John Paulson – Profile

John Paulson has over 25 years experience in operations, supply chain, and information systems. He is the Founder and Consultant at Columbia Tech Consulting, Inc., and JDE Resource Services, providing ERP, supply chain, information system solutions including strategy, operational assessments, to some of the nations leading companies.

  • Extensive track record in proven leadership experience in operations, supply chain, information technology, ERP, and continuous improvement management to enhance operational performance
  • Self starter with the ability to quickly understand key business issues, develop customer centered strategy, and organize focused solution teams.
  • Proven track record leading organizations to improve ROI, reduce cost, reduce inventory, and improvement to customer service including solid results with structured process and systems improvement, alignment, and optimization.

John has over 15 years in manufacturing operations management for Northwest leading companies, providing solid cross functional knowledge and leadership in supply chain management with direct oversight for operations including responsibility for manufacturing, operation start-ups, multi-site and multi-national operations, transferring manufacturing operations, International and regional contract manufacturing management, global sourcing, global supply chain design, P&L, organizational development, customer service, forecasting and demand planning, production planning, master scheduling, MRP, materials management, purchasing, shop floor management, quality management, warehouse management, transportation and continuous improvement management. John had implemented information systems to support these functions, and had reengineered manufacturing, warehousing and operations planning processes to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction.

John is a highly accomplished and a results oriented operations professional with solid experience in discrete, process, batch, job shop, mixed mode, and repetitive flow, including highly regulated environments. His industry background includes consumer electronics, circuit board manufacturing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical (FDA 21 CFR, Part 11, cGMP), telecommunications, automotive, agriculture, and food & beverage with some of the nation’s leading companies such as Panasonic Television, Panasonic CD-ROM, Ciba-Geigy, SpaceLabs, Pharmavite, Johnson & Johnson, Dole Foods, Siemens, Teva/IVAX Pharmaceutical, Oyo GeoSpace, Metawave Telecommunications, Warn Industries, Trident Seafoods, Beringer Wine, Zetec, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, SpaceLabs, Data I/O, Gretag Systems, Valley Crest Land Development, and many more.

Since 1997, with his blended expertise of business and technology, John has been consulting on ERP and supply chain management solutions, the alignment with corporate strategy, integration of technology, process and systems alignment and optimization, best practices, S&OP development and management, business case development, ERP software selection, implementation and training, operation start-ups and interim management, successfully leading operational turn-around initiatives, including taking lead roles in project management turn-around efforts of failing projects. John consults and trains organizations on quality tools such as; JIT, TQM, Lean, Six Sigma, and value stream mapping.

John’s expertise in operations, supply chain management, and information systems consulting have been requested by, and provided to, national consulting firms such as; Accenture, Ernst and Young/Cap Gemini, Delta Cubed, SMI, Panex Consulting, Premier Consulting, AMX International, Foothills Consulting, Rapidigm Consulting, The Hunter Group, Global Business Solutions, Versa Tech Consulting, Jagwire Group, and others.

“John joined our team in the middle of a difficult (and failing) project. His manufacturing and systems expertise quickly established direction for his colleagues. With his help the project was completed quickly and efficiently. We could not have done it without him.”
- T. Murphy, Zetec, Sr. Project Manager

“John is a very diligent, knowledgeable consultant. He was able to get into great detail with problems with manufacturing and stuck with it until it was resolved. He was innovative in helping us develop solutions that worked when the “Corporate Template” failed. I was so pleased with his work, I used John several times.”
- G. Regan CPIM, Director Supply Chain Management & Planning, IVAX Pharmaceutical

“John assisted our manufacturing, materials, operations, and MRP. Extremely knowledgeable and skilled. Works well with all levels. Impressive. Would absolutely engage him again”
- G. Wisegarver, VP Finance and IT, Zetec