Senior Strategic Sales Executive at C.H. Robinson
I have known Doug since 2002. I was introduced to Doug from my connection, and mentor, who is heavily involved with Supply Chain Operations Reference Model (SCOR). Doug has also been a mentor to me throughout the years. I can say that I have learned more from Doug over the years than any other client. Doug is a wealth of knowledge and is so open in sharing that knowledge to help others. Doug has always worked with me over the years on “Solutions” that fit well into his business.
I highly recommend Doug as he is one of the most transparent individuals I have met. When it comes to Supply Chain, Optimization, Lean, Inventory, I.T. Solutions, etc, Doug is very well educated and experienced in all of these areas. Doug can help any organization achieve the best results possible, by creating strong teams (the right people), methodologies, partners and combined with the right technology that will deliver the maximum results to a companies efficiencies and overall bottom line. These efficiencies also drive top line growth!
Category Manager at Emerson Automation Solutions – Castings & Forgings
I connected with Doug during the Tyco Flow Control and Pentair merger and acquisition. Doug handpicked me to be part of a team to consolidate international forwarders among Pentair’s business units resulting in cash savings. Doug is a highly effective leader in bringing teams together and executing according to corporate directives that drive bottom line results. He knows how to effectively communicate goals across to suppliers and is not afraid to make decisions in the best interest of the enterprise. I would work with Doug again in the future if given the chance.
Sr. Manager Logistics, Global Transportation Leader at nVent
In the four years that I have worked with Doug I have gotten to know him well and there is much to recommend.
Doug has deep knowledge of both the operational and commercial aspects of U.S. domestic transportation modes, with particular emphasis on LTL, truckload, and small parcel. He is also strong on international ocean freight and heavyweight airfreight. He knows the strategic sourcing process very well and has a long track record of successful logistics sourcing activities to prove it. Doug demonstrated excellence in his knowledge of DC operations, distribution network analysis, and optimization.
He has a strategic mind and has the managerial acumen to successfully lead projects in tough political environments. A good coach and mentor with a history of building teams across the globe and functions, Doug is an excellent choice to lead your Logistics or Supply Chain function.
Former Vice President at CEVA Logistics
I have had the pleasure of working with Doug Bley over many years. He is an exceptional leader with superb insight and skills in the areas of supply chain and global logistics. Doug has the ability to bring strategic insight and creativity, while ensuring a very pragmatic approach that delivers operational performance and impact. In addition, Doug has deep knowledge and experience around North American transportation, in driving efficiencies and performance through network design and optimization. I value our relationship and admire his commitment and can do attitude.
Former Worldwide Account Manager – Global Accounts FedEx Services
Doug is a business partner at heart. It is a challenge to find customers who truly collaborate with vendors on challenging business situations. Doug is that customer. He is a fierce advocate for his company, but he intuitively brings people together to solve problems. He has created beneficial process improvements for his Global organization because of his willingness to bring minds together rather than force change. But don’t be fooled… he’s a heck of a negotiator as well.
Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Executive at Dematic Automation
I’ve worked with Doug at Pentair for the past 9 years. In his role as the global logistics leader for Pentair, I had various opportunities to work with Doug on key strategic projects that drove significant value to Pentair and our shareholders. Examples included numerous transportation sourcing projects on multiple modes, a transportation management system selection process, and a benchmarking and transformation project of Pentair’s global supply chain.
Doug is a true logistics subject matter expert that has provided thought leadership, strategic guidance, and overall project execution support across our various businesses. He has orchestrated significant productivity, service level improvements, and logistics supply base consolidation. He is well respected within both our operations and supply organizations, and he has formed solid relationships with our key logistics suppliers.
Director of Global Logistics at Brady Corporation
Doug is one of the best, strategic logisticians that I’ve ever been associated with. His complete understanding of the Supply Chain is as good as I’ve ever seen. He continually pushed me and my colleagues to be our best while managing us in a fair, professional style. His technical and negotiation skills are second to none. I’ve been in logistics for over 25 years and can honestly say that I’ve learned more from Doug than anyone I’ve ever been associated with. He is also a strong leader in using lean principles, strategy deployment and KPI’s. I reported indirectly to Doug for over 5 years and he continually showed year over year improvement in virtually every KPI.
Doug is an incredibly knowledgeable operations professional who possesses the unique combination of having in depth experience in logistics/distribution as well as large scale call center operations. Doug is also a great leader of people who love to be on his team. A great combination of proven experience that is hard to find.
President Dunn Bros Coffee
Doug is a results-oriented leader who has a special way of building consensus and producing results. His background in distribution, logistics and call centers makes him a tremendous resource to the organization. Doug is astute at building teams with outstanding customer service, achieving efficiencies and a focus on cost savings. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Doug in the future.
Director – Parts Distribution at Electrolux North America
I had the pleasure of working directly with Doug on a major supply chain diagnostics project. His expertise in supply chain, logistics and professionalism was exemplary. His tenacity to get to root cause issues and challenge to our organization way of thinking presented break through opportunities for us to implement. His leadership skills kept our team on task. Our project finished on-time within budget.
Sr. Consultant – Master Black Belt Lean and Six Sigma
Doug is a mentor as well as an administrator. He not only understands the “Big Picture” but is also able to direct and communicate it at multiple levels in the organization. He facilitates getting the work process correct the first time and in a timely manner. Doug is truly and individual that empowers his people and facilitates their success. He is honest and able to provide positive and corrective feedback in ways that maintains and encourages the staff member to do their best. I enjoyed working with Doug. I consider him a great colleague and friend.