Thought Leaders Segment: Introducing Bill Michels

As a past guest on the PI Window on Business Show Bill Michels discussed the collapse of the GM domestic supply chain on the August 11th segment “Intersecting Ideals: Why GM’s Supply Chain is in a State of Ruin,” and the implications of government policy as a member of an international guest panel for the September 30th Buy American Special that also included a brief interview with Canada’s Trade Minister Stockwell Day.

As part of our new Business Thought Leaders Series, I am pleased to announce that Bill will be providing his perspective on the trends that are influencing and reshaping the world of purchasing and supply chain practice.

In this first of what will be quarterly appearances on the PI Window on Business Bill will talk about two areas of great interest; the recent Toyota recall including the role that supply chain has and will play in this unfolding story and, the launch of ADR Academy’s new Adaptive Learning Program. To learn more about Bill, please visit the Business Thought Leaders Section of the PI Window on Business Blog which will be launched on February 26th, 2010.

The Live broadcast airs on Wednesday, February 24th at 12:30 PM EST.

Bill Michels

About Bill:

Bill Michels is Chief Executive Officer of ADR North America LLC, a specialty consulting firm that focuses on purchasing.  Bill is also a partner of ADR International Purchasing Consultants, Ltd.

Well known in the purchasing and operations management community and the food and pharmaceutical industries, Bill is a sought-after speaker and writer with many publications, including co-authorship of the book Transform Your Supply Chain.  He was recently honored for the third time in the Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s group of “Pros to Know.”

Bill earned a BS in Business Administration with honors from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College.  He holds a lifetime C.P.M. from the Institute for Supply Management.

Bill’s Book:

Transform Your Supply Chain comprehensively covers the field of strategic supply chain management. It takes a direct but challenging approach to the subject and uses international case studies to bring it to life. It enables the reader to: understand the different types of supply chain and trading relationships; plan a business development strategy for boosting profitability across the supply chain; clarify the roles and responsibilities of board directors and senior management; draw up a business-wide transformation programme capable of successful delivery and measure the contribution of all parties involved in both strategic change and operational improvement.

Remember to use the On-Demand Player below to access the “Live” February 24th broadcast at 12:30 PM EST.

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