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Jason Fincher is a Principal Logistics Analyst for CANA Advisors. Mr. Fincher is responsible for contributing to problem definition and solution design, logistics subject matter expertise and modeling, and project management.  Mr. Fincher is currently the sitting President and founder of the Association of Marine Corps Logisticians (AMCL). 


Mr. Fincher has over 23 years of experience as a Marine logistics officer and defense systems analyst.  His focus areas include supply chain and operations management, wargaming, transportation management, repair parts forecasting, maintenance management, and enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation.


Mr. Fincher managed several major analysis projects including a service wide study to validate logistics sustainment planning metrics.  His analysis provided a road map for building systems of data collection, processing, and dissemination of critical planning information, replacing the largely ad hoc legacy system.  He also authored a concept for distributed operational logistics that was validated through service level wargames and was widely influential on emerging Marine Corps doctrine.


Mr. Fincher’s Marine Corps career included multiple overseas deployments where he served in a variety of logistics coordination, management, and execution roles.  He oversaw the redesign of deployed supply processes for shipboard Marine units that became standard practice for Marine Expeditionary Unit deployments.  He is widely recognized as an expert in several DoD logistics disciplines and regularly contributes to the AMCL professional blog. Mr. Fincher’s masters work included studies on the implementation of Global Combat Service Support – Marine Corps (GCSS-MC) and thesis work on comparing and assessing supply performance metrics.

Education and Certificates

MS, Defense Systems Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 2016  


MS, Supply Chain Management, Syracuse University, 2013


BS, Business Administration, Cum Laude, University of Southern California, 2005


Project Management Professional (PMP), 2019


Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Professional, 2018


Accomplishments & Awards
  • 20 + years of military logistics operations and supply chain support analysis 

  • Extensive first-hand operational experience and technical education. 

  • Widely recognized subject matter expert who is influential and active in his professional community.

  • Association of Marine Corps Logisticians, President and Founder 

  • DoD Top Secret / Secret Compartmentalized Information

  • Association of Marine Corps Logisticians (AMCL), National Capital Region

Skills
  • Logistics 

  • Operations Management 

  • Industry Knowledge 

  • Supply Chain Management 

  • Operations Research

  • Military Operations 

  • Military Logistics

  • Emergency Management

  • Operational Planning

  • DoD Security 

  • Program Management 

  • Physical Security 

  • National Security 

  • Real Estate Development 

  • Direct Sales 

  • Logistics Management 

  • Contingency Planning

  • Data Analysis 

  • Strategic Planning 

  • Business Strategy 

  • Microsoft Office 

  • Organizational Leadership 

  • Team Leadership 

  • Public Speaking 

  • Training 

  • Mentoring 

  • Program Management

  • Problem Solving 

  • Leadership Development 

  • Team Building 

  • Supervisory Skills 

  • Interagency Coordination 

  • Security Clearance Top Secret

Publications

Distributed Operational Logistics. Marine Corps Gazette. October 2019. 


Slaughtering a Sacred Cow: A Disruptive Proposal to Achieve Marine Corps Operational Logistics. Association of Marine Corps Logisticians. Blog Article. July 2019


How to Fight the A-Hole in Equipment Readiness. Association of Marine Corps Logisticians. Blog Article. March 2019. 


Data Driven Logistics. Marine Corps Gazette. Jason Fincher, Kirk Spangenberg, Gregory Lucas, Stan Bednar, Leo Spaeder, and Miguel Beltre. March 2019. 


Achieving Logistics Intelligence. Association of Marine Corps Logisticians. Blog Article. February 2019. 


What Are We Waiting For? Customer Wait Time, Fill Rate, And Marine Corps Equipment Operational Availability. Naval Postgraduate School. Masters Thesis. December 2019.

Jason Fincher

Principal Logistics Analyst

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.”
- Albert Schweitzer

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