J Gregory "Greg" Smith
Digital Supply Chain Transformer Practice Leader
Greg is a recognized Digital Supply Chain Subject Matter Expert with 25 years of Demonstrated expertise in Directing/Participating in Complex Digital Supply Chain Engagements. Greg has successfully Built and Managed Full (P&L Responsibility) National/International Supply Chain Strategy Practices.
His Career includes Executive Level Positions with:
Deloitte & Touche
IBM Global Business Services
Manugistics (Now Blue Yonder)
Meta Group Consulting (Now Gartner)
Supply Chain Management Partners LLP
and now Digital-SCM, LLC
Relevant Engagements include:
Engaged by a National Wholesale/Retail distributor to evaluate the “AS IS” capabilities of their existing Supply Chain Operating System (People, Process & Technology that consisted of disparate processes and technology across the enterprise. Further to the “AS IS” I lead a team to draft and publish the “To Be” architecture of a restructured/unified supply chain. Designed and published comprehensive RFPs for Supply Chain Solution Providers, Over saw a team that evaluated of each vendor (TMS, WMS, ERP/SCM modules). Finally acted in a Project Management role to oversee the successful implementation and integration of the new Supply Chain Operating environment that was delivered on schedule and under budget with a measurable ROI
I have benchmarked and evaluated numerous Supply Chain Technology platforms to include: SAP/Ariba/S4HANNA,Oracle R12, Infor /GT Nexus, Manhattan, E2Open, Kinaxis, Anaplan, JDA/Blue Yonder, High Jump, Epicor, Logility, Dessault,, E2open, SPS Commerce, Llamasoft To include ROI analysis, deployment options (Cloud,SaaS) and TCO valuations
Engaged by a Private Equity client to provide M&A: Pre acquisition target identification, Due Diligence and Post Merger integration of Supply Chains (People, Process & Technology) for International/National acquisitions in the Retail, Wholesale and Manufacturing verticals
Performed Supply Chain Transformation, Process Improvement Modeling/Analysis/Blueprinting, Digital Supply Chain Assessments/Architecting and IT Optimization engagement for Private Equity owned organizations-in the Retail, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, HiTech, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, and Wholesale/Online providers.
Participated/Lead the Project Management Office involved in the selection and implementation of advanced technology solution engagements to include: “On Shore & “Off Shore” system integrators
Retained by a VC owned Post Merger Small Cap Fully Developed Pharmaceutical Manufacturer to Provide/Direct Global Regulatory Affairs, Reengineering of organizations Multi-Plant Supply Chain Management and Planning (S&OP, MRP, Demand, Production Planning and Inventory Management Processes.
Retained by a Global Strategy Consultancy to assist in the Development / Blue Printing/ Architecting of the firm’s Digital Supply Chain Procurement Transformation/Supply Chain Blueprinting/ Architecting/Analysis Practice Offering . Acted as the Firms Subject Matter Expert on Digital Engagement Proposals and Client Deliverables.
Delivered engagements to clients that consisted of the bench marking of Supply Chain Solution Providers (WMS, TMS, MES, etc.. ) vs larger ERP providers (SAP, Oracle, Infor etc..) supply chain modules.
Performed the blueprinting and assessment of client companies engaging on digital Supply Chain Transformations to include:
Objectively compare project value with project risks (Technology Vendors, Integrators, Business Disruption)
Calculate the project’s financial benefits and costs (ROI vs TCO)
Estimate the project’s nonfinancial outcomes (People Process, Competitive Advantage, Future state operating processes AL/ML/Robotics)
Identify factors most critical to the project's success
Establish a cross vertical (Operations, Technology, Management) Project Management Office to oversee each phase of the project
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