Last seen September 2 at 11:27 John Vermylen

John Vermylen

My Services

SUMMARY - Operations, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Consultant - Former Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company - 9+ Years Industry Experience Post-McKinsey EXPERTISE - Manufacturing Operations - S&OP Process Design & Management - Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Dashboard Creation & Improvement - Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Analysis & Tracking - Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) Reduction - Operations, Manufacturing, & Business Process Design & Improvement - Manufacturing ERP Design, Configuration, & Launch (Netsuite Experienced) - Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Strategy, Prioritization, & Management - Quality Monitoring, Tracking, and Improvement - Lean Six Sigma Supply Chain Operations - Supply Chain Strategy & Optimization - Strategic Sourcing - Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation & Management - Procurement Strategy & Negotiation - Make Vs. Buy Analysis & Decision-Making - Co-Manufacturer Selection, Negotiation, & Management - Warehousing & 3PL Strategy INDUSTRY FOCUS - Food & Beverage - Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) - Aerospace & Defense - Industrial & Manufacturing

Advisory type


Service line

Generalist, Operations, Strategy, Other Services


Lean Consulting Lean Management Operational Excellence Operational Strategy Operations Management Operations and Logistics Operations Six Sigma Manufacturing Supply Chain Supply Chain & Logistics Supply Chain Management Logistics Warehouse Control System Procurement Procurement and Supply Chain Transformation Sourcing Sourcing and Provider Management Vendor Management RFP ROI KPI KPI Dashboard Co-Manufacturer 3PL ERP Netsuite COGS OEE CapEx Quality Strategic Sourcing Warehousing S&OP SIOP

Aerospace, Aircraft / Airline, Chemicals, Consulting, Consumer Products, Defense, Food Beverage & Tobacco, Manufacturing, Private Equity, Transport & Logistics

Previous Employers

WORK EXPERIENCE Vermylen Consulting LLC, Independent Consultant (2022-Present) - Operations, manufacturing, and supply chain consulting Banza, Vice President of Operations (2019-2022) - Operations and manufacturing leader at $100M revenue better-for-you pasta and pizza brand - Responsible for management and improvement of manufacturing, product COGS, and supply chain Zerega Pasta, Director Of Business Operations (2014-2018) - Responsible for business operations at sixth-generation, family-owned $200M revenue dry pasta manufacturer - Led continuous improvement and project management in manufacturing and business areas McKinsey & Company, Engagement Manager (2011-2014) - Highly-rated performer, known for broad expertise and confident handling of complex situations - Managed day-to-day relationship with senior executives and cross-functional client teams of 5-50 - Led teams of 2-5 consultants by creating work plans, directing analyses, and integrating results

College / University Degrees


Stanford University

Specialized training, Certifications

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt



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  • Rate/hour ($): 200-400
  • Experience level (yrs): 10+
  • Size of typical clients: Enterprise