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Since September 2021

Tim Wise

Tim Wise

Tight Lines Consulting and Coaching Managing Director
Management Consulting

Bio


I am the Managing Director and Founder of Tight Lines Consulting and Coaching.  


Having held senior level positions with Hewlett Packard, Seagate, and a few smaller, privately held companies, I have tackled just about every supply chain scenario there is.  After a long career toting the corporate card, I decided to take my experience and expertise to establish a supply chain consulting company focused not only on transforming supply chains, but also transforming supply chain teams.


Today, as a supply chain and operations expert with deep financial acumen, I help small- to medium-sized businesses improve cash flow and lower costs by re-engineering current supply chain networks and processes.


I am passionate about high performing teams, cross-functional process excellence, cost reduction, network design, inventory management, risk management, financial performance, and planning systems and process.


My work not only focuses on not only hitting key supply chain metrics, but doing it with excellent cross-functional teamwork, aligned objectives, and having fun in the process. 


With over 25 years of experience managing and re-engineering international supply chains for large Fortune 100 companies and several privately held companies, there is not a business scenario or supply chain challenge I have not seen and solved:


Excess inventory - A painful and costly experience for any business.


Inventory shortages - Demand variability leading to stock outs and disappointed customers is frustrating.


3PL for warehouse management and logistics support - Sometimes getting an expert to provide the services your business cannot afford to develop can be an excellent strategy.


Outsourced manufacturing - Contract manufacturers can create tremendous value but do not underestimate your role in ensuring success.


Cost of Goods Sold Analysis - Direct material costs are typically a focus area, but millions of dollars can be impacted by logistics, inventory de-valuation, and other costs necessary to serve your customers.


Planning systems and tools -  Likely the most underrated process in your business.


ERP implementations – While these can tricky and complex, the right project scope, management, and clear process requirements can make your implementation a success.


I am a supply chain ninja who not only knows supply chain and operations but also performs pinpoint financial analysis that leads to improved profitability for your business.


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