Ray Scott brings to his assignments a vast array of experience in Supply Chain, Purchasing, Operations, Marketing, and Accounting. He has performed a variety of consulting and training engagements for Experience on Demand, focusing on inventory management, process improvement, purchasing strategies, operations management, software selection & implementation, and project management. Clients served come from many different industries, including hard goods manufacturing, apparel, distribution, food production, furniture sales, quasi-governmental organizations, and services. Ray understands the interactions between various parts of the organization, and looks to improve the overall results of the business.
Ray served 17 years as Vice President - Supply Chain Management at Code 3, Inc., a manufacturer of emergency vehicle lighting and warning systems. He also held positions in Purchasing, Operations, and Marketing at automated microbiology leader bioMerieux Vitek, with additional financial experience in the mining and brewing industries. Ray began his career with the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Throughout his career, Ray has successfully worked with a number of international companies and traveled extensively on sourcing trips to China and Taiwan. He has also been responsible for creating and implementing procurement and inventory control strategies, including successful cost improvement programs.
In addition, Ray has served as an instructor for the St. Louis Chapter of APICS for over ten years. He has held several board positions, including President, for the St. Louis Chapter, and also served on Regional Staff for APICS. Ray developed and has taught the Inventory Management module in the Integrated Supply Chain Certificate program for the Center for Supply Chain Management Studies at Saint Louis University for twelve years, as well as teaching Project Management for the Center. He has made a number of presentations to APICS chapters throughout the Midwest on supply chain topics, and conducted webinars for the Heartland District of that organization.
Ray earned an MBA from Washington University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. His certifications include Certified Public Accountant, and Certified Fellow in Production & Inventory Management, Certified Supply Chain Professional, and Certified in Integrated Resource Management from APICS.