Bob Dunn is a Director at Hilco Performance Solutions. He has over 20 years of supply chain operations experience, leading global teams in both large and small manufacturing and distribution companies from various industries including heavy industrial, electronics, aerospace, agriculture, and consumer products. He also has a background in sales and engineering management.
Select supply chain experiences from his career include successfully leading and executing initiatives, such as:
- Category Management- Framed current supply structures and highlighted strategic gaps including risk, performance, NPD, and pricing. Outlined the enhanced target supplier structure and supporting roadmap. Developed vendor dashboards and market assessment tools which improved delivery and quality by 10-20% and lowered costs by 5-10% on an annual basis.
- Inventory Optimization- Developed demand planning, product categorization, and SIOP programs which enhanced order fulfilment by 15-25% and raised inventory turns by 40-80%.
- Distribution Management- Developed distribution network plans, designed warehouse layouts, orchestrated major warehouse openings/moves, and enhanced transportation flows to improve logistics efficiency. This reduced the time for customer order fulfilment and lowered overall logistics costs by 10-30%.
- Supply Chain Systems and Process Improvement- Maximized the utilization of the ERP platform and supporting modules. Developed business intelligence tools to provide real-time dashboard reporting and established a discrepancy management approach. Implemented various ERP systems and injected automation in the P2P process to eliminate errors, reduce labor, and improve cash flow.
Bob has a MS from Virginia Tech in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a BS in Aerospace Engineering with a Math minor from Penn State and has earned a PE license in Mechanical Engineering. He has supply chain certifications from APICS, ISM, and APS and is six-sigma certified. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Supply Chain at the Illinois Institute of Technology, held a seat on the Elmhurst City Council for 12 years where he chaired the Finance Committee, and is the Board President of the Council of International Programs which is a non-profit cultural and professional exchange.