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Steve C. Cimorelli, CFPIM
Office: 321-269-3407
Fax available on request
Oscar Cervantes
Independent Consultant
Principal Contact for Latin America
Office:  001 52 (81) 1367 9931


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 email.

Oscar Cervantes

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 and more.

Oscar holds a BS degree in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA from EGADE, Monterrey, Mexico.

Oscar can be reached by phone and email.

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