Inviscid Consulting, LLC

Inviscid Consulting, LLC

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE/P.E.

Suite 240-483, 3605 Sandy Plains Road Marietta, GA 30066

About the Expert

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE/P.E., is Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped hundreds of clients plan and streamline their warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution operations by driving down costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, and enhancing the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). He has served hundreds of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain & Warehousing

Expert's Profile

Stephen (Steve) T. Hopper, PE/P.E., is Founder and Principal with Inviscid Consulting. Over more than three decades, Steve has helped hundreds of clients plan and streamline their warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution operations by driving down costs, boosting capacity, improving service levels, mitigating risk, implementing effective supply chain solutions, and enhancing the performance of their supply chain resources: people, processes, inventory, facilities, equipment, material handling systems, transportation assets, and supply chain information technology (IT). He has served hundreds of clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 corporations.

Steve has held positions at several leading companies in the supply chain industry, including Kurt Salmon (now part of Accenture) and the supply chain consulting unit of Deloitte. Steve earned a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE) degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a licensed professional engineer (PE). Steve occasionally serves as an expert witness in supply chain-related litigation and speaks at supply chain industry events.

Capabilities:

• Conception, modeling, analysis, design, and reengineering of warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution operations and business processes
• Strategic logistics network planning and site selection
• Systematic layout of supply chain facilities
• Economic evaluation, justification of alternative solutions, and development of business cases
• Design, estimation, specification, selection, and implementation of material handling and storage equipment and systems and supply chain information systems
• Lean warehousing, logistics, manufacturing, and distribution process improvement
• Improvement of labor productivity, resource utilization, storage and production capacity, and service levels
• Evaluation and selection of third-party logistics (3PL) providers

Industry Expertise:

• Multi-Channel / Omnichannel retail
• Direct-to-Consumer / Ecommerce / Catalog
• Consumer goods
• Apparel / Footwear
• Food / Beverage / Grocery
• Pharmaceutical / Health and life sciences
• Industrial / Automotive / Aerospace
• High-Tech / Electronics
• Mining and Drilling
• Wholesale / General distribution
• 3PL / Outsourced fulfillment

Supply Chain Solutions Expertise:

• Warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse execution systems (WES)
• Transportation management systems (TMS) and transportation execution (TE) systems
• Labor management systems (LMS)
• Logistics network optimization systems
• Inventory management, optimization, and slotting systems
• Production and order picking systems
• Material handling and storage equipment, systems, automation, and robotics
• Carton and unit sortation systems
• Packaging, labeling, and auto ID systems

Education, Certification, and Associations:

• Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (BIE), The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)
• Board-Certified, Registered Professional Engineer (PE/P.E.), State of Georgia
• Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
• Past President, Atlanta, Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)
• Past President, Atlanta, Materials Handling and Management Society (MHMS)
• Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
• Past President, Atlanta, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

Personal Achievements

Education

  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering - The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)

Licenses

  • Board-Certified, Registered Professional Engineer (PE/P.E.) - State of Georgia

Organizations

  • Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

Publications

  • Material Handling & Logistics U.S. Roadmap 2.0 - published by the Material Handling Institute (MHI)

Prior assignments

  • Served as an expert witness on 6+ cases over 5+ years

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