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Paul McGuire joined Oliver Wight Americas after more than 30 years in industry. He is a Supply Chain expert with multiple MRP II Class A and SAP implementations to his credit. During his 14 years with Procter & Gamble/Gillette, Paul earned an SAP Master Instructor Level Rating in supply planning. He is credited with designing and developing Gillette’s initial Global Supply Planning Metrics Dashboard and leading the Oral-B and Braun APO implementation. Prior to joining Gillette, Paul had re-engineered Instron’s Final Assembly process and implemented a similar design at Stanley Tools. Each engagement realized double-digit customer service improvements while reducing inventory levels. In his most recent assignment, he led multiple Sanofi plants to Class A certifications.
Paul began his career as a factory planner and, over the course of 30 years, he has managed supply planning organizations at both director and manager levels. In each assignment, he led process improvement across the business functions that must integrate with supply planning for flawless execution.
Paul has been a requested speaker, trainer, and coach at P&G, Gillette, Stanley Tool, and Sanofi. He has authored countless work documents and is credited with writing MPS for Dummies while at Stanley.
Paul received his BA from Fordham University, PMP from Project Management Institute, and his CPIM from APICS.
This white paper is an entertaining, quick read about Paul McGuire’s experiences in turning around supply planning processes.
Told as a fictional account of his experiences, McGuire describes how companies fail by overlooking supply planning fundamentals – and what to do about it. (Buying more software is not the answer.)
He also shares his experience in applying the principles of business process maps to home life. He explains how to use Life Maps to guide personal decisions and goals.