Julie Brignac

Julie Brignac is a Principal at Vantage Partners, and a member of the firm’s sourcing and supply chain management practice.  She has worked as a transformational leader in globally matrixed organizations, with over 20 years of strategic and operational experience in supply chain management, international outsourcing, sales and operational planning, procurement transformations and business process improvement initiatives.   Julie has held executive roles with notable organizations, such as DuPont, Honeywell, Newell Rubbermaid – Sharpie Brands, and Australian-based Brambles Limited, in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Quality and Lean Six Sigma, Operations, Sales, Finance, and Procurement.   She led both the Procurement and Lean Six Sigma deployments for all Brambles’ businesses worldwide.  Julie’s experience also includes launching and leading a boutique consultancy, QuantumSix Solutions, Inc.  Her work there focused on the design and implementation of supply chain and business process improvement solutions to help companies sustain efficient operations and drive significant savings.  She is the inventor of The RoSS Model®, an end-to-end project benefit financial validation process that helps organizations predict, report, and reconcile project benefits to financial statements, specifically in the supply chain arena. 

Julie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where she was a Bailey Tiffany Scholar, and a graduate degree in Business Administration and International Business from the University of Maryland University College.  Julie is a certified instructor for specific methodologies, such as the Herrmann Brain Dominance Theory, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and all levels of Lean Six Sigma.  She is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Expert and a Certified Purchasing Manager by the Institute of Supply Management.

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