Supply Chain

Independent management consultants specializing in supply chain

Umbrex is the fastest, most reliable way to find the right independent management consultant for a supply chain project. Over 90% of our supply chain consultants have prior experience at McKinsey, Bain, or BCG. The majority also have supply chain experience in industry.

How we help clients with supply chain

Design channels of supply to lower total cost and systemic risk

Integrate sales, production, inventory, product development, and financial plans

Reduce costs, reduce errors, and improve on-time performance

Balance capital investment, operating expenses, and service levels

Optimize trade-offs between working capital and fulfillment metrics

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Supply chain experience at top firms such as:

International Supply Chain Leader

Manager, Supply Chain Strategy

Global Head of Lean and Quality

Director, Supply Chain

Senior Manager, North America Supply Chain

Supply Chain Professional

Director of Supply Chain - International

Vice President Supply Chain

Global Supply Manager, Glass

Sales & Operations Planning Senior Manager

Industry examples of supply chain projects

Consumer Packaged Goods

For a global manufacturer of personal care products, redesigned the supply chain in Africa: developed new production line in Nigeria, added new distributors, and built electronic B2C channel as a complement to existing sales rep channel.


Re-engineered manufacturer’s supply chain, including sales & operations planning, inventory management, network design, procurement, order fulfillment, transportation, warehousing, and product lifecycle management. Led 11-member project team that reduced inventory levels by 60% and associated costs by $240M annually.

Metals & Mining

Developed a global supply chain strategy that delivered $50M in annual cost savings for an Australian mining services company.


For a Fortune 200 sportswear company, built an apparel manufacturing network strategy to bring priority factories and suppliers in alignment with each other and increase speed to market.

Wine, Beer & Spirits

Led end-to-end supply chain transformation for a leading multinational drink and brewing company across 200 plants and 500 distribution sites. Delivered $1B in savings.

What clients say

Insights on supply chain from our podcast:​



Dirk Hanschur


Inventory Management

Michael Ryan


Trade Deals and Tariffs

Jay Charkow


Sales, Operations, and Planning

Jessica Lackey

Insights on supply chain from our members:

March 7, 2021
How to Become a Champion of Change Thought Leadership

How to Become a Champion of Change

Caroline Taich shares a  post on change and the skills you need...

March 6, 2021
An Informative Infographic on Pricing Thought Leadership

An Informative Infographic on Pricing

Ian Tidswell shares pricing information on creating and capturing value in...

March 5, 2021
Key Steps to Developing the Personal Brand  Thought Leadership

Key Steps to Developing the Personal Brand 

Susan Hamilton Meier was recently interviewed on The Whole Person Podcast...

Useful resources on supply chain recommended by our members

  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Society for Corporate Governance
  • International Corporate Governance Network
  • Business Roundtable
  • The Handbook of Board Governance: A Comprehensive Guide for Public, Private, and Not-for-Profit Board Members 2nd Edition
  • A Carver Policy Governance Guide, The Policy Governance Model and the Role of the Board Member 2nd Edition
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