Mr. Bradley James Cook is an Accomplished Supply Chain Management Executive with over 25 years experience in Automotive, Chemical, Distribution, Government / Education and Research & Development. Toyota Production System trained (TPS) by Toyota Lean Leaders. General Motors Manufacturing System (GMS) trained leader. Specializing in new product launches, APQP process (including PPAP, PFMEA, DFMEA), Lean Manufacturing, Operational Improvements, Procurement, Quality Management, Supplier Development and Value Chain Management. Results-oriented leader adept at identifying operational obstacles, defining solutions and implementing improvements. Experienced consultant, lecturer and negotiator skilled at motivating, leading, managing and coaching a diverse set of colleagues, professionals and employees toward a common vision.
Mr. Cook was most recently Director of Strategic Sourcing, Indirect & Consumer Products, for the Remington Outdoor Company, a $1.3B Cerberus Capital company, the worlds largest producer of commercial arms and ammunition. Prior to his most recent position he held other Director level roles within the company.
Prior to joining the team at Remington, Mr. Cook taught in the #1 ranked Supply Chain Program at Michigan State University. He served as Adjunct Professor teaching a variety of courses, coving Purchasing, Logistics, Manufacturing and Supply Chain at both the Graduate and Undergraduate level. Additionally, Mr. Cook took on a number of project based roles across the Chemical, Distribution, Consumer and Government sectors, merging academia with real world projects.
The General Motors Corporation also employed Mr. Cook, where he held positions of ever increasing responsibility across the Manufacturing, Quality and Supply Chain groups culminating in being the Global Leader for Commodity Quality Integration. He also served as the Business Manager for the Advance Product Quality Planning group and as the Supplier Quality Launch Manager for Cadillac. Additionally, he served in plant level roles in Paint, Manufacturing, Assembly, Maintenance, and Repair.
Prior to joining the corporate world, Mr. Cook worked as a Marine Scientist where he had the opportunity to work and travel in over 80 countries around the globe, as well as spending almost five years on the high seas. During this tenure, he led pioneering work in the transition from film to digital imaging and it’s applications across multiple sectors.
Mr. Cook holds an MS in Supply Chain Management, as well as an Executive MBA from Michigan State University. He also holds a BS in Earth Science from Central Michigan University.