Trissential Expands Supply Chain Practice

Firm Reunites Supply Chain Heavyweights Adding Depth to Growing Consulting Practice

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Trissential, a management consultancy focused on business improvement, has added Robert Sabath and Richard Sherman as Discipline Experts to its growing Supply Chain Management Practice. Sabath and Sherman combined talents in the mid-nineties to launch, with Sabath as the managing partner, the supply chain management practice at Mercer Management Consulting which has since evolved into Oliver Wyman.

“Bob and Rich bring a legacy of game changing project and technology experience to the supply chain segment of our Enterprise Solutions National Practice.”

“Trissential is excited to bring these two recognized thought leaders together to lead the growth of our supply chain consulting practice,” said Craig Thielen, Principal and General Manager. “Bob and Rich bring a legacy of game changing project and technology experience to the supply chain segment of our Enterprise Solutions National Practice.”

Trissential’s unique and proven approach is founded on a deep, balanced focus on the three dimensions of business success: strategy, management and execution. Historically, supply chain has been considered an execution function, but supply chains thrive when they have an effective strategy aligned with the business, manage their complex responsibilities and customer/supplier relations well, and execute efficiently with relevant performance metrics and a process improvement culture. Trissential’s supply chain practice focuses on client enablement, effective talent development, and doing the right things as well as doing things right.

“Having worked with Trissential’s employees on several projects the past few months,” added Sabath, “it became apparent that the firm was unique and had developed a vested business model that is truly a win-win for the client and the firm. Having the opportunity to not only expand my relationship with Trissential, but also join together in collaboration with Rich is a great opportunity for all of us and the market.”

“Trissential impressed me with its business model and a working environment that places a strong focus on innovation and making the company an outstanding place to work,” said Sherman. “Working with Bob again is a bonus. We’ve always been like the Penn and Teller of supply chain, producing magical results but without illusion and creating client value and competitive advantage by looking outside the box.”

Robert Sabath is a nationally recognized speaker, writer and thought leader in Supply Chain Management. His experience includes a wide variety of industries including food & beverage and manufacturing and distribution oriented organizations. Sabath has contributed scores of industry articles to various publications and delivered presentations at dozens of conferences. He previously led the supply chain practices at Mercer Management Consulting, Lester B. Knight & Associates, and A. T. Kearney. Sabath received his MBA from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.

Richard Sherman is an internationally recognized expert and author on trends and issues across supply chain management. In fact, he recently authored the book, Supply Chain Transformation: A Practical Roadmap to Best Practice Results (Wiley, 2012) on business transformation. As a research director, he successfully launched the supply chain advisory services for AMR Research and led in the development the SCOR® model, founding the Supply Chain Council, and serving on its Board. Throughout his expansive career, Sherman has held senior management positions at Microsoft, EXE Technologies, Mercer Management Consulting, and Unisys. He serves on the Board of Directors of Lead Time Technology and as Director of Strategic Development for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP). Sherman received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame.

Since the launch of its supply chain practice in early 2012, Trissential experienced tremendous growth in this area. Thielen states “This strategic offering is critical given the volatility and speed of change in the economy today. Sabath and Sherman bring the ideal balance of proven best practices and a ‘break the rules’ mindset that can lead to true a competitive advantage for our clients.”

About Trissential
Trissential,, is a regional management consultancy focused on business improvement. The firm is passionate about helping clients build effective strategies, efficient management and exceptional execution through the right mix of process, discipline and rigor. Trissential offers expertise in a wide range of industries, plus specialized practices for Enterprise Resource Planning and Supply Chain, JD Edwards and Public Sector. With offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Chicago, Illinois, Trissential serves clients throughout the Midwest.

SCOR® is a registered trademark of the Supply Chain Council.


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