Adjunct faculty within Michigan State University's #1 ranked Supply Chain Management program, teaching upper-level Logistics Management and Masters-level Lean Principles. Guest lecturer at U-M Dearborn and industry events. Principal consultant leading supply chain strategy development, reengineering and deployment projects with major companies within the manufacturing, automotive, electric vehicle, start-up, pharmaceutical, retail and tech industries. Subject Matter Expert to Big 4 consulting firms. Advisor to academia and research groups.
Previous global supply chain, purchasing and logistics executive, with extensive experience developing and enacting international supply chain and logistics network and freight movement strategies for multifactional automotive and manufacturing conglomerates. Recognized leader of global teams. Recipient of multiple customer and internal awards; proven track record of designing and implementing high-dollar transformative supply chain projects with large global companies.
Breadth of professional expertise lends credibility to a deep understanding of complex business models through the entire product life cycle, as well as a unique ability to translate detailed requirements to a workable enhanced business solution. Adept at driving innovation in a commodity environment- incorporating creativity where possible, tempered with standardized processes and best-practice approach to maximize efficiency and gains.
Extensive background in purchasing, logistics, transportation, warehousing and distribution, contract logistics, network design and optimization, supply chain solutions, 3PL/4PL operations, total landed cost/cost modeling, cost reduction, supplier development, critical supply and contingency planning, contract negotiation, bid development and process through award, program implementation, process improvement, manufacturing operations, lean principles, marketing and sales, talent needs/assessment, training and development, educational programs, guest lecture and key-note speaking.