John Paulson – Supply Chain Management & Operations Background


Operations and Systems Integration - 15 years of diverse consulting experience as hands-on supply chain improvement and systems integration solutions specialist and project manager for some of the nations leading manufacturers.

Systems Design and Implementation - Managed manufacturing systems, development, installation and project management of ERP, MPS/MRP/DRP, Forecast, MES, WMS for single-site and multi-national sites.

Operations & Supply Chain Management - Operations Manager for Panasonic with P&L responsibility over operations; production, materials, purchasing, planning, customer service, offshore production and distribution. John was also responsible for the manufacturing and world wide distribution of Apples external CD-ROM drive products.

Master Planning - Planned to a $100 million budget and managed $18 million in inventories. Responsible for corporate forecasting/demand management, trend analysis, master scheduling, production planning, inventory control, engineering change planning, and new product planning and coordination to manufacturing.


Industry – Consumer products/electronics, biotechnology, pharmaceutical (FDA 21 CFR, Part 11, cGMP), food & beverage, wine, telecommunications, automotive, truck, rail car, agriculture (USDA), land development, textile, distribution, oil and gas, retail, and circuit board manufacturing.

Business Applications - Oracle, JD Edwards, Axapta, Lawson, Peoplesoft, IFS.

“We recruited John Paulson to assist us in the start-up and management of Matsushita Panasonic’s CD-ROM Electronics manufacturing operations in Vancouver Washington. With his help we successfully completed the start-up of operations in approximately 120 days including passing all inspections. John also played a major role in operations and planning at the Panasonic Television division and Customer Service operations. John has high integrity, honest, detailed and analytical, expertise in supply chain knowledge, and he has a sense of urgency with corporate and division initiatives and objectives.”
-W. Fujisawa, Sales Manager Panasonic Shikoku Electronics

“Working with John when he was the Operations / Planning Manager at Panasonic – AKEI was a pleasure. Through John’s management of AKEI’s production, Panasonic’s on time deliveries and JIT requirements were achieved. With John’s guidance and procedures, AKEI was able to meet Panasonic’s end customer (Apple Corp.) engineering and manufacturing changes while insuring no down time or shortage in the supply chain. I would work with John again without a doubt given the opportunity.”
-L. Mason, Apple Corp. Customer Account Manager, Panasonic Industrial Sales

‘This letter is to express our appreciation for your support and successful management of Panasonic AKEI Television Customer Service improvement. Since your reorganization efforts to improve our situation, you did an excellent job. We see large improvement in customer service support from Panasonic AKEI with prompt supply ratio up from 50% to 90%. We are sure Panasonic AKEI can meet your goal of 95% by continuing your excellent job. We very much appreciate your efforts to make this happen. We understand it was not easy. John, we thank you and your staff again for efforts and appreciate your continued support.’
-Letter to John Paulson, and copied to Panasonic AKEI President, from R. Nakatani, Director, Panasonic Electronics Services Company