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W SMYTHE BATES has been serving clients across various high impact industries for over ten years.  We have helped them saved thousands in wasted expenditures as well as time.

Since our beginnings in 2007, W Smythe Bates has been dedicated to offering the highest quality advice to manufacturers of all sizes, from small outlets and inventors all the way up to fortune 100 companies. When a company chooses us, we work together to create a plan of action that will get their business results.

Our team has extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, and we fully understand the intricacies of manufacturing and supplier relations.  Learn more about our unique experience and who we are below.

Arun Siva - Owner

Mr. Arun Siva CLTD, CILT, BIFM, has been a global manufacturing consultant for over 15 years. His experience stems from not only working for Fortune 100 companies like John Deere, BMW, and GE in various leadership roles but also leading factory startups and shutdowns as well as manufacturing facility transfers & relocations worldwide. His extensive knowledge of quality control has saved his clientele hundreds of thousands in sunk costs. His extensive and collaborative network throughout Asia and the Middle East has benefited his clientele with superior supplier relations and fluidity within their supply chain and logistical platforms. Despite the ever-changing realm of globalization and global manufacturing, Mr. Siva’s up to date knowledge and expertise have ensured that many different manufacturers across a myriad of industries have that cutting edge to generate more revenue through effective cost management in their respective manufacturing processes. 

Sal Cheema - Sourcing Consultant

Salman “Sal” Cheema joined W SMYTHE BATES as a sourcing consultant in 2017. Sal has worked as a manufacturing manager for 10 years with BOSCH and prior to that with KOMATSU Heavy Equipment LTD. Sal has a proven track record of effective cost-sourcing of various raw materials and finished goods in all things heavy equipment, bulk machine manufacturing, plastic components and injection molding components. He has helped W SMYTHE BATES more recently with a unique project across China, USA, and Brazil for John Deere. 

Sal Cheema - Sourcing Consultant

Salman “Sal” Cheema joined W SMYTHE BATES as a sourcing consultant in 2017. Sal has worked as a manufacturing manager for 10 years with BOSCH and prior to that with KOMATSU Heavy Equipment LTD. Sal has a proven track record of effective cost-sourcing of various raw materials and finished goods in all things heavy equipment, bulk machine manufacturing, plastic components and injection molding components. He has helped W SMYTHE BATES more recently with a unique project across China, USA, and Brazil for John Deere.