Leon Dixon, an Oliver Wight Principal, is a consultant, coach, and educator providing companies with guidance on the design and implementation of integrated business processes and systems.
“I believe that human judgment and great processes drive business success. Technology must support our decision making, but cannot make decisions for us. My passion is guiding better decision making and leading companies to profitable, sustainable growth, while improving our work environment. Working with Oliver Wight allows me to live this calling daily.”
Throughout Leon’s 35+-year career, Leon has been a leader, coach, and implementor of improved business behaviors, planning processes, and software. A cornerstone of his work includes ensuring that the net financial result of a project returns a multiple of the money and time planned to justify it.
Leon held various leadership and management positions at BASF, AGA, and SAP, and had an interesting role at SmartOps, a startup then acquired by SAP. Leon’s consulting work has continued to drive dramatic process improvements through his partnerships with companies including Arkema/Altuglas, Dow, General Mills, Otterbox, Huntsman, Xerox, and over a dozen others.
Leon’s philosophy about process improvements returning a multiple of their investment began with his shop floor experience and work as a sales engineer for AGA Gas, Inc. As his career developed, Leon took that philosophy to management and leadership roles in marketing, product management, COE and international supply chain leadership with BASF, concurrently earning his MBA. He then served as a supply chain consultant and held international solution ownership and software implementation roles for SAP’s IBP, supply chain planning and inventory optimization software. He is also a noted supply chain planning speaker in webinars, industry meetings, and educational events.
Leon earned his engineering degree from Michigan State and MBA from Keller School of Management. He also earned his Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from APICS. He resides with his family in Pittsburgh, PA.