CMMA Breakfast Meeting on October 27 in Paynesville: Presentation from Turning Point Consulting followed by a tour of Louis Industries
Topic: A Better Way to Implement Change and Transformation
Presenters: Dave Brady CEO & Ron Geiwitz COO, Turning Point Consulting
Dave Brady is President and CEO of Turning Point Corporation, a Management and Technology Consulting firm based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Turning Point’s mission is to help customers achieve competitive advantage and operational excellence through transformation of process, changing how people do work and effectively using business technology.
Dave has 4 decades of corporate, consulting and technology leadership experience in a variety of industries and companies, including Datalink, HealthEast, Chamilia, MTS Systems, Starkey Hearing, ADC Telecommunications, McKesson Corporation, Carlson Companies, United Health Group, Aetna, and Park Nicollet Medical Center.
Dave served on the Board of Directors of ADC (India) Communications and Infotech Private Limited.
Dave holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Western Governors University, along with an Associate Degree in Electronics from Brown Institute. He is also a graduate of the Carlson Companies Executive Leadership Program and the University of St. Thomas Center for Business Excellence Executive Leadership Program.
Ron Geiwitz is a Partner and COO of Turning Point Corporation, a Management and Technology Consulting firm based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Turning Point’s mission is to help customers achieve competitive advantage and operational excellence through transformation of process, changing how people do work and effectively using business technology.
Core Competencies & Select Accomplishments
IT & Business Systems · 18+ years supporting business systems and processes across many industry verticals · Lead Analyst on six recent ERP/business system selection projects, including VSM’s for current and future state processes · Business Analyst, including data migration from a legacy system, for successful NetSuite implementation on time and budget · Project Manager of Infor Syteline upgrade project resulting in a successful upgrade delivered on time and budget · Replaced three consultants as System Administrator, Analyst, and Technical Support Lead for Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP
Process and Value Stream Mapping · 20+ years’ experience supporting and optimizing business processes to drive efficiencies across organizations · Led/core participant on dozens of process mapping/VSM events with a focus on Order to Cash, Quote to Cash for Professional Services, Procure to Pay, Record to Report, Managed Services, and Operations including inventory management and SCM · Developed eCommerce ordering processes to efficiently support expanding sales channels for a manufacturing company · Successfully replaced inefficient, manual paper procurement process with ERP focused functionality, resulting in paperless purchase order tracking, receipts, and invoicing
Business Intelligence & Reporting · Designed and developed real-time KPI’s using Excel BI Suite, MS Power BI, and SQL Server Reporting Services for Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Engineer to Order businesses · Designed, developed, and implemented a corporate reporting data warehouse with multiple disparate data sources, including SQL Server, Oracle, and Salesforce. · Skilled in various BI and Reporting packages including Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), QlikView, Microsoft PowerBI, Power Query and Power Pivot for Excel, Tableau, SQL Reporting Services (SSRS), SQL Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Integration
Bachelor of science, Computer Information Systems; Arizona State University, Tempe AZ. APICS Production and Inventory Management.
Manufacturing Tour: Louis Industries, Paynesville MN
Louis Industries is the leading sheet metal fabricator in the Upper Midwest. Our commitment to providing our partners with high quality craftsmanship is evident in everything we produce. We combine the latest technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the highest accuracy in the design, cutting, and forming of all products. We are dedicated to being your one-stop-shop capable of fabricating one piece custom parts to full production runs. From simple shearing runs to fully powder coated completed production, we are ready to take your project all the way from engineering to delivery. Our highly skilled team carries many years of experience that demands the craftsmanship you expect.