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The Right Place | The Center-West Supply Chain Management Council

About The Council

The Right Place|The Center-West Supply Chain Management Council seeks to connect, challenge, and energize its members to achieve the following vision: to be the Integrated Supply Chain Management hub enhancing the competitiveness of West Michigan companies.

From that vision comes the council’s mission to collaborate with top ISCM leaders to offer resources to area organizations and our members to achieve Supply Chain Management excellence.

The Supply Chain Management Council has established a strategic plan to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide a collaborative forum and networking opportunities leading to personal growth for Council members and area professionals.
  • Leverage collective knowledge, capabilities, and ability to influence to enhance process performance and profitability of Council member companies.
  • Play a lead role in advancing regional knowledge of the supply chain management with a focus on furthering economic development in West Michigan.

As part of a trust group of leaders, members are the voice of supply chain in West Michigan and solve common challenges by providing actionable insights on new developments. The Council provides a platform to discuss issues not unique to an individual business and offer best practice learning through tours, discussion, and connections to educational institutional partners; and produces the popular Supply Chain Conference and Commodity Trends Outlook events. Membership in the Supply Chain Management Council provides an opportunity to create new collaborations with other supply chain professionals.

The Council partners with APICS, CSCMP, and ISM frequently. To learn more, download our brochure.

Serving our profession, our community, our companies and our members.

Supply Chain Management Council Member Directory

If you would like to contact any members of the Supply Chain Management Council, please contact Rene Booker at bookerr@rightplace.org or 616.301.6247

Amway Corporation, Graciela Cruz, Executive Director of Supply Chain Planning

Bucher Hydraulics, Andrew Jansheski, Materials Buyer/Planner

Columbian Logistics Network, Blair Thomas, Director of Customer Care

Dematic North America, Marchell Steverson, Senior Procurement Manager

DeWys Manufacturing, Andrew DeWys, Vice Chair

EBW Electronics, Bill McMillan, Materials Manager

Fleet Engineers, Michael Thorsby, Director of Supply Chain

Flexco, Thomas Miedema, Purchasing Manager

Gentex Corporation, David Birr, Senior Purchasing Manager

Haworth, Nick Kuhn, Vice Chair, Global Senior Commodity Manager - Metals, Components, HAT

Irwin Seating, Jennifer Chiondini, Supply Chain Director

Jireh Metals, Eula Gaddis, Senior Quality Manager

JR Automation Technologies, LLC, Dave Borski, Senior Manager Strategic Purchasing

Magna Mirrors of America, Inc., Beverly Bekius, Membership Chair, Strategic Commodity Manager

Metal Components, John Grygiel, Materials Manager

Michigan State University, Dr. David Frayer Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Executive Development and Professional Programs

NN Inc. | Autocam Mobile Solutions, Derrick Staat, Purchasing Manager

Shape Corp., Kevin Wickering, Past Chair, Global Supply Chain Manager

Steelcase, Michael Byrnes, Production Logistics Manager

The Right Place, Inc., Justine Burdette, Facilitator, Vice President, Technical Services, The Right Place, Regional Director, The Center-West

Tiara Yachts, June Kuiper, C.P.M., Materials Manager

Unist, Inc., Nicholas Standish, Purchasing Manager

Western Michigan University, Zac Williams, Associate Professor of Marketing