Dave Nelson, Chief Strategy Officer, HTC Global Services, Inc. is a former Vice President for Delphi Corporation where he led their global supply management operations encompassing 2700 supply chain professionals and $18 billion in total annual spending. Dave also served as vice president of worldwide supply management at Deere & Company in Moline, Ill.
From 1987 to 1997 Nelson served as a corporate officer of Honda America Manufacturing in Marysville, OH. Where, under Dave’s direction, the company’s purchasing division grew from 100 to 400 associates and North America purchases increased from $600 million to $6 billion.
- How have the concepts of Toyota changed the world of supply management?
- What do most companies miss with respect to excellent supply management?
- Could you briefly describe the supply management system you helped develop at Honda US, and described in your book Powered by Honda?
- What indicators do you recommend we focus on to measure success and/or failure and at what frequency should we check our supply management overall system?