Your Supply Chain Needs

insight + action

Nitro reduces costs through supply chain optimization.

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The Power of a Fractional Executive

Clear the Noise, Gain Traction & Create a Seamless System

Reduce labor costs, increase work quality and gain an essential
member of your company’s team. You’ll wonder where we’ve been
all these years.

Does your supply chain look like this?

We ELIMINATE the mess caused by reactionary, short-term thinking.

Services We Provide

Nitro Supply Chain Solutions focuses on helping small to medium sized businesses optimize their supply chain and operations systems through Insight + Action. We lay out the high-level steps with detail and the medium and short term actions. Nitro is with you every step of the way. We stay engaged as team members as long as it takes to ensure the strategy takes off. Learn more about the services we provide.

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Strategy
Formation

Aligned with overall business strategy, creation of supply chain strategy, sourcing strategy
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Strategic
Sourcing

Supplier Identification, supply base development, low-cost country sourcing, pull-system development, lead time reduction

Supplier Development

Supplier KPI (Key Process Indicator) identification and implementation, supplier scorecard process creation, supplier selection process
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Price & Contract Negotiation

Cost model development, market pricing analysis, multi-vendor bidding, contract / non-disclosure guidance, rebate/productivity clause development

Process Development & Implementation

Supply chain process development, including receiving/warehouse process, purchasing process, planning processes, sourcing processes, supplier quality processes

Supply Chain Optimization

End-to-end supply chain optimization to net lowest total cost, lowest resource requirements and optimal inventory levels
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Why Nitro Supply Chain Solutions?

Nitro Brings Strategy PLUS Action to Optimize Your Supply Chain

We help businesses start thinking strategically about their supply chain and operations systems. Traditional full-time consultants stop short of becoming team members and implementing the strategy, and are often too expensive for small-to-medium sized companies. Nitro Supply Chain Solutions offers fractional executive services that help implement organizational strategies at a fraction of the cost of hiring full-time. Our efficient approach gets us up to speed quickly so that we can bring you results now. Let us provide the "nitro" your business plans need to take-off.

Meet the Team

Our supply chain and operations experts are ready to drive your business forward.

Brian Snodgrass

Founder

Jeff Hunt

Sr. Consultant

CASE STUDIES

Proven Results

Water Technology Solutions Company​

Situation: Continual shortages, tactical purchasing, lack of material control, no long-term supply chain strategy, material lead time issues.

Challenges: Customer lead time requirements were less than raw material lead time, design changes during production result in new material requirements

Results: Developed long-term and short-term supply chain strategy, drove development for standardized engineered components to reduce assembled component lead time to match end-customer expectations. Developed processes to manage material control.

International Chemical Company​

Situation: Sizeable, growing excess inventory, expired, and off-grade inventory with an ineffective management system in place.

Challenges: Customer-specific inventory, manual rework process, lack of focus on inventory resolution actions

Results: Developed multiple solutions to reduce excess and off-grade inventory through process-driven, technology-based automated workflow. Solution expected to reduce non-producing inventory by almost 25%.

Energy Equipment Manufacturer

Situation: Excess inventory, few POs being delivered; significant shortages, high pricing.

Challenges: Lack of purchase order visibility, fire-fighting approach to purchasing, poor supplier performance.

Results: Annual RFQs generated 3-47% savings across categories, expedite/defer process developed, supplier scorecard implemented, inventory reduced by 20%, virtually all avoidable shortages eliminated, inventory accuracy increased from then 85% to over 98% in 1 year.

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Brian Snodgrass

Founder

Brian Snodgrass is a hands-on, results-driven professional with more than 15 years of comprehensive supply chain experience. Before starting Nitro Supply Chain Services, Brian was the Vice President of Supply Chain at an energy company, leading the entire supply chain with his team of 14. Previously, he gained a deep experience in strategy development and execution through holding multiple global director roles in both direct and indirect sourcing and supply chain at a large multinational manufacturing company. In these roles, he led global teams and negotiated with suppliers in person on four continents and remotely on five. His individual and team career savings exceed $25M. He has sourced, negotiated and managed suppliers for all types of raw material, finished goods, and services.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Supply chain strategy building and execution
  • Commodity and category strategy formation
  • Supplier contract negotiation
  • Cost savings generation (material and services)
  • Business process creation and implementation
  • Supply chain team development
  • Supplier development
  • Spend and data analytics

Having started his supply chain career at McDonald Technologies—a small, electronics contract manufacturing business—he developed a passion for small businesses. He also developed a strong, lean, data-driven and process-oriented way of working during his tenure at large publicly traded companies. He leverages this experience, tailored to the specific customer situation to deliver consistent results.

Nitro Supply Chain Solutions was started as a result of Brian’s passion for helping small businesses succeed and his desire to connect talented and hard-working supply chain professionals with opportunities that fit their skill set. As a result, Nitro is a flexible, solutions-oriented company that can provide end-to-end supply chain solutions and cost saving results.

Brian is a Texas native and currently lives in Fort Worth with his wife and three children. His personal projects include restoring Studebakers previously owned by his grandfather and great-grandfather. He also enjoys modifying his children’s electric vehicles.

Jeff W. Hunt

Sr. Consultant

Jeff W Hunt, Nitro Supply

Jeff Hunt’s background includes over 25 years of extensive supply chain and experiences that has proven to drive results and improve supply chain efficiencies. Prior to joining Nitro Supply Chain Solutions, Jeff was the Procurement Director at Commscope Inc., a leading telecommunications leader in the telecom industry. In his role, he led several global category teams that delivered key initiatives that included overall cost reductions by 8%, improved supplier on-time delivery performance to 98%, streamlined  supply base by 10%, and increased spend under contract to 80%. Jeff implemented key supply chain improvements with supplier selection, supplier reduction and should be costing models. 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Supply chain strategy and leading execution
  • Category management 
  • Strategic sourcing 
  • Cost reduction improvements for services and products  
  • Business process and improvement implementation
  • Supply chain development 
  • Supplier contract negotiations 
  • Supplier development processes and consolidation
  • Materials management 
  • Lean manufacturing  
  • Spend and data analytics

Before joining Commscope Inc, Jeff oversaw a full range supply chain in molding, sheet metal assembly, high speed stamping, printed circuit boards, printed board assembly, contract manufacturing, automated equipment and services. Jeff’s roles included both Regional and Global positions at Lucent Technologies and Avaya Communications. In addition to supply chain knowledge and experience, he has 12 years of cost accounting experience with establishing standard costs and monthly reporting of results.  

Jeff holds a B.S. in Business Administration – Accounting and Certified Purchasing Manager from the Institute of Supply Chain Management, Inc.  

Jeff currently resides in McKinney, TX.  He enjoys spending time outside with his wife and their  three children doing family activities, such as golf and boating.  

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