Brian Cunningham

Brian is co-founder and Principal, Consulting Services, Softura, Inc.

He has had a distinguished career encompassing all components of the Supply Chain, including Strategy Planning and Sourcing, Manufacturing, Logistics and Technology. He has provided guidance and solutions regarding corporate strategy and leadership, supply chain optimization, logistics, physical distribution, procurement and systems applications.

Brian’s client expertise includes experiences in Europe, Mexico, Japan and sourcing in the Pacific Rim. Brian has consulted and worked in many diversified industries including Consumer Package Goods, Health Care, Automotive, Retail, Manufacturing and Oil and Gas. His line experiences of over 20 years include an executive position as Director, Global Supply Chain for a $5.2 billion division of a Fortune 50 company. His business consulting background was gathered as a Principal, Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, Supply Chain, and as a Director, Deloitte Consulting in a similar position.

He is an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), having presented both nationally and locally at various events and forums. He is active also with the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and the Warehouse Education and Research Council (WERC).

His published articles have appeared in Supply Chain Management Review and in the proceedings of the CSCMP. Brian is a member of the Supply Chain Advisory Board for curriculum development at Eastern Michigan University and has also consulted in the development of course material for the Supply Chain program at The Williams Graduate School of Business at Xavier University in Cincinnati and is highly involved with that University’s Leadership Center(XLC) programs.

Brian holds a BA from The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, an MBA from the Stern School of Management at NYU, and is a graduate of the Logistics Institute at the University of Tennessee. His community involvement includes active membership in the Board of Directors at Gilda’s Club (cancer support non-profit) since 2002 and Board President from 2007-2011.