Gary Nelson


Gary Nelson

About Gary Nelson

Collaborating on innovation with complex, discrete machinery manufacturers around the world for over 30 years, Gary has worked as a cost accounting manager, a manufacturing consultant, a solution engineer, and ― for the past dozen or so years ― the North America Lead Industry Advisor for industrial machinery and components manufacturers. He is a member of the University of Illinois at Chicago Supply Chain Advisory Board. Specializing in supply chain and manufacturing at work, Gary refreshes his soul at the ball park on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, cheering on his beloved White Sox.

Plant employees collaborate to fix a problem on the production floor

Plant Tours In The 21st Century: How Human Resources Leaders Can Stay Connected

20-Jun-2019 | Gary Nelson

Part five of a six-part blog series based on my 30+ years’ experience collaborating on innovation with complex, discrete machinery manufacturers. In my last blog, I discussed how best-run businesse

Executives meet dock worker to discuss procurement concerns at an industrial machinery components manufacturer

Plant Tours In The 21st Century: How Procurement Executives Can Stay Connected

13-Jun-2019 | Gary Nelson

Part four of a six-part blog series based on 30+ years’ experience collaborating on innovation with complex, discrete machinery manufacturers.  In the third blog in this series, I discussed how

IMC manufacturer runs as an intelligent enterprise based on data derived insights

Plant Tours In The 21st Century: How Manufacturing Executives Can Stay Connected

6-Jun-2019 | Gary Nelson

Part three of a six-part blog series based on my 30+ years’ experience collaborating on innovation with complex, discrete machinery manufacturers. Previously, I discussed how a supply chain plann

Plant Tours In The 21st Century: How Supply Chain Executives Can Stay Connected

30-May-2019 | Gary Nelson

Part two of a six-part blog series based on my 30+ years’ experience collaborating on innovation with complex, discrete machinery manufacturers. For the CSCO. In my last blog, I discussed how ―

Intelligent Enterprise, CFO, Financial Executives, SAP, IM&C, Industrial Machinery

Plant Tours In The 21st Century: How Financial Executives Can Stay Connected

23-May-2019 | Gary Nelson

Part one of a six-part blog series for CFOs based on 30+ years’ experience collaborating on innovation with complex, discrete machinery manufacturers. I saw some executives visiting a factory the