The Art of Indirect Procurement

Logistics and procurement should be team players that recognize each discipline’s qualities and contributions.

During the 2017 edition of the North American Supply Chain Executive Summit, Executive Platforms was proud to partner with SupplyChainBrain to conduct a number of onsite interviews between our speaker faculty and SupplyChainBrain’s Editor-in-Chief Russell Goodman.

Greg Hamel
Executive Director, Global Business Strategy and Indirect Purchasing
Ford Motor Company

Greg presently serves as Ford Motor Company’s Executive Director of Global Business Strategy and Indirect Purchasing. In this role he leads Ford’s $24 billion acquisition of non-production goods and services as well as Ford’s procurement strategies and processes, information technology and supply chain development and sustainability.

Greg has been with Ford Motor Company since 1982. During that time he has served in a number of roles including Product and Powertrain Engineering, Program Management, Advanced Product Marketing and Global Product Strategy. Prior to his current role he was Ford’s Global Director of Material Cost, Tooling and Scale Enablement.

Greg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He resides in the Detroit area with his wife of 33 years, Connie, and has two daughters 25 and 22 who have careers outside of Michigan.

Russell W. Goodman has worked in newspapers, newsletters and magazines, with a focus on logistics, business and trade, for nearly 30 years. He also has specialized in editing and writing for publications in world affairs, politics and legal matters. Prior to joining Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, Goodman directed editorial coverage for two leading international commerce magazines. Goodman was managing editor of the Journal of Defense & Diplomacy, a bimonthly edited in Washington that reported on and interpreted the interplay between security and political issues. From Washington, Goodman, as editor-in-chief of Middle East Insight magazine, directed coverage of business and political affairs in that critical part of the world. He also developed and edited Eastern Europe Law Week, a newsletter that covered legal reform in post-Soviet Europe.