Pro to Know, Five in a Row

Bill Michels, chief executive officer at ADR North America LLC, has been named by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as a “Pro to Know” as a consultant advising companies about purchasing strategies and managing supplier relationships.
Every year the trade magazine for purchasing executives honors industry leaders who have made substantial contributions to the supply chain field. This is Michels’ fifth time earning the “Pro to Know” designation; Michels was recognized for his leading expertise in identifying troubled suppliers and mitigating the risks if they fail.
Michels is a nationally known expert on strategic purchasing, cost and change management.  He has pioneered new methodologies and theories, practices and tools for the transformation of the supply chain, helping businesses increase profitability and value. Michels writes regularly for trade publications and general business periodicals and is called on to present his expertise at seminars and conferences in manufacturing, wholesaling, chemical, pharmaceutical and commodity industries. His blog is
“This year’s Provider Pros to Know have shown themselves to be thought-leaders in their respective supply chain segments,” said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “Their efforts in developing the tools and processes have enabled companies to weather risky economic conditions and place themselves in a position to surge ahead in better times.”


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