Expert Topic

Supply Chain Strategy

Just about every operation, company or non-profit, from the smallest to the largest, has some kind of supply chain.

The effectiveness and efficiency of your supply chain is essential to developing customer satisfaction. Ultimately, it's an important contributor to your bottom line.

A supply chain can be very complex and is really more of a mesh than a chain.

However, bringing to bear the right tools, the right skills and the right organization enable you to manage this complex system in a simple, straightforward way.
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About David

  • Program Management, ex. Supply Chain Optimization and SAP Implementation;
  • Change Management;
  • Supply Chain Management including SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference model): Plan,Source, Make, Deliver, Return;
  • Manufacturing Management;
  • Environmental Sustainability Issues, especially Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and DOE/Corporate relationships


President • David Rittenhouse & Associates
2010 — Present
  • Delivering supply chain and business optimization strategies
  • Sustainability strategies include energy efficiency and water use
Transformational Lead • Bayer
1984 — 2010
  • Other Bayer roles included: Director Supply Chain Administration, Head of Global S&OP and Processes, VP Diagnostics Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing Director
  • Directed the development of a new SAP R/3 implementation for polymers and chemicals businesses.
  • Led all manufacturing operations, to include associated logistics and engineering, for Bayer's major US based polycarbonate plant.
  • Supply Chain Sustainability and manufacturing plant Energy Efficiency (2008-2010)
    • Provided change management and hypercare leadership to the completion of the North American deployment of an SAP upgrade.
    • Led the phase one deployment of the SAP upgrade at several major North American sites within Bayer MaterialScience.
Lt. Col. • United States Army
1981 — 1985
Battery Commander


Lamar University
MES, Chemical Engineering, 1984
Boston University
MSBA, Business Administration, 1980
United States Military Academy - West Point
BS, Mathematics, Nuclear Engineering, 1975
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