Steven A. Souza is a principal with Oliver Wight and past President of Oliver Wight Public Education. For the past 35 years, he has been a consultant and educator providing manufacturing and distribution companies with guidance on the design and implementation of Integrated Business Planning and Integrated Supply Chain Management processes.
Steve brings to his consulting engagements 35 years of experience in general management, manufacturing, and supply chain management positions with Instron Corporation, Bose Corporation, and the Foxboro Company. Both as a practitioner and a consultant, Steve has guided many business improvement initiatives to Class A level performance and is always focused on enabling the client gain speed to results. Steve has diverse industry experience, including industrial equipment, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and food processing. Some of his clients include Caterpillar*, Procter & Gamble*, General Electric, Abbott*, Boeing, DuPont*, U S Wind Power*, General Mills*, Tyco Healthcare*, H.J. Heinz*, Schering Plough*, Genzyme, Cadbury*, Guidant*, Weir SPM* and Johnson & Johnson and Rich’s Products*.
* designates “Class A” Level processes and business results.
He believes that this level of Class A is primarily due to the implementations being “leadership led” and executed by a user community that is fully educated and trained on Class A best practices. To this end, Steve assists with education, business process design, human and organizational needs assessment, software evaluation, and ongoing implementation process support. For over three decades, Steve has been closely involved in the development and delivery of many Oliver Wight education programs, including Integrated Business Planning and Integrated Supply Chain Management.
Steve was one of the authors and the managing editor of The Oliver Wight ABCD Checklist for Operational Excellence. He is an active speaker for many U.S. and international professional organizations. Steve earned an MBA from Boston University and his BS from Southeastern Massachusetts University.