December 20, 2011
. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry (SBI) alumnus Javonté Anyabwelé continues to make big moves. Anyabwelé, 30, was recently appointed director of productivity for the Asia Pacific region for Bausch Lomb, and said he has FAMU to thank for his achievement.
“From the words on the school crest — Heart, Head, Hand, Field, and ‘Excellence With Caring’—to the core competencies taught in SBI, FAMU taught me how to convey these things and the importance of these principals to broader audiences. All of the aforementioned tangible and intangible ideals are paramount to the success I’ve had and will have in the future.”
In his new role, Anyabwelé, a native of North Minneapolis, Minn., will focus on operations planning and control and the sales and operations planning process with improvement targets on: realizing operations planning and control reduction, creating a robust and accurate forecasting model, which will work across Asia Pacific.
Anyabwelé is now based in Tampa, Fla.
“Mainly the day-to-day work will really focus on ensuring the products get to customers in hard-to-reach places at appropriate times while reducing costs, to ensure growth and profitability,” he said. “I will face many challenges as the region I will be supporting is rapidly growing and fast moving.”
Anyabwelé brings with him to the new position a strong background and experience in change management, global strategic sourcing, indirect procurement, direct supply chain management, program development, continuous improvement, six sigma methodologies, outsourced manufacturing and due diligence valuation. He joined Bausch & Lomb in 2006 as senior buyer, indirect/supplier readiness and progressed through the roles of senior supplier quality engineer/supplier diversity coordinator to his most recent role as global external manufacturing manager/supplier diversity manager. Prior to Bausch & Lomb, he held the role of international project manager with Office Depot based in The Netherlands, and before that was employed as a professional health care representative with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
“I am one of many who continue to represent our College of Love and Charity in the right way,” he said. “I am definitely proud of my accomplishments and thankful for everyone whom have paved the way for me to do what I am doing. I am already looking forward to continued growth and development to eventually reach my end goals — empowering the black community through creating strong economy and improving educational equality.”
Anyabwelé is married to Talitha Anyabwelé, also a FAMU SBI graduate. The couple has one child, daughter Amina, 7 months.
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