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Jim Limperis

Jim Limperis, C.P.M., CFPIM

Jim LimperisJim Limperis, C.P.M., CFPIM is sales manager for Electronic Sheetmetal Craftsmen. Jim's responsibilities include developing new customer accounts and supporting existing customer relationships.  Jim was formerly a senior member of the supply management organization at Motorola for 18 years. Jim's most recent role at Motorola was strategic contracts manager responsible for negotiating contracts with Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) providers, OEM and third-party suppliers.

Jim's supply chain experience began in 1979 with Texas Instruments where he was a senior buyer. He joined Motorola in 1984 and was promoted to commodity manager in 1988, managing OEM and MRO suppliers until 1997.  Jim was promoted to outsourcing program manager in 1997 and strategic contracts manager in 1999.

Electronic Buyer's News (EBN) selected Jim as one of the Top Ten U.S. Professional Purchasers in 1992.  Jim has been an active member of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (PMAB) since 1980, including chairing new member orientation and various committees.  Jim earned his Certified Purchasing Manager's (C.P.M.) degree in 1982 and earned his lifetime C.P.M. degree in 1997. Jim has been a member of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and earned the Certified Fellow in Production & Inventory Management (CFPIM) degree in 1992. Jim earned a bachelor's degree in management from U-Mass Lowell (1977) and an MBA from Indiana University (1979).

Jim is on the Editorial Advisory board for the Supplier Selection & Management Report (SSMR) and the Purchasing Law Report.  Jim has authored several articles/papers for EBN, The Manufacturer, Institute for Supply Management (ISM), Purchasing Today, SSMR and

Jim has conducted numerous successful supply chain management workshops for Fortune 500 companies, ISM/APICS affiliates and miscellaneous associations.

2007 Conference Moderator:
"Dozen Eggs" Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership video

2004 Conference
Supplier Certification: Partnering With Academics To Get It Right!

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