Richard Rafdahl

Richard Rafdahl
Cost Reduction Specialist

About Instructor

Many time VP of Purchasing for large, global companies. Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist with over 25 years of Purchasing, Strategic Sourcing and Inventory Management Experience.

Areas of expertise:

  • Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain optimization for many direct/indirect categories.
  • Ability to identify where “real” savings and productivity gains can be achieved.
  • Highly skilled in negotiating strategic supply agreements that maximize value, promote service excellence and advance a competitive advantage.
  • Extensive Client Management and C-Level Communications experience
  • Merger Integration and Divestiture Supply Chain experience
  • Managing and upgrading multiple segments of the supply chain from Source to Pay – strategic sourcing, supplier relationships, costs, inventory management and payment.
  • Proven ability to develop appropriate procurement and supply chain strategies that will support business plan and deliver immediate results.
  • Specialized skills in value analysis, team collaboration, RFx development, complex negotiations, contract labor, comprehensive agreements and supplier development.
  • Track record for employing successful process re-engineering.


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