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A BOUTIQUE GLOBAL SUPPY CHAIN CONSULTING FIRM WHICH PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE ANALYSIS APPROACH ENSURING OUR TACTICAL AND STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS ARE VIABLE

“If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there.”
-Lewis Carroll
At KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL, we bring over 30 Years of Proven Global Supply Chain Experience to help your company find the best road and choose the right supply chain solution. We know that finding the best solution, which ensures your company gains the increased competitive advantage and results it needs, is a delicate mix of both art and science.

At KEITH SWIEDNICKI INTERNATIONAL (KSi) we’ve mastered that mix of art and science and provide our clients with an unparalleled level of expertise and specialized consulting excellence. Our team is proud of its global reputation as trusted and highly respected Supply Chain Experts. Our successful involvement in over 1,000 supply chain distribution projects over a wide range of industries, and our specialized in-depth knowledge of the Food & Grocery Industry has contributed to our reputation as the “A-Team” of Supply Chain Consultants in the field today. When your company has supply chain challenges, choosing KSi as your trusted solutions partner is a sound decision.

“My goal with KSi was to create a company that allowed me to instill and uphold my key business values and ethics with the same high quality standards, passion and dedication my clients have come to know as their trusted advisor. These key factors, I believe, are the reasons why my clients have repeatedly entrusted me with their business for over 30 years and these values are now the founding pillars for KSi. As the President & CEO of Keith Swiednicki International, I am offering you my personal guarantee that our mission will be to do the right good thing for you, our customers, and that we promise you will receive the highest and most unbiased level of service excellence you have come to expect, unparalleled in the industry.”
KEITH SWIEDNICKI
PRESIDENT & CEO
For over 30 years Keith has provided top quality supply chain solutions to Fortune 500 companies which has contributed to his distinguished reputation today as a highly respected global supply chain consulting leader and trusted advisor well known to the industry. His contribution to the development of Productivity Benchmarking data analysis, insights and reports has provided substantial benefits to ROFDA members and the Food Industry as a whole. He is a sought-after industry speaker, has authored industry magazine articles and has published white papers on a broad range of topics on Supply Chain and Logistics.
Testimonials
  • Delhaize America
  • WinCo Foods
  • Coastal Sunbelt Produce
  • Associated Grocers (Baton Rouge)
  • Associate Wholesaler, Inc.
  • Associated Grocers, Inc.  
  • S-Mart
  • Food Marketing Institute (FMI)
  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • Associated Grocers of New England
  • ProPacific Fresh
Gerry Greenleaf
Vice President
Supply Chain Planning and Services
"With over 30 years of working with Keith Swiednicki, he has consistently provided three ingredients for success as a key partner in every engagement we have done together; practical solutions, creative ideas, and strategic perspectives. Keith's ability to bring the full spectrum of insights and actions to every engagement has been instrumental in supporting a variety of projects we have done together. Keith is a strong partner committed to helping our organization succeed."
Craig McPhee
Senior Director of Warehousing
"I have had the good fortune to have known, collaborated with, and worked with, Keith Swiednicki for many years. Keith’s unique ability to provide unprejudiced and objective observation and analysis of an existing operation and to provide unbiased, creative, and varied solutions for improvement in a respectful but tradition challenging manner is a tribute to his commitment to help his partners succeed. His experience across varied industry platforms and types and sizes of operations have filled his tool belt and solution library with a variety of solutions ranging from simple operational adjustments to dramatic changes in facility design, layout, and mechanical and automated material handling solutions. I look forward to leveraging the partnership that has been developed with Keith and his team at ksi to help ensure our organizations continued and future success."
Patrick Tagnani
Vice-President of Operations
"When Coastal Sunbelt Produce needed to finalize a layout and slotting strategy for our new state-of-the-art facility, I knew I had to call Keith from Keith Swiednicki International (KSI) to help us out. Keith has been a trusted, knowledgeable and reliable friend for many years. I knew we needed his hands-on practical expertise to help us maximize warehouse efficiencies. We trusted KSI’s recommendations because we knew they were providing proven techniques and valuable insights that were in our best interest. Keith and his A-Team at KSI have provided exceptional service levels that went above and beyond our expectations. Coastal Sunbelt Produce will undoubtedly look to KSI as our valued partner for guidance and support on any of our future projects. "
Randy Fletcher
Vice-President Logistics & Supply Chain Management
"Keith has been a valuable and trusted partner to Associated Grocers, Inc. (Baton Rouge) for over a decade. AGBR looks to Keith for his analytical skills, experience, and market intelligence as a key industry insider who can provide us with best practice concepts and perspectives and actionable solutions and advice that is realistic and achievable. Keith and his team at Keith Swiednicki International (KSi) recently provided us with exceptional service on a project that required a quick turnaround. AGBR will recommend and plan to use KSI for future projects."
Matt Saunders
Adviser to Media Solutions Corp., Former CEO, Associate Wholesaler, Inc.,
"I have worked with Keith for several years on several projects in various locations around the country. He is my “go to guy” when it comes to warehouse design and efficiency. He has a great ability to understand the needs of the customer when designing new facilities, retrofitting existing ones or simply providing guidance on how to improve operations within existing building or fixture constraints. He becomes part of the team, not just an outside consultant. His view is always forward-thinking and strategic, but he understands the need to handle the present to survive the journey. His work focuses on efficiency, but he also understands the cultural aspects of the business when it comes to keeping a satisfied (and safe) workforce. I have worked with Keith in both union and non-union shops. Keith pushes back and challenges norms and comfort zones. I wouldn’t even consider going into a distribution center project without having Keith involved."
J.H. (Jay) Campbell Jr.
Executive Chairmen
"Our experience with Keith Swiednicki has been very positive. He has a diverse and broad knowledge and experience of the supply chain and its various needs and requirements. He combines a unique blend of analytics with sound business principles to offer affordable and realistic solutions to product storage and movement needs. He understand the requirement today to lower and control costs with new, efficient,  and productive ideas which fit the client’s budget. "
Enrique Munoz
Chairman & COO
"For over 20 years S-Mart has turned to Keith to provide us with his knowledge and experience on the efficient design of our distribution centers. Keith has been our loyal and trusted supply chain consultant and has been instrumental in every logistics project S-Mart has undertaken over the past two decades. We value his input and wouldn’t make any logistics decisions without his insights. Keith’s commitment to excellence in providing the best supply chain solutions that are always actionable and the dedication to excellence of his team at KSI only solidified our ongoing commitment to have Keith as our trusted supply chain partner."
Dagmar Farr
Senior Vice President, Member Services 
"Keith is a recognized industry knowledge leader in productivity benchmarking. He is the brainchild behind the development of a comprehensive survey structure and operational metrics that provide grocery industry executives with a way to evaluate their existing performance and identify new ways to create improvement opportunities. Keith believes that each company should make the best choice and cautions against the "one-size fits all" advice. He provides in-depth metrics, ratios, insights and comparisons to best of breed distributors. He knows the importance of effective internal productivity tracking and the reports he generates enable all distributors to see the best practice trends and identify opportunities for improvement. He has been a key collaborator with FMI in the development and analysis of the FMI/ROFDA 2016 benchmarking study findings and reports."
Mark Lumadue
Director of Logistics
"We chose Keith Swiednicki International (KSI) to relocate our frozen warehouse operation into a new building. We doubled our size and were faced with challenges of ‘right sizing’ the operation. Our goal was to re-slot our item mix, align family groupings, improve the pick path and increase operational efficiency. KSI conducted an extensive operational assessment, collected data and interviewed associates. They came back with a detailed working database that contains slotting strategies, direct labor productivity, capacity utilization, budget and ROI analysis. KSI’s knowledge base is exceptional. They are highly motivated, well organized, professional, and reply quickly to our needs. The recommendations are always delivered on time and with favorable results. They clearly separate themselves from other consultants with their depth of experience and industry resources."
Steve Creed
Senior Vice-President Supply Chain Management
"For over a decade now, Keith has guided AG New England through several projects due to our explosive growth. From layout, design and expansion solutions, slotting solutions to improve productivity and most recently an automation solution. His expertise in supply chain is unequalled. Keith and his team bring a no-nonsense, honest and practical approach to clients. His guidance and impact on AG has been significant. We are proud to be a partner with KSI."
Todd Avery
Senior Vice President of Operations & Transportation
"I have worked with Keith and his team for over 10 years. In that time, I have managed 8 different DC’s. When I needed supply chain expertise, I would get offered another team or another consultant company. I always insisted to my shareholders on working with the best; Keith’s team whom I refer to as The “A” team. Would you trust your multi-million dollar investment with anyone less?"
Team
At KSi, we value your business. We pride ourselves on providing each and every client with exceptional and personalized service. We bring our unparalleled experience, exacting standards and dedication to every project and ensure your company receives the results, solutions and on-time project delivery you expect. Our client testimonials are proof.

Sebastian – Project Manager
Rahul – Senior Engineer
Michel – Design Specialist
Keith Swiednicki - President & CEO
Yue – PROGRAMMER ANALYST
Paul – CFO
Chantal – Executive Director

Sebastian

Project Manager


Sebastian brings his keen analytical problem solving skills, in-depth supply chain experience and attention to detail to every project he manages. His professionalism and expertise provides our clients with the highest service level possible while ensuring they receive the most efficient and innovative solutions available. Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural & Environmental Sciences from McGill University.


Rahul

Senior Engineer


Rahul’s detailed, sharp and analytical warehouse design skills provide our clients with the most specialized slotting solution strategies available in the industry. His comprehensive experience with slotting, layout design and analysis are essential in providing our clients with the solutions they need. Rahul holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Concordia University.

Michel

Design Specialist


Mike brings over 30 years of warehouse layout and design experience which has made him a much sought-after industry resource in leading-edge Cad and 3D-Revit design technology. Mike provides our clients with creative design layout solutions which allow them to maximize warehouse capacities and space utilization.

Yue

Programmer Analyst


Yue’s strong analytical/programming skills and resourcefulness are key to efficiently turnaround data and supply chain analysis in an expeditious fashion. Yue graduated from mcgill university with a bachelor of electrical engineering degree.

Chantal

Executive Director


Chantal brings over 30 years of specialized marketing expertise and corporate business acumen to oversee the company’s marketing, financial operations, human resource and administrative needs.

Keith

President & CEO


For over 30 years Keith has provided top quality supply chain solutions to Fortune 500 companies which has contributed to his distinguished reputation today as a highly respected global supply chain consulting leader and trusted advisor well known to the industry.

Paul

CFO


Paul brings over 30 years of expertise as a seasoned financial advisor and is an instrumental resource in providing sound corporate financial advice.

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Sebastian

Project Manager


Sebastian brings his keen analytical problem solving skills, in-depth supply chain experience and attention to detail to every project he manages. His professionalism and expertise provides our clients with the highest service level possible while ensuring they receive the most efficient and innovative solutions available. Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural & Environmental Sciences from McGill University.


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Rahul

Senior Engineer


Rahul’s detailed, sharp and analytical warehouse design skills provide our clients with the most specialized slotting solution strategies available in the industry. His comprehensive experience with slotting, layout design and analysis are essential in providing our clients with the solutions they need. Rahul holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Concordia University.

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Michel

Design Specialist


Mike brings over 30 years of warehouse layout and design experience which has made him a much sought after industry resource in leading-edge Cad and 3D-Revit design technology. Mike provides our clients with creative design layout solutions which allow them to maximize warehouse capacities and space utilization.

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Yue

Programmer Analyst


Yue’s strong analytical/programming skills and resourcefulness are key to efficiently turnaround data and supply chain analysis in an expeditious fashion. Yue graduated from McGill University with a bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree.

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Chantal

Executive Director


Chantal brings over 30 years of specialized marketing expertise and corporate business acumen to oversee the company’s marketing, financial operations, human resources and administrative needs.

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Keith

President & CEO


For over 30 years Keith has provided top quality supply chain solutions to Fortune 500 companies which has contributed to his distinguished reputation today as a highly respected global supply chain consulting leader and trusted advisor well known to the industry.

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Paul

CFO


Paul brings over 30 years of expertise as a seasoned financial advisor and is an instrumental resource in providing sound corporate financial advice.

Council Members and Practice Leaders
Richard Kochersperger
Practice Leader
Education

Richard is the Director of the Food Marketing Group, a virtual educational resource for the food industry. He is also a faculty member and the former Director of the Center for Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University. Richard has designed and implemented Executive Educational programs for several leading companies and has authored articles for industry trade publications and several books on Food Logistics used by the Cornell Distance Learning Program. Richard’s professional background includes positions with Supervalu, Fleming, and A&P in the logistics and supply chain management areas.

Victor Deyglio
Council Member
Logistics

Victor is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ProLog Con- nect, Inc, the Global Division of the Logistics Institute, and the Founding President of the Canadian Professional Logistics Institute, which certifies logistics practitioners in Canada and worldwide. Victor currently teaches Ethics and Leadership, and Team Dynamics [e-learn-ing] to business managers and executives, and is a facilitator for the Institute's Executive Program. Victor has worked with academics, governments, companies and in- dustry practitioners, and has designed corporate and sector work- force development strategies, national skills, curriculum standards and competency-based human resource programs in supply chain and logistics. He has also devel- oped learning resources for web-based Internet applications, and designed web-platforms for e-Learning and e-Research capa- bilities

Chris Huff
Practice Leader
Transportation

Chris is currently an Executive Committee member of the Maine Motor Transportation Association. With a career spanning over 40 years, Chris is a recognized industry leader with extensive knowledge in fleet operations and transportation logistics. As the Director of Transportation for Delhaize America, Chris led the transportation integration of ve operating banners, provided the vision, strategic leadership and direction to 1,100 transportation associates covering 12 distribution centers and servicing 1,600 supermarkets from Maine to Florida. He has served as Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee for MMTA, State V.P. for the American Trucking Association, State of Maine Governors Transportation Advisory Council, State of Maine Department of Transportation Advisory Council, Maine Clean Communities, Maine Business Foundation and FMI com- mitee.

Renato (Ron) Cellupica
Council Member
Distribution Operations

Ron is the former Senior Vice President of Distribution for the Golub Corporation (Price Chopper Supermarkets). With a distinguished career spanning over 45 years, Ron is a well-known grocery industry veteran with extensive expertise in retail operations, logistics and distribution. He has been an active leader for FMI, the European Food Trade Association as well as Chair of the Transportation Committee of the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce.