Tom Strohl, an Oliver Wight principal, is a consultant,
coach, and educator providing companies with guidance in Operations Planning
and Control and Integrated Business Planning. In a career spanning more than 30
years working in industry, Tom has developed an acute awareness of the need to
bring formality and process to both the business systems and the human capital
needed to run those systems. He views the readiness of employees to embrace
fundamental change in any business process as a critical success factor for
Specializing in Operations Planning and Control principles,
Tom has excelled in business turnaround situations. He has repeatedly used
Proven Path tools and concepts to influence companies to formalize systems of
control and business processes for Demand, Supply, and Inventory Planning. In
every case, this has resulted in the desired improvements in reliability and
predictability of product supply, product quality, cycle times, inventory
turns, and conversion costs.
Tom led a successful Class A Accreditation effort in
Planning and Control for one $200 million business unit of Watson
Pharmaceuticals resulting in savings in operating costs and working capital of
over $28 million, full alignment of production processes, quality systems and
human capital, improved inventory turns, cycle time reduction, scrap reduction,
and improved service levels. Immediately following accreditation, Tom then led
a successful JD Edwards ERP system implementation. This system implementation
was completed in only 9 months, on time and on budget, in a near flawless
execution of the implementation plan largely facilitated by the systems of
control, business processes, and employee readiness created through the
Planning and Control initiatives.
As vice president for Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, Tom led a
successful effort to bring Fast Track S&OP/IBP to the business along with
implementation of Oliver Wight’s Enterprise Sales and Operations Planning Tool
(ESOPT). This resulted in an integrated process for managing demand, supply and
inventory planning, new product development, and financial planning and
aligning them with the strategic initiatives of the business.
Tom earned his BS in Business Management from Mankato State
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