Four Manufacturing Transformations: Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Competitive Advantage

Posted Oct 12, 2020

Four Manufacturing Transformations: Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Competitive Advantage

BROOKFIELD, Wisc. (October 12, 2020) - Veteran Supply Chain Executives Daren Samuels, Mark Struss and Steven Abbott are conducting a one-hour webinar providing insights and lessons from four US-based manufacturers that made impressive transformations in the past 18 months. The event will take place on Thursday, October 29, at noon central.

“Revenue is a critical performance indicator for manufacturers,” explains Samuels, “and many are currently experiencing revenue declines of 30% or more in connection to the pandemic. There are pockets of opportunity within selected markets and several impressive turn around stories. We will discuss lessons learned over the past several months and best practices of those who reversed their course to increase productivity and profitability.”

Participants of “Four Manufacturing Transformations: Unlock Your Supply Chain’s Competitive Advantage” will review issues each organization faced and how strategies and tactics were put into play that delivered critical outcomes. Sample results:

- Increased revenue, plus increased market share, by increasing product availability. Example: sales increased approximately 300%.

- Increased cash flow -- $265 million among four projects

- New internal capability and standards to delivering each client on time, as promised. Example: OTD reduced from 80-120 days to 14 days.

- Manufacturing plant and supplier performance improvements

- Proven, documented ROI for clients ranging from 8 times to 15 times

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DAREN SAMUELS. Daren has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing and consulting, solving strategic and operational problems, reducing cost, and increasing revenues. Daren has led large, global projects for multi-national OEMs in cost reduction, cost management and complexity management across supply chain, procurement, manufacturing and product development.


STEVE ABBOTT. Steve has more than 30 years of international experience at a corporate, divisional, and plant level. His functional disciplines include engineering, purchasing, manufacturing, logistics and strategic planning. Client engagements include specialty areas in crisis management, business transformation, supply chain network design, supply chain management, plant management, complexity reduction, sourcing & procurement, process improvement, lean manufacturing, product development, and project management. 


MARK STRUSS. Mark is an entrepreneurial-minded leader with 25 years of experience in quality, purchasing, business planning, process engineering and business development. Amongst others, Mark’s specialties include greenfield (startup) manufacturing, P&L improvement, facilities management, cellular manufacturing, Kaizens, KAN-BAN, QS-9000, and TS16949/ISO 9000.