John C. Hogg President, Straight-Forward Consulting

John C. Hogg

John Hogg founded Straight-Forward Consulting in 2008, with the vision of becoming the “One Stop Shop” for local companies seeking expert training and consulting in lean supply chain and process improvement initiatives.

With over 20 years in leadership positions at Rich Products, John specializes in Supply Chain Optimization and Business Process Design using Lean Principles. He has successfully designed and implemented processes in demand planning, supply planning, materials management, sales and operations planning (S&OP), and new product development.  Systems implementation experience demand planning, MRP II, and ERP.  Straight-Forward Consulting also is heavily involved in Six Sigma consulting and training, benchmarking, and best practice implementation. Clients represent various industries, including manufacturing, government services, healthcare, aerospace and defense, and construction.

In addition to a BA and an MBA from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, John has obtained Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) from the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS); Process Mastery Certification from Michael Hammer and Associates; Certified Lean Six Sigma Sensei from Villanova University, and Certified Lean Professional from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He serves on the North American Leadership team for the Supply Chain Council, and he also serves as President of the Western NY Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (WNY CSCMP).