Typical assignments in the Systems Development, eBusiness and the Project Management areas:
  • Managed several systems development staffs (of up to 120 professionals) and managed the development of systems ranging from simple financial applications to complex applications which tied various members of the supply chain together via “electronic linkages” (these systems were forerunners of today’s eCommerce and eCollaboration)
  • Designed and was principal developer of one of the most successful computer-based retail store management systems, ECONOMOST (singled out by management guru Tom Peters as one of the three best uses of computer systems to create a sustainable competitive advantage--see Thriving on Chaos).  Has been an invited lecturer at the Stanford Business School for many years on the topic of “ECONOMOST – Changing the Rules of the Game”.
  • Consulted with a major healthcare provider on the select of their new claims processing system. Project covered everything from needs assessment, long-term directions and plans for the business, package identification and evaluation to final recommendations.
  • Helped a $5 billion distributor select the best distribution requirement planning (DRP) system to support their business and its future needs
  • Implemented a “state-of-the-art” purchasing and inventory management system for a $10 billion distributor which managed approximately 30,000 items in each of the firms 45 warehouses using a central staff of only 12 buyers (because the system made 98.5% of the buyers without manual review)
  • Helped a California city put together a three-five year strategic plan for their Information Technology needs
  • Acted as an Interim General Manager for a firm that provided prescription claims processing services to both pharmacies and insurance companies.  While serving in this capacity, helped the firm make major progress in streamling its systems.
  • Developed one of the first collaborative VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) systems with a major retailer – where inventory on the retailer’s shelf was automatically monitored and replenished as needed.  In addition, extensive reports provided much greater visibility over inventory problems and the needed solutions.  This system enabled substantial improvements achieved in communications, in-stock positions, fill-rates and the retailer’s service to their customers.
  • For a $7 billion multi-divisional manufacturer, managed the development and implementation of integrated inventory/manufacturing management systems using Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) logic.  Modules developed and installed included: Bill-of-Materials, Inventory Accounting and Costing, MRP, Master Scheduling, and Purchasing.
Typical assignments in eBusiness:
  • Gave seminars on the topic of “eCommerce and the Supply Chain.”  Seminars have been conducted in Korea, Mexico, and numerous locations in the US.
  • Consulted with several startup eCommerce businesses and served on their Board of Advisors.  One was a business aimed at providing goods and services to the Office Manager of Doctors/Dentists practices.  The other addressed the needs of Vet practices.