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About Us2019-08-16T23:30:10+00:00

OUR MISSION IS HELP BUSINESSES CUT DOWN ON THIRD PARTY COSTS

Our History

Sower and Associates began offering management consulting services in 1990 operating also as Sower, Duffy, and Associates. Sower & Associates has experience assisting clients in businesses as diverse as: oil & gas, retail, food service, injection molding, industrial coatings, plywood manufacturing, hospitals, county government, package delivery, insurance, industrial machinery, and universities.

Services provided include: cost management model creation, cost model training, strategic sourcing project execution and training, logistical design, statistical process control training and implementation, training in approaches to problem solving, training and assistance in continuous quality improvement and total quality management programs, evaluation of customer satisfaction, innovation management, change management, and curriculum design.
Sower and Associates has respected thought leaders in supply chain and operations with many books and journal/magazine articles published, as well as a multitude of presentations at conferences and meetings to its credit (see listing below and the “Content for Download” tab for more information).
How to create change, by Victor Sower (video)
Change can be difficult on businesses of every size. This story is about thinking outside the box and gives a glimpse of our approach as well as what happens to companies when they ignore change.

We Thrive On Challenging Projects That Produce Bigger Rewards.

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Meet Your New Best Friends, Our Gurus.

Victor Sower
Victor SowerPresident
Vic founded Sower & Associates in 1990, and is President of the practice focused on the Supply Chain, Operations & Quality practices.

Relevant Roles: President-Consulting, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, GM-Manufacturing, Process Development Engineering Manager

Cost Managment/Change Management 97%
Operations Management 93%
Assurance & Control 86%
Project Management 80%
Frank Corris
Frank CorrisSenior Consultant
Frank is a senior consultant with vast experience building solutions to greatly enhance value.

Relevant Roles: President-Consulting, Chief Procurement Officer, Director-Procurement, Sourcing & Category Manager

Process Redesign 93%
Catagory Management 91%
Strategic Sourcing 86%
Healthcare Benefits Consulting 80%
Andrew Kiteley
Andrew Kiteley Senior Consultant
Andrew is a supply chain, strategic sourcing and cost management expert with over 20 years of diverse, cross-industry experience in senior level industry and consulting roles. He has worked for and consulted to some of the most recognized brands in the world, across numerous industries, geographies and functional areas.
Supply Chain Consulting 97%
Strategic Sourcing 91%
Production Procurement 85%
Cost Management 82%
Greg Smith
Greg SmithSenior Consultant
Greg is a senior consultant that has brought tens of millions of savings to his employers and clients.

Relevant Roles: President-Consulting, Director-Strategic Sourcing, Manager-Sourcing & Category Management

Procurement 97%
Cost Modeling 95%
Strategic Sourcing, 89%
Spend Analytics 83%
Dave Smith
Dave SmithSenior Consultant
Dave is a senior consultant with years of value creation and savings to his employers and clients.

Relevant Roles: Global Supply Chain Category Manager Completions, Global Supply Chain Category Manager Drilling, Interim Chief Procurement Officer

Category Management 93%
Strategic Sourcing 91%
Negotiations 86%
Teaching / Training 82%
Chris Cooper
Chris CooperSenior Consultant
Chris is a supply chain subject matter expert with over 14 years of globally balanced military and civilian professional experience. His expertise is focused on working collaboratively with business operations stakeholders to unlock value and achieve lasting results through cost modeling, strategic sourcing, contracts management and supplier relationship management.
Cost Modeling 93%
Strategic Sourcing 83%
Contracts Management 90%
Contingent Labor 86%

We Are Global And Have Helped Clients Worldwide.

Our Experience and Results-Driven Orientation are what sets us apart.

Our consultants are experienced thought leaders with publications and presentations to their credit. Through experience in a myriad of industries in supply chain, logistics, procurement and operations, the S&A team is able to partner with client companies to achieve value creation.

Experience

We have decades of experience in healthcare, retail, energy and transportation

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Dedication

Our dedication is paramount. We work diligently to ensure we meet our client’s expectations

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Leadership

We are leaders in the supply chain field and have written numerous publications and spoken at industry conferences across the US.

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