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  Senior Vice President
 
Barbara Ardell | Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Consulting Services | Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise

Change Management
Influencing Change
Training
Strategic Sourcing
E-Sourcing
Optimization
Spend Analytics
Project Management
Packaging
Six Sigma Quality
Business Development
  

Education
 

Miami University of Ohio
University of Cincinnati
The Union Institute
GE Six Sigma Quality
     

Barbara M. Ardell
BMArdell@PaladinAssociatesInc.com

  
Senior Vice President and Influencing Change Practice Leader. A proven executive with over 30 years of professional experience integrating sourcing strategy, e-tools, change management, quality and training to deliver outstanding results.
 

Experience

Selected by Supply & Demand Chain Executive* as a 2016 “Pro to Know” which recognizes Supply Chain executives leading initiatives to help prepare companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate.
As a Sr. Vice President of Paladin Associates, leads Influencing Change practice. Was previously responsible for Sourcing technology programs including Spend Analytics, e-Sourcing and Optimization. Managed client Sourcing initiatives and provided commodity leadership in packaging related cost reduction projects.
Skilled trainer across a broad range of sourcing-related and leadership development topics.
Touted by Jason Busch, editor of the distinguished industry blog Spend Matters, as being “perhaps the most experienced, no-nonsense e-sourcing practitioner-turned-consultant in the market”.
Managed Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Care sourcing organization responsible for packaging and ingredients.
Sourced  P&G diaper raw materials worth over $250 MM annually.
As VP of Sourcing Solutions at Procuri, worked with customers to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of their organizations through e-Sourcing. Savings across all customers averaged 20%, with up to a 75% reduction in sourcing cycle time.
Selected as contract trainer for large international human resource firm with certification to teach over 60 leadership development courses
Selected by General Electric to be a Certified Six Sigma Quality trainer
  
  Vice President
 
Peter Key - Paladin Associates Inc.


Expertise
 

Sourcing
Fleet Expert
Supply Chain
Finance
Six Sigma Quality
Operations
Security
Distribution
Facilities
Business Development
Acquisition Integration
 

Education
 

BA, Eastern Kentucky University
GE Financial Management
Six Sigma Quality Black Belt
     

Peter G. Key
 

Seasoned senior executive with over 28 years of multi-functional leadership in manufacturing, construction, security, sales and distribution, financial services and information technology services.
 

Experience
 

North American CPO for global meter manufacturing company
VP of Sourcing and Crisis Management for GE Information Technology Solutions
At GE Appliance Distribution Services, created and directed transportation negotiation strategy, delivering over $200 million in operating savings
Recently negotiated fleet contract reducing costs by 14%
Implemented sourcing processes aligning suppliers with strategic company goals
Introduced Six Sigma sourcing processes for all indirect purchases
Implemented ‘Bullet Train’ teams to reduce waste and supplier bill rates
In less than 2 years, reduced direct material costs by 24%, while developing new supply chains and overseeing the relocation of operations to Mexico
Led several successful Purchasing Card implementations
Implemented digitized ERP and purchasing processes including e-sourcing, EDI, EFT, P-card and e P-card
    
  

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