Marcia W.

Industrial and Consumer Packaged Goods

United States of America
EN

WHAT I DO: I help medium-sized and large manufacturing companies in Industrial and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) - to increase their profits through cost reduction by strategic sourcing; inventory op...see more

  • Chemical & Plastic Products
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution
  • Professional Services

400

/hr
  • Pre-vetted expert
  • Confirmed hourly rate
  • Available on short notice

Experience

Forbes Contributor

Forbes Councils
4 years
Current position
Mar 2018 - Present
Forbes Councils is an invitation-only organization where top executives and entrepreneurs like you build professional skills and gain connections and visibility on Forbes.com. Members a...see more

Founder and Managing Partner

USM Supply Chain Consulting
12 years
Current position
Apr 2010 - Present
We help companies to increase their profits through cost reduction by strategic sourcing; inventory optimization; and supply chain transformations: ERP; S&OP or Integrated Business Plan...see more

Sourcing Manager, Corporate Services

Cummins, Inc
2 years
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Fully accountable for managing $165M annual spend on Corporate Services. Corporate Services under my responsibility include General Human Resources (i.e. global relocation services, emp...see more

Sourcing Manager, Maintenance, Repair and Operating Supplies (MRO)

Cummins, Inc
2 years
Dec 2005 - Apr 2008
Fully accountable for managing $80M annual spend on MRO. This included Integrated Supply, Inventory Management (Indirect Stores), Logistics and Warehousing of MRO items used to support ...see more

Sourcing Manager Intern

Cummins, Inc
7 months
Apr 2005 - Nov 2005
• Led the sourcing process of global relocation services, whose annual spend was approximately $14,000,000, through the RFX stages (RFI and RFP), including strategic approach and pricin...see more

Supply Chain Co-op

Alcoa
6 months
May 2004 - Nov 2004
• Led a global online bidding event for calcium silicate parts and achieved $1,400,000 in cost savings, which represented 49% of the total spend. • Improved working capital by extendin...see more

Project Manager

Asccan (Credit & Savings Cooperative Association)
2 years
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003
• Designed and implemented standardized processes for extending credit by applying Kaizen Events approach that included written procedures manuals and internal controls across four bran...see more

Staff Auditor

Tribunal de Cuentas (General Accounting Office)
4 years
Aug 1999 - Jun 2003
• Audited the financial statements of The National State Bank and of Inter-American Development Bank projects, indicating the major risk areas and errors to be considered. • Reviewed cu...see more

Industries, roles and expertise

Industry experience

  • Chemical & Plastic Products
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Distribution
  • Professional Services

Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Forecasting
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Analytics
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Six Sigma
  • Strategy Development
  • Sourcing
  • Crisis Management
  • Indirect Purchasing
  • DMAIC
  • Direct Purchasing
  • SAP Ariba