Gray Williams

Consultant in Danville, California

Gray Williams

Consultant in Danville, California

Gray Williams is an accomplished global supply chain operations executive and trusted advisor to many CEO’s and C-Level leaders. As President of Productivity Specialists, he leads client engagements centered around realigning supply chain networks to simultaneously increase revenue capture and reduce COGS, inventory, and cash conversion. Whether start-up or Fortune 500 corporation, he helps companies rewrite their future.

His most recent corporate role was as Executive Vice President of Operations at Oclaro – where he was responsible for Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality – worldwide.

Previously, as Logitech's Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain, Gray directed all aspects of demand management, supply planning, transportation, logistics, order fulfillment, and customer service. He drove new strategies and key improvement programs at Logitech that delivered lower total supply chain costs, optimal inventory levels, and best-in-class customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining Logitech in January 2003, he was Vice President, Supply Chain Operations for the CommWorks Division of 3Com. In his early management career, he held various senior operations management positions at Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, NEC Electronics, AMD, and US Robotics. He has over 30 years of experience in the electronics industry.

In 2008 and in 2009, Gray was selected as one of the Top 25 Supply Chain Leaders worldwide by the Global Supply Chain Leadership Group. He has served the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for four years as an examiner and senior examiner. He is certified in production and inventory management (CPIM) with APICS and has also been a certified purchasing manager (C.P.M.) with the Institute for Supply Management. He is a member of the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) - and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Gray is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Purdue University's School of Management, where he received his BS degree in Industrial Management. From 2008 through 2015, Gray served as a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin’s Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management.

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