This is a brief background presentation in resume form. For
more information please contact S. I. Inc.
Areas of professional competence
- Formation of two start-up
firms, Shycon Associates Inc. and S. I. Inc.
- Consulting and consulting
- Directing of own and client
- Marketing and marketing
- Project management
- Designing and programming
- Built production management
- Developed Customer
Relationship Management systems
- Have detailed knowledge of
MCS-3 and Navision Manufacturing
- Training people to use
- Teaching management science
at the university level
- Programming in C, C#, COBOL, Basic,
Visual Basic for Applications, FORTRAN, PL/1
- Database design in SQL Server
- Year 2000, and other
- Designing material for the
Internet in HTML and CGI coding
- Building networks of PCs
using Windows 9x, W/2000 Professional & Server
2004-Present: I am retired
and recently relocated S. I. Inc. to Palm
Beach, FL. I am, however, continuing to use S. I. Inc. as
a vehicle form my consulting. This means
I need to adhere to the Social Security rules for early retirement and limit
the amount of money I can earn. I now do
for “short” money, or no money, what I once did for pay. By giving up the financial benefits, I can now
indulge myself by taking on only projects that interest me.
1981-2004: President, S. I. Inc., a
software company. Founded this firm and built it up over a number of years to
12 people. Developed and purchased software for manufacturing. After the sale of MCS-3, S. I. Inc. continues to function as a
consulting vehicle. The year
starting in the Spring of 2003 until the Summer of
2004 was spent helping High Tide Software make the transition from an embedded
software house to a full line, general, programming enterprise.
The years from 2000 until 2003 were spent on a number of engagements for one
client, Serino Associates, Inc of Wakefield,
MA. In a subcontracting capacity,
I continued my general consulting practice. Most of this work was marketing
research and consulting in channels management. Most recently I completed
a marketing research engagement for Hewlett Packard. In 2002 the work
centered around building a Customer Relationship
Management (CRM) system for one of the biggest systems integrator in the
country. This was based on adapting their accounting system (SAP) to
handle CRM tasks. The channels work was for IBM. The research was the
development of a series of focus group for Compaq and the execution of same.
During this same time period a project management system for a large systems
integrator was designed and implemented. This was based on my Project
Management Handbook discussed in the next paragraph.
Late in 1999, I spent four months developing a system for project management
for an accounting VAR organization. The end result was the Project Management
Handbook covering all aspects of project control from the sale of the job to
client sign off on the work. In the middle of 1999 I did contract programming
work for a reseller of Navision Software.
In 1998 I executed a year long engagement with Navision Software US, Inc.
This work was as a consultant to the Vice President of Product Services. My
contribution was in all aspects of launching a new manufacturing software
product. Navision Software AS is headquarted in Denmark. The US division needed
to ramp up their manufacturing expertise as rapidly as possible. I was tapped
to develop their VAR channel to be able to handle all aspects of this new
product as well as educate Navision personnel.
Continued to market MCS-3, software for manufacturing.
In support of our software products, we do consulting in production management.
In order to train users of our software S. I. Inc. has a very active
educational program. During the growth of the firm, I designed and implemented
administration, finances, marketing, and production. With aid from the staff I
wrote, and directed the writing, of the software we sell.
1976-1981: Vice President, Shycon Associates Inc. Was the co-founder and a shareholder in this consulting
firm. Directed the consulting operations during the entire
period of association. Was responsible for the design, staffing, and
execution of nearly all work the firm performed. The work included the
construction of computer simulation models for the evaluation of corporate distribution
strategies. Initially, I was responsible for the actual programming. Later the
job emphasis was on design and supervision. I lead a team of consultants to
develop and implement a production / inventory control system. This project
combined a real time inventory management system with a batch MRP planning
program. The total package managed six plants, seven warehouses, and corporate
headquarters. All of the work at Shycon Associates Inc. was for Fortune 500
1972-1976: Lecturer, University of Rhode Island. Developed management science curriculum at both the graduate and
undergraduate level. Courses taught were: Introduction to Business Data
Processing, Advanced Data Processing, Database Management, Quantitative
Methods, and Production.
1970-1972: Senior Consultant, Applied Decision Systems Inc.
Produced an econometric model of a region of the United States
for the Department of Commerce. The computer model was used in the industrial
attraction process. Built computer simulation models of plant
operations for major corporations. Managed a project
to automate the estate planning process for an insurance professional.
1968-1970: Officer, United States Army. Developed
an on base capability to teach computers to career army officers. Lectured in data processing at the U. S. Army Transportation
School, Fort Eustis, VA. Led a five man team in the development
of an instructional simulation of theater logistics. Prepared and
delivered speeches concerning the education of officer students in data processing.
1967-1968: Teaching Assistant, Dartmouth College. Taught data
processing at the Graduate School of Business Administration, the Tuck School.
Designed and programmed one of the earliest management information languages. Solved flow of material problems for a major furniture
- A Sales Rep’s Guide to SAP,
- Project Management Handbook.
- Three Keys for Vertical
Success. Reseller Management, April 1993.
- The Other Side of JIT.
Manufacturing Systems, August 1991.
- Computer-Based Production
Management. Die Casting Engineering, January 1990.
- Modeling for the Non-Modeling
Distribution Executive. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the National
Council of Physical Distribution Management, October, 1981.
- Inbound Collection of Goods:
The Reverse Distribution Problem. Interfaces Vol. 10 Number 4, August,
- Cost-Effective Planning Keeps
Signode Competitive. Traffic Management Vol. 19 Number 5, May, 1980.
- Interactive Model Building.
Interfaces, August, 1975. Management Science in a Period of Uncertainty.
Interfaces, February, 1975.
- User-Oriented Computer
Modeling Environments, a Précis in Management Science Vol. 17, Number 5,
MBA Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, June
AB in Economics, Syracuse University, June 1965.