Mr. Paul F. O'Connell


Mr. Paul F. O'Connell

Operations Concepts, Inc. (OCI)

900 N Kings Hwy Ste 307
Cherry Hill NJ, 08034

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Expert in Industrial Engineering, Operations/Logistics Management, Automation Systems & Equipment, Material Handling Equipment, and MRP, WMS, DCS, MHS, and TMS Software Integration.
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Professional Background:
Twenty-two years of industrial and mechanical engineering, operations management, and ISO 9000 experience. Project management and systems integration consulting experience in a variety of manufacturing, distribution, and service environments with emphasis on FDA regulated industries. Extensive industry experience in applying and implementing Six Sigma / Lean operating techniques.  Hands on experience training his staff as well client's staff.  Well versed in multi-media presentations to various organizational levels. Several engagements of ISO 9000 training and training the trainer.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Six Sigma/Lean Methods Training
  • CMMS Application and Integration
  • MRP, JIT & TQM Training & Implementation
  • cGMP & ISO 9000 Training & Accessing
  • Trainer - Process Mapping
  • Packaging Systems Planning & Design
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Facility Planning & Design
  • Process Data Collection/Cycle Analysis
  • RFID/Bar Code/Auto ID Plan & Design 

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Operations Management, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Accredited Minor, Business Logistics, The Pennsylvania State University
  • A.A.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
  • 1994 Penn State Alumni Association Emerging Professional Award Winner Representing Management Science and Information Systems (Smeal College of Business)                               

Professional Affiliations:

  • Institute for Industrial Engineers, IIE, Senior Member - SJ Chapter, Board Director 1994-97
  • Materials Handling & Management Society, MHMS - National Director (VP of Marketing) and President, MHMS South Jersey-Delaware Valley Chapter, 1993-94, 1994-96
  • Institute of Packaging Professionals, IOPP - NJ Chapter
  • International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers, ISPE - NJ, PA, & PR Chapters
  • American Production & Inventory Control Society, APICS - SJ Chapter
  • Materials Handling Institute, MHI - Contributing Editor, Technical Publications - 1995-96 

Professional Certification and Training:

  • Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Forensic Engineering & Technology (DABFE)
  • Plant Operations and Warehousing Systems Equipment and Software (ACFE)
  • Professional Certified in Materials Management, PCMM (MHMS)
  • Design/Build Partnership Training & Project Leadership (MHI)
  • Project Management Leadership and Communication (AMA)
  • Assessor of Quality Systems Certification (ASQC/GBNRS)
  • Professional Certified in Materials Handling, PCMH (MHMS)
  • Training in Production & Inventory Management (APICS)
  • Inventory Management Certification (APICS  Advanced Program)
  • Continuous Improvement Programs in Manufacturing (IIE)
  • ISO 9000: Implementation and Documentation (BSI/IIL)
  • MRP II and Just-In-Time Principals and Applications (Drexel University)
  • Professional Materials Handling Planning & Analysis (MHI)

Consulting Experience: 

Paul has championed Operations Concepts, Inc. (OCI) into a leading, client focused, engineering consulting firm.  He has compiled an impressive, successful, and proven track record of saving clients to date over $306 million dollars in money, time, and resources. Paul has been instrumental in providing effective consulting project direction, project management, and/or hands-on engineering/analysis support to client projects all over the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and Ireland.  Paul has gained international recognition as a leading consulting practitioner, teacher, speaker, and author of using benchmark practices and innovative problem solving in solution consulting.

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