Bill Leedale is a true thought leader in the industry. He is sought out for this expertise and seems to have achieved somewhat of a celebrity status within APICS.
Itasca, Ill. (PRWEB) March 22, 2013
IFS North America Senior Advisor Bill Leedale has been recognized by the Pros to Know Awards for his efforts in leadership positions in APICS and his work with users of the IFS Applications enterprise software suite.
In his role with IFS North America, Leedale is responsible for knowledge transfer in North America for the manufacturing product suite within IFS Applications. He has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the manufacturing arena from leading large-scale implementation projects to managing business process reengineering engagements for global companies. Leedale holds a B.A. in Business and Economics from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio and an M.B.A. from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is an author of the current APICS body of knowledge and a contributor to APICS’ current Lean Enterprise Workshop. His certifications include Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM), and Certification in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM).
He is also a prolific educator and advocate for advanced supply chain management practices, and has spoken and written widely on topics ranging from corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ISO 26000 to Constraint Based Scheduling.
The Pros to Know Awards recognize supply chain executives in manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises who are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. Providers include individuals from software firms, service providers, consultancies or academia who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community prepare to meet industry challenges. Practitioners include those supply chain executives who demonstrated leadership by managing risk in the supply chain; provided competitive advantage; and delivered value to the bottom line.
“Bill Leedale is a true thought leader in the industry,” IFS North America Vice President of Services Dean Flitter said. “He is sought out for this expertise and seems to have achieved somewhat of a celebrity status within APICS. But while his knowledge is encyclopedic, he is not an academic. He is a practical person who can apply what he has learned to our customers’ business processes and how they can facilitate them with IFS Applications.”
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