How I can help you

I have many years of experience in manufacturing operations and supply management. In addition to working with major OEM's, I started my own consulting business in 2000. I have experience in working with small companies and larger corporations.

My BS degree from Bradley University in Manufacturing Engineering prepared me well for a career at Deere & Co. Major projects completed with Deere were 1) purchase of CNC equipment that allowed operator programming 2) factory modernization 3) Kaizen events 4) purchase capital equipment 5) make vs buy studies 4) quality improvements.

I also worked as a Supply Base Manager for drivetrain components. My duties included 1) international sourcing 2) create long term agreements 3) confirm supplier quality systems 4) resolve delivery and quality issues 5) initiate and implement cost reduction ideas.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services

Education

Bradley University - BS in Manufacturing Engineering

University of Illinois LEAD classes

TBM - Kaizen events

Deere & Co Coaching skills and relationship skills


David Kelley

Communication Methods

  • Video