Douglas J. French
Senior Associate, Supply Chain Management
Doug has more than 35 years’ experience in international logistics and supply chain management across the full spectrum of activity, from identification of a product need and creation of a National Stock Number to the ultimate disposal of the product at its end of service life. He holds a B.S. in packaging engineering from Michigan State University and an M.P.A from Shippensburg University, which he obtained while a civilian student at the U.S. Army War College. His focus at MAPP Associates includes supply chain analysis and management, international sourcing, and project management.
Doug is an expert in international logistics and supply chain management, business process re-engineering, Central Asian/Middle Eastern sourcing and vendor management, and counter-narcotics programs.
Over the course of his career, Doug held assignments in the General Services Administration (GSA), the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). While with the GSA, he spent more than two years in Saudi Arabia, where he developed a Saudi national supply system, permitting the Saudis to connect their logistics systems to those of their U.S. and NATO partners. On his return, he served as the U.S. representative to NATO’s Allied Committee 135, dealing with codification across the alliance. He later served as a process owner during the fielding of DLA’s Business Systems Modernization Project, at $600M the largest logistics implementation ever undertaken in the Defense Department. Over the course of his government career, he met with senior representatives of various Central Asian governments and directed the first deployments of GSA customer service directors to Afghanistan and Kuwait.
After retiring from government service as the Director of Distribution Operations at GSA, Doug joined Technology Management Company, where he was responsible for procuring products throughout Central Asia for use by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He also served as project manager for a Defense Department counter-narcotics initiative involving the sourcing and delivery of services and materials in Uzbekistan.