MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 12, 2014) - Riverwood Solutions, the innovator in managed supply chain services and operations consulting, today announced that its Vice President of Procurement, Tom David, has been named to the "2014 Pros to Know" by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.
The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives in manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises, including service providers, consultancies, and academia, who are leading initiatives to help their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet the significant challenges of today's business climate.
"I'm honored to be recognized as a 2014 Pro to Know by SDCE magazine alongside some of the best and brightest names in the profession," said Tom David, Vice President of Global Procurement at Riverwood Solutions. "With the rapid pace of globalization, the dominance of the outsourced manufacturing model, and the accelerating rate of product innovation in the world today, supply chain management is an increasingly important specialization and one that is far too often overlooked and underestimated by many OEMs. It's gratifying and encouraging to see all of great work being done in the field of supply chain management by the honorees named to this year's list."
Mr. David is a career supply chain, procurement and operations executive with nearly 30 years in the electronics industry. In his role as a senior consulting executive at Riverwood Solutions, Tom has helped some of the world's most innovative tech companies improve the performance of their supply chain operations. Prior to joining Riverwood, Tom worked in senior management roles at OEMs and Contract Manufactures including Rockwell International, Alcatel-Lucent, Flextronics and Sanmina. Tom has directed EMS operations and international manufacturing with annuals spends in excess of $400M, including full P&L responsibility. Tom's expertise has helped him establish a strong track record for developing strategic supplier relationships and creating supply chain strategy and management processes that minimize materials and inventory costs, and optimize cash flow.
"Riverwood Solutions is very proud of the work Tom David is doing in helping our client's improve their supply chain performance," said Ron Keith, Chief Executive Officer of Riverwood Solutions. "This recognition by SDCE magazine is based on the work of Tom and his team in making Riverwood's clients more competitive and creating competitive advantages for them in manufacturing and supply chain execution."
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About Riverwood Solutions
Riverwood Solutions (www.rwsops.com) helps OEMs improve supply chain performance, optimize their operations, and maximize the value of their outsourced relationships. The company provides consulting and managed services to the world's leading technology product companies and most innovative start-ups on a local and global basis. The company's proprietary and award winning HOST® (Hybrid Outsourced Services Team) Model provides highly skilled local resources to help OEMs manage their far flung supply base and improve supply chain performance without adding fixed costs or internal infrastructure. Headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, Riverwood Solutions designs, optimizes, implements, and manages global supply chains from offices in the USA, Mexico, Switzerland, Singapore, and China.