Christopher D. Gray
181 Bunker Hill Avenue
Stratham NH 03885
1 603 778-9211
I have been on the inside track
of applying Resource Planning and Value Stream Management concepts for
nearl 40 years.
Since 1979, I've helped more
companies resolve MRP II and ERP software issues than anyone else in
the field. Most people know me for the work I've done in evaluating
and assessing manufacturing and distribution resource planning
In 1986, I wrote one of the first
books on software evaluation and selection, The Right Choice. In
2008 I rewrote and updated it.
In 1989, I co-authored the
definitive books on core functionality in resource planning software, MRP
II Standard Systemand MRP II Standard System Workbook.
These books had been offered as research reports from 1976 to
1989. During that period of time I also wrote approximately 30
in-depth evaluations of commercial MRP II and ERP software packages,
and more than 20 published articles on resource planning and computers
In 2006, I co-authored Sales
& Operations Planning Best Practices, a comprehensive study of
thirteen of the world's best S&OP users.
In 2007, I wrote Sales and
Operations Planning Standard System, the definitive book on the
functionality that must be present in an S&OP system, and the
reference software that accompanies the book.
In 2008, I wrote Lean
Standard System, the definitive book on the functionality that
must be present in Lean software, as well as reference software that
accompanies the book.
I founded and maintain an
international consulting and education practice whose client base
includes some of the world's best known and most respected companies,
many of whom operate Class A systems.
I do Class A assessment,
providing assessment services in North and South America, Europe
I offer and teach tailored
on-site seminars and workshops on resource planning and lean
manufacturing topics including S&OP, master scheduling, forecasting
and demand management, value-stream mapping, developing and
implementing pull systems, etc.
Gray Research, Stratham, NH
offers counseling and public and private seminars and workshops for
manufacturing executives and managers trying to make the changes
needed for improved value chain performance, consulting to assist in
implementing improvement programs, as well as comprehensive evaluation
of ERP software packages on an "as needed" basis.
experience spans chemicals, beverages, textiles, heavy machinery,
consumer and medical products, rubber, pharmaceuticals, electronics,
automotive components, software development, etc.
for Excellence, Belmont, NH
Excellence Partners (WWXP)
Excellence and Worldwide Excellence Partners (WWXP) are associations
of management consultants in the field of manufacturing and
distribution management. Partners for Excellence and WWXP market the
services of its member companies, and encourages materials and
resource sharing and capacity management among the member companies.
Gray Media, Inc., Exeter, NH
marketed and supported specialty books and courseware for improving
manufacturing and distribution operations.
Monochrome Press, Inc., Exeter, NH
Press developed and published books and educational material,
including definitive works on employee recognition, supplier quality
improvement, professional selling skills, and forecasting, written by
recognized experts in each of these areas.
included: Everyone Sells by Lee DuBois, Recognition
Redefined by Roger Hale and Rita Maehling,Managing Supplier
Quality by Roger Hale, et al, Focus Forecasting by
Bernie Smith, Focus Forecasting and DRPby Bernie Smith, The
Answers are on the Office Wall by Paul Thornton.
video based training materials included: The Recognition Redefined
R D Garwood, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Oliver Wight Companies 1979-1988
Oliver Wight Software Research, Inc., Essex Junction,
Oliver Wight Education Associates, Newbury, NH
Oliver Wight Video Productions, Inc., Essex Junction,
Inc., Andover, MA 1976-1979
Ohaus Scale Corporation, Florham
Manufacturing Systems Analyst
AUTHORED OR CO-AUTHORED
Choice 1986. Oliver
Wight Publications (John Wiley and Sons). Rewritten and re-released in
2008, Trafford Publishing
Standard System. A Handbook for Manufacturing Software Survival,
1989. Oliver Wight Publications (John Wiley and Sons).
Standard System Workbook. A Handbook for Manufacturing Software
Survival, 1989. Oliver
Wight Publications (John Wiley and Sons). Contents of this book are
now available on-line at the Gray Research website:www.grayresearch.com.
Operations Planning Best Practices, 2006.
Operations Planning Standard System,
2007. Trafford Publishing
2008. Trafford Publishing
Overview of Lean Manufacturing Concepts.
QAD Distinguished Authors Series
Performance Measurement and Assessment. QAD
Distinguished Authors Series
American Production and Inventory
Control Society (APICS) 1975-2002
(North Shore Chapter) 1980
at the APICS International Conference, and chapter meetings
International Institute of
Forecasters (IIF) 2007-present
Foresight Associate Editor 2016-present
NH German Language School
Washington and Jefferson College
Clyde Shepherd Atchinson Prize in Mathematics
Honorary, President 1972-73
Honorary, President 1972-73
Carnegie Mellon University
Who's Who in America,
Who's Who in the East,
21st and subsequent editions
Who's Who in America's
Emerging Leaders, 1st
and subsequent editions
Who's Who in Finance and
Industry, 25th and
Who's Who in Science and
Engineering, 2nd and
Who's Who in the World,
9th and subsequent editions