Kurt A. Baumann
STATEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
As Vice President for Armstrong & Associates, Inc., Kurt serves both 3PLs and shippers. His consulting services focus on 3PL strategic planning, M&A support, supply chain optimization, warehousing and transportation performance improvement and cost management, IT systems implementation and staffing.
Prior to joining A&A, Kurt held leadership positions in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Supply Chain Consulting Practice (now, IBM) and GE Healthcare’s Global Supply Chain Operations Group. He has 20 years of experience in industry and professional consulting. Kurt earned a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management from UW-Madison and a Six Sigma Black Belt from General Electric.
Clients value Kurt’s ability to leverage both operational analysis and A&A’s leading 3PL market research to identify critical gaps and offer insightful perspective to 3PL business strategy. He has helped dozens of 3PLs to grow their businesses more profitably, by crafting effective Business Plans that identify strategic growth initiatives, organizational changes and investment requirements and financial projections. Kurt helps 3PL clients to develop marketing and sales promotions programs, implement facilities and IT projects, and hire capable human resources.
His capabilities translate directly to M&A support work, especially for Operational Due Diligence. Kurt has performed M&A DD on behalf of both strategic buyers and major investors, who really want to know what lies below the financial statements.
Kurt participates in A&A research and publication, such as 3PL Site Visit Write-Ups. He substantially revised the North American Warehousing Study for 2010, which was very well-received by the industry. He serves on the board of The Logistics Council (TLC). He is past-president of both TLC and the CSCMP Milwaukee Roundtable. Kurt occasionally lectures for UW Supply Chain Management Executive Education and speaks at educational seminars and trade events, such as TLC, CSCMP, WWA, and eyefortransport.
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