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About cmintrieri

A credible and proactive Logistics, Imporrtation, Supply Chai and International Purchasing Consultant. I have been with top tier companies; The Schwinn Bicycle Company, General Binding Corporation (GBC) and Gardenway, TROY-BILT Rototillers, as a Materials Management, Supply Chain Director I have been an ERP Project Leader (GBC) for the successful implementation of MSA software in 14 months with a great cross-functional ERP team. I was the Value Analysis Administrator with cross-functional teams looking at various GBC binding and shredding equipment Cost Reduction. This was a veru successful program thanks to the various VA teams who made Cost Savings happen. I did the same as a Consultant for Grand Transformer in Grand Haven, MI. The varius Value Analysis cross-functional teams experienced great Cost Reductions on transformers and Top Management was able to visit their largest customer, Otis Elevator, and offer them Cost Reduced transformers. In turn, Otis gave Grand Trasfornmer a five (5) year contract. I have specialized in Daily Cycle Counting for Inventory Records Accuracy. I have coached many manufacturing and Distribution companies in reaching a 98-100% Daily Inventiory Records Accuracy and the ability to eliminate costly, time consuming, Physical Inventories. I have implemented SWOT in companies, created S.O.Ps in others and assisted in Ship-to-use implementations. I am very people oriented. Bottom line, it is the people, who once trained and educated, make it happen with discipline and effective implementation of new concepts.

Do all the good you can

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever … Continue reading

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Do you have a true sense of urgency?

Do you and/or your company have a true sense of urgency? In our rapidly changing world, and with Daily Continuous Improvement initiatives, isn’t a true sense of urgency very important? When you have a sense of urgency, you feel and … Continue reading

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It is easier to Consult than it is to look for Consulting work!

Even a very experienced Supply Chain Optimization Consultant/Third Party Logistics (3PL) Consultant, Assured Cost and Inventory Reduction Consultant (Value Engineer), Process Improvement Consultant, Warehouse/Distribution 5S, LEAN, Six Sigma Consultant,  Cycle Counting Implementation Consultant, ERP Project Consultant, International Purchasing and Importing Consultant, Terms … Continue reading

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Common sense use of today’s new business concepts

In the 60’s-70’s we used simplier terms for today’s biggest business concepts: 5S-Always keep it clean and orderly: it is everyone’s job to maintain and control this process MRP: What do you want to make? (Master Schedule) What does it take to … Continue reading

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What are the traits of a good Consultant?

Being a Consultant with a lot of experiece, here are traits I think are important: You must listen, listen and listen to your client before offering suggestions or solutions to a problem or issue. You have to be open and … Continue reading

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Using DMAIC aside from Six Sigma:

You can use DMAIC for other than Six Sigma: D-Define; M-Measure; A-Analyze: I-Improve; C-Control Let’s take Daily Cycle Counting for 98-100% Inventory Records Accuracy as the project at hand: Define what our goal is: 98-100% Daily Inventory Records Accuracy Measure … Continue reading

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Cost Reduction

In any cost reduction effort always use the theme: “There is always a better way to do anything!” The key to Cost Reduction is to retain the function of anything and reduce the costs without jeapordzing quality. Cross-functional teams, and … Continue reading

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Third Party Logistics (3PL) Implementation Methodology

In order to partner with a 3PL, instead of building your own warehouse, the following is the successful method: Create a 3PL Project Plan with a target date and Project Leader/Manager Create a cross-functional team to address all 3PL implementation  issues … Continue reading

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Daily Cycle Counting for 98-100% Inventory Records Accuracy in the Warehouse

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) has two foundation pillars: Inventory Records and Bills of Materials. Both of these pillars need to be 100% accurate, as a goal. The effective plan for Inventory Records Accuracy is as follows: We begin with a clean Warehouse using basic … Continue reading

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