Phil Williams

Phil Williams has over 34 years of progressive experience in all aspects of automotive and truck manufacturing with a leading global automotive company and its Tier 1 supply base. Phil’s passion for building teams, continuous improvement and leveraging the human intellect on the shop floor has enabled much of his success. He is a proven leader in production control, logistics, shop floor materials, material flow analysis, inventory control, sheet metal stamping, engine assembly and general assembly operations.

Notable experience and accomplishments:

  • Senior Advisor and subject matter expert for comprehensive Supply Chain assessment for premium brand of large North American home appliance manufacturer. The two week assessment identified over $1M of specific opportunities with a one-year payback
  • As manager of Materials, Production Control and Logistics, Phil led initiative to implement a 3PL and optimize inbound logistics at large high-volume automotive assembly plant resulting in $4.5 annual savings and increased inventory accuracy from 62% to 93%.
  • Developed and implemented an improved plant-wide material delivery conveyance process for 2 million sq. ft. vehicle assembly plant. Material handling equipment and labor costs cut by $2.5M annually and 100% of material handling ergonomics issues eliminated.
  • Improved inventory accuracy from 45% to 85% at Tier 1 automotive through implementation of standardized work and Kanban replenishment process.
  • During greenfield plant startup, Phil drove early coordination between Supply Chain and plant layout design team to optimize floorspace and material delivery routes resulting in immediate equipment and labor savings of $200k annually from original project plan.

Prior to joining consulting, Phil worked for Magna International in a number of areas and sites primarily related to materials management operations. He was the lead material resource in the start up of the greenfield Cosma operations for Magna International located in New Hudson, Michigan. Phil has spent a considerable amount of time in Japan for rigorous training on the Toyota Production System. Additionally, Phil served on the Board of Directors for the HPM Consortium (High Performance Manufacturing) in Cambridge, Ontario, where he provided lean manufacturing guidance to local industries in Cambridge, Ontario.

Mr. Williams holds a certification in Logistics Management from York University, and is a registered Professional Logistician from the Canadian Logistics Institute. In addition attended the Ontario Management Development Program ant Mohawk College and the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation in Toronto, Canada.