Title: Vice President of Operational Excellence - MSC
Company: Cardinal Health


Alan Deutschendorf is currently on Cardinal Health’s Operational Excellence team serving as Vice-President for the Medical Supply Chain. Specifically, Al leads OpEx efforts for their business units (Hospital Supply, Ambulatory, Lab), their manufacturing (Hand Care Solutions, Environmental Technologies), and their support teams (category management, inventory, sourcing, transportation).

In this capacity, Al is responsible for integrating Operational Excellence philosophies and methods to improve business performance, enhance the customer experience, and create supply chain efficiencies. He rejoined this team in October 2009 from Catalent Pharma Solutions (formally Cardinal Health PTS) where he was a Master Black Belt & Deployment Leader for their Oral Technologies division.

At Catalent, heled OpEx efforts and lean implementations at thirteen sites globally resulting in $45 million of Type 1 savings over three years. Al originally joined Cardinal Health in May 2006 as a Master Black Belt.

Prior to joining Cardinal Health, he spent eight-and-a half years at GE Superabrasives/Diamond Innovations leading engineering efforts, new product development, Lean Six Sigma capabilities, and quality initiatives. He applied DFSS techniques over five years in his engineering capacity for three product lines with $38 million in annual sales.

Al holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University, where he also serves as an instructor teaching three Six Sigma classes annually.