Elena is a Partner in the Supply Chain Practice at The Partnering Group. Elena is a Global Supply Chain Leader with extensive experience in the development, planning, and execution of strategic Supply Chain projects for Domestic and International markets.
Partner Capabilities and Experience:
Elena is a seasoned supply chain leader focused on delivering measurable results. Understands wholesale and retail markets, capable to adapt to new environments and/or new business requirements to identify and deliver operational improvements on service, cost, and ensure sustainability. Experienced leader in planning, defining systems requirements, developing SOPs, and training for strategic initiatives or operational start-ups.
Partner Industry Experience:
Elena brings 18 years of experience from Walmart Mexico and Central America with progressive responsibilities in Logistics Operations as Traffic, QA and Systems Supervisor, Area Manager, Regional Division Manager, and Replenishment Sub-Director. Elena also has 6 years’ experience as an Independent Supply Chain Consultant for Essendant and Grainger across multiple international countries.
Over the course of her career, Elena has achieved significantly increased responsibilities in Distribution Center Operations, Transportation, and Replenishment for both General Merchandise and Perishable Logistics Operations for the world’s largest global retailer. She is an experienced operations leader and has led teams in these functional areas with over 2,500 associates. Her responsibilities have also included development, training, implementation, and auditing Standard Operating Procedures that guided the networks to meet key operational goals and objectives. While Sub-Director of Replenishment, Elena was responsible for all perishable products, private brands, pharmacy, and new store replenishment for all business formats.
Elena served on an International Support Team; which included the start-up of operations and training of associates for two DCs in Germany, training and performance improvement for Brazil and Puerto Rico, as well as for the Global Procedures Audits in Mexico, Argentina and China.
Elena holds an International Master Degree in Project Management at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Graduated in 2017 and Bachelor of Law at the Universidad Tecnológica de México – Graduated in 1995.
Area(s) of Expertise:
- Inbound Consolidation Programs
- Customer Logistics/ Supply Systems
- Customer Service Operations
- Operations Strategy Execution – Development of SOPs / Metrics, Audits, and Training
- Replenishment / Inventory Management
- Quality Assurance