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Total Sourcing Solutions, LLC

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Personal Profile- Steve Trussell
I have twenty five years of experience in sourcing and supply chain in multiple industries, including 10 years in the CPG industry running the global sourcing groups for 3 national-brand CPG companies. I spent 4 years working in the global sourcing group for the world?s largest retailer, focusing on supplier management of private-label branded products. I have extensive experience in supplier management and development, having received Toyota Production System training while with Aisin Seiki, a Toyota-group company. Most recently, I have received my Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. My areas of expertise are:

Strategic Global Sourcing
Manufacturing Management
New Product Development
Quality and Project Planning
Commodity Management
Supplier Development
Best Practice Implementation
Process Management
Team Building and People Development
Lean Six Sigma

Throughout my working career, I have:
-Led and re-structured several global sourcing organizations for fortune 1000 companies.
-Developed successful sourcing strategies to move into new supply markets ( Eastern Europe, India)
-Developed supplier strategies for major brand launches, resulting in cost savings and margin improvements.
-Developed new tools and processes for sourcing organization at Walmart, resulting in better strategic visibility, supplier leverage, and communication across the enterprise
-Led integration and development of tools to more closely align the sourcing and merchandising teams in the areas of:
Assortment Management
Financial Planning and ROI analysis
Supplier/Item Strategies
Packaging initiatives to improve store-level execution

Training and Education include:
-BSBA in Business Administration
-MBA with International focus
-Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
-QS9000 training
-Toyota Production System training (Aisin Seiki)
-Leading Edge Operations Strategy (MIT)
Multiple classes in retail management, including:
-Retail Math
-Assortment Management
-Retail and Technology

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