Supply Chain Coach grew out of Tom French’s experience managing logistics for large companies and providing Third Party Logistics (3PL) services.
A record of performance
We have been able to help clients save at least 20% on supply chain costs, while improving reliability and speed of delivery and providing visibility into costs. In some cases, the savings have been much greater. For one large electronics distributor, for example, we were able to reduce shipping costs by more than 50%.
Tom held a variety of leadership positions at the Deutsch Company before moving to Marshall Industries, an electronics distributor, where he opened eight regional stocking locations, eventually gaining division level responsibility for Marshall’s electromechanical product lines. He successfully streamlined the distribution systems to reduce inventory by over 80%.
In the 1980’s Tom formed his own business, which became the world’s second largest supplier of heat shrinkable products and was purchased by Raychem Corporation.
He then invested in a third party warehouse, FGS Corporation, where he helped create an annual double digit growth rate and later sold the company to another third party logistics service provider.
Tom became Vice President of HA Logistics in 1996, a privately held logistics provider whose top line revenue grew from $8M to $34M.
In 2000, Tom took on the position of Vice President of Logistics for the Hub Golden Gate Group, LLC, the third largest operating company of the $1.3 billion Hub Group, Inc., specializing in customized contract logistics service provider solutions. Tom initiated this business as a start-up. When he left in 2004, the Golden Gate Logistics division was on an annual revenue run rate of $65M.
Bob has over twenty years of experience in the supply chain, logistics and transportation industries. For over ten years, he has been leading implementation projects to help companies integrate a Transportation Management System with their ERP or WMS systems. With his vision and creativity, Bob has designed a number of complex solutions, such as the optimizing of outbound orders prior to scheduling manufacturing for a job shop environment that saved one company millions of dollars. His approach is to use software as a tool to run your supply chain as opposed to running your supply chain around the software.
Bob graduated from Ohio State University with a BA in Computer Science and began his career with PPG industries as a programmer and analyst before being promoted to Manager of Information and Financial Services. At Ashland Chemical, he became a Senior Systems Engineer spanning the entire operation from sales order processing to inventory to purchasing. His experience at these two companies showed him that supply chain management software would be a growing market and an important way to bring savings to the bottom line.
Consequently he became a consultant in 1992, helping companies develop the software to run their supply chains, and he learned to appreciate the value of optimizing small shipments into larger ones to yield significant savings. Then he joined InterTrans Logistics and led the project to develop and implement their transportation manager and integrated optimizer solutions. When i2 bought Inter Trans, Bob then went to work with PricewaterhouseCoopers and led the project team for TMS implementation.
Rose has thirteen years of logistics experience with leading 3PL companies HA Logistics, Hub Group Golden Gate (now Unyson Logistics) and Supply Chain Coach, Inc. Rose has executed over twenty successful TMS implementations with shippers and 3PLs. At Hub Group Rose was an i2 Super User and Implementation Manager. Some of the TMS implementations include Hussman Corporation, Corporate Express, GL Mezzetta, CytoSport, Orchard Supply Hardware and Brokerage at HA Logistics. Today with Supply Chain Coach, Rose is a subject matter expert in transportation data analysis, MercuryGate TMS implementation and training.
Other key skills Rose brings to customers include expertise in carrier pricing, carrier bid proposals, 3PL Brokerage, transportation network optimization and project management. Rose is a 1998 graduate of Cal State East Bay.
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