Supply Chain Solutions Consultants

The Supply Chain Solutions Consultants (SCSC) was organized in 1959 by several leaders who saw the need for more reliable, capable and professional services in the material handling consulting field.

SCSC is a professional society composed of individual consultants in the material handling field. It promotes and coordinates the exchange of ideas and information among members; encourages the improvement of analysis, synthesis, installation, and training; advances the profession through the development of standards of performance; and assists other groups in promoting material handling generally, and the consulting profession specifically.

Bratton, Donald
BEB Industrial Asset Management
1806 Swift Avenue, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone Number: 816-918-3642

Areas served: All material handling related endeavors. Extensive experience with meat processing, food production, lumber supply chain, building products, appliances, grocery, medical supplies, corrugated paper and various parts of automotive supply chain with a focus on right sizing, right typing and expense control for our clients material handling fleets.

Professional Affiliations:
Mheda, FSG Group

Consulting/Coaching on all material handling equipment related projects. Projects include site-surveys, data reviews, plan creation and implementation of new strategies for reduced costs, improved efficiencies, and safety concerns. Our follow up commitment includes invoice and utilization auditing and recording fleet information such as individual unit histories, specifications and true utilization versus plan and budgets. This is accomplished through utilization of our on-line database Our development team has also created proposal software that is widely used throughout the material handling industry for the generation of proposal for a large number of oem and material handling product groups.

Fateen, Sal E., P.E.
Seizmic, Inc.
161 Atlantic St.
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: 909-869-0989 Fax: 909-869-0981

Areas served: U.S. and International

Professional Affiliations: APMHC, MHMS, ICBO, AISC, and P.E. in over 30 states

Services: Design and analysis of all material handling equipment and their anchorage when requiring licensed engineers certification to satisfy building departments or the client's needs.

Including: Calculations, details, layouts, submittals to cities and follow-up, field trips and project supervision.

Heath, Frederick "Rick"
Heath and Associates
3316 Springcrest Drive
Louisville, KY 40241-2737
Phone: 502/425-2385 Fax: 502/339-0729
Web site:

Areas served: North America

Professional Affiliations: Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, American College of Forensic Examiners, American National Standards Institute, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Safety Engineers, American Welding Society,Material Handling Industry of America, National Association of Trailer Manufacturers, National Safety Council, Scaffold Industry Association, Society of Automotive Engineers, Specialized Carriers and Riggers Association, Standards Engineering Society, Trucking Industry Defense Association, Underwriters Laboratories, World Safety Organization.

Services: Accident investigation, reconstruction and expert services covering material handling equipment including lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, powered industrial trucks, aerial work platforms, industrial machines, hydraulic equipment, tools, scissors lifts, tilters and vertical conveyors. Forty plus years of engineering, manufacturing and management experience to provide services relating to product safety, product failures, product liability, testing, compliance with standards (ANSI and ISO), compliance with regulations (OSHA, EPA & DOT), adequacy of instructions and labels. Development of explanatory exhibits and preparation of evidence for trial.

Hoecherl, Rupert
3001 Emrick Blvd. #202
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Phone: 610.807.3590

Johnson, Steve
Johnson Stephens Consulting, Inc.
Managing Principal
100 Hartsfield Centre Parkway, Suite 520
Atlanta, GA 30354
770.635.5777 Direct
404.307.2478 Mobile

Areas Served: Worldwide

Professional Affiliations: APMHC; Senior Member, IIE; Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA)

Services: Johnson Stephens Consulting is a supply chain operations consulting firm which specializes in providing strategic planning, distribution center design & implementation, and productivity improvement services (through operations improvement and engineered productivity standards/incentives programs) to retailers, wholesalers, and consumer products companies. Our key strength is in providing the “How-To” in implementing supply chain solutions, not merely providing recommendations. Our assistance is accomplished through an industrial engineering-based approach that delivers practical, cost effective and service efficient solutions.

Knab, Dr. Edward F.
Productivity Constructs, Inc.
1969 Fan Palm Way
Palm Springs, CA, 92262-8859
Phone Number: 1-800-660-8718
Fax Number: 1-800-660-8718

Areas served: Worldwide - Servicing North and South America, Oceania, Asia, Europe and Africa

Professional Affiliations: APMHC, SIOR (Society of Industrial and Office Realtors), MHMS (Material Handling and Management Society of Southern California), FTASC (Foreign Trade Association of Southern California

Mission: "Helping companies optimize people, processes and performance to achieve their full potential."

Services: Productivity Constructs is a full service consulting organization specializing in industrial facility design and global supply chain solutions. We provide our clients with manufacturing and storage layouts, operating systems design, implementation of storage and material handling equipment and project management services.

  • Logistics Strategy Planning
  • Plant, Warehouse and Distribution Center Design and Layout
  • Warehouse Management System Specifications
  • Productivity Improvement Optimization
  • Organizational Design
  • Training Development Program

Executive and Managerial Development and Coaching Services including:

  • Capacity and Throughput Strategy
  • Distribution Execution Optimization
  • Warehouse Management Execution
  • Change Management Strategy
  • Facility Design Planning
  • Warehouse Performance Metrics Development

Global Supply Chain Solutions including:

  • Network optimization
  • Global Supply Chain Rationalization
  • Inventory Optimization
  • Global Sourcing
  • Logistics Systems Integration
  • Transportation Optimization
  • Global Site Locations Services
Rubio, Jose M. Cazarez
Cazarez Consulting Group
Mier Y Pesado 232
A102, Colonia del Valle
Deleg Benito Juarez 03100
52 (55) 6308-4797
Schneider, David K
David K Schneider & Company
PO Box 230457, Centreville, VA 20120
13406 Virginia Willow Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Phone Number: 484-685-3188

Areas served: North America

Professional Affiliations: CSCMP, WERC, ASTL, NASSTRAC, APMHC

Services: We lever our experience and broad knowledge and assist small developing companies that need the help and advice of a competent practitioner who has actually managed complex and complicated supply chains, who has learned from both mistakes and successes who can be a "force multiplier" of knowledge and experience in the Supply Chain arena.

We help young (and not so young) companies to design supply chain strategy that supports their growth and helps them avoid business stunting mistakes. We also help companies that “ran into the wall” of mistakes, help them fix the issues and regain the growth momentum. We drive for innovative yet practical "win-win" solutions that provide positive growth for all parties.

We offer a broad range of advisory services, and when it is applicable help clients establish relationships with service providers, equipment suppliers and specialized professional services players. On behalf of the client we will deliver strategic / tactical planning and project management and act as a conductor of an "orchestra" of providers and suppliers.

Staack, Gerald F., P.E., PCMH
501 N. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314/335-4230 Fax: 314/335-5107

Areas served: U.S. and Worldwide

Professional Affiliations: APMHC, MHMS, ASME, Master Brewers Association of America, National Beverage Packaging Association, Registered Professional Engineer-Missouri

Services: Material handling and logistics studies, facilities planning, site selection, design including equipment specification and facilities design, design/build total project management, and systems integration for food processing, beverage, distribution, aerospace, and general manufacturing industries.

Woolery, Richard
Industrial Storage-Material Handling Solutions
625 W. Deer Valley Road
Suite 103-500
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: 623.466.6065
Fax: 623.476.8216

Consistent with the statements of ethical behavior published by other associations of consultants, we affirm that as members of SCSC we will:

  • Place the interests of clients and prospective clients ahead of our own.
  • Hold as confidential all information about a client obtained in the course of a professional assignment.
  • Avoid conflicts of interest, or the appearance of such, and will disclose to a client any circumstances, relationships or interests that might influence judgment and objectivity.
  • Ensure that a client receives a written proposal and has a clear understanding of the objectives, scope and fees or fee basis for the proposed services.
  • Accept only engagements for which we are qualified by experience and competence. 
  • Maintain independence in thought and action.
  • Not engage in the business of selling material handling products or related systems and equipment.
  • Not accept fees, commissions or other valuable consideration from individuals  or organizations whose equipment, supplies or services might be recommended in the course of service to clients.
  • Develop and promote professionalism in the field of material handling.
  • Denotes your professional reputation in the Material Handling Field.
  • Provides the opportunity to participate in the leadership of the growing material handling consulting profession by the association with competent material handling professionals.
  • Provides for periodic meetings for the exchange of ideas and information.
  • Offers professional presentations by members for members.
  • Provides an opportunity to participate in marketing your firm in a booth at the annual MHI Show and Forum.
  • Job lead inquiries from the Internet and calls to the Association office are furnished to each member.
  • Entitles members to a bimonthly industry newsletter and provides opportunities to present articles.
  • Your name and credentials information on the Internet. The Association is listed at
  1. Persons with the equivalent of a college degree in programs related to material handling, or with equivalent practical experience in material handling related work.
  2. Persons with five years of active consulting relating to the material handling field.
  3. Persons not directly associated with selling material handling system or product.
  4. Persons whose primary business is providing consulting services in material handling or related services.