Diebold establishes supply chain management division

Source: Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today announced it is combining its procurement, manufacturing engineering and manufacturing groups into a single organization focused on driving improvements in its supply chain.

This new organization will be led by George S. Mayes, Jr., vice president, global supply chain management, who will continue to be responsible for global manufacturing.

"This represents the first step in creating an infrastructure that supports improved communication and coordination between manufacturing, procurement and our suppliers," said Thomas W. Swidarski, Diebold president and chief executive officer. "Diebold has the expertise and global footprint to more effectively leverage its manufacturing capabilities in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil to gain a competitive advantage. Our goal is to lower our costs, shorten lead times and increase customer satisfaction."

Mayes, who spent 15 years in manufacturing, quality and engineering at General Motors, Delphi and Stanley Works, will use his experience to leverage supply chain efficiency to drive quality and cost improvements. As part of the new supply chain management team, the following individuals will report to Mayes:

  • Kevin Ku, managing director, supply chain, Asia Pacific
  • Gary Langenderfer, senior director, global procurement (shared and indirect services)
  • Frank Natoli, senior director, program management, business transformation and supply chain
  • David Boeberitz, director, manufacturing engineering
  • Linda Parcher, director, global procurement (electronics components and supplies)
  • Steven Sherman, director, global procurement (indirect commodities)

    In addition, the company is forming a global order-to-cash improvement team. This group of leaders represents a cross-section of expertise throughout the corporation, including the areas of finance, IT, product engineering, sales, service and supply chain management. The objective of this team is to shorten the amount of time between customer order and customer payment through reduced lead times, improved demand planning and forecasting, and simplified product offerings and configurations.

    "These actions represent our continued focus on better serving our customers and building greater value for our products and services," said Swidarski. "These and other planned initiatives will help ensure the long- term success of our company."
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