Jon R. Kirkegaard
Mr. Jon Kirkegaard is the founder and President of Dynamic Cycle-time Reduction Associates (DCRA Inc.). DCRA was founded to provide solutions that provide competitive advantage for clients. Mr. Kirkegaard has leveraged his experience to combine the best aspects of industry strategy, supply chain technology strategy with pragmatic use of logistics and other outsourcing techniques to rapidly create financial value for DCRA’s clients. Mr. Kirkegaard has assembled a world class team at DCRA to assist clients in rapid solution design and deployment, which includes building, patenting and utilizing unique decentralized web service supply chain technologies to meet client needs quickly.
Prior to founding DCRA Inc. Mr. Kirkegaard has held several founding senior management positions in supply chain technology and strategy firm. Mr. Kirkegaard was Executive Vice-President Operations and Chief Marketing Officer for Vizional Technologies. Mr. Kirkegaard was an early leader at Viewlocity, a leading EAI vendor for the supply chain. Mr. Kirkegaard spent 4 years at i2 Technologies in several VP of Business Unit leadership roles. As the Vice President of Logistics Operations at i2, he led numerous innovations, including originally authoring i2’s distribution planning solution as well as co-authoring a patent in 1995 on e-commerce-based Collaborative Planning Technologies (EPI, Electronic Planning Interchange). Mr. Kirkegaard spent 8 years in the strategic management consulting business with Booz Allen & Hamilton Management Group and Coopers & Lybrand, where he specialized in diagnostics and information technology support for supply chain and logistics operations in the industrial manufacturing and consumer goods industries. He has 21 years professional experience, with emphasis in the automation of collaborative workflow solutions in a variety of manufacturing and distribution intensive industries. Mr. Kirkegaard holds a Masters in Finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and an Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering degree from Kansas State University as well as completing an intensive Engineering Management Program with Conoco Pipeline / Dupont in 1983.
DCRA Inc and our new entity DCRA Technologies LLC have active Board’s of Advisors primarily made up of previous clients.
Mr. Cohen has been a supply chain practitioner for over 35 years. Mr. Cohen’s experience in supply chain ranges from dispatching produce trucks to designing and implementing industry leading supply chain solutions. Prior to joining DCRA Mr. Cohen was responsible for implementing and designing global supply chain solutions for clients of GEODIS. These solutions included Foreign Trade Zones, DC Bypass, custom KPIs and multi-modal solutions. Mr. Cohen’s supply chain experience includes experience with other top tier Third Party Logistics Providers including, Ryder, Penske, YRC and OHL, as well as Private Fleet experience with Frito-Lay. His experience as a logistics engineer and later as an engineering/implementation leader has provided him visibility to a wide variety of supply chain issues across the entire spectrum of industries and the solutions applied to address these issues. During his tenure at i2 technologies, Mr. Cohen leveraged his experience to lead a team responsible for implementing supply chain solutions for the 3PL industry and logistics solutions for all i2 clients. In addition to his work with technology solutions at i2, Mr. Cohen was the Product Manager for Intelligent Logistics for ONE Network. Throughout his career, Mr. Cohen has been focused on the use of technology in the supply chain and the associated change management.
Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.