Ed Blickstein

Ed’s career spans 30 years with consulting concentration on supply chain optimization, logistics, transportation, and warehousing career. He has executive experience background in transportation and warehousing providing 3PL contract service solutions. He’s worked in manufacturing, retail and wholesale, pluming products, health care, transportation, consumer goods and electronics, chemicals, building materials, publishing, and automotive parts. Ed […]

John Trestrail

John Trestrail delivers comprehensive consulting services to solve problems, drive out inefficiencies and improve supply chain performance. Using decision sciences methodology, Next Wave enables clients to improve strategic, tactical, and operational decision-making for complex supply chain operations—helping clients reduce costs, increase efficiency, improve customer service—and, ultimately, win more business. John’s areas of expertise include: Business […]

Bruce Imel

Bruce Imel is a proven consultant in supply chain and technology management, with a successful track record of process improvement and cost reduction through the implementation of best practices in process and technology. Bruce has over ten years of experience in multi-site domestic and international supply chain management experience including responsibility for procurement, production planning, […]

Laura Colcord

Laura Colcord has extensive experience in the energy and chemicals industries, which includes corporate and operational transformation, strategic business planning, and business process redesign, especially for supply chain processes. Process redesign work focuses on applying lean principles to process industries and non-manufacturing processes. Lean Transformation experience in chemicals, electronics, health care, financial services, pharmaceutical industries, […]

Chad Morrison

Chad Morrison is a Senior Consultant with proven expertise in helping organizations make dramatic improvement in their leadership and business processes. His focus is to accelerate business solutions using Lean Manufacturing and 6 Sigma concepts, ultimately linking these into a strategic focus for rapid, measurable results for impacting business growth. Chad’s areas of expertise include: […]

John Connor

John Connor provides support to his clients as an expert in the principles, practices, and implementation of Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise, and the Theory of Constraints. He has implemented improvements in value streams, knowledge-based processes, business enabling processes, manufacturing processes, and supply chains. His practice is worldwide and includes industries such as automotive, aerospace including […]

Ken Branco

Ken is an accomplished practitioner in the development and implementation of Lean Sigma Enterprises. His experiences span the complete Enterprise, from Sales to Accounts Receivable. In his 30+ years of business experience (15 in consulting and training), Ken has provided management, leadership, consulting and training to dozens of Enterprises, hundreds of teams, and several thousand […]

Robert J. Schaffer

Bob has had a diverse logistics, transportation, and finance career spans 24 years with concentration on supply chain projects including network design and cost analysis (total cost from sourcing + manufacturing + inventory + distribution + transportation = total landed cost). He has 3PL background in finance and operations, most modes of transportation, providing solutions […]

Larry Loucka

Larry is a Certified Supply Chain Professional, Lean Sigma Master Black Belt, Mentor, and Trainer. He has extensive industry experience in logistics, warehousing and dock operations, integrating MRP II and Kanban, inventory optimization, supplier development, demand management, visual workplace, kaizen, quick changeover, operational analysis, strategy, and accelerated change management. Larry’s areas of expertise include: Supply […]