William R. Smith
is an HMC
consultant with a comprehensive background including distribution, warehousing
and facilities management, project management and logistic management,
in diverse organizational settings. He has demonstrated repeated success
in logistic improvement programs in challenging environments. He recently
completed a major review of warehousing and material handling issues
for one of the top consumer products manufacturing companies in Bangladesh.
He is based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Facilities Engineering - consolidation and expansion
of commercial client from 5 small rented buildings to a 130,000 s.f.
Engineering Laboratory, Office and Production Facility, Supervised all
Construction, Renovation, Disassembly, transport, and re-Assembly of
a company of 130 scientists and engineers. Managed all work between
Architects, real estate brokers, General Contractors and Laborers, Coordinated
detailed design reviews of all facilities upgrades.
Project Management - define requirements, constraints,
objectives, and resources to manage all aspects of complex industrial
projects. Generate and revise schedules, conduct management reviews
and coordinate budgets and resources to achieve desired results, including
design, build and installation of new capital equipment, warehousing
equipment and facilities upgrades required to support production schedules.
Manufacturing Engineering - Process Analysis
and Product Flow, Plant Layout and Equipment Installation, Capital Equipment
justification using NPV and IRR methods. Tooling and gage design, process
plans and work sequencing, Manpower planning and training, work instructions
and document control to support all new processes.
Industrial Engineering - Analysis of Labor,
direct, indirect, overhead, and Head-count reductions. Productivity
increases through Material Handling Automation, bar coding systems for
Inventory Control, Robotics, Simulation, Conveyors, and AS/RS devices
and other form of equipment upgrades, ergonomics and stress reduction
compliance, Occupational Health and Safety Improvements through process
changes, training, and tooling improvements.
Previous Engineering Consulting Projects
- Container Standardization, Warehouse Layout, Conveyor
Systems Specification and Design, for Brink's Armored Car Services.
- Engineering and consulting services in the fields
of Third Party Logistics, Warehouse Management Software (WMS) Systems,
and Operations Improvement. Clients were USPS & Ryder Dedicated
Logistics of Miami. Assignments were in Functional Requirements definition
and analysis, WMS vendor evaluation and selection for RISC-and PC-based
platforms, strategic planning for market penetration and long term
growth, site surveys and facility layouts, warehouse process modeling,
simulations, and BPR.
- Warehouse Layout and Design and Operational Procedures
for GE Capital /TAVS in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Other clients were cold storage warehouse layout
and manpower staffing of a 200,000 square foot facility for The Stellar
Group of Jacksonville, FL and DFM/DFA simplification and work cell
design project for commercial food service equipment manufacturer.
- Served as Program Manager on Robotics Paint Stripping
System (RPSS) - $5.5 MM program to automate and integrate a dry ice
pellet (.040" diameter) cryogenic blasting process with ADEPT
robot controllers and vision systems. Provided a non-toxic, environmentally
safe method for paint removal on the fleet of F-15 aircraft, which
are overhauled at Robins AFB, GA. Sub-contracted building construction,
computer-based job scheduling, labor and cost tracking, implementation
management, and customer interface were the key components of this
- Operations Improvement Program with Booz-Allen &
Hamilton/ConAgra-Longmont Foods, Longmont, CO. Developed a program
to reduce direct labor head-count by more than 70 full time positions,
saving the client more than $1.9 MM in payroll while reducing WIP
and reducing product cycle time by more than eight hours (20%).
- Micro-Coating Technologies, Atlanta as a facilities/relocation
consultant transitioning a small high tech firm scattered in five
rental properties into a single 130,000 s.f. Engineering R & D
- General Motors of Doraville, GA with cost savings
of $3.1 MM generated in minivan assembly operations. Also helped achieve
ISO 9002 certification for first GM Assembly plant in the U.S
- US Postal Service's Integrated Management System
(IMS), Project Manager/Senior Consulting Engineer. IMS supports all
bulk material handling operations and logistics effort at over 400
general mail facilities via a national network. Specification of shop
floor control systems, demand forecasting, equipment modernization,
and detailed operations scheduling systems are the project's major