Jon R. Kirkegaard (Click to contact)
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 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.
Board of Advisors
Kerry Stover – iThinkInc.
Joe Martha – Booz Allen & Hamilton
Herman Stiphout – Rosettanet
Russ Pearlman – Capgemini