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Shelley Stewart Jr.

Shelley Stewart Jr.
Tyco International Ltd.

Shelley Stewart Jr.Shelley Stewart Jr. is senior vice president of operational excellence and chief procurement officer at Tyco International Ltd. He leads Tyco's Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, working capital, real estate and strategic sourcing initiatives across the company. Prior to being named senior vice president of operational excellence and chief procurement officer, Stewart was Tyco's vice president of supply chain. In this role, he led the company's supply chain initiative, working closely with senior management to establish savings goals and promote best practices in sourcing. Stewart also led cross-division sourcing teams in an effort to reduce procurement costs across Tyco and to identify innovative sourcing strategies and opportunities to accelerate the savings program.

Prior to joining Tyco, Stewart was senior vice president of supply chain management at Invensys plc, headquartered in London. While at Invensys, Stewart provided leadership for the strategic sourcing of $4.6 billion and held overall responsibility for lean operational excellence. Stewart was formerly vice president of supply chain management for Raytheon Company and also had an 18-year career with United Technologies Corporation, where he held numerous senior level supply chain and operational positions.

Stewart serves on several boards and professional councils. He is a member of the Conference Board's Purchasing and Supply Leadership Council and is a member of Purchasing magazine's editorial advisory board. Stewart sits on the visiting board of directors at Howard University's School of Business and is chair of Howard's supply chain advisory board.

Stewart holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of New Haven and earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Northeastern University. He is co-author of Straight To The BottomLine™: An Executive's Roadmap to World Class Supply Management.

2006 Conference Keynote
Supply Chain - Your Company's Secret Weapon


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