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About QMS

Our vision is to assist companies in improving profitability and guide individuals with their professional development.

Gerald L. Kilty, CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD is President and founder of Quality Management Solutions, Inc. QMS (1992) which concentrates on providing companies Operations Management improvement via consulting and education. Jerry has the unique qualification of having been responsible for both the financial and physical elements of inventory and he specializes in providing practical applications of that education within companies through process improvement consulting and Supply Chain education. He has plenty of practical solutions and loves to teach. Key areas of focus are:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Production and Inventory Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Operations Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Data Accuracy
  • Product Costing

Jerry has over 50 years of experience having worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 25 years, mostly as a Controller, prior to starting QMS.

  1. Controller, 13 Years (3 Divisions)
  2. Materials Management (Purchasing, Production Planning & MIS) 6 years, while also being the Controller
  3. Internal Audit Manager, 2 years
  4. Accounting Manager, 2 years
  5. Financial Analyst, 4 years
  6. Payroll Clerk, 4 years

The combined Westinghouse and QMS experience equate to:

  1. Have many clients where education and consulting has been delivered. See Client List
  2. Lean Manufacturing and Total Quality Management Implementation, 30 years
  3. Cost Accounting Experience, 35 years
  4. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems Implementation and Assessments, 35 years
  5. Sale & Operations Planning implementations for small and large companies, 10 years
  6. ERP, S&OP, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma: Working Together, 30 years
  7. Developed and Delivered Supply Chain Management (SCM) Curriculum for large consulting firm, 10 years
  8. Developed on-line education programs, 10 years
  9. Has International Experience in providing programs in Europe, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia

Jerry’s past APICS involvement includes having served most of the board positions on the local FLWC chapter’s Board, including President and District staff. He served on the APICS Education & Research (E&R) BOD, 2006 – 2012, including President in 2012. He also served on the APICS International BOD during 2011-2014.

Jerry has presented at many organization professional development conferences, as well as, nine APICS conferences.

He is recognized by APICS as CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD. Jerry is an APICS Master Instructor for CPIM, CSCP and Lean and has a BS degree in Accounting from Ball State University.

Currently, Jerry is redefining how on-line education is being provided. Through his revolutionary FastTrak series for CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD, students are offered an opportunity to earn their certifications much quicker than ever before.