2010
New England Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

APICS - The Association for Operations Management North Shore Chapter 20 and Boston Chapter 10    --   The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) New England Roundtable    --    The Northeast Supply Management Group, A Special Interest Group of ISM®

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2010 New England Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition - Alan G. Dunn Bio

Alan G. Dunn, CPIM
President and Chairman of GDI Consulting & Training Company

Alan G. DunnAlan G. Dunn is President of GDI Consulting & Training Company and Chairman of Gerald E. Dunn, Inc. (GDI). He is also a Partner in Dunkirk Governance Specialists, LLC, a New York based consulting firm that provides governance consulting services to private company Boards of Directors. Mr. Dunn is the founding sponsor of the Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI), a manufacturing industry training provider with state-of-the-art training facilities in California.

Before founding the GDI companies, Mr. Dunn was a Vice President at Gemini Management Consulting and a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand. For the ten years prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand, Mr. Dunn was President, (and Founder) of ADI, a successful consulting and training company that Mr. Dunn sold to Coopers & Lybrand in 1990.

In addition to his 30 years of consulting experience, Mr. Dunn has several years of line management experience in manufacturing and distribution environments. He has extensive background in most functions within a manufacturing company and has participated heavily in over 400 manufacturing and distribution consulting engagements in over 120 companies. Mr. Dunn is best known for his expert knowledge in cost accounting systems, supply chain methods, high-performance management tools, high-performance metrics & compensation systems, corporate governance processes, acquisition due-diligence methods and shareholder value issues. Alan is also known as a capable mentor and instructor. He is a passionate advocate of the manufacturing industry as the most significant long-term "productive capital" contributor to industrial society.

Mr. Dunn regularly presents executive workshops at the Center for Technology & Management Education (CTME) of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California. Mr. Dunn instructs and manages the CTME certificate programs in Aerospace Supply Chain Management and Aerospace Production Management. He is also a regular instructor at the Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI), where he presents numerous workshops and webinars.

Alan has independently developed and presented a significant number of multi-day executive workshops at numerous venues throughout the world. Mr. Dunn has also presented executive-level Operational Due Diligence courses nationally for the American Management Association (AMA).

Mr. Dunn is a past-president of the Orange County Chapter of APICS where he also served for 8 years on the Board of Directors. He served as Chairman of the 1989 APICS International Conference & Technical Exposition and has served for the last several years on the APICS Body-of-Knowledge Council, an important group of individuals who are tasked with defining the operations management body of knowledge. Mr. Dunn was also a past Chairman of the APICS Education Strategy Committee. Alan continues as an active member in APICS and is a Certified Practitioner in Inventory & Production Management (CPIM).

In addition to his own Board of Directors, Mr. Dunn currently serves as an independent Director on the following Boards:

  • Idaho Asphalt Supply Corporation, a large western states producer of asphalt paving and road coating products, with liquid asphalt manufacturing facilities located across seven states. Mr. Dunn is also Chairman of the Board's Compensation Committee and serves on the Board's Audit Committee.
  • Natural Alternatives International, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAII) an international producer of nutritional supplements with factories in California and Switzerland. Mr. Dunn is also a Member of the Board's Compensation and Audit Committees.

Alan has served on a number of other public, private and non-profit Boards of Directors over his career. He is also an active member in the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) where he won the prestigious Director of the Year award in 2007. Mr. Dunn holds a BA degree in business management from California State University in Fullerton.

Presentation:
Building a Winning Global Commodity Sourcing Strategy: A Proactive Framework for Linking Suppliers to Customers


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