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Structural engineering and civil engineering for custom homes, residential home remodels, shopping centers, shopping center remodels, and site development for public works projects.

Supply Chain Management Projects

  • Teamwork with numerous clients to develop strategies for using supply chain design to  compete.
      
  • Cost optimization across the supply chain including sourcing, manufacturing, and distribution.
      
  • Development and implementation of an operations strategic plan with a major aerospace company. The multi-year program addressed numerous improvement opportunities.
      
  • Prepared facilities plan for a maker of pacemakers and defibrillators. The project included design of methods and procedures through the entire production cycle and preparation of an information systems plan.
      
  • Consultation to a systems integrator serving government markets in developing logistics integration services for commercial markets. The effort included comprehensive surveying.
      
  • Redesign of processes for introducing new releases for a music company. Involved facilitation of “stream team” to achieve shorter cycle times.
      
  • Led consulting team in company-wide quality training effort. Personally aided client team in reducing lead-time by implementing cellular manufacturing and reducing material lead-time.
      
  • Supplier and inventory reduction for commercial alarm company. Included inventory segmentation and strategies for supplier reduction.
      
  • Marketing strategy for a supplier to electronics industry for a variety of products. Worked with client team to jointly develop product-by-product strategies.
      
  • Assessment of the material purchasing and distribution network for a California-based public agency.
      
  • Consulting to a Mexican automotive supplier seeking to expand its value-added in products delivered to customers’ assembly plants in North America.

Structural engineering and civil engineering for custom homes, residential home remodels, shopping centers, shopping center remodels, and site development for public works projects.

Strategy & Operations Projects

  • Assessment of advance quality planning process for US automaker. This process includes early interventions with suppliers associated with product launches and weight/cost modifications to parts. These interventions were meant to eliminate defects in assembly plants.
      
  • Consulting to the R&D group at a US chemical company and its partner in introducing a technology for gas separation.
      
  • Assistance to two Fortune 500 companies seeking to develop a new shipping and logistics industry service based on a radically new product. Services included design of the manufacturing structure and evaluating the feasibility of the business.
      
  • Developed supply chain strategy for manufacturer serving international markets. Services included customer surveys in an industry undergoing dramatic shifts in supply channels.
      
  • Facilitated a electronic company’s team activity aimed at reducing its bill of material cost. Prepared diverse strategies including negotiations, sourcing, and supply chain improvement.

Structural engineering and civil engineering for custom homes, residential home remodels, shopping centers, shopping center remodels, and site development for public works projects.

Healthcare Management Projects

  • Supported a team of physicians in a large group practice to develop a peer review methodology.
      
  • Helped chiefs of service in multiple specialties to develop planning models to assure high levels of patient service provided in the most economic fashion.
      
  • Worked with a team of medical group leaders in a managed care setting to design the basis for their compensation, including an element of incentive compensation.
      
  • Planned outpatient facility requirements for an integrated multi-specialty facility with volumes of about 1000 patients per day.
      
  • Reviewed support staffing and scheduling for nursing and administrative support for outpatient services.

Structural engineering and civil engineering for custom homes, residential home remodels, shopping centers, shopping center remodels, and site development for public works projects.
SCM Books | SCM Articles | SCM Press Releases | Healthcare Articles | Healthcare Press Releases
About Jim Ayers | Sample Projects | Selected Clients | Contact Form | Keyword Search | Home Page
 Assess Your Supply Chain Management Maturity Level

Structural engineering and civil engineering for custom homes, residential home remodels, shopping centers, shopping center remodels, and site development for public works projects.