Operations, Supply Chain Analysis & Optimization Consultant

Bennett Foster

With a 40+ year career under his belt as a registered Professional Engineer and Certified Analytics Professional, Bennett has a proven track record of delivering insightful analyses of complex plant and supply chain systems.

Bennett has broad experience in production and supply chain systems ranging from specialty chemicals to textiles processing plants, and films to photo circuit devices to handling/shipping coal and iron ore.

During his DuPont career he consulted internally for the whole gamut of DuPont’s businesses – leading corporate technical thrusts in supply chain optimization, production planning, and integrated plant capacity analysis.  He also consulted outside DuPont for the food, paint, and mining industries.  He is certified by ASCM (CPIM, and CSCP).

As a professor, he teaches simulation and supply chain optimization for Drexel University, previously for AIChE Continuing Ed. and at Vanderbilt University, and has taught Operations Research at Widener University. He is also a certified “Lean Practitioner” instructor. His work as a consultant, mentor, and teacher has resulted in investment reduction, operating cost reductions and productivity gains worth many millions, and contributing to the success of many business teams.

He is a published author in “Industrial Engineering”  and IIE Transactions and has presented at conferences including IIE, INFORMS, and the Winter Simulation Conference. Notably, he was lead author for a chapter about product wheel optimization in the book “Heuristics, Metaheuristics and Approximate Methods in Planning and Scheduling”.