The associates at IdealFlow combine a broad business background with specific expertise in their chosen areas.

The IdealFlow associates team includes:

Lonnie Childs
In his association with IdealFlow, Lonnie Childs brings 25 years of experience in Operations and Supply Chain management in a variety of manufacturing industries including electronics, defense, machining, and start-up operations. During his 10 year tenure at Dell Computer Corporation from 1991-2001, he served as Director of Demand/Supply Planning and Director of Portables Supply Chain Management for Americas Operations and held responsibility for designing, implementing, and managing many of Dellís leading edge processes for demand/supply planning and supply chain management while the company engaged in explosive growth. Mr. Childs sponsored and actively engaged in the project management to implement demand planning, supply planning and shop floor control systems which were instrumental to Dellís operational excellence. He also managed the successful transition of Portables manufacturing from the US to Dellís Asian operations which resulted in significant cost savings. Since retiring from Dell in 2001, Mr. Childs has provided independent management consulting services to manufacturing companies.

Mr. Childs professional associations include serving as President, Director of Education, and Instructor for the Austin chapter of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

Mr. Childs holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has done graduate work in Business Administration at St. Edwardís University.