Stephen Kendall

Stephen Kendall, B.Sc, M.Sc

Managing Principal – British Columbia

Value Proposition

Stephen is an initiator and driver of change, ensuring that operations planning is a visible, participatory process leading to measurable results in cost control and product quality. Experience in raw material supply, cold chain logistics, manufacturing, capital projects, quality assurance and labour relations. Able to implement complete operations programs capitalizing on opportunities for improvement, growth and profitability.

Selected Achievements

  • Assisted a recycling firm with relocation to a new, expanded processing facility and led a RFQ process to source new equipment.
  • Developed business plan for an R & D company to support investment in pilot plant facilities to enable the commercialization of new technology for extraction and purification of functional nutrients.
  • Provided a short-term, tactical business plan to increase cash flow from existing operations for an organic fertilizer manufacturer.
  • Provided a long-term, strategic plan for new investment, marketing a new product and production expansion for an organic fertilizer manufacturer.
  • Applied lean manufacturing principles and plant floor metrics in processing operations to increase labour efficiency and reduce costs by $250,000 a year.
  • Re-structured a collective agreement to align wage rates with current labour market conditions and maintain a competitive cost structure.
  • Led an inefficient, seasonal manufacturing operation toward a levelled output plan that uses both human and capital resources more efficiently and is more responsive to supply chain issues.
  • Introduced a new cold-chain delivery system for over $30 million worth of perishable raw material, resulting in measurable improvement in shelf life and processing yields.
  • Established a comprehensive health, safety and absenteeism management program and reduced year over year compensation claims by over $200,000.
  • Implemented annual RFP procedure for transparent management of $2 million in inbound freighting contracts; service was improved, costs kept under control and management accountability was enhanced.
  • Designed and implemented effective system for accurate field grading of delivered fish ensuring fair return to harvesters and eliminating economic distortions from product costing.

Prior Experience

  • Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation. Vice President, Operations
  • Wabaseemoong Independent Nation. Resources Planner
  • Canada/Saskatchewan South Saskatchewan River Basin Study. Study Director
  • Alberta Fish and Wildlife Division. Section Head, Commercial Fishing
  • National Seafood Sector Council. Member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Board

Qualifications

  • B.Sc (Agr.), University of Guelph
  • M.Sc, University of Guelph
  • Doctoral program in resource economics and regional development, Michigan State University
  • QMP-R, HACCP training

Articles Written by Stephen

To learn more about Stephen please contact him directly.

Phone: (604) 764-5250
Toll Free: (888) 282-8450
Email: skendall@osborneinterim.com

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