Gloucester Engineering: New Director of Supply Chain Management
Alan Thompson has been appointed to the position of Director of Supply Chain Management, reporting directly to the V.P. of Operations. Thompson will be responsible for Purchasing, Expediting and Material Control. His mandate will be to aggressively pursue cost reduction, reduced purchased material lead times, improved on-time delivery, quality conformance, and to expand our global sourcing program.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Materials Management from Arizona State. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Six Sigma Black Belt, a graduate of M.I.T’s Supply Chain Management Executive Program, and he has been trained in lean manufacturing by DFT (Demand Flow Technology). His industrial experience includes Senior Purchasing and Supply Chain positions with Helix Technology and Brooks Automation, Brown & Sharpe, Barry Controls, and Tyco Electronics.
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