Industrial Facility Design, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Southern California - Self as Instrument, Graduate School of Organizational Psychology, John F Kennedy University - Warehousing in the Supply Chain, Pamplin School of Business, University of Portland - Distribution Center Design, Extension Divisions for University of California at Los Angeles and Davis

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Participated in or led the projects to develop requirements, select and guide effective utilization of Warehouse Management Systems for many client companies including Frito Lay, 3M, Tower Records, Nike, LA Gear, Belwith International, Ingram Micro, K-Swiss, Orchard Supply, Nature's Best, Payless Drug Stores, Warehouse Entertainment, Young's Market.

Other Skills and Services

Licensed Professional Engineer, California Certificate No. I 4013


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