JAMES P. STRONG, CPIM, C.P.M.
Jim Strong is an independent consultant and trainer. He has over 20 years management and consulting experience, and has product and process knowledge in pharmaceuticals, electronics, plastic and rubber molding, metal fabrication, and aerospace products. He has held key management positions as Supply Chain Manager, Materials Manager, and Director of Procurement and was a senior consultant with a Big 6 consulting firm.
Mr. Strong’s primary focus is on “Supply Side” management, a strategy for improving profitability and competitive advantage of his clients. He specializes in sourcing and commodity strategies, developing supplier relationships, total cost reduction programs, supply chain management, logistics, and purchasing and supply management training.
Mr. Strong offers client services in:
Some significant accomplishments are:
Jim holds an MS degree in Systems Management from West Coast University, Los Angeles, and a BBA degree from T.C.U. He is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) by APICS, and is a past president of the Ventura County Chapter. He is also a certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and is an active member and past president of the San Fernando Valley affiliate of ISM the “Institute for Supply Management”, formerly NAPM
Jim teaches certification classes at Calif. State University, Northridge and other local extension colleges and he is a frequent speaker at local professional society events and seminars. He also teaches in-house certification classes for clients.
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