Keith E. Armington, Principal

With more than 30 years of Fortune 500 global supply chain experience in the medical device and consumer products industries, Keith has demonstrated success in developing and implementing effective supply chain operational strategies, driving end-to-end business process improvement, collaborating externally with strategic channel partners and customers, operationally integrating mergers and acquisitions, and leading change management communications.

Keith also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland, promoting marketplace trust.

Prior to founding Supply Chain OpEx Consulting, Keith was Director of Supply Chain Relations Strategic Initiatives at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), where he led a corporate communications campaign for the supply chain integration of a $4B acquisition, CareFusion, encompassing 7,350 hospitals and 130 distributors across the U.S. Earlier he served as Director of Global Supply and Distribution for BD’s $1B+ Diagnostic Systems business unit, where he introduced Business Process improvement methodologies including Lean Enterprise and Transactional Six Sigma, and successfully implemented SAP IM/WM. 

Functions he has led over the course of his career include Contracts Management, Customer Service, Demand and Supply Planning, International Distribution, Sales Analytics, Sales Operations & Planning, Supply Chain Channel Partner Relationship Management, Global Transportation, and Warehousing Operations. 

Keith’s previous experience in consumer products while with Eastman Kodak included senior-level leadership roles at major Distribution Center operations in New York State, Colorado, and the Republic of Singapore. 

Keith received a BS with Distinction in Applied Economics from Cornell University and has held professional certifications with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) as Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).