Kenneth D. Moskal

Ken Moskal provides considerable Latin American retail supply chain and merchandising expertise to our clients. His expertise includes product sourcing for food, HBA and soft lines between Asia, US, Mexico and the Latin America region. Ken’s focus is large self-service, C-store, specialty food retailers and wholesalers. His current clients include Wal-Mart, Organización Soriana, Chedraui, HEB and 7-Eleven). He also provides supply chain services to retailers operating within NAFTA territories (product sourcing and near shoring, country regulations and compliance, logistics cost reduction).

In 2012, Ken was Executive Director, Supply Chain and Internal Audit for Organización Soriana (Mexico’s second largest retailer with $8 billion sales) reporting directly to the CEO. He has been a member of Soriana’s 11 person Group Executive Board since 2004. He was responsible for all Group Supply Chain and Internal Audit activities. Ken’s achievements at Soriana include:

  • Drove down domestic distribution & import costs per case & streamlined import process & lead times.

  • Led design, development & implementation of import system to integrate processes and reduce tax risk.

  • Managed continuous year-on-year improvement in inventory turnover extending through the recession.

  • Re-engineered and implemented store layouts and equipment update of 30% of sales space to enable category management and plan-o-gram processes in conjunction with store operation and key vendors.

  • Reduced out of stocks 38% with key suppliers that represent over 20% of total sales and improved their inventory turns 10% more than the categories in which they participate

  • Developed and drove strategy to update business processes and investment in ERP.

  • Member of Soriana’s 8 person executive team in the $1.4 billion acquisition of Gigante’s 206 stores (Mexico’s fourth largest retailer)
     - Led the integration of Gigante’s supply chain and inventory rationalization program
    - Led post acquisition effort to consolidate vendor contracts which captured $323M in better terms
  • Member Soriana’s due diligence team in competitive bid for exiting Carrefour Mexico asset sale.

Previously, Ken was Imports Director for Wal-Mart de Mexico, the largest retailer in Latin America, managing over $1 billion imports in 2004. He led the design, development and implementation of their Global Import System for Mexico. He implemented the introduction of GMROI to evaluate all items sold in all business units and led projects which generated 18% improvements in GMROI and increased in-stock levels to 94.9%. Before joining Wal-Mart Mexico, he was the Senior Manager for Supply Chain Strategy for Wal-Mart International, based in Bentonville.

Prior to joining Wal-Mart International, Ken was a strategy and supply chain consultant with New York Consulting Partners servicing their food manufacturing clients. He started his career with various positions with Honeywell Consumer Products, culminating in managing an appliance manufacturing facility in China.

      Ken received a BA International Relations from Universidad de las Americas and a MIM from AGSIM (Thunderbird). He has dual US and Mexican citizenship, residing currently in Monterrey, Mexico.back»

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