Welcome, Guest Sign In

Operations Instructors

Alan Dunn - Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Project Management, Cost Management, Simplicity

Alan Dunn

Alan G. Dunn specializes in strategic planning, supply chain management, manufacturing management, operations management, cost management and business finance. He is President of GDI Consulting & Training Company and Founder of the Manufacturing Executive Institute. He was the 2015 Chairman of APICS. Previously, Mr. Dunn was a Vice President at Gemini Management Consulting and a Partner at Coopers & Lybrand. In both positions, he led large technical manufacturing teams in innovative productivity enhancement projects. Prior to joining Coopers and Lybrand, Mr. Dunn was President of ADI, a successful systems implementation consulting and training company that he sold to Coopers & Lybrand in 1990.

In addition to his 40 years of technical and management consulting experience, Mr. Dunn has several years of line leadership experience in manufacturing environments. He has an extensive background in most functions within manufacturing companies. He has participated in over 240 manufacturing and distribution projects inside over 150 companies. He has worked in more than 20 countries and across most industrial sectors.

Mr. Dunn has worked with 3-Com, ABEX, Air Cargo, Air Logistics Corp., Akzo, Alcon, AlliedSignal, AMCOR, American Cyanamid, Amgen, Applied Automation, Applied Materials, Argon, Arkema Chemical, AT&T, Baker Hughes, Ballard Power Systems, Banner Pharmcaps, Baxter, Beckman SmithKline, Boeing, Borg Warner, Canon, Caterpillar, Chamberlain Manufacturing, Chuao Chocolates, Ciba Geigy, Cooper Vision, CSC, Cyberamics, Daimler-Chrysler, Danaher, Datametrics, Data Products, Emerson Electric, Fairchild, Fleetwood, Fluke, Ford Motor Company, General Instrument, Halliburton, Hewlett Packard, HOERBIGER, Hoffinger Industries, General Motors, Health Net, IBM, Intel, ITT, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Valves, Lear Siegler, Litton Industries, Lockheed Martin, Loral, McElroy Manufacturing, MonierLifetile, Nalley’s Fine Foods, NCR, Northrop Grumman, Pacific Scientific, Packard Bell, Paper Pak, Parker Hannifin, Peerless Trailers, PG&E, Phelps Dodge, Pilkington International, Plantronics, Proxima, Quotron, Rain Bird, Reda Pumps, R.W. Lyall, Schlumberger, Siemens, Signet Scientific, Sony Corporation, Stauber Nutritional, Sun Microsystems, Sybron Dental Specialties, Taylor Guitars, Technicolor, Teledyne, Tellabs, Teradata, Teradyne, Thornwood Furniture, Toshiba Corporation, Trailmobile, Tropitone, Tycom Industries, Tylan Corp., United Technologies, U.S. Borax, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Navy, Warner Bros., Whittaker International and Xerox.

He speaks internationally on finance and manufacturing topics. He has addressed APICS, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), the Product Development Management Association (PDMA), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the National Association of Accountants (NAA), and the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). His articles have been published in several trade journals.

Mr. Dunn is the recipient of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) 2007 Director of the Year Award. He serves on the boards of directors of both public and privately held international companies. He is an active member of APICS, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the National Council of Corporate Directors (NACD). He was independent director of the Society of Cost Management.

He is qualified by APICS as a Certified Practitioner in Inventory and Production Management (CPIM). Mr. Dunn has a degree in business management from California State University, Fullerton.


Joseph Fields - Operations, Manufacturing, Project Management, Simplicity

Joseph Fields

Joseph A. Fields specializes in business process improvement in supply chain management, manufacturing/operations management, new product development, strategic initiative alignment, cycle time reduction, and working capital management. He has led start-up of manufacturing enterprises and facilities, rationalized businesses, and formulated and implemented corporate strategy. He has assisted clients in dramatically improving operating performance through fundamental business processes redefinition, modeling, technological innovation, organizational change initiatives, training, and executive coaching and mentoring. He has worked extensively internationally.

Mr. Fields was a consultant and project lead with The Highland Group and with the Thomas Group. Industries that he has worked with include: communications, computer and consumer electronics, automotive, flavors, semiconductor, air brakes, aluminum extrusion, prescription lenses, product distribution, healthcare management, petroleum, mining/milling, process automation.

He was Vice President North American Systems Operations at System Industries Incorporated. Previously he was Corporate Vice President of Manufacturing at Micom Systems after being Vice President of Operations at Thesys Memory Products. At GTE, Mr. Fields was Director Strategy Development, General Manager - Transmission Operations, Director - Operations Projects, Plant Director and Plant Manager. His previous experience was with Texas Instruments where he contributed in the areas of marketing, financial planning, manufacturing and project management.

Mr. Fields has a MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and his Bachelor of Science degree in organic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Steve McNamara - Project Management

Steve McNamara

Steve McNamara has over 40 years of experience in supply chain management, major subcontractor management and supplier quality, specializing in the management of technically-complex development and production subcontractors on defense and communication space satellite systems, air combat systems and ground communication systems. He has worked with Alcatel, Ball Aerospace, Boeing, Eastman Kodak, Eaton, Hamilton Sundstrand, Hughes, Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, Motorola, Northrop Grumman, Parker Hannifin, TRW, and the United States Air Force.

Mr. McNamara most recently served as director of supplier quality and supplier quality operations manager for Northrop Grumman, where he developed the supplier quality management system and processes for the sector and led the design and development of the supplier rating system and counterfeit parts alert management system. Previous responsibilities include Material Program Manager for the F/A-18 program, Subcontract Project Manager for the Milstar Satellite Payload and Project Manager for the Defense Support Program Laser Communications Subsystem.

Mr. McNamara received an MSEE degree from Columbia University, an MBA from California State University Dominguez Hills, and a BS in Engineering Science from Hofstra University. He has also received extensive training in the AS9100 quality standard, Lean Aerospace practices, and Six Sigma.