25 September 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – S4E is pleased to announce Scott Stephens, Herbert Heinzel, and Dr. Andréa Crestan have joined its Brain Trust.
“S4E’s Brain Trust is composed of industry experts who serve as resources and advisors to the company and its subscribers. Brain Trust advisors have the familiarity, knowledge and experience implementing standards and assisting business executives; thereby adding value to the S4E experience,” states S4E Director Scott Palmer.
S4E provides a one stop repository of information and references on business standards. S4E defines business standards as standards utilized by businesses for the purpose of gaining a common unified approach in support of business activities and information technologies. As a “new category” business, S4E has assumed the responsibility of identifying and defining standards that meet this definition.
Scott Stephens is an Enterprise Architect with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Mr. Stephens has extensive experience as a practitioner with the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin, Lexmark and is currently supporting the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Stephens has supported executives, managers, and cross-functional project teams in business strategy, value/supply chain management, performance measurement, and process improvement. Additionally as a consultant and trainer he worked with global teams in a wide range of initiatives and industries and provided business improvement training to over 3500 executives and managers in discrete and process industries. The scope of projects he has managed/supported range from small, single-site projects lasting a few weeks to large, multi-million dollar cross-enterprise, and international projects. He has led the technical development of collaborative business process models, and conducted extensive business process modeling using proprietary and open source process models. Stephens has recently joined the Enterprise Architecture team for the Commonwealth of Kentucky with responsibilities focusing in the business and process layers of the architectural framework. Stephens currently serves as adjunct faculty at Franklin University, the University of Phoenix, and Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Andréa Crestan is Sr. Supply Chain Manager / Team Lead, Shoes & Handbags at Amazon, Munich, Germany. Dr. Crestan has over 10 years’ experience with supply chain management, process redesign and optimization, and in program management. She has profound know-how of the Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR) having taught and implemented it in a corporate environment. Dr. Crestan is experienced in redesign of logistics processes applying process and quality performance measurements (KPI), process optimization methods (BPR), cost analyses (SCORecards), benchmarking and best practices. She has taught seminars and courses at European University, Argosy University and with the Supply-Chain Council on the SCOR-model, process management, BPR, production and logistics management and specific business adoptions. She has a Ph.D. from the Université Lumière (Lyon II), a masters in economics and supply chain management from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and a BA in international Trade and foreign languages from Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse.
Herbert Heinzel is COO/Head of Operation at Benchmarking Center Europe and President of H2O GmbH responsible for the areas of Factory Set Up, Value Chain Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Analysis, Business Process Management, Performance Management, Change Management and Interims Management. He is also head of operations COO at Benchmarking Center Europe a strategic partnership of University of Cologne with APQC in the US.
Heinzel has 30 years of operations experience in semiconductor, high-tech, automotive and pharmaceutical industries, most spent in different locations of Siemens Corporation across the globe.
Expert with the European Commission to consult on strategic issues for framework research, evaluate and review on consortium project proposals and contribute in industry consortia to topics like Enterprise Interoperability, Collaborative Working Environments, ICT Platforms, Enterprise Architectures and Value Chain Integration.
Heinzel has an assistant professorship at University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany, teaching Enterprise Architecture and Production Management.
In addition to contributing to the development of S4E’s body of knowledge, Brain Trust members provide basic guidance and interpretations on subscribers’ business standards’ questions.
For more information, contact Bill Hakanson, email@example.com.