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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

Bucher Hydraulics, Andrew Jansheski, Purchasing/Materials Planning

Columbian Logistics Network, Blair Thomas, Director of Customer Care

DeWys Manufacturing, Andrew DeWys, Supply Chain Manager - *Vice Chair

EBW Electronics, Bill McMillan, Continuous Improvement & Supply Chain Manager

Flexco
, Thomas Miedema, Purchasing Manager

Gentex Corporation, David Birr, Senior Purchasing Manager

Haworth, Nick Kuhn, Senior Global Sourcing & Engineering Manager - *Chair

Irwin Seating, Kurt Miller, Supply Chain & Distribution Manager

Irwin Seating, Rich Thelen, General Manager

Jireh Metals, Eula Gaddis, Senior Quality Manager

JR Automation Technologies, LLC, Dave Borski, Director of Strategic Sourcing

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

Metal Flow, Angela Westfield, Director of Procurement and Strategic Sourcing

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

Michigan State University, Kevin McCurren, Commercialization Program Director, Gateway Grand Rapids

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

Shape Corp., Kevin Wickering, Director of Materials & Logistics - *Past Chair

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

The Right Place, Inc. | The Center-West, René Booker, Executive Assistant

Tiara Yachts, June Kuiper, C.P.M., Director - Supply Chain Management

Unist, Inc., Nicholas Standish, Purchasing Manager

Western Michigan University, Zachary Williams, Associate Professor of Marketing/ISM Program Director