Thomas Tanel has an international reputation as a Subject Matter Expert, Consultant, and Seminar Leader in Operations and Inventory Management, Resource Management, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. With more than 38 years of experience, he offers a seasoned perspective on operations, inventory, warehousing, and logistics through his line, teaching, staff, and consulting positions.
Mr. Tanel is President, CEO, and a founding Principal of CATTAN Services Group, Inc., a logistics advisory, counseling and training firm. Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL), he has served for 5 years as Director of Education for the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. Designated as a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), Tom currently serves as Chair for ISM’s Logistics and Transportation Group. Additionally, Mr. Tanel is a Certified Cost Analyst through the Institute of Cost Analysis, a Certified International Supply Chain Manager through the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute, and a member of the Warehousing Education and Research Council where he serves on their Education Committee.
Tanel has served as adjunct faculty in Materials and Distribution Management for Bloomfield University, The University of Maryland, Monmouth University, and St. John's University. He has conducted over 700 lectures and seminars for colleges and universities, professional associations and societies, and in-company clients, as well as for the American Management Association. A respected practitioner, his more than 80 articles and insights have appeared in Army Logistician, Canadian Transportation and Distribution, Container News, Distribution, Distribution Center Management, DC Velocity, Executive Business, Handling and Shipping Management, Inbound Logistics, Inside Supply Management, Inventory Reduction Report, Logistics Spectrum, Manufacturer's Mart, Materials Management and Distribution, Purchasing Magazine, Transportation and Distribution, and Warehousing Supervisor's Bulletin, and WERCSheet, to name a few.
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