Steve C. Cimorelli
Steve Cimorelli is an independent consultant specializing
in inventory management and lean material flow. He is
certified at the fellow level by APICS in production and
inventory management (CFPIM) with 30 years of work
experience in a wide variety of industries including
aerospace and defense (NASA, McDonnnell Douglas, Learjet),
industrial equipment (Square D / Schneider Electric) and
commercial aftermarket products (Cummins). His background
includes technical and management responsibilities in
inventory planning, manufacturing, engineering, materials,
and computer systems.
Steve was most recently employed by Cummins Filtration as
Director, Global Inventory Planning. Prior to joining
Cummins, he consulted with numerous manufacturing plants
in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Europe, developing and
implementing lean manufacturing and materials processes,
with emphasis in the areas of kanban, forecasting, line
balancing and production stabilization.
Steve's published works include Kanban for the Supply
Chain, released in October 2005 by Productivity Press.
He also authored the January 2002 cover story of APICS
Magazine titled "Reduced Demand - Managing Inventory in
a Period of Declining Sales", and a chapter titled
"Control of Production and Inventory" in the Handbook
of Manufacturing Engineering, published in 1995 by
Marcel Dekker, re-released in 2006 as Factory
Operations, Planning and Instructional Methods.
Steve lives in Central Florida with his wife, Cindi, and
faithful dog, Ranger. He can be reached by phone and
Oscar Cervantes is President of CG Industrial Group
Monterrey, Mexico) and is the primary point of contact for SCC Inventory
Consulting in Latin America. He is APICS-certified in production and
inventory management (CPIM) with more than 10 years of management
experience in a wide variety of disciplines including manufacturing,
materials, industrial engineering, production and inventory control,
customer service, and lean manufacturing.
Oscar has extensive experience transferring product lines and manufacturing
processes from international locations into Mexico, and aligning these
processes with existing systems, standards and practices. In addition, he
has led the launch of new systems and processes into existing operations,
including ERP systems, Kanban inventory pull processes, factory automation
Oscar holds a BS degree in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering from Instituto
Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA from EGADE,
Oscar can be reached by phone and email.