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 - Michael S. Chester Bio

Michael S. Chester, CPIM, CIRM
President, International Manufacturing Consultants

Michael S. ChesterMichael S. Chester, CPIM, CIRM, President, International Manufacturing Consultants, (m.chester@ieee.org), has turned around and set up global and Chinese manufacturing operations, supply chains, and joint ventures; developed global manufacturing strategies; sourced products; advised merger and acquisition investors; founded startups; and commercialized technologies.

Mike co-founded 2 startups in China, both of which received Chinese government investment and support. He also served as VP of Business Development for a US based startup which enabled manufacturing and engineering organizations to collaborate on product development and speed up time to market. This company’s manufacturing partners were located in the Far East as well.

Mike spent 16 years with IBM designing robots and automation, marketing and selling IBM products to manufacturing companies, setting up global operations and supply chains, and founding an IBM consulting organization for manufacturing clients which he grew into a $20M business.

Mike lived in China from 1986-1987 while consulting to companies owned by the Machine Building Ministry and while teaching graduate courses at Hunan University. He has been helping companies compete in China ever since. Mike is also a partner in an investment fund which provides early stage capital to China-based startups.

Mike has published articles and given presentations on Supply Chain Management, Setting up Operations in China, Global Manufacturing, and ECommerce at many international conferences and professional society meetings including the APICS International Conference.

Mike earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and his MBA from Union College. He is Past Chair of the Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network and has served on the boards of APICS Boston and the IEEE (Region I), and on the planning committee of the MIT Enterprise Forum.

Mike also designed and built a robot which competed on the Robot Wars TV program.

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