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Title: Black Executive Supply Management Summits

Length: 6 minutes
Type: Q&A


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Shelley Stewart, Jr.

Shelley Stewart, Jr., CPSM is senior vice president of operational excellence and chief procurement officer at Tyco International, where he leads Tyco's Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, information technology, working capital, real estate and supply chain initiatives across the company. Stewart is responsible for $13 billion in procurement spend, $600 million in IT costs and leads cross-divisional teams in an effort to reduce cost and increase efficiency throughout Tyco.

Prior to joining Tyco, Stewart was senior vice president of supply chain management at Invensys plc, headquartered in London. In this position, Stewart provided leadership for the strategic sourcing of $4.6 billion and held overall responsibility for lean operational excellence. Before Invensys, Stewart was vice president of supply chain management with the Raytheon Company, joining them after 18 years with United Technologies Corporation, where he held numerous senior level supply chain and operational positions.

Stewart sits on several boards and professional councils. He is a member of The Conference Board's Purchasing and Supply Chain Leadership Council, the visiting board of directors at Howard University's School of Business and is chair of Howard's Supply Chain Advisory Board as well as a member of Purchasing magazine's editorial advisory board. Locally, Stewart is an active participant of the board of directors for The Boys and Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer County.

Stewart is a co-author of Straight To The Bottom Line™: An Executive's Roadmap to World Class Supply Management, (J. Ross Publishing). He holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Haven and both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Northeastern University. Stewart is ISM's 2011 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award recipient.