David LyonsSupply Chain Management

David Lyons
Areas of expertise
  • Instituted a culture driving continuous improvement process across all functions that lowered operating cost by 5% and improved productivity by 20%.
  • Consolidated distribution centers generating $500K in annual
  • Provided an extensive restructuring of US operations to the BOD with a 27% IRR and positioning the operations to support existing and new high profile, globally, branded customers. Investment included economic development funding (state and local) and tax credits/exemptions.
  • Partnered with customers and implemented demand-driven process that supported a 50% total raw material and finished goods inventory reduction from $120MM to $60MM, generating improved cash flow and utilization while improving customer service rates by 7%, for a $1.2B CPG company.
Favorite Quote

“The seeds of our undoing are sewn at the pinnacle of our success.” – Joseph Schumpeter

David has over 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations, General Management, Lean Processes and Systems, Innovation and Sustainability, Strategy Development and Execution, and Ethical Leadership Development.  Dr. Lyons has been helping organizations transform and realize their full potential, to see through the “fog” and:

  • find solutions to complex problems so they can realize greatness,
  • creating a culture of accountability, high performance, and precision,
  • innovation, and creativity with the highest integrity and ethical standards,
  • optimizing value and building organizational capability for predictable and sustainable results,
  • establishing processes and systems that marry with strategic solutions for bottom-line results.

He also teaches these principles at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the Belk College of Business.

David received a Doctorate in Business Administration degree from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University with a concentration on Supply Chain.  He also has an M.B.A. from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky.

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