Mr Strand MBA MSES BAS – Executive Consultant
Mr Strand is an approved Executive Consultant at Appleton Greene and he has experience in marketing, management and globalization. He has achieved an Master of Business Administration, a Master of Science in Engineering and Management of Technology and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronics. He has industry experience within the following sectors: Manufacturing; Electronics; Automotive; Transport and Aerospace. He has had commercial experience within the following countries: United States of America; China; Germany; Brazil and South Africa, or more specifically within the following cities: Warren; Shanghai; Frankfurt; Sao Paulo and Johannesburg. His personal achievements include: implemented Lean & VSM for a global nonprofit organization; centralized procurement process to streamline an inefficient operation; used Value Stream Mapping and Lean tools to manage purchasing; collaborated with a university on an award-winning analytic tool; implemented cost/risk analysis for low-cost country purchasing; led a multidisciplinary management team in Value Stream Mapping – VSM and Kaizen events; led a team that negotiated aggressive new contracts with key suppliers; obtained significant volume discounts and five-year locked-in pricing. His service skills incorporate: purchasing process management; strategic sourcing; global sourcing; project management and change management.