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James Taylor, LSI executive, teaches about supply chain management

by Jonathan Williams, Communication Specialist

James Taylor, PMP, LSI executive and adjunct professor for the Weber State University supply chain management program, has been featured in the spring edition of the university's alumni magazine. In an article titled, “Trains and Supply Chains Training" in Weber State University's Wildcat magazine, Taylor describes the supply chain profession in depth. Here are a few highlights from the article:

First, Mr. Taylor defines supply chain management as, “The management of end-to-end relationships, from the creation of the product to the final delivery.” At LSI, Taylor currently heads their largest supply chain contract, which involves the sourcing and delivery of landing gears to the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Logistics Agency.

About proper management, Taylor states that, “Supply chain management is really about looking at the bigger picture. . . . How do we best manage the different players that are involved in the creation of these products? How do we better form relationships?”

In addition to managing the chains, Taylor has to understand the technical aspects of the parts his company is supplying. “We are held to extreme measurement tolerances,” he said. “We like to explain it by telling people to imagine taking a hair on their head and splitting it 500 times.”

To learn more by viewing the complete article, please click the following link: https://www.weber.edu/wsumagazine/spring2019/supplychain.html 

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