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Dell's VP of Global Supply Chain Operations Joins the Manufacturing Leadership Board

Posted By Paul Tate, October 28, 2014 at 5:10 AM, in Category: Manufacturing Leadership Council

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 28, 2014 Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the global business network for senior industrial executives, today announced the election of Patrick P. Poljan, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Dell Inc. to the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors.

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Governors, which steers the Manufacturing Leadership Council and its global community of more than 7,000 industry executives, approved the nomination earlier this month. With his appointment, the Board of Governors now includes 17 members from organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Lockheed Martin, Cisco Systems, UCLA, MIT, Campbell Soup, Lexmark International, Tata Motors, the University of Cambridge, and GlaxoSmithKline.

“We are delighted to welcome Patrick Poljan to the Board of Governors,” said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. “Patrick’s expert insights and deep understanding of shifting global supply chain strategies in manufacturing will be a great asset to the Board in its continued research and exploration of the critical issues facing the industry.”

Patrick_Poljan_Dell.png“I am honored and excited to be on the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Board of Governors. I look forward to discussing emerging global dynamics while learning and sharing ideas with members of this group as we all look to improve our competitiveness in global manufacturing and more broadly supply chain management, said Patrick Poljan, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations at Dell Inc.

Poljan is responsible for all of Dell Inc.’s demand and supply planning, manufacturing and supply chain operations management, manufacturing engineering and quality. Prior to his current role, Poljan served as Dell’s Productivity Leader, focused on building “structurally advantaged P&L’s for sustained competitive advantage” across the company. He has also served as Vice President for Global Operations and Technology Finance supporting Dell’s PC and enterprise businesses. Before joining Dell, Poljan worked as Chief Productivity Officer at SABIC Innovative Plastics and spent 16 years with GE in a variety of general management and finance roles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in operations, strategic management and finance from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. 

About The Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC), part of Frost and Sullivan, is the world’s foremost member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior exectuives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to help senior manufacturing sector executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The MLC produces an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services including the Manufacturing Leadership Community Website, an online global business network with over 7,000 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit (The New Era of Creative Manufacturing, June 2-4 2015, Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad, CA); the 2015 Manufacturing Leadership Awards celebrating industry achievement and innovation; and the thought-leading industry publication, the Manufacturing Leadership Journal.

To inquire about MLC membership, please visit www.frost.com/mlc

Written by Paul Tate

Paul Tate is Research Director and Executive Editor with Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council. He also directs the Manufacturing Leadership Council's Board of Governors, the Council's annual Critical Issues Agenda, and the Manufacturing Leadership Research Panel. Follow us on Twitter: @MfgExecutive

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