Dennis Grant


Work History

Work History

Director of Supply Chain Management

ITT Aerospace

Radar Systems, Radios and Networks Responsible for supply chain management of programs with sales in excess of $550M annually

  • Centralized Procurement
  • Systems information standardization
  • Cost savings through leveraged buying
  • Improved inventory management
  • Improved operational and functional excellence
  • Developed off-sets to meet requirements of the UK MoD.
  • Procured both direct and subcontract material in excess of $250M per year.
  • Established the ITT Industries executive procurement and expense councils.
  • Chairman of the ITT Defense and Electronics procurement council.
  • Member of the ITT Defense e-commerce team

Member of the IIN e-procurement team.

Jul 2004 - Sep 2008

VP Supply Chain Management

DRS Technologies

DoD Heavy equipment, electronics, armament, contract manufacture

  • Lead Supply Chain for 4 to 8 divisions.
  • Directed Corporate buying groups in commodity buying and leverage for over $300M, $10M saved
  • Successfully reorganized Purchasing Department
    • Established commodity buying
    • Established planner/buyer
    • Met all material budgets with cost challenges ranging from 3-7%
  • Established system real time Supply Chain Metrics
    • Supplier quality 99+%
    • Days of inventory - A items under 20 days, B items under 60 days, C items under 80 days measured by program.
    • A,B,C classifications inventory accuracy A item accuracy 100%, B item accuracy 97%, C item accuracy 95%
    • Supplier delivery 92%
    • Number of suppliers. 650
  • Established barcodes for
    • Cycle counting
    • Receiving
    • Material put up and issue
  • Established the exception message use for planning and buying.
  • Established the Supply Chain concepts: VMI, Kan Ban, Min-Max on factory floors
  • Finalized the implementation of Oracle in four of the 8 factories.The other four sites implemented Deltec.
Jan 2001 - Nov 2003

Vice President of Supply Chain Management

GKN Aerospace Services

Metal fabrication, machining and composite aero-structures

  • Established a supply chain business (3PL) to service the requirements of the Aerospace industry.
    • Strategy and operating plans
    • Sales and marketing plans
    • The organization and manning budgets
    • P & L responsibility
  • Establish the GKN Worldwide Procurement Council with elements in Europe and the United States.
  • Applied the following supply chain techniques:
    • Demand flow
    • Supplier delivery to line side
    • Supplier managed inventory (VMI)
    • Min-Max replenishment

Kan-Ban replenishment

Jan 1991 - Apr 2001

Director of Materials

ITT Aerospace

Communication systems, satellites and networks

  • Responsible for all aspects of Supply Chain Management
    • Subcontract
    • Procurement,
    • Production Control
    • Logistics
    • Supplier Quality
    • Supplier Lean Initiatives
  • Reduced production inventory by 36% while continuing to lower line shortages.
  • Negotiated savings to programs delivering 30% reduction on bid and 10% better than budget ($7M).
  • Reduced supplier base by 60% (from 1,100 to 450 suppliers).
  • Introduced the concept of commodity teams into the materials department.
  • Supplied material to enable the production line to remain 60 months on contract schedule for the Sincgars Radio.
  • Lead the negotiating of subcontracts for both "secret" and "commercial" satellite programs.
  • Responsible for the team that introduced Supplier integrated product development/Robust Design to ITT A/CD.




San Jose State University