The principals of IdealFlow have over 30 years of combined experience
in designing and implementing enterprise-wide operations solutions.
They were instrumental in the next generation of Dell
operations initiatives, including:
- Demand - Supply Planning and Manufacturing Execution
- Demand - Supply Matching
- Worldwide Operations Cost Management (Negotiation & Forecasting)
- Global Supply Management / Production Planning initiative (DSi2)
The IdealFlow executive team includes:
Through his work with Cold Spring Consulting, Danny Gillespie spent
3 years in the Worldwide Operations Group at Dell Computer Corporation.
Danny served as an advisor to supply chain executives and was responsible
for the development of supply chain tools, product costing processes,
and the modeling of supply chain data for the 2-hour build-to-order
production schedule. Danny was also involved in many other projects
driving continuous improvement in a variety of operations processes.
As Director, Business Solutions Programs at RLX Technologies, he
implemented the process and systems used to launch a new breed of
blade servers via a completely outsourced model.
Prior to his work with Cold Spring, Danny was with Andersen Consulting
(now Accenture), Perryman Consultants and MHM, Inc.
Danny has a bachelors degree from the University of Texas
and a Master of Business Administration degree from Baylor University.
Scott has over 15 years experience in supply chain management,
business process re-engineering, systems integration and development,
and general management. In addition to IdealFlow, Scott has worked for
Whole Foods Market, RLX Technologies, Dell Computer and
Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
At Whole Foods Market Scott was the Global Director for Private Label Procurement
and Product Development. In addition to general management duties, Scott was
specifically responsible for all aspects of global purchasing, contract negotiation,
and product lifecycle management for the full line of exclusive products.
At RLX Technologies, Scott was a director of Business Solutions
Architecture. He was responsible for designing the complete footprint
of processes and systems connecting suppliers, RLX operations and
At Dell Computer, Scott was responsible for the solution architecture
for linking Dells 2-hour production planning process to suppliers.
He was also the Operations lead for a number of Dell electronic
commerce initiatives, including the strategy and initial implementation
of valuechain.dell.com, a secure extranet that acts as a portal
for Dell suppliers to collaborate in managing the supply chain.
Scott has a degree in economics from Texas A&M University
Prior to founding IdealFlow, Bril Flint served 2.5 years as Vice
President of Planning in Dells Worldwide Operations Group.
Created in 1998, Worldwide Ops was responsible for oversight of
Dells Procurement, Manufacturing, and Distribution operations.
Prior to the role in Operations, Bril was Vice President of Dells
Corporate Planning and Analysis function. Bril also served as Vice
President of Finance for Dells Large Corporate Account business.
Bril was instrumental in driving best practice sharing across Dells
worldwide geographies and was heavily involved in many of Dells
strategic operations-related initiatives, including Vendor Managed
Inventory, outsourcing projects, manufacturing capacity planning
and investment, and new plant start-ups.
Bril has 16 years of postgraduate management experience. Prior to
Dell, Bril was Vice President, Strategic Planning at EMI Music.
He also spent 5 years at Bain & Company, Inc., a strategic management
Bril has a mechanical engineering degree from MIT, and a Master
of Science degree in Management from MITs Sloan School of