Zimmerman Consulting Group

The Zimmerman Consulting Group is a small veteran owned business with a highly trained staff of professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds in non-profit, government, and for-profit organizations. Our analysis team has an applied operations research background and advanced degrees in economics, mathematics, applied management and decision sciences. We provide personal, timely and relevant services to our customers. We tailor every solution to the client…no cookie-cutter solutions!

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Randy Zimmerman, Ph.D. recently retired from his 1st career as a distinguished US Army Infantry Officer who served in a wide variety of leadership and command positions. During his time in the Army, he led teams as small as 3-4 to more than 600 people. Since 1996, Randy has focused his operations management talent on solving complex problems for the Federal Government. He has a solid record of performance in all aspects of operations research from requirements definition to data post-processing and presenting results. A proven record of identifying core issues and achieving results under pressure, on time, and under budget.

While serving in the US Army, Randy worked on a wide variety of problems ranging from logistics issues to information management systems. His dissertation supported the Defense Logistics Agency in identifying the least efficient supply depots around the world and what measures were necessary to improve system efficiency. Since retiring from the Army in 2005 and forming the Zimmerman Consulting Group, he continues leading large groups of people focused on solving complex problems.

Randy has been frequently recognized for his exceptional performance in project/program management, with a talent for crafting and executing plans to meet project milestones and multi-million dollar budget execution. He is a dedicated team builder with excellent interpersonal and communications skills who displays a commanding grasp of systems engineering theories and practices.

Software & Systems Engineering:

Successfully researched and implemented a travel optimization program that has been adopted throughout the Department of Defense and many other Federal Agencies. The effort integrated existing travel per diem rates, airline city-pair costs, and a travel calculator for estimating the cost to host a meeting or training event. The effort was recognized by Vice President Gore and Government Executive Magazine and awarded Travel Manager of the Year honors..

Decision Analysis & Process Improvement:

Rapidly developed a method for evaluating the effectiveness of cleaning and decontaminating spare parts for the US Postal Service. Investigated and implemented a cost effective process for processing spare parts that were potentially exposed to Anthrax. The recommended solution saved the US Postal Service more than $4 million dollars over other recommended solutions. View the letter in full here.

Program & Budget Analysis:

Developed a methodology and the necessary metrics to identify system inefficiency and effectiveness for the Defense Logistics Agency. The mathematical programming methodology served as the seminal program for comparing the performance of supply depot operations. This simple, yet effective methodology used data that were readily available and allowed the Defense Logistics Agency leadership to empirically evaluate the efficiency of the supply operations.

Command and Control:

Led numerous studies examining operational and tactical command and control enabled by technology. Studies have focused at all echelons from platoon to Division Command level. The results of each study have served to inform Army leadership about how to better integrate technology to facilitate battle command.

Program Management:

Supervised and managed a $2 million, 12 person, integrated team of government civilians and contractors, in support of the Joint Staff/J-8. Responsibilities included supervising the development and presentation of JWARS combat simulation model training, day-to-day management of the JWARS & TACWAR Help Desk and Internet web sites, assisting users with JWARS installation, initial set-up and configuration of the JWARS software, and configuration management, maintenance, and distribution of the TACWAR combat simulation model.

Gary P. Martin, Director, Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, Fort Monmouth, NJ
“I would like to take this opportunity to convey my gratitude for the exceptional contribution and effort you made to the C4ISR On-The-Move 2006 Capstone Experiment. Your efforts were instrumental in the planning, preparation, execution, and overall success of the event. This year's experiment brought together several years of examining FCS-like and emerging C4ISR technologies into a true system of systems experimentation event. Emerging results and outcomes briefed to Army Senior Leadership were well received.”
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Jim McConnell, Manager, Material Distribution Center, United States Postal Service
“I would like to personally thank you for the support given to the U.S. Postal Service, especially the Material Distribution Center (MDC) in Topeka during implementation of our Anthrax decontamination process. Through this analysis it was determined that instead of spending $4.5 million for float stock, no additional float stock would be needed. ”
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Charles F. Myers, Director, DLA Office of Operations Research and Resource Analysis
“I would personally like to recognize the outstanding contribution of Dr. Randy Zimmerman to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Through his research, which applied Data Envelopment Analysis to measure the efficiency of each warehouse in the DLA distribution system, we are able to empirically identify inefficiencies in the system and use that information to reduce inefficiencies, benchmark performance, and identify business practices that will make our warehouses operate more efficiently.”
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John J. Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense
“I would like to congratulate one of your outstanding professionals, Major Randal J. Zimmerman of Defense Supply Center Richmond, on his recent selection as one of the recipients of the Travel Managers of the Year presented by Government Executive magazine. This accomplishment celebrates excellence and you can truly be proud of his hard work and innovation.”
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LTG Henry T. Glisson, Director, Defense Logistics Agency
“Congratulations for your work developing the Offsite model and software tool. What a great idea! Your outstanding initiative transformed the concept into a useful and practical tool. Offsite now gives planners a quick, objective method to select the least-cost location for conducting training or hosting conferences from 260 cities with Government fares around the country. Your model and program provide a tremendous opportunity for Defense Logistics Agency and all of the Government to generate real savings on travel costs”
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Christine L. Gallo, Executive Director, DLA Plans and Operations
“I enjoyed our recent conversation and wanted to follow-up with some additional comments. We are very excited about the success of Major Randy Zimmerman and Major Jeffrey Huisingh's project to develop a method of reducing conference, training, and other travel costs. They have put together a winner for the Defense Logistics Agency and the entire government.”
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Defense Logistics Agency, The Warfighters Logistics Combat Support Agency
“Army Maj. Randy Zimmerman, Defense Logistics Agency Office of Operations Research and Resource Analysis, Richmond, Va., was recognized in November 1998 by Government Executive magazine for his achievements in travel reinvention when he earned the Travel Manager of the Year award.”

Zimmerman Consulting Group is currently accepting resumes for the following positions listed below.

Open Positions:

3 Nov 17: Database Administrator in Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

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Please save your resume in either .doc or .pdf format. Attached files should have the following naming convention:
firstname.lastname.doc or .pdf

Send your resume to: Bucky Zimmerman at:  b.zimmerman@zcgrp.us
We look forward to hearing from you!
Zimmerman Consulting Group, LLC
25160 177th Terrace
Leavenworth, KS 66048