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Brown, Mark E.

Brown, Mark E.

Instructor
Business Administration
484-646-4109
Old Main 520
marbrown@kutztown.edu
  • Background Information
    Mark is a member of Kutztown University Adjunct Faculty and currently serves as the Instructor for Principles of Supply Chain Management. He is also a Partner of Plantensive Solutions Group (PSG), a Vaco Company. PSG is a professional services firm with an emphasis on providing supply chain advisory, systems integration/engineering, and managed services to clients. PSG is chartered to assist clients in developing strategies and creating solutions designed to improve an organization’s Supply Chain performance. PSG has an impressive client portfolio including Fortune 1000 companies like: Ingram Micro, McDonalds, Coca-Cola North America, PVH, Mars, and Perdue. Mark’s current role as a Partner with PSG is to develop business plans and market focused strategies to continue PSG’s impressive growth. In 2021 PSG revenues are on a pace to grow by 18%.
    Mark served as PSG’s Managing Partner from 2019 till July of 2021. Prior to that Mark was a co-founder and served as the Managing Principal of MEBC Inc. from 2002 until it was acquired by Vaco at the end of 2018. After the acquisition Vaco merged MEBC with Vaco Supply Chain Consulting to form PSG. Mark is an equity Partner of PSG and currently serves part time as a market/client advisor and Vaco ambassador.
    Mark has over 30 years of experience in the Supply Chain and supporting technologies fields. He has global supply chain experience and has conducted, managed, and led over 50 client engagements mostly with Fortune 1000 and Federal Government clients. These engagements include Supply Chain Transformations, Software Implementations, Supply Chain Strategy & Assessments, Process Improvement, and Supply Chain Optimizations (segmentation, inventory, logistics, strategic procurement). Some of Mark’s most notable Supply Chain Transformational projects have been at: Havi (McDonalds), Defense Logistics Agency, PVH, and Avon Products. Prior to the formation of MEBC, he was employed in management positions at, KPMG Consulting, General Public Utilities, Crystal Brands (Izod/Lacoste), and Bachman Foods.
    Mark’s more recent client focus has been on designing and delivering effective change management programs for clients. He has performed Supply Chain education, training, and organizational transformation for clients such as Omron, Bunzl, Ingram Micro, PVH, FAA and the Defense Logistics Agency.