Consulting Projects

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.                                                                                                                                     2019 Spring 

Carrier Management & Payment against Proof of Delivery (POD) Initiative

  • Designed the process tools to solve the supply chain visibility issues due to the global logistic complexity, and to provide metrics for carrier performance evaluation.

MilliporeSigma                                                                                                                                                                            2018 Fall 

Leveraging EPQ Model to Package Planning at Biologics Production Site

  • Developed a Z-Curve Methodology that combines lot size optimization and production coordination (based on Power-of-Two policy) to achieve significant inventory reduction and cost saving.

  • Executed at MilliporeSigma's Teutonia (Milwaukee) and Dekalb (St. Louis) packaging plants, and achieved an estimated labor saving of over 1200 hours. 

MilliporeSigma                                                                                                                                                                            2018 Fall 

Identifying Investment Opportunities through Online Customer Analytics

  • Combined historical consumer sales data with customer web activity to identify the potential for increased sales of the "long tail" products based on inventory reallocation and SKU rationalization.

Belden Inc.                                                                                                                                                                               2018 Spring

Global Offload Playbook

  • Developed an Excel-based decision support toolkit that enables the cell-level capacity and utilization analysis to recommend a list of SKUs to offload.

Belden Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                   2017 Fall

East/West Stocking and Distribution Optimization                                                                                           

  • Proposed distribution center assignment policy and new Kanban system to optimize stocking and distribution strategy between Nogales and Richmond DCs, and achieved half million cost saving.

Belden Inc.                                                                                                                                                                               2017 Spring

Multi-Item Inventory Modelling                                                                                                    

  • Categorized inventory classes by ABC-XYZ analysis, and developed (Q,R) inventory control policy with proactive demand forecast to reduce total annual inventory holding cost by one million.

  • "Greatest Immediate Business Impact" Award, Project of the Year Symposium, BCSCI

MilliporeSigma                                                                                                                                                                             2016 Fall

Packaging Materials & Components Kanban                                                                                  

  • Developed a Kanban Pull System for Cherokee packaging areas based on estimations of demand and capacity, and proposed an optimized periodic-review base stock inventory system.

Alpha Wire                                                                                                                                                                               2016 Spring

Carson Facility PQPR Analysis                                                                                                    

  • Proposed the Virtual Cellular Manufacturing System specifically designed for Alpha Wire and reduced expected manufacturing lead time from 2 weeks to around 2 days under 2-Day Rotation Scheduling.

Belden Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                   2015 Fall

Sales Forecast Accuracy Improvement                                                                                             

  • Implemented different adaptive forecasting models and choose the best one to well capture both business trend and seasonality, and improved forecast accuracy from 86% to 91%.

Sigma-Aldrich Co.                                                                                                                                               2014 Fall & 2015 Spring

Analysis and Recommendations for On-Time-In-Full KPI of Global Inventory         

  • Proposed detailed steps of cut-off time modification and operations optimization to executive team to improve current OTIF performance by 24.7%.