Dedicated Team

You want a dedicated team of the right people working on your supply chain needs, not a bureaucratic chain of command. So do we.

At SCA, you won’t be dealing with senior managers and then passed down to juniors. You’ll meet and work with the people listed below – our Senior Consultants. This is a critical area that makes us more effective at building and executing plans that solve your problems.

“Supply chain management requires a team driven by critical thinking and flawless execution and that’s what we’ve built Supply Chain Alliance to do”

Mike Croza

Managing Partner

Mike is the founder of Supply Chain Alliance and it is his vision, drive, and experience that has built an effective, agile supply chain model designed to solve problems, not create them.

Mike is a supply chain innovator and problem solver. He is an advocate for better supply chain management ideas and solutions and is recognized as a leader in the supply chain community. His knowledge and leadership across virtually every kind of industry is continually leveraged by industry and academia as an accomplished speaker and lecturer on supply chain strategy.

You can reach Mike at mcroza@supplychainalliance.ca

Managing Partner

Principal

“In the supply chain world it’s about knowing the subject matter and applying experience in every situation from network modeling and inventory strati¬cation to DC layout and transportation spend management…and all the pieces in between.”

Darryl Nelson

Principal

As a Principal with Supply Chain Alliance, Darryl brings hands on leadership to solving complex issues for our Clients by applying diverse experience, common sense and adaptability.

Our Clients benefi¬t from Darryl’s extensive industry experience working with industry leaders including TNT Logistics, Canadian National Railway, and Vitran Logistics. This provides us with problem solving capabilities across a broad spectrum of issues ranging from intermodal, truckload, and LTL transportation, to the management of multiple facility distribution networks.

Our entire industry bene¬fits from Darryl’s knowledge and leadership as a member of the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada and a member of the Toronto Chapter’s Board of Directors.

You can reach Darryl at dnelson@supplychainalliance.ca

Senior Consultant and Network Design Specialist

“Drive the tools and manage the data. Analyze, interpret and challenge the inputs and outputs that will result in optimization. That’s where Operations meets the bottom line.”

Mike Bardswich

Senior Consultant and Network Design Specialist

There’s a reason Mike has the longest title at Supply Chain Alliance. His unique background combines the abilities of technical expertise and data management to solve our Clients’ supply chain challenges.

Mike’s diverse skill set brings real problem solving to a host of issues including supply chain analytics, modeling and 3PL to client engagements. His additional skills in project management and distribution network design have proven invaluable in supply chain optimization across a broad spectrum of industries. He also worked for Schenker, a third party logistics company.

Whether driving solutions for brands like Loblaw or Mark’s, his skills in the identi¬fication and development of performance improvement initiatives and management of special projects result in truly innovative solutions. For example, the design and implementation of an RF-based sorting and shipping system for a major retailer.

Starting with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Mike has applied his philosophy of continuous learning to include a diploma in Computer Programming and certi-cations in ISO Process Mapping, Six Sigma and CAST Aurora.

You can reach Mike at mbardswich@supplychainalliance.ca

Senior Consultant

“In supply chain, team is everything. But to be effective, multiple team members have to share their knowledge, focus it and create one cohesive solution for the Client.”

Gord MacGougan

Senior Consultant

Gord’s passion and energy as a high performance team leader is infectious. His knowledge and application of industry best practices puts our focus squarely on results.

Gord is a supply chain professional with over 25 years of operational experience in both small and large multi-national businesses. His experience across a range of industries including fashion retail, lawn & garden, confectionary, baking and telecommunications makes him uniquely skilled at helping our Clients improve Inventory Management and Control, Retail Merchandise Planning and Demand Management and overall Operational Efficiency. Through his leadership, our Clients have seen direct results in completely overhauling their existing processes resulting in better forecast accuracy, reduced inventory and improved customer service.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Gord is also APICS certified (CPIM) and puts his education and experience to work everyday for our Clients, including Roots, Husqvarna, Loblaw, and Cadbury.

You can reach Gord at gmacgougan@supplychainalliance.ca

Senior Consultant

“Supply Chain strategy is important. But the ability to execute the plan and deliver long term results is the true differentiator.”

Susan Promane

Senior Consultant

Susan brings a strategic and practical mindset to solving our Clients Supply Chain challenges by turning concepts into actionable plans.

Susan has over 30 years of progressive financial and supply chain experience with a variety of companies.  Her experience working for global leading 3PL organizations as well as managing end-to-end supply chains for an appliance manufacturer and a luxury retail chain makes her uniquely suited to understanding and applying best practices to solving our clients supply chain challenges.

She is a respected and proven leader in the industry with a quantifiable track record of success in delivering results within large complex organizations.  her ability to drive organizational change has resulted in sustainable long term results for companies she has worked

You can reach Susan at spromane@supplychainalliance.ca

Senior Business Analyst

“In the end if you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist. Build it, execute it, measure it… repeat.”

Chris Thomson

Senior Business Analyst

Chris is driven by measurement and applies industry leading skills to ensure our Clients realize both the logistical and -financial bene¬fits of supply chain innovation.

His diverse experience in both ¬financial and analytical positions include signi¬cant roles as a Financial Analyst, Controller, Logistics Analyst and Project Manager – providing our Clients with a unique skill set for delivering measurable, accountable results.

His problem solving skills have continuously proven effective over a broad spectrum of supply chain challenges for major brands including the identification and quantification of alternative distribution models for Sears Canada and reducing outbound transportation spend for Nike.

Chris brings far more to the table than a fi¬rst rate education in Accounting, Finance, and CMA status. His practical application of supply chain strategy and Canadian Institute of Traf¬fic and Transportation (CITT) certi¬fication deliver unique insight and skills to our Clients’ businesses.

You can reach Chris at cthomson@supplychainalliance.ca

Senior Business Analyst

“As a leader, my passion is people.  There is no field of practice that inspires me more than the practice of leadership through supply chain innovation.”

Stephen Kalyta

Practice Leader, Defense and Telecommunications

Stephen brings superior leadership and team building capabilities as a former Logistics Officer and as a thought leader with 23 years of post-military supply chain experience.

Stephen has a passion for his profession as a leader and for his vocation as a supply chain expert.  Stephen recently was awarded a Masters’ of Science with Merit in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain from a prestigious UK business school.  An advanced postgraduate degree reinforces his successful supply chain launch and 8 years of leadership as Director of Supply Chain for Wind Mobile.  Stephen has an extensive consultative experience base as well, which he has successfully integrated with his business and military skills to differentiate himself as an innovator, thought leader and practioner.

Stephen is a graduate of College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean with a DEC in Engineering and a BBA.  He also holds CIPS certification, black belt Six Sigma and PLOG designation.

You can reach Stephen at skalyta@supplychainalliance.ca

Senior Business Analyst

“For me, customer service is everything. It’s the critical element that sets our company apart.”

Bettina Bros

Office Manager & Accountant

Bettina is an indispensable member of our team. She manages our office, finances and data flow simultaneously keeping us organized so we can serve our Clients more effectively.

Her past positions include Financial Planning Analyst, Accounting Manager and Controller. She has deep experience in retail as well as food and beverage industries including Menu Foods, Pepsi Cola Canada, Campbell Soup Company, J. Michaels and Dylex.

 

You can reach Bettina at bbros@supplychainalliance.ca

Senior Business Analyst

Customer expectations are accelerating and the supply chain needs to be able to support the Omni channel experience seamlessly but cost effectively. This is a major challenge facing clients today”

Mike Powell

Senior Consultant | Boston Office

Mike is recognized as an industry leader with exceptional skills in supply chain problem solving that are utilized by Supply Chain Alliance to rapidly deliver value to our clients across North America.

Mike brings 30 years’ experience to the table to help solve clients’ problems across the end to end supply chain. He has held leadership positions in the food and home improvement industries in the US and UK.

Mike has a track record of delivering excellent results in supply chain project execution for our clients across North America through the combination of deep hands-on experience and best practice innovation.

A particular focus of his work in the last few years has been the design and delivery of Omni channel solutions for clients. He leads our US office based in Boston MA.

 

You can reach Mike at mpowell@supplychainalliance.ca