Lawrence L. Shipp

President/CEO

Overland Park, KS

Fax: 816-779-7361

Phone: 816-779-6441

 

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

           

  • Acquired Worldwide Building Sales, Inc. and US Truss Steel buildings in March of 2006

 

·         Developed integrated distribution networks in the US for ConAgra, Europe for Lamb-Weston/Meijer, Canada for Lamb-Weston, Mexico for Norson and Smithfield Foods.

 

·         Implement several technology solutions from order to cash, Inventory planning and forecasting, Transportation Management Systems, Warehouse Management Systems, and International logistic execution systems

 

·         Several International and domestic freight procurement programs were implemented utilizing Internet technology to create multi-million dollar cost savings.

                 

 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Consultant, Supply Chain Solutions. Supply chain projects completed for both US Government and private industry consisting of supply chain assessments, Logistics integrations, and warehouse and transportation optimizations.

 

  • President, Smithfield Transportation Company. P&L responsibility for a transportation and equipment maintenance company consisting of more then 50 mechanics, and 500 pieces of rolling stock.

 

·         Corporate Vice President, Logistics for Smithfield Foods, Inc ($9.3 Billion revenue). Responsibilities include transportation procurement, integrated distribution, Private Fleet operations, 3PL Warehouse management, International logistics, and integrated supply chain systems.

 

·        Corporate Vice-President, Integrated Logistics for ConAgra. I was responsible for developing the integrated Logistics function by integrating the Distribution, Transportation and Warehousing from ConAgra’s $20 billion food businesses.

 

  • Vice President, Logistics for Lamb-Weston, Inc., a $3 billion frozen food subsidiary of ConAgra. Responsibilities included Distribution, Warehousing, Transportation, Customer Service, Purchasing, Commodity trading, Production Planning, Inventory Deployment and Demand Forecasting.

 

  • European Director, Logistics and MIS for Lamb-Weston/Meijer. Responsibilities included all Logistic functions, Quality Assurance and Information Technology.

 

  • Vice-President, Management Information Systems and Business Analysis for Lamb-Weston with responsibilities for all Information Technology and internal consulting.

 

EDUCATION:

 

·         Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, Doctoral Candidate, Organizational Leadership

 

·         Portland State University, Portland, Oregon,        Bachelors of Science, Business Administration – 1973. Masters of Business Administration – 1984

 

·         Wharton University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 4 week executive course – 1989

 

·         Interstate Commerce Commission – admitted to practice – 1976

 

AWARDS:

 

·         Chairman – American frozen Food Association, Productivity, Warehousing, and Distribution Committee.

 

·         President – Frozen Potato Products Institute

 

·         Transportation Person on the Year – Portland OR