Michael Nelson
Senior Director
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Focuses on performance improvement and strategic cost reduction
Specializes in operations, supply chain, global sourcing strategy and execution, and procurement spend efficiency
20+ years of experience in business process improvement, inventory optimization, distribution effectiveness and logistics cost reduction
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Mike Nelson is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Performance Improvement, focusing on operations and supply chain improvement, strategic cost reduction, SG&A optimization, and M&A integration and program management.

Mr. Nelson has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, wholesale and B2B and B2C distribution. He has been responsible for the end to end operations and global supply chain functions within private equity held businesses as well as public and privately held companies.

Since Joining A&M, Mr. Nelson has led projects involving Order-to-Delivery process improvement and roll out, procurement assessment, global ocean freight RFP, award and implementation, MRO spend optimization RFP, award and implementation and SG&A spend efficiency.

Mr. Nelson has served as COO for Colson Group Holdings, a $350M private equity held global manufacturer where he led a complete global manufacturing and distribution footprint re-design identifying $40M in improved EBITDA. In this role, Mr. Nelson deployed inventory tracking metrics to improve fill rates and customer service levels by 50 percent.

Mr. Nelson served as SVP, Global Supply Chain for Everyware Global, a $500M private equity held business. In that role, he re-structured the entire supply chain team, added capabilities in China and implemented new Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes to improve customer service levels by 47 percent. Mr. Nelson also successfully established a China consolidation warehouse to enable mixed product shipping, reducing cost, average inventory and lead time by 15 percent.

As VP of Global Supply Chain for Elkay Manufacturing, he led a packaging cost optimization project that identified a new mix of regional packaging suppliers and consolidation of specifications to drive a 15 percent improvement in spend.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Nelson was a Senior Manager in the consumer products/industrial space for Deloitte Consulting. In this role, he was heavily involved in M&A post-merger operations, supply chain optimization, in efforts surrounding SG&A cost reduction, as well as purchase spend improvement thru ‘should cost ‘modeling.

Mr. Nelson earned a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in corporate finance and business policy.