Supply Chain and Operations Practice Leadership

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Ross S. Harvison

Managing Partner, Supply Chain and Operations Practice

Ross is a high impact supply chain and operations change consultant with proven ability to facilitate executive partners in their efforts to prioritize business needs, build effective strategies, gain organization buy-in and execute programs. Extensive experience in commercial, engineering and manufacturing environments with global reach. Recognized for the effective delivery of major operations and commercial transformations.

  • Broad background driving change in manufacturing, supply chain and technical organizations
  • Significant supply chain transformation experience in petrochemical, polymers and refining environments covering strategic sourcing, operational procurement and technical materials inventory management. The largest effort was for a major petrochemical and refining company with 27 facilities, $2 billion of spend, $200 million in inventory value, and 250 procurement and stores employees.
  • Extensive manufacturing business improvement background covering maintenance, reliability, operations, process risk, safety, health and environmental efforts for facilities in North America, Asia and Europe

Functional Experience

  • Business Strategy Development
  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Manufacturing Excellence
  • Bankruptcy Emergence
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Human Capital Development
  • Organization Design and Consolidation
  • Executive Level Negotiation
  • Broad Leadership Background
    • Supply Chain, Commercial, Engineering, Manufacturing, EH&S
  • Strong Market Knowledge
    • Raw materials, utilities, gases, capital materials, MRO materials, engineering services, corporate services, MRO services

Industry Experience

  • Petrochemicals
  • Polymers
  • Refining

Systems/Software Experience

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Microsoft Visio and Project
  • Minitab Statistical Software

Education and Training

  • University of Arizona, BS, Chemical Engineering
  • Villanova University trained Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Arthur D. Little trained Auditor and Audit Team Leader
  • Interaction Associates trained and certified Facilitative Leadership Workshop Trainer



1 comment

  1. I heard Ross Harvison on the radio while I was in Houston this week. A blast from the past. Just thought that I’d let him know that I heard it and say hi.


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