Kenton PhillipsFounder & CEO
areas of expertise
- Strategy & Operational Excellence
- Organizational Transformation
- SIOP / Sales & Operations Planning
- Supply Chain Technology
- Forecasting & Demand Planning
- Digital Advertising
- Product / Technology Development
- Procurement & Strategic Sourcing
- Information Architecture
- Web Strategy & User Experience
- SQL / Data Design / Data Science
- MBA, The Ohio State University
- BS, U.S. Air Force Academy
Kenton has over 24 years of experience in strategy, digital & interactive, supply chain, aerospace, defense, and advanced technology development. As a management consultant, Kenton has led initiatives and teams of all sizes and in multiple industries including digital/internet, media, consumer goods, telecommunications, aerospace, and high technology.
Kenton has also led an e-commerce start-up, ran a boutique consultancy providing strategy, marketing, and operations guidance to multiple Fortune 1000 clients, and spearheaded the IPTV (digital TV) customer experience and service pricing strategy for a large US-based telecom.
Before his private sector work, Kenton headed key components of the development of a space-based missile defense system (formerly known as “Star Wars”) as well as the development and support of stealth bomber capability. During this time, he led an extensive national team including groups of PhD’s at M.I.T., Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs, the U.S. Department of Energy (Sandia National Labs), as well as other high-tech centers, and advised the Pentagon on joint-service planning and operations for these systems.
Supply Chain Planning: Beware The 80/20 Rule
The 80/20 rule can provide a path to quick returns and fast answers, but it can also undermine strategic outcomes when used excessively in supply chain management.
Success Impaired: Part 6 – Why Ill-Fitting Selections Happen and How to Avoid Them
Selecting a well-fitting technology will help avoid both direct costs and opportunity costs of a poor modeling fit and enable your organization’s supply chain performance to push to increasingly greater heights, fully unleashing the benefits that flexible, responsive, optimized supply chain planning can offer.
Success Impaired: Part 5 – Holistic Production Planning is Essential
PRINCIPLE #5: The entire production operation should be accounted for when selecting detailed scheduling and S&OP/IBP layer technologies.