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Alan W. Daniel

1204 Monterey Circle

Plano, Texas75075

    Phone 214-676-6469                                                                                    Email: a-daniel@comcast.net



As a member of the Engines of Innovation Team, I engage with Tier One and Two companies providing services that include supply chain process evaluation, technology solution implementation, and program management. I have extensive experience in Supply Chain Management and Operations, with particular expertise in procurement, payables, and supplier adoption.  My knowledge of business processes and the successful implementation of supply chain initiatives resulted in substantial savings and process efficiency gains.  My contributions have been recognized in numerous business publications and I am a frequent speaker for professional associations and at industry conferences on supply chain management trends and best practices.

Areas of Expertise
  • Program/Project Management
  • Procurement Cards
  • Supplier Adoption Methodologies
  • E-Invoicing/Payment
  • Technology Implementation
  • E-Commerce

Professional Experience

A-D CONSULTING, Plano, Texas

Supply Chain Consultant                                                                                                        2001 – Present


Provide fresh insights and proven results in Supply Chain process improvement and solution implementation. I identify opportunities, train organizations, and implement best practice processes and applications, enabling companies to experience dramatic results.


Clients:    American Express, Nokia, FreeMarkets, Lockheed Martin, PrimeRevenue

        Process/Operations Evaluation (best in class practices)

        Evaluation and Implementation of Procurement/Payables Solutions

        Supplier adoption / on-boarding for Supply Chain programs

        Development of organizational tactics that support company strategies



        Delivered process evaluations for procurement and logistics organizations.

        Defined product features and functions for a web based electronic invoicing solution.

        Managed supplier implementation of web based supplier financing and payment service.

        Educated companies on best practice supply chain processes and technology.

        Provide implementation methodology and supplier adoption programs for best in class
                  P-Card programs, and e-commerce solutions.


 Semiconductor Group Worldwide Procurement and Logistics (WPL)

e-Procurement Director                                                                                                              1998 – 2001

 Created e-Business strategies and implemented best practice processes in the procurement of $4,000,000,000 of goods and services.  Responsibilities included identification, implementation, supplier roll-out, and operational management of enterprise wide Procurement Solutions, including Procurement Cards, e-Procurement catalogs, online reverse auctions, and multi-system reporting tools.



        Analyzed current supply chain processes, developed a roadmap, and implemented solutions that moved 91% of transactions (350,000) from manual to electronic.

        Reduced RP/PO transaction cost by 75%.  Annual savings $38,000,000.

        Expanded supplier participation in Vendor Managed Inventory program and converted the program from a legacy enterprise system to SAP.

        Consolidated MRO supplier base and refocused buyers on strategic supplier management leading to material savings of $45,000,000 annually.

        Merged Accounts Payable into the Procurement organization, resulting in a 50% reduction in staffing requirements for Accounts Payable with an annual savings of $1,100,000.

        Expanded use of procurement cards resulting in an increase from $800,000 per year to an annual volume of $200,000,000.

        Consolidated SAP and Legacy data into centralized database for enterprise wide reporting.


Semiconductor Group Worldwide Procurement and Logistics (WPL)

U.S. Supply Operations Manager                                                                                 1995 - 1998


Led cross-regional operations for both semiconductor finished goods distribution centers and U.S. supply stockrooms.  Operational responsibilities included budgets, staffing, process improvements, and cost reductions. Defined and implemented a worldwide customer product distribution strategy and Vendor Managed Inventory for multiple TI businesses. 



  • Combined business centric stockrooms and reduced storeroom facilities by one third.
  • Reduced stockroom MRP staffing requirements 55% and lowered inventories $17,000,000.
  • Consolidated U.S Finished Goods warehouses from five to one distribution center
  • Improved order processing cycle time by 35%
  • Transitioned daily management and staffing to 3rd Party Logistics Provider reducing headcount by 45 and cutting cost by $900,000 per year.
  • Consolidated and outsourced inbound logistics routing and freight bill payment for all inbound materials.  Operating costs were reduced by $1,200,000 annually.


Texas Instrument Consumer Products/PPP

Logistics and Order Fulfillment Manager                                                                      1992- 1995


Directed the logistics and order fulfillment process for Calculator and Computer Products Division.  Responsibilities included distribution network rationalization for finished goods warehouses, and logistics traffic flow for inbound and outbound shipments.



  • Designed and implemented an order entry and product delivery process that linked logistics, manufacturing, sales organization  and customers.
  • Expanded role of logistics with customers, reducing delivery cycle time by 35%
  • On-Time shipments to “customer request date” improved from 85% to 98%
  • Implemented a worldwide, multi-business warehousing and distribution model as a member of the Corporate Logistics Council. 


Texas Instruments Consumer Products

Marketing and Sales Manager- Direct/Employee                                                       1987 - 1992


Managed P&L for internal sales of consumer products to company employees.  Accountable for 29 facilities located in all U.S. locations.



        Designed and installed a comprehensive operating plan that increased the number of employee store locations from 7 to 29.

        Implemented a 100% satisfaction guarantee program dramatically increasing customer satisfaction and sales

        Developed VAR market for programmable calculators which increased sales by 25%.


Additional Experience


        TEXAS INSTRUMENTS, Dallas & Lubbock, Texas                             1973 – 1987


Advanced Products Program Manager, 1984 – 1987. Responsible for the research of new trends and markets for advanced consumer products.

Program Manager Computer Hardware, 1983 – 1984. Identified and evaluated new computer products for the home market.

Planning Manager Calculators and Education Products, 1982 – 1983. Held responsibility for customer demand, material, and production planning.

Manufacturing Manager Time Products, 1978 – 1982. Supervised manufacturing staff of 350 people in the production of digital watches.

Calculator Manufacturing General Foreman, 1975 – 1978. Supervised manufacturing staff of 100 people in the production of calculators.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Supervisor, 1974 – 1975. Held responsibility for the manufacturing of high reliability semiconductor photo-couplers.

Semiconductor Engineering Technician, 1973 – 1974. Directed process and test equipment calibration and reliability.



TexasTechUniversity, LubbockTexas

Bachelors in Psychology, 1972

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