Thomas Tanel has an international reputation as a Subject Matter Expert, Consultant, and Seminar Leader in Purchasing, Operations and Inventory Management, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management. With more than 40 years of experience, he offers a seasoned perspective on purchasing, operations, transportation, warehousing, and logistics through his line, teaching, staff, and consulting positions.
Mr. Tanel is a Principal of CATTAN Consultants., a logistics advisory, counseling and training firm. Designated as a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). Additionally, Mr. Tanel is a Certified Cost Analyst (CCA) through the Institute of Cost Analysis, a Certified International Supply Chain Manager (CISCM) through the American Certification Institute, serves on the Board of Advisers for the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute, and has been named a 2014 Pro to Know in the supply chain industry as featured in the 14th annual listing by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Certified in Transportation and Logistics (CTL), he has served for 5 years as Director of Education for the American Society of Transportation and Logistics. He is a recipient of a number of prestigious honors, including the Transportation Management Field Award and the Physical Distribution Field Award, bestowed by the Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE), as well as the Advanced Professional Designation in Logistics Management (APDLM), jointly conferred by the Air Force Institute of Technology and SOLE.
Some of the commercial organizations that have benefited from Mr. Tanel's assistance include: Agility (formerly PWC Logistics); Baosteel; Barrick Gold; Central Castings; CEVA Logistics (formerly TNT/CTI Logistx); Durrett Sheppard Steel; Eastern Metal Supply, Inc.; Halliburton Energy Services; Jeffreys Steel; Klockner Metals; Klöckner Namasco; Mobil Oil Corp.; Olympic Steel; Pacesetter Steel Services, Qatar Steel; Reynolds Aluminum Supply Co.; Siemens (various companies); Southern Nuclear Operating Co.; Temple-Inland Industries; Tuscaloosa Steel Co.; Wilkinson Steel & Metals; and Wolverine Tube, Inc.
Tanel has served as adjunct faculty in Materials Management 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 90 articles and insights have appeared in, Canadian Transportation and Distribution, Container News, Distribution, Distribution Center Management, DC Velocity, Executive Business, Forward, Handling and Shipping Management, Inbound Logistics, Inside Supply Management, Inventory Reduction Report, Logistics Spectrum, Logistics and Supply Chain World, Manufacturer's Mart, Materials Management and Distribution, Purchasing Magazine, Purchasing Management Digest, Purchasing World, Transportation and Distribution, and Warehousing Supervisor's Bulletin, to name a few.
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