Mr. Arthur Van Bodegraven is a Supply Chain Management Professional. He is an Associate with Freese & Associates, Inc., an active member of both the CSCMP & WERC with over 25 years of experience and a wide variety of practical knowledge in the field. He is a well recognized lecturer on numerous facets of Supply Chain Management.
Current focus Supply Chain Management Strategies and Execution, Logistics Planning and Operations, Time-Based Competition, Process Re-Engineering, and Organizational Dynamics
Over 25 years experience in multi-functional consulting and operational assignments in a spectrum of manufacturing, distribution, retailing, financial services, and public sector organizations.
Education BS, Purdue University
Chairman The Supply Chain Group AG (SCG); Five terms, 2002 - present; international logistics and supply chain consulting consortium; plan and coordinate the joint efforts of members in: US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Benelux and Greece
Partner The Progress Group LLC (TPG); 1994 – present; Atlanta-based supply chain and logistics consultancy; plan, manage, and execute consulting assignments; represent TPG in high-profile professional activities
Prior experience Managing Director, Coopers & Lybrand/PwC Consulting (now IBM); Systems Director and Assistant Treasurer, Hirsh Company; Inland Steel Company (now Mittal).
A wide variety of functional projects in a spectrum of industries, including supply chain and logistics planning and execution assignments for, among others: International Paper, Field Container, Foster Forbes (St. Gobain), Weyerhaeuser, Alusuisse (Alcan), and American National Can (Pechiney). Other clients in supply chain management projects include: Border Foods, Famous Footwear, Quaker Oats, BellSouth, GAP, Inc., Baxter Healthcare, Avaya, Hanes, print, and IBM. Noatble clients in other assignments include: Armco Stee, (AK), Kroger, Wendy’s, Uniroyal (Michelin), Firestone and many others.
Professional Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP); active member, locally and nationally; frequent annual conference Track Chair and regular speaker Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC); active member; annual conference Topic Chair and regular speaker Standards Engineering Society member, conference speaker; speaker for other groups, including International Materials Handling Research Colloquium, SCMIS conference, Institute of Industrial Engineers, and others Supply Chain Short Course (Supply Chain & Logistics Institute at Georgia Tech) –Principal Developer and Co-Producer; other supply chain programs for Clemson University and University of Louisville Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management I & II (CSCMP) – Workshop series, Principal Developer and Co-presenter
Writing Co-author, Basic Training monthly column in DCVelocity magazine; co-author, Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management (Spring 2007 publication); numerous articles in Warehousing Forum, Inbound Logistics, Material Handling Management, and others.
In addition to SCG project roles, Art has conducted teaching, lecturing and consulting in Mexico, UK, Greece, Guatemala, Colombia, Canada, and conducted a major project in aligning organizations and manufacturing in Brazil and Argentina for Quaker Oats, as well as having conducted logistics research in Cuba and Vietnam.
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