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Kevin Armstrong

Armstrong Value Add
Strategic Consulting

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Wendell, NC 27591
United States

Years in Business:

 

3

Clients I'm Seeking:

 

-Retail business owners that employ 5-50 employees. -Manufacturing Companies 1-10 Million in Sales revenue, all markets except Pharmaceutical -New Product Development Projects -Global Sourcing

About My Business:

 

Business Professional with 28 years of operational background building from entry level to executive management, understanding the realities of day to day operations and the need for speed to market. Over 22 years of Business Management experience has given me exposure to many varieties of commercial and retail markets from toys to gaskets. (Best known for my work on the "Funnoodle" pool noodle and padding for fast food playgrounds.) Over 18 years of working with the big box stores and chains ie Walmart, Target, Kmart, Sam's, Walgreen's, Ace, Lowe's Hardware etc. Accomplished at driving revenue for companies by creating, managing and implementing business development initiatives. Worked closely with partners to identify, qualify and pursue new business opportunities in line with company business strategies. Disciplines for development covered all phases, including P&L bottom line results, RFQ's, product idea, engineering, process, logistics, merchandising, and customer service. Worked with Jakks Pacific, Hasbro, Mattel, Fischer Price, SC Johnson, P&G, Rubbermaid, to name a few. Since 1992 I participated in bringing new product to market. I have participated in the design and marketing of over 800 new products. I started my own company in 2010 and have since worked on over 50 products. I work with inventors and companies that need help getting their product ideas off the drawing board and into the market place. My sales background is as a Technical Sales Engineer doing presentations to groups from 5 to 50; consulting sales groups on how to sell. This group would include Regional Salesmen to VPs and Presidents of companies all over the USA, Mexico and Canada (450+ companies). We help you find your "Value Add" through ORM (Optimizing Resource Management) and ARD (Agile Response Disciplines). AVA assists companies in their desire to increase revenue with the shortest route in time and money, by teaching the ARD and ORM methods to success. We reach your goals for bottom line success using Data Mining, VOC (Voice of the Customer), VOE (Voice of the Employee) and QFD (Quality Function Deployment) methodology. Operations and Product Development consulting from the front office to the shipping dock; we can help. We have consistently worked to be innovative and provide unique solutions for our customers. Specialties:  Qualifying business operations for Best Practices Certification. o We provide; OSHA Inspection evaluations, Lean Workspace Principles, 5’s Cultural Environment and Quality First Company Disciplines.  Enterprise total solutions for customer and product management. o We do Forensic Accounting Audits o Work place Process Flow Charting  Developing new operations processes. o Develop the Full Toolbox Innovation Directive. o Develop Continuous Improve Guidelines and Adherence Teams o We do Cycle time vs Budget Analysis  Developing new products. o Implement Agile Response Teams o Costing Model Evaluation and Verification o Sourcing USA and International.  We have contacts in China, India, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Europe and South America. Markets Served  Business to Business  Business to Customer  OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)  Agricultural • Appliances • Automotive / transportation • Building/construction • Retail • Marine • Furniture • Medical • Packaging Related Category Keywords  Business Consulting - Data Mining - General Management Consulting - Information Enterprise Systems - Product Development - Management Services - RFID Tag Systems Contact us now to assist you with your innovation and forward thinking company goals, we are ready to join your team when it comes to improving your products, services, and market share. Relevant Links: www.armstrongvalueadd.com www.linkedin.com/company/armstrong-value-add www.linkedin.com/in/ktatech

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