About

Thomas "Tom" Weikart

Principal, Desert Sage Advisors

Ensuring your Successful Business Transformation

Tom Weikart has dedicated his career to transforming the business operations  and integrated supply chains for several of the world's leading manufacturing companies. Tom's global experience includes North, Central and South America; Pan-Europe, Pan-Asia and the Middle East.

 

From starting out in a central role for the launch and ramp of IBM's original personal computer, to starting up a new business venture for Bombardier Aerospace, and finally leading multiple acquisitions (and integrations) as well as divesting (and carving-out) a $2B business for TE Connectivity, Tom has built a vast knowledge base and "tool kit" that can truly transform the performance of your business operations.

​​After many years of direct leadership success, Tom and his affiliated team of highly-experienced advisors are guiding and supporting clients with their diverse knowledge base, acute diagnostic skills and deployment of leading practices and tools to dramatically improve the performance of their business operations.

DSA associates experience crosses multiple industry sectors and spans the entire order-to-cash cycle. DSA is confident that we can ensure your success no matter the business operations challenge.

Industry Sector Experience

Computer & peripherals; Electronic components/semiconductors/sensors; Electrical components & equipment; Automotive parts/systems; Aerospace engines, components & services; Telecommunications/Data center equipment; Building materials & services; Water/wastewater equipment; Metal forming/machining; Industrial controls/equipment (motion/fluid control)

Functional Expertise

Manufacturing (discrete & continuous process); Customer service/order management; Procurement/sourcing; Planning & scheduling (incl. S&OP); Materials management/inventory control; Operations finance & cost accounting; Distribution/transportation/logistics/warehousing; Environmental, health and safety; Lean/six sigma/shainin; Acquisitions/mergers/divestitures including integration or carve-out. Quality systems architecture / management; Manufacturing engineering including factory automation