Brian F. Cunningham
BRIAN F. CUNNINGHAM, PMP, CPIM, has had a lengthy and distinguished career encompassing all components of the Supply Chain, including, Strategy, Strategic Sourcing, Manufacturing, Logistics and Technology. With over 35 years of experience in both domestic and international operations, he offers knowledge transfer based on his line positions with a Fortune 50 company, business consulting in the Big Four and academic activities. He has provided guidance and solutions regarding corporate strategy and leadership, supply chain optimization, logistics, physical distribution, procurement and systems applications.
Mr. Cunningham is the Director, Advisory Services, Softura,Inc.His responsibilities include project development, staffing and management, operations and logistics improvements/optimization and overall supply chain strategy for his clients. Included among his clients are AK Steel, Air Trans, AmeriCold, Apache Corp.,Arvin-Meritor, Brass Craft, Computer Van Lines(3PL), Compton Petroleum, Cooper Standard, Cooper Tire and Rubber, Dana Holdings, Delphi, Detroit Diesel, Eastman Kodak, Gage Products, Hon Furniture, HoMedics, J&J Medical Devices, LA-Z-Boy Furniture, Modus Media, Owens Illinois (OI), S.C. Johnson, Shell, Sara Lee Foods, Solo Cup, Suncor (Alberta,CA),Tenneco, Tru-Serv Hardware, Walt Disney and Worthington Steel. His work with these and other clients involved global experiences in Europe, Mexico, Japan and sourcing in the Pac-Rim.
Cunningham is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), having presented both nationally and locally at various events and forums. He is active also with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC). Brian holds a BA from The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. an MBA (Statistics) from The Stern School of Management at NYU and is a graduate of the Logistics Institute at the University of Tennessee. He has chaired/presented at corporate and public seminars in both industry and academia.
His line experiences of over 20 years include executive positions including Director, Global Supply Chain for a $5.2 billion division of a Fortune 50 company, Distribution Manager, Transportation Director, National Operations Manager and Regional SCM Director. His business consulting background was gathered as a Principal, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting where he led the central region Supply Chain practice and as a Director, Deloitte Consulting in a very similar position. Most recently he was a Director , Supply Chain Practice for Resources Global Professionals. His published articles have appeared in Supply Chain Management Review and in the proceedings of the CSCMP. He has been a guest speaker at local APICS chapters in Michigan, Indiana and Upstate New York as well as at Eastern Michigan University where he is a member of the Supply Chain Advisory Board for the curriculum and MBA program development. He has also consulted in the proposed development of course material for the Supply Chain program at The Williams Graduate School of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati and is highly involved in that University’s Leadership Center programs.