John Miller (Diploma B.A., CSCMP (CPP)) is a career supply chain professional with over forty years of experience in Supply Chain Management. John has worked in a wide range of work environments, both private and public sector, large multinational organizations as well as individual national firms. An international experienced procurement and supply chain professional with an extensive diverse background in international consumer goods manufacturing, health care, furniture industry, metal fabrication, automotive, international procurement management as well as a senior procurement executive in the municipal public sector. John is a well-respected supply chain professional who has demonstrated the ability to bring value to the organization by focusing on streamlining supply chain costs, increasing bottom line revenues and managing key vendor relationships. During his working career, he has held progressively more responsible managerial and executive positions within the Supply Chain departments. John’s in-depth experience and knowledge has been gained by working in a wide range of international global industrial sectors, municipal government, consulting management as well as instructing various business courses in the local community colleges. Recognized as a strong negotiator, a problem solver and persuasive leader with the ability to see the “big picture” but also keep abreast of the business details and deadlines to accomplish short and long term corporate goals and objectives. Throughout his career he has held progressively more responsible managerial and executive positions within the Supply Chain departments and has had the responsibility of controlling the complete supply chain of raw materials and finished goods. John has successfully implemented numerous inventory reduction programs, supplier rationalization programs, supplier development and evaluation programs, rigorous supplier credit terms and quality auditing programs. As a subsidiary of Emerson Corporation, John was responsible for the development of very aggressive global sourcing programs so that Stack A Shelf, a subsidiary of Emerson, could remain competitive in a very competitively priced global economy. At the City of Waterloo, John was a key member of the executive steering committee for the implementation of Peoplesoft Financial upgrade to 8.8 and 8.9. He implemented policies and procedures for streamlining the procurement process as well as restructuring the Purchasing Bylaw to meet all current legislation and guidelines. At the City, John outsourced and established a third party electronic platform to host all bids created by the City of Waterloo. John played a key role in the cooperative procurement program which realized savings of $20,000,000 for the membership group. He implemented numerous vendor managed inventory (VMI) programs to reduce cost and increased efficiencies. John also incorporated in the procurement process cooperative, provincial and federal procurement programs to assist in controlling costs on various products and services. In addition to his working experiences, John has taught Business Professional Development Program courses in the Supply Chain Management program for the Purchasing Management Association Canada at Conestoga College for over 20 years. John has been chair and active member of the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Supply Chain and Operations Management Program at Conestoga College. The purpose of the Committee is to review the content of the courses taught in the Supply Chain Management program which is taught at Conestoga College. John retired from the municipal sector in June of 2012 and is presently doing volunteer work with charitable organizations and working with supply chain organizations and associations on special projects and consulting assignments on an individual project basis. John is currently President of JML Management Consulting.
John Miller CSCMP, C.P.P.
President, JML Management Consulting