Straight Forward Consulting- Supply chain consulting that helps you thrive Straight Forward Consulting is a full-service management consulting firm established to help small- and mid-size companies compete and win in today’s ever-competitive global marketplace.  Specializing in lean manufacturing, process management, and all aspects of the supply chain, we are ready to help you solve your toughest problems!

Logistics Optimization - Operational Excellence - Continuous Improvement - Interim Leadership

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  • Angry Customers?
  • Bloated inventory levels?
  • Organizational dysfunction?
  • A disengaged workforce?
  • Out of control supply chain costs?
  • Underwhelming financial performance?

Having problems finding talent to help you grow? Let our AWARD-WINNING approach help you streamline your work processes and enable you to do more with less- without stressing out your team!

Let us take a deep dive into your processes. We will work with you and your team to identify wastes in your processes and help you get more efficient with your existing team.

(Hint- Most companies we’ve worked with were adding value less than 20% of the time, before we began working with them. There is a lot of improvement we can do to enable your existing team to be much more impactful!). Contact us to get started scaling your processes right away!

Is COVID ruining your inventory strategy? We can help! 

Our proven inventory algorithms help you determine the RIGHT item, in the RIGHT amount, at the RIGHT time. We will take the guesswork out of your inventory strategy for you! Contact us today to learn more!

Are high transportation costs driving you crazy? 

Quick supply chain hack- check your fuel surcharge on your next LTL invoice. Chances are, when the price of diesel reached $5 per gallon, you were paying about 43% in fuel surcharge. So that $1000 quote is really costing you $1430. At $5 per gallon, our clients were 22% in fuel surcharge-about half of your rate. Contact us to learn how you can save 20% in your freight!




At Straight Forward Consulting, we fix broken supply chains, and we make good supply chains better. Let us help you turn your supply chain into a competitive weapon.

  • Reduce your supply chain costs by 5-10%
  • Drive alignment across your supply chain
  • Improve your customer service metrics
  • Enhance your margins by 2-5%
  • Scale for growth & engage your workforce
  • Right size your inventory levels


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We know how frustrating it can be when your supply chain is fragmented and executing poorly. Customers are unhappy, suppliers are frustrated and confused, your team’s morale is low, profits are below target, and there doesn’t seem to be any way out.

We’re here to help. We are senior level practitioners- with over 180 aggregate years in supply chain leadership roles. Put our experience to work for you. Let us help you turn your supply chain into a competitive weapon.





We are not like other consulting companies. All of our team members have been senior level practitioners. As seasoned supply chain and logistics executives, we can get you from where you are, to where you want to be, faster than others can. If you are climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, you need an experienced Sherpa. Supply chain transformations require the same straightforward experience in their guide. And because we only have highly seasoned team members, there is no ‘bait and switch’ with inexperienced analysts after the engagement starts.

We focus on results, not reports. (Glossy reports are great, but cold cash and improved customer and operating metrics are better!) We have won awards for our work, and our clients have won awards for work we have done to drive operational excellence. Our results are validated by your data- not our assumptions. That means that the savings you’ll enjoy are real, and can be pegged back to your financial statements.

Our pricing is unique. We are here for the long haul. We’ll prove our value to you every day. Some of our services are priced with a mutual benefit approach. That means we only get paid if you actually realize the savings. If we don’t deliver results, we don’t get paid. We have skin in the game with you. We’ll only share in the rewards with you as you realize the financial impact. We are sharing your risk.

Many companies don’t have the internal bandwidth to take on improvement projects.  And if they do, they might not have a proven plan. We’ll bring our award winning plan, and the expertise, to help you realize the rewards much faster than trying to manage it internally.

Our self-funding offer: Many of our engagements are structured to be self-funding. Several clients have used savings from our transportation offer (which is a mutual benefit pricing model) to fund longer term consulting engagements. Combining engagements leveraging this self-funding model exponentially drives ROI. Below is a graphic demonstrating savings we have identified.

Industry Average Savings

To start receiving results like this contact John Hogg at 1.716.866.8958

As a business owner, can you think of any other work you can do in your company that will provide:

Positive cash flow on Day One?

Immediate, guaranteed ROI of 186%?

Zero risk?

Neither can we. Maybe it’s time to reprioritize your project portfolio! But don’t take our word for it. Read what one of our recent clients said about our work:

“Within a very short period of time, John created an action plan that was well thought-out, concise, and most importantly, measurable. John’s efforts resulted in a radical inventory reduction of nearly 50% and an annual cost reduction of our transportation spend in LTL and ocean freight by 30% and 50% respectively. John Hogg stands out from other supply chain consultants because he is a hands-on leader and a practical practitioner."  Click here to read the full endorsement from Multisorb.

Results at Mutisorb Technologies by Straight Forward Cunsulting Eric Armenat, CEO, Multisorb Technologies


To start enjoying these results today contact us at 1.716.866.8958



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We will develop, deliver, and execute a plan to give you a quick ROI and make you a better supplier.

Great supply chain results delivered by Straight Forward Consulting


Your improved supply chain will throw money to your bottom line, and strengthen long term customer relationships!





Many companies waste millions of dollars on fragmented and underperforming supply chains. At Straight Forward Consulting, we fix broken supply chains, and we make good supply chains better. With an improved supply chain, all that money goes directly to the bottom line!

Operational Excellence is about managing the tradeoffs. Straight Forward Consulting was created in 2008 to help companies optimize those tradeoffs by driving waste out of their supply chains. We consult, train, and provide interim executive leadership, focusing on the ‘end to end’ integration across the supply chain processes. We help you achieve greater alignment throughout your organization by balancing functional excellence and process excellence.

We’re passionate about what we do, and we do it with an intense focus on your ROI. We use straight talk, and we’re forward thinking. We’ll get you to your goals quickly and you’ll enjoy predictable, reliable results.



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Honesty & integrity- It’s Straight Forward for a reason. Clients trust us to tell it like it is, and to keep our promise to them.

Accountability- We do what we say we are going to do.

Respect for every individual and their ideas- From the boardroom to the shop floor, every person’s perspective is valued and respected.

It’s about the process- Use data, not opinions or anecdotes to understand the process. Fix the process and the results will follow.

Continuous Improvement- We are always focused on innovating and improving our tools and our methodologies.