James B. Ayers
Principal

Personal Background

Structural engineering and civil engineering for custom homes, residential home remodels, shopping centers, shopping center remodels, and site development for public works projects.
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About Jim Ayers

Jim Ayers, the author or co-author of books and articles on this website, is a principal of CGR Management Consultants and has extensive consulting experience in supply chain management, operations strategy and profit improvement. Please see examples of consulting projects and consulting clients. Additional information about Mr. Ayers is found on the CGR website and the websites of CGR affiliates takt times group, which specializes in lean manufacturing, and DRM Associates, which specializes in new product development.

Qualifications

Jim Ayers holds a BS degree in Engineering with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy and has served in the U.S. Navy aboard nuclear submarines after completing a rigorous technical training program. He also holds an MBA and an MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He was raised in Jefferson City, Missouri and currently makes his home in Los Angeles.

 
 

Professional Affiliations

Jim Ayers is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and member of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC). As such, he pledges to adhere to the IMC's Code of Ethics. He is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the Project Management Institute. He has held leadership positions at consulting firms Theodore Barry & Associates, Coopers & Lybrand, and Ingersoll Engineers, heading manufacturing and supply chain related practices. His company CGR Management Consultants has been a member of the Supply‑Chain Council, and he was active in the Council's ongoing development of its Supply‑Chain Reference Model (SCOR)

Published Books

Auerbach published the expanded 640-page Handbook of Supply Chain Management 2nd Edition. His books Improving Your Competitive Position: a Project Management Approach and Supply Chain Management (SCM, the Wheel and the Manufacturing Engineer were published by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He edited Making Supply Chain Work: Design Implementation Partnerships, Technology, Profits for Auerbach. His book Supply Chain Project Management: A Structured Collaborative and Measurable Approach uses the disciplines of the Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) to develop a blueprint for building and improving supply chains. The work has been translated into Chinese.

Jim currently edits The Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management from CRC Press. The Encyclopedia is available in hard copy and on line versions.

Structural engineering and civil engineering for custom homes, residential home remodels, shopping centers, shopping center remodels, and site development for public works projects.
SCM Books | SCM Articles | SCM Press Releases | Healthcare Articles | Healthcare Press Releases
About Jim Ayers | Sample Projects | Selected Clients | Contact Form | Keyword Search | Home Page
 Assess Your Supply Chain Management Maturity Level

Structural engineering and civil engineering for custom homes, residential home remodels, shopping centers, shopping center remodels, and site development for public works projects.