Every member of our team has at least 15 years of experience in strategic sourcing and procurement leadership. We have led multiple strategic commodity and supply chain teams that have driven results in cost reduction, cross-functional category management, supplier performance management, logistics and new market planning, and process/system implementation. Members of our team have consulted with several companies, including those restructuring their global operations. As Practitioners, we have held strategic positions at GE, PepsiCo, Lucent Technologies, Accor Group, American Standard, Amerisource Bergen, Vivarte, Yum! Brands, i2 Technologies, Asea Brown Boveri, HP, EDS, and FedEx Office.
Our areas of expertise include corporate sourcing strategy development, knowledge development and training, supplier qualification and selection, supply chain optimization, logistics, legal issues, contract structuring and negotiations, and tax/customs management. We have a truly global team, with resources in multiple US cities, Singapore, China, and across Europe. Our team has language proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French and German. We have conducted numerous courses focused on sourcing strategy, procurement skill-set development, manufacturing optimization, and supply chain excellence within corporate environments, as well as M.I.T., Rutgers University, and Lucent’s Technical Training Center.
In addition to our strong bench strength, The Forefront Group has established alliances with several leaders in the international supply management space. Our alliances serve to augment our impact across the full spectrum of our Clients’ business needs, to include supply chain and logistics planning as well as supply chain and planning software and tool implementation.
We are a Certified Vested Center of Excellence, and provide guidance and tools for the development of the Seven Core Sourcing Business Models, including supplier relationship management and collaborative contracting.