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Carol Brace

Carol Brace

Lecturer and Advisor

Office: NW Bldg 12. 201-H

​Discipline: Supply Chain Management

Carol Brace brings, to the University of Houston-Downtown, 25-years of global supply chain - logistics experience 20 years from Compaq Computer Corporation/Hewlett Packard. The past 12 years focused on managing global supply chain logistics out of Shanghai and Taiwan. Carol also serves as a missionary traveling every year to countries around the world to share her masonry, plumbing and building skills. Carol's academic preparation includes a BS in Industrial Management from University of Akron, a Masters in Occupational Technology from the University of Houston, and certifications in CTL, CIL, PMP, SCOR, and LSSBB. She serves on the following boards ALCREJ (American Latino Center for Education Research & Justice), Metro Stakeholders Task Force, Gov't Affairs & Transportation for the Houston NW Chamber of Commerce and TUTS (Theatre Under the Stars), while being actively involved in: ASTL, CSCMP, East End Chamber of Commerce, ITMA, NAPM, NDTA, IoPP, PMI, SCC, SIDO, West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA), Maritime Education Committee, and works closely with our Corporate University Partner Hewlett Packard.​

M.S. Occupational Technology, University of Houston, B.S. Industrial Management/Personnel Akron University

University of Houston-Downtown(9/2014 – present)
BA 3300 – Business Cornerstone
SCM 4315 – Supply Chain Operations Mgmt.

Our Lady of the Lake University (College of Business) (9/2014 – present)
BADM 8319 - Supply Chain and Operations Management
MGMT 3384 - Production/Operations Management

University of Houston (College of Technology)(9/2010 - 8/2014)
SCLT 2380-Distribution Channels (Marketing)
SCLT 2362-Intro to Supply Chain and Logistics Technology
SCLT 3376 - Global Trade Intermediaries
SCLT 3381-Industrial and Consumer Sales
SCLT 3384 - Logistics Technology and Processes
SCLT 3385 - Transportation Economics and Policy
SCLT 3387 - Procurement
SCLT 3389 - Transportation Law
SCLT 4312 - Inventory and Materials Handling
SCLT 4375 - Global Supply Chain
SCLT 4380 - Quality Systems
SCLT 4387 - Financial Evaluation for Supply Chain Management
SCLT 4389 - Practicum in Supply Chain & Logistics Technology

North Harris Montgomery Community College (9/1991 - 5/1996)
BUSI 1301- Business Principals
COSC 1401- Introduction to Computers
ITSC 1401- Introduction to Computers
ISSW - 1301- Introduction to Word
ACCT 2401- Principals of Accounting 1
ACCT 2402 – Principals of Accounting 2
POFT 1301 – Business English
POFT 1325 – Business Math 

​Business and Professional Experience:

Hewlett Packard Computer Corporation, Houston, Texas 1994 – 2010
(Merger - Compaq Computer Corporation 1994-2002)

PSG Global Supply Chain Operations Mgr. 2007 - 2010
Responsible for ODM/OEM supply chain readiness including new program introduction and ramp, management of programs for volume, quality and cost from "cradle to grave" in a high-mix, complex environment. Aide in driving the development of all procurement processes and strategies in order to meet targets for cost savings, order fulfillment and customer satisfaction. Responsible for team building, risk mitigation utilizing HP processes/tools and for managing supplier development, sourcing, and relationships, and negotiate and manage ODM contracts.

Commodity Mgr., ISPG Supply Chain 2005 - 2007
Responsible for developing contracts: negotiating costs, terms, and developing relationships with suppliers. Prepared ground work for competitive bids, cost comparison and assuring best representation of qualified suppliers. Utilized LSSBB in order to define, measure, analyze, implement and control all bids presented to team for initiation of final contract. Tied out with legal on terms to assure coordination of all final setup

Business Planning Mgr, ISPG Supply Chain 2000 - 2005
Managed the daily execution activities of our Alliance ODM (SDF vs. 830, OCT, FCT 870, 856, 810). Monitored ship performance against commitments daily and resolve issues that impact product ship/delivery performance. Monitored EDI transactions to and from the ODM daily to ensure system accuracy. Coordinated all EDI setups for HP via HTC (plant, new systems or new procedures). Evaluated material position and obsolescence weekly. Prepared executive summaries on critical shortages and submit final obsolescence packages for sign-off at program EOL. Reviewed AP aging monthly and reconcile accounts. Prepared ODM execution metrics reports monthly. Compiled, analyzed and presented secondary forecasts. Restructured and improved HTC’s website. EIS 2 super user for iPAQ HH.

Business Analyst III, 1994 – 2000
• Recognized for reducing Workstation Obsolescence from $13.9 million to $1.6 million by developing key drill down procedures and championing the project to product engineers, marketing, management and Geos.
• Developed a worldwide INUB (incremental net unit billed) summary report for Workstation Core Team, that produced a clear picture of our problems and how to correct them, which greatly reduced INUBs for the division.
• Managed PCA’s by interfacing effectively with all manufacturing sites, purchasing, and engineering to assure a smooth build transition upon the closure of our Singapore Plant for Workstation Division.
• Implemented and managed Inventory Control process for corporate Workstations program managers. Focused on product transition, roadmap determination, profitability analysis, channel inventory and sales out promotions.
• Created daily worldwide Operations Summary Report for senior management, which included channel inventory, sales out, sales in, demand analysis, order flow, and was utilized to manage the supply of materials and determine course of business.
• Developed Options/Graphics Historical Sales Out/Revenue Reports to aid in forecasting and marketing decisions resulting in $1.2 million savings to the Workstations Division.
• Handled RAS input and weekly RAS Business Operation Reports for Workstations Division.
• Analyzed and updated MRP (Material Requisition Parts), ODF (Order Demand Flow), Flex (with Materials Planning group) and OPP (Order Promised Parts) to ensure proper material supply for Workstation new products
• Created and maintained PPP Table (Plan Product Preference) and NPP (New Product Pre-build), schedule resulting in smooth operations for new product manufacturing start-ups.

Organizations/Community Experience:

* President - American Business Women Association-Women Empowering Women Express Network "ABWA-WEWEN”
* Advisory Chair-American Business Women Association-University Park Express Network "ABWA-UPEN”
* Chair - American Latino Center for Research Education and Justice
* Correspondence Secretary - Federation Houston Women Professional Education Foundation
* Advisory Chair - Theatre Under the Stars
NASA Workforce Outstanding Performance Award 2012 -for providing 144 training hours of service to displace NASA Space shuttle workers
Compaq/HP Excellence Award Outstanding Efforts 2008, 2005, 2004, 2003, 1999
NAPM Chairperson 2005 –2007

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