The Pro Action Group Team Bios

Timothy Van Mieghem tvm@proactiongroup.com (312) 371-8323

Tim Van Mieghem, a co-founder of The ProAction Group, implements projects and delivers services that result in improved clients’ operations. Tim specializes in achieving the dual goals of obtaining specific results, whether reducing costs or enhancing services, and training the client to continue the process.

Tim has designed and implemented innovative ways for clients to manage the costs, benefits, and risks of purchased goods and services, logistics, and inventory management and control. These projects include helping clients develop international sourcing organizations and strategies; design distribution networks; negotiate long term alliances with suppliers, carriers, and customers; reengineer logistics and order flow processes; and implement quality and lean manufacturing systems.

Tim is active in promoting supply chain management techniques. His book, Implementing Supplier Partnerships, from Prentice Hall, is the leading text on creating and maintaining world-class supplier agreements. In addition, Tim has published many articles and presented speeches on Sourcing, Logistics, and International Distribution. Tim focuses on the benefits of trust and commitment within the supply chain, the benefits of sharing information with partners and employees, as well as on effective techniques to achieve specific operational goals.

Tim has a BS in Accounting from Marquette University and is a Certified Public Accountant.