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
Also advises on business process improvement, inventory optimization, distribution effectiveness and logistics cost reduction
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Michael Nelson is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement, focusing on performance improvement and strategic cost reduction. He specializes in operations, supply chain, global sourcing strategy and execution, procurement spend efficiency , business process improvement, inventory optimization, distribution effectiveness and logistics cost reduction.

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. In his various industry roles, he has been responsible for the end to end operations and global supply chain functions. Michael has over 10 years of experience working in Private Equity held businesses, 10 years in public/ private firms and  8 years in professional services.

Some highlights of Mr. Nelson’s career include:

-Chief Operating officer for a $350M global manufacturer

-Led a complete global manufacturing and distribution footprint re-design identifying $40M in improved EBITDA, and including significant on-shoring of components and finished goods.

-Deployed inventory tracking metrics to improve fill rates and customer service levels by 50%

-Led the global spend consolidation and resourcing efforts to drive over $3M in savings

-SVP, Global Supply Chain for a $500M private equity held business

-Re-structured the entire supply chain team and added capabilities in China

-Implemented new Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes to improve customer service levels by 47%

-Established a China consolidation warehouse to enable mixed product shipping, reducing cost, average inventory and lead time by 15%

-Senior Manager in the Consumer Products/ Industrial space for a major professional services firm

-M&A post-merger operations/ supply chain optimization

-SG&A cost reduction

-Purchase spend improvement thru ‘should cost ‘modeling

Michael has a BS degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University, and an MBA from the University of Chicago with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Policy.