Ken is a Partner in the Supply Chain and Customer Business Development practices at The Partnering Group. He has proven experience and a track record of success leading consumer products, electronics and software companies in their efforts to establish supply chain strategies and programs that dramatically reduce costs, deliver top tier customer service and effectively scale for future growth.
Partner Capabilities and Experience:
Ken has established long term supply chain strategies and helped transform the supply chains at several Fortune 500 companies. He has extensive experience creating integrated supply chain organizations, multifunctional customer teams and critical supply chain activities such as Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP), forecasting, CPFR, VMI, incentive based pricing, activity based costing, network redesign and flexible delivery systems including direct to store delivery.
Partner Industry Experience:
Ken’s career includes deep experience in the consumer electronics, packaged goods and software industries. He’s held senior executive level positions leading the entire supply chain at fortune 500 companies, including Samsung Electronics America, Electronic Arts Incorporated, Procter and Gamble and Quaker Oats/Pepsico. He was also a Principle Consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers helping clients establish account management programs and implement Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR). He understands complex organizations and has practical experience managing all key supply chain functions which includes supply chain strategy, procurement, demand/supply planning, manufacturing, quality, order management, fulfillment, logistics/ distribution and customer service.
Ken holds an M.B.A in International Management and B.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Areas of Expertise:
- Organization Design – Integrated Supply Chain
- Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
- Flexible Delivery Methods, including Direct to Store Shipping
- Multi-functional Go To Market Teams
- Network Optimization
- Distribution Center/ Manufacturing Automation
- Activity Based Supply Chain Cost and Pricing Models
- Business Continuity Planning
- E-Commerce Strategy and Design