Our Team – Group50 Consultants

Our Team – Group50 Consultants

Group50 manufacturing & distribution consultants have significant operating backgrounds in many functional areas and industries. Meet some of our team:

William (Jim) Shepherd

Jim brings over 34 years of manufacturing and project management experience to Group50 clients. He is considered a subject matter expert in supply chain, value stream mapping, value engineering, lean manufacturing and logistics. His recommendations reflect a breadth and depth developed during P&L leadership in aerospace, defense, automotive, medical devices and consumer products and has polished these skills as Principal and CEO of several consulting firms. Whether overseeing initial launch of satellites, or returning clients to profitability, Jim has a proven track record of partnering with client CEO’s and executive management staff to deliver significant ROI to Group50 clients.

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Alfredo is a sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of leadership experience in B2B & B2C organizations with focus on branding, product management, and strategic planning. He has applied his experience in market effectiveness, product development, global business and sales strategy in both small privately held businesses as well as companies with well-known international brands. Alfredo is a problem solver and well versed in the application of analytical skills and creativity to understand and provide solutions to client challenges. Before receiving his MBA from The UCLA Anderson School, Alfredo studied economics at Pomona College in Claremont where he is currently on the Alumni Association Board.

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Joe Entler has worked in Supply Chain for over 15 years CPG, Chemical, Health Care industries. He works in manufacturing and distribution to optimize their supply chains by improving business processes, utilizing automation and reducing waste.  He has led several ERP implementations and utilized various other types of technological solutions such as business intelligence, master data management, and others.

As Director of ERP Strategy at a large Health Care provider, Joe developed the strategy and subsequent business case for a $50M ERP and business redesign initiative where he helped get board approval and then oversaw the implementation.  This effort included automation of bin replenishment (down to the SKU level), decommissioning a main frame solution, and implementing a new organization structure.

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Heads up Group50’s Manufacturing practice. He has over 35 years of experience in multiple industries and international locations, with over 20 years of Lean Enterprise implementation experience in global situations, for both business process and supply chain optimization. Major projects he has led include managing an enterprise wide cost improvement program of over 100 worldwide projects, established, organized and led two major integration and rationalization projects for the corporation, has led the planning and implementation teams for two greenfield factories outside of the US and has lead multiple PMO’s. David directed a $24M multi-site technology, supply chain, and manufacturing transfer and integration program. This involved re-location and integration of a $100M Malaysian and a $170M U.S. facility manufacturing volume to facilities in Mexico and China, which was completed on schedule. His career is complimented by a BSME from Carnegie Institute of Technology and a MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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specializes in finding waste and risk that leak dollars from the supply chain and drain the bottom line. She is a supply chain and purchasing subject matter expert who is well versed in lean business systems. After earning a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri Jane obtained her MBA from San Diego State. She honed her supply chain skills in well known companies like Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, ITT, Quantum and HAAS Automation. Passionate about Lean & Six Sigma, she holds green belt certification from the University of Michigan and earned Certified Professional supply Manager (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) accreditation from the Institute of Supply Management, and is a certified instructor for both programs. She is an adjunct professor teaching Operations Management and Supply Chain Strategies at California State University Northridge and serves on the advisory board for California State Long Beach’s Operations and Supply Chain Management program. She co-founded the So-Cal SCRM Council focused on Supply Chain Risk Management. A sought-after speaker, she writes articles and offers
workshops on a variety of supply chain topics.

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