Consultants

From years of experience in an array of industries, AOP has developed a network of former consultants (“partners”) at major firms such as McKinsey, AT Kearney, Accenture and BCG, and subject matter experts (SMEs) who specialize in functional areas and/or industries. Our consultants work side-by-side with executive management and day-to-day with senior management to navigate through significant change to reach operational excellence.  Our ongoing working relationships with these contacts provides networking capabilities that enables access to a variety of up-to-date industry information and knowledge.  Here’s a sample of AOP consultants on recent engagements.

Steve Cerne

Steve Cerne

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Manufacturing Strategy Design and Implementation
  • P&L Management
  • Processes Improvement
  • Business Transformation
  • Supply Chain/ Manufacturing Studies and Analysis
  • Organizational Design
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Applied Biosystems
  • DuPont
  • Wolverine Tube
  • ConocoPhilips
  • Nova Chemicals
  • Pan-Alberta Gas
  • General Dynamics
  • Kaufman Consulting
  • Gemini Consulting
Education
  • MBA, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BA, University of Tennessee

Pamela Lawthorn

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Business Process Analysis and Design
  • Labor Productivity and Management
  • Large Scale Project Management
  • Software Selection
  • Vendor Management
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Home Depot
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • Michelin Tire Corporation
  • Alcoa Aluminum Company
  • Accurate Threaded Fasteners (ATF)
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Southern Company
  • ThoughtWorks
  • Diamond Technology Partners
Education
  • MBA, University of Texas at Austin
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign / Urbana

Mark Jason

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Operational Turnaround / Performance Improvement
  • Strategic Sourcing / Supplier Relationship Management
  • Sales Operational Planning/Supply Chain Improvement and Management
  • Outsourcing Analysis and Implementation
  • Change Management
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Soundview Paper
  • Fort James
  • Georgia Pacific
  • CNA Financial
  • Ameritech (SBC)
  • Eli Lilly
  • United Airlines
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • WinCup
Education
  • MBA, University of Chicago
  • JD, Northern IL Univ.
  • BA, Univ. of Florida

 

Jamie Campbell

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Sourcing , Procurement, Vendor Management
  • Large-Scale Performance Improvement
  • Post-Merger Integration
  • Complexity Reduction
  • Organizational Design
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Christus Health
  • Johnson Controls
  • Zachry Group
  • EMC
  • Caterpillar
  • JC Penney
  • C&J Energy Services
  • Unites States Navy
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Booz & Company
Education
  • MBA, Indiana University
  • BA, University of California Santa Barbara

Heather Stone

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Logistics Management
  • Business Process
    Re-Engineering
  • Project and Process Management
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Organizational Design
Clients/Prior Experience
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • Western Dental Services
  • ProBuild
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners
  • Austin Packaging
  • Noble Environmental Power
  • American Wind Capital
  • Altus Power Management
Education
  • MBA, Yale School of Management
  • BA, Mount Holyoke College

Knut Meyer

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Sourcing , Procurement, Vendor Management
  • Business Transformation & Globalization,
  • Organizational Design, Shared Services, Change Management, Effectiveness
  • Business Process Outsourcing/Offshoring
  • Performance Management
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Wachovia/Webster Bank
  • MetLife/Nationwide
  • ING/ABN-Amro/UBS
  • Mercedes-Benz/GM
  • Ann Taylor
  • The Hackett Group
  • Everest Group
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • A.T. Kearney
Education
  • MBA, Northwestern
  • BA, U.C.A.B., Caracas, Venezuela

Alex Jamie

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Merger Integration / Synergy Capture
  • Program Management
  • Merchandising Planning
  • Inventory/Demand Management
  • Data Management & Analytics
  • Process & Org Design
  • Customer Analytics
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Office Depot
  • AutoTrader.com
  • 7-Eleven
  • Tech Data
  • Agilent
  • Exelon
  • William Energy
  • Home Depot
  • Neiman Marcus Group
  • Applied Materials
Education
  • MBA, Carnegie Mellon University
  • BS, Chemical Engr, University of California

Scott Sage

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Procure-to-Pay
  • ERP, E-Sourcing and E-Procurement Systems
  • Supply Chain & Business Process Transformation
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Data Analytics and Visualizations
  • Program Management Office
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Treehouse Foods
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Ernst & Young
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • C&J Energy Services
  • Marathon Oil
  • DuPont Chemicals
  • CSC
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Guardian Life Insurance
Education
  • MBA, Rice University
  • BS, Virginia Tech
  • BS, LeTourneau Univ.

James Scribner

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Business Process
    Re-Engineering
  • Business Systems Design and Implementation
  • Financial Analytics and Modeling
  • Program Management
  • Activity Based Profitability Analysis
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Walmart
  • PSS World Medical (now McKesson)
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Fleming Companies
  • Medical Specialty Distributors
  • Florida Blue
  • Novation / VHA
Education
  • BA, Texas A&M University

Mark Gunlicks

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Supply Chain Strategy, Planning and Execution
  • Manufacturing Effectiveness
  • Business Process
    Re-Engineering
  • Strategic Performance Management
  • Activity-Based Product/Service Costing
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Gillette
  • Duracell
  • Case New Holland
  • Precoat Metals (Sequa)
  • Michelin Tire
  • Dupont
  • Dean Foods
  • Rich Products
  • Applebee’s
  • A.T. Kearney
Education
  • MBA, University of Texas at Austin
  • BS, Virginia Tech

Kevin Cassidy

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Business Process Re-Engineering
  • Spend Analytics
  • Enterprise Cost and Profitability Improvement
  • Large Scale Program and Change Management
  • IT and BPO Strategy and Sourcing
  • Post-merger Integration
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Walmart
  • Tesco
  • Canadian Tire
  • Kraft Foods
  • Modelez
  • Cadbury
  • Dean Foods
  • Dow
  • DuPont
  • US Army
Education
  • MBA, New York University
  • BA, Columbia University

Suman Sarkar

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Procurement Transformation
  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Design
  • New Product Introduction
  • Manufacturing Process Improvements
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Intel
  • Lexmark
  • Sprint
  • AT&T
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Starbucks
  • Kraft
  • Amgen
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • A.T. Kearney
Education
  • MBA, UCLA
  • MSc, National Institute of Industrial Engineering
  • BS, Indian Institute of Tech

Devin Shepard

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Supply Chain Strategy and Planning
  • Network Optimization
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Data Management and Analytics
  • Strategic Sourcing & Category Management
  • Process Improvement
Clients/Prior Experience
  • 3D Systems
  • Lowe’s
  • Eastman Chemical
  • Bridgestone/Firestone
  • Rackspace
  • GAF
  • Intuit
  • Sirius XM Radio
  • Department of Defense
  • Cummins
Education
  • MBA, Michigan State University
  • BS, Iowa State University

Geoff Parsons

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Supply Chain
  • Sourcing
  • Procurement
  • Quality Management
  • Safety & Security Management
  • Operational Excellence
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Business Transformation
  • Business Process Re-engineering
Clients/Prior Experience
  • 3D Systems
  • Tenneco
  • Rogers Communications
  • Bell Canada
  • Deloitte Canada
  • Sears Canada
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Irving Oil
  • Metrolinx
  • Longfibre
Education
  • MBA, Queens University
  • BBA, Mount St. Vincent University

Robin Pano

 

Areas of Expertise
  • Supply Chain Planning and Execution
  • Logistics and Distribution Strategy
  • Operations Improvement
  • Merger Planning, Due Diligence & Integration
  • Business Transformation
  • Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management
  • Program Management
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Microsoft
  • Starbucks
  • ConAgra
  • FedEx
  • EDS
  • Cardinal Healthcare
  • Starkist
  • Mattel
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Deloitte Consulting
Education
  • MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • BA, Bowdoin College

Chris Weber

 
Areas of Expertise
  • Strategic Sourcing expert with a focus on developing applications that enforce procurement best practices
  • Data Management expert with a focus on consolidating, analyzing, and maintaining information from multiple and diverse data sources
Clients/Prior Experience
  • Treehouse Foods
  • TransCanda
  • Scientific Drilling
  • C&J Energy Services
  • Pfizer
  • Chrysler Automotive
  • Caterpillar
  • Ford Motor
  • BP
  • Groupon
Education
  • BS, Michigan State University (Computer Science)
 
 
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