Dan Meier, an Oliver Wight Principal, has a legacy of improving business performance in manufacturing, supply chain, and operations environments, both domestically and in an international capacity. With a passion for Integrated Business Planning, also known as Advanced Sales and Operations Planning, he has implemented and directed foundational supply chain processes and capabilities across Corporate Segments, Divisions, and Plant sites.
While at Dupont for 35+ years, Dan served in various functions and roles in Technology, Manufacturing, Operations, and Supply Chain Management. In his last 10 years, Dan served as a Supply Chain Program Leader and Consultant, leading programs to implement Integrated Business Management, End-to-End Supply Chain Diagnostics, and Business Transformation. He coached Business leadership and managed program plans and resources to execute projects utilizing his vast understanding of all aspects of supply, demand, and operations planning and execution. Dan’s professional supply chain proficiency arose from his work and experience in technology, manufacturing, operations, and supply chain roles across multiple global business units and sites.
At Sonoco Products Company, Dan was the Director of Supply Chain for the Global Consumer Segment and later the Global Plastics Division Supply Chain. He improved overall NWC reporting and managing processes for the Corporation and specifically for the Plastics Division and underlying segments, implementing foundational supply chain processes and capabilities across segments and plant sites. Dan also supported the onboarding of $300MM of acquisition businesses into the Plastics Division, implementing Demand Planning in multiple segments and Supply Network Planning into one of the larger segments, including initiating an S&OP process for that segment.
With a natural propensity for teaching, Dan spent the 2020/2021 school year teaching Math at a STEM high school during the pandemic. Dan has also been asked to teach a Production and Operations Management course at Francis Marion University, but those plans were put on hold due to Covid19. He is currently the acting Chairperson for the Business Advisory Council for the School of Business at Francis Marion University and is an active sponsor of a Senior Capstone Project each year in Business Planning.
Dan earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Delaware, his Master of Engineering at the University of South Carolina-Columbia, and his Masters of Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo. Dan also holds CPIM and CSCP certifications from ASCM.