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Supply Chain Resource

Our Team

Tom Tanel

Tom TanelC.P.M., CTL, CCA, CISCM

President & CEO

Thomas L. Tanel is President, CEO, and founding Principal of CATTAN, bringing a seasoned and practical approach to his consultations and to his popular seminars, which span the topics of Purchasing and Supply Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Distribution and Demand Chain Management, Business Process Outsourcing, and Collaborative Negotiations.

Having presented seminars to audiences throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean Basin, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and Asia, Tom has also designed, developed, and customized more than 100 multiple-day training programs in procurement and contracting; inventory and materials management; logistics and transportation; warehousing and distribution; sourcing and supplier management; and supply chain topics.  He has presented numerous audio conferences and webinars as well.

Mr. Tanel is currently Chair for the ISM’s Logistics and Transportation Group and the Education Chair for ISM’s Southwest Forum.  Designated as a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager by the Institute of Supply Management, he also holds ISM-New Jersey’s Certificate of Service and has held many key offices for the Purchasing Management Association (PMA) of Central Jersey.  Additionally, Tom has served as a member of both the American Purchasing Society’s Executive Committee and Education Committee and is a Certified Cost Analyst through the Institute of Cost Analysis.

Also Certified in Transportation and Logistics, he has served as Director of Education for the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.  Tom 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, jointly conferred by the Air Force Institute of Technology and SOLE.  Tom is a Fellow of the North American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a Certified International Supply Chain Manager through the American Certification Institute.

A respected practitioner, his more than 80 articles and insights have appeared in a variety of professional magazines and journals.  Tom is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Distribution Center Management, is a monthly column contributor for Parcel Forum’s e-Parcel Update, and serves on the Board of Advisers for the Purchasing and Procurement Center.

Mr. Tanel holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s University and an MBA with concentration in Logistics from the Florida Institute of Technology.

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