BRIAN F. CUNNINGHAM
BRIAN F. CUNNINGHAM, PMP, CPIM, has had a lengthy and distinguished career encompassing all components of the Supply Chain, including, Strategy, Strategic Sourcing, Manufacturing, Logistics and Technology. With over 35 years of experience in both domestic and international operations, he offers knowledge transfer based on his line positions with a Fortune 50 company, business consulting in the Big Four and academic activities. He has provided guidance and solutions regarding corporate strategy and leadership, supply chain optimization, logistics, physical distribution, procurement and systems applications.
Mr. Cunningham is the Director, Advisory Services, Softura,Inc.His responsibilities include project development, staffing and management, operations and logistics improvements/optimization and overall supply chain strategy for his clients. Included among his clients are AK Steel, Air Trans, AmeriCold, Apache Corp.,Arvin-Meritor, Brass Craft, Computer Van Lines(3PL), Compton Petroleum, Cooper Standard, Cooper Tire and Rubber, Dana Holdings, Delphi, Detroit Diesel, Eastman Kodak, Gage Products, Hon Furniture, HoMedics, J&J Medical Devices, LA-Z-Boy Furniture, Modus Media, Owens Illinois (OI), S.C. Johnson, Shell, Sara Lee Foods, Solo Cup, Suncor (Alberta,CA),Tenneco, Tru-Serv Hardware, Walt Disney and Worthington Steel. His work with these and other clients involved global experiences in Europe, Mexico, Japan and sourcing in the Pac-Rim.
Cunningham is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), having presented both nationally and locally at various events and forums. He is active also with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC). Brian holds a BA from The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. an MBA (Statistics) from The Stern School of Management at NYU and is a graduate of the Logistics Institute at the University of Tennessee. He has chaired/presented at corporate and public seminars in both industry and academia.
His line experiences of over 20 years include executive positions including Director, Global Supply Chain for a $5.2 billion division of a Fortune 50 company, Distribution Manager, Transportation Director, National Operations Manager and Regional SCM Director. His business consulting background was gathered as a Principal, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting where he led the central region Supply Chain practice and as a Director, Deloitte Consulting in a very similar position. Most recently he was a Director , Supply Chain Practice for Resources Global Professionals. His published articles have appeared in Supply Chain Management Review and in the proceedings of the CSCMP. He has been a guest speaker at local APICS chapters in Michigan, Indiana and Upstate New York as well as at Eastern Michigan University where he is a member of the Supply Chain Advisory Board for the curriculum and MBA program development. He has also consulted in the proposed development of course material for the Supply Chain program at The Williams Graduate School of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati and is highly involved in that University’s Leadership Center programs.
Terrrence Jl Kosky
Supply Chain Management Consulting
Terrance has 25 + years experience implementing complex business process transformations throughout the supply chain focusing on revenue enhancement, cost reduction and performance improvement. His experience includes supply chain strategy, sales & operation planning, strategic sourcing, lean manufacturing, and distribution in a range of companies and industries both domestic and international. The supply chain transformations have been supported by his design and implementation of global ERP systems including Oracle, SAP, and JD Edwards, specifically in demand/supply planning, production planning, and flow/discrete manufacturing systems. He is Oracle Certified in Value Chain Planning processes and system implementations.
Mr. Kosky is an independent consultant whose clients have included: Motorola, Master Lock, Rheem Manufacturing, Cummins, Tecumseh Products, Ford Motor Co., DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Samsung Motors, Volkswagen of America, Trico Wipers, SPX Industries, American Axle and Manufacturing, Snap-On Tools, Delphi, Lear, Visteon, Valeo, Masco, NSK, TI Automotive, Tomkins UK, Allied Signal, Arvin-Meritor, Caterpillar, Nike, Delta Air Lines, Pitney Bowes, Nabisco, John Deere, Bacardi, Liz Claiborne, Epson of America, Motor Coach Industries, NASA Space Program and Governmental Service Agency. Previously, he held Director- level positions in PricewaterhouseCoopers Automotive and Industrial Product Performance Improvement Practice, Coopers Lybrand Automotive Practice, KPMG Advisory Services and Accenture Consulting.
Selected client accomplishments include:
Assessment of multi-divisional planning and supply operations identifying operational issues and root causes affecting process efficiency; implementation of action plans resulted in manufacturing throughput improvement of 40% and inventory reductions of 28%.
Developed global supplier collaboration using VMIs to improve inventory availability, supplier commits to forecast, and supplier on-time performance in global hub &spoke operations.
Implemented global Sales and Operation Planning processes for business units synchronizing global production capacity with 18-month rolling demand plan to maximize capacity utilization and margin contribution. Results include: 30% reduction in inter-company inventory; increased capacity utilization to 85-90%, and schedule attainments averaging 95%.
Implemented Flow Manufacturing in 8 production lines including recalculation of variable lead times to rebalance lines. Results: 28% improvement in production throughput and WIP inventory reduction
Implemented Lean Six Sigma in a $6.0B US Tier I auto manufacturer to reduce lead times, convert to flow manufacturing, and improve first-run yields using Oracle Flow Manufacturing and MRP applications. Lean Six Sigma programs resulted in: reduced manufacturing lead times by 32%, inventories by 41%, manufacturing overhead and quality costs by 28%. Project realized savings of $2.6M annually.
Implemented supply chain planning processes (S&OP) to effectively match demand to supply to obtain target operating margin improvements of 25%+.
Demonstrated ability to resolve production and supply issues, identify root causes, and drive measurable performance improvement through Six Sigma Lean initiatives.
Mr. Kosky is APICS certified in Production and Inventory Management, and is a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt. He holds a MBA in Finance and Operations from the University of Detroit/Mercy and undergraduate degree in Accounting from Wayne State University.
Arlene S. Dalida
Arlene is currently a Senior Consultant with XLC, and a principal with Kunst Solutions Corp, a holistic professional services firm helping client partners achieve performance excellence through application of lean enterprise concepts and techniques. Her most recent corporate role was Director of Business Development and Consultant in the Supply Chain practice at Resources Global Professionals. Ms. Dalida has extensive experience in strategic financial and supply chain management in diversified industries, holding director and vice president positions at FedEx Supply Chain Services, La-Z-Boy Manufacturing, and Comerica Bank among others, in addition to a CFO role in a middle market firm.
Ms. Dalida is recognized as an expert in the application of strategic and profitability analyses to accomplish operational efficiencies and cost reduction. Using process definition and continuous improvement methods to uncover hidden value within an organization, she has re-engineered operations and supply chain processes, integrating diverse activities across the enterprise for companies in various industries and markets. She was a recipient of the prestigious FedEx Five Star Award for developing and implementing a new strategy transitioning a multi-unit regional business model into a single, standardized operating unit.
Arlene has a BBA degree from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from the University of Detroit Mercy, along with an executive certification in logistics management from Georgia Tech.
David Stock, CPA MBA
David has over 15 years of finance and accounting experience in food manufacturing, distribution of after-market auto and heavy equipment , and computer services industries. His titles have been corporate accountant, assistant plant controller, senior financial analyst and VP CFO.
David also has over 10 years of experience in the areas of process improvement, implementation of ERP Business systems, and financial and computer auditing.
David has helped others as a finance and software professional by identifying inefficiencies and applying solutions to reduce costs. As a hands-on leader, he has structure effective accounting processes to ensure accurate allocation of resources, broad spectrum cost control, and well-focused financial reporting.
Coworkers and supervisors acknowledge my business acumen and my abilities as a creative, conceptual thinker capable of quick problem solving. I communicate key information quickly across all departments and all levels to ensure responsible financial management.
David’s success is supported by an MBA in Finance and Logistics from Wayne State University, and a BA in Economics and Management (with an emphasis in Accounting) from Albion College. I am a licensed CPA, a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs and the AICPA. I serve as a member of a charitable board as well.