Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 10, 2010
Kimberly D. Homa has been hired by USC Consulting Group, LLC (USCCG) as director, performance improvement solutions for its Midwestern U.S. region. Ms. Homa has more than 19 years of experience developing and delivering innovative business solutions to world class companies in the retail, consumer products, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, high-tech, medical technology, energy, and aerospace and defense sectors.
Most recently, Ms. Homa was an independent consultant helping clients with such things as market assessment, competitor analysis, operational process design and requirements definition, strategic business and operational planning, joint venture/partnership opportunities assessment, and financial modeling.
Before that, she was a senior manager in Quaker Tropicana Gatorade’s (a division of PepsiCo) supply chain organization, where she was responsible for start-to-finish supply chain integration. This included forecasting, order management, shipment/delivery status, and strategic project identification and execution for the SUPERVALU and Target accounts. She also led multiple supply chain strategy and capability improvement projects, leveraging part-time, cross-functional teams to complete projects in capacity planning, manufacturing and distribution network design, customer strategy and process performance improvement.
Earlier in her career, Kim was a manager in Accenture’s Retail Supply Chain Practice. There she provided project management and subject matter expertise while leading the segmentation and flow path component of major network strategy projects for the world’s largest retailer and the most profitable U.S. drug store chain. These initiatives resulted in $150-$200 million in annual supply chain operating cost savings, and over $550 million in inventory reduction, between two accounts.
Prior to that, as a manager in Deloitte’s Consumer Business Practice, Kim led numerous client engagements, including the strategic visioning and store operations components of a supply chain project for a multi-division grocery retailer that identified $75-$150 million in annual vendor negotiated savings, $180 million in inventory reduction, and $100 million in annual operational savings. In addition, she led process redesign initiatives for clients in the food and beverage, life sciences/pharmaceutical, and utility industries, plus various merger and acquisition and e-commerce initiatives during her
According to David Riggs, USCCG partner and senior regional manager for the Midwestern U.S., “Kim brings strong business acumen, proven ability, and recognized success in achieving strategic and operational objectives across a diverse group of industries. Her process and analytical skills, coupled with her creativity in developing and deploying supply chain-based solutions, will add immense value for both our business development team and clients.”
Ms. Homa holds an MBA in Logistics, Operations and Marketing from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, and earned a BS, in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Ohio State University.
About USC Consulting Group (USCCG): USCCG is an independent operations management consulting firm with over 40 years’ experience in the area of business performance improvement. It combines extensive subject matter expertise, gained in the course of successfully completing over 1,500 engagements, with enabling technology to drive and sustain superior results. The firm offers an array of services that include Six Sigma, Lean transformation, supply chain optimization, spend management, process improvement, project management, value stream mapping, training and facilitation, blended learning solutions, modeling and simulation, world class maintenance management, and asset performance management. USCCG is a Microsoft Managed partner headquartered in Tampa, FL. It also has offices in Chicago, Montreal, and Toronto. For more information, visit http://www.usccg.com.