How I can help you
I can help with matters related to off shore sourcing, material selection, vendor negotiations, import related issues, planning, and logistics. My strengths are price negotiations, electronic materials selection, offshore sourcing, planning, and procurement. I have 40+ years in Purchasing and Materials Management. Most of those were in a manufacturing environment. I have proven skills in material sourcing, supplier selection, price negotiations, planning, logistics, and cost analysis. Extensive travel in US, Europe, and especially Asia for sourcing trips, factory audits. and supplier meetings. I am very familiar with Asian business practices, and local customs (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, etc). I spent 32 years with a manufacturer of power modules. I led material sourcing activities, pricing strategies, managed various teams within the procurement effort, worked closely with engineering teams on new design concepts, participated in factory audits around the world, and provided input on the material and supplier selection process. I spent 5 years with a manufacturer of DEC compatible computers, and early laptop products. I was responsible for purchasing material in support of production lines, price negotiations, warehouse activities, and vendor relations. I spent 4 years with a syndicated mail order house. I was responsible for sourcing material shown in catalogs, balancing inventories over 4 warehouses across the US, planning material requirements based on historic sales models.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Plans / Startup Assistance
- Product Development & Manufacturing
- Transportation & Warehousing