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Aripart Consulting is founded by Bill Michels to use his knowledge and experience working with the world's greatest companies to deliver value and competitive advantage to his clients. His focus is on building sound procurement and supply chain strategies, leading companies to realize cost and value improvement, innovation, optimization, risk mitigation and transformation through high performing procurement and supply chain management.



Purchasing and Supply Chain Expert  -  Speaker  -  Author


Bill Michels helps companies transform business strategies into maximum profits. He is dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on increasing shareholder value, quality, customer service and uncompromising ethics.


He is a leading expert in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.


In consulting, Bill has worked with some of the world's greatest companies across a wide spectrum of industries and countries transforming Procurement and the Supply Chain. While  supply chain management, risk, global sourcing, strategic planning, cost, and change management are his major focus, he has also developed many innovative methodologies theories, practices and tools for the transformation of procurement and the supply chain.  In some cases these programs have resulted in breakthrough changes impacting entire industries, providing competitive advantage to clients. He is also considered an expert in developing solutions when working with volatile commodities.


Bill is currently the CEO and founder of Aripart Consulting after more than 23 years at ADR North America. Under his leadership, ADR North America became a leading niche specialty consulting firm and has won several recognitions and awards. At the end of 2011, ADR NA was acquired by The Institute for Supply Management. 


Well known in the purchasing and operations management community and food and pharmaceutical industries, Bill is a sought-after speaker and writer with many publications, including co-authorship of the book "Transform Your Supply Chain". He is now working on a new book focused in the area of Supplier Relationship Management and published numerous articles.


Bill has a B.S. in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. He has CPSM, C.P.M. and FCIPS certifications. He is on the Board of Directors of the Joe Niekro Foundation.



Many of my clients are the leaders in their respective industries, but are still looking to optimize the supply chain and improve cost and value from procurement. Some clients are like the biotech firm that wanted a model to predict which suppliers and supply chains would fail causing profit risk for the company and health risks to their patients. Other firms want to develop their teams to lead the industry.  Many clients want to assess the current state of their procurement and supply chain capabilities and drive necessary transformation to achieve excellence.


Are you wondering how to achieve increased competitiveness and profitability through improving the procurement and supply chain capability or just curious about how your competitors capture supply chain value like innovation, speed to market, improved value and cost benefits?


I am Bill Michels, I have worked with some of the world’s greatest companies working on driving procurement and supply chains to deliver increased value and competitive advantage globally.  I am a practitioner, consultant, author, speaker and a go-to person for many industry leaders.


I have worked with Microsoft, GE, Disney, Textron and many more.  The industries I have served are electronics/technology, energy, medical devices, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, utilities, aerospace, fast moving consumer goods, food, packaging and many others.


Building a reputation using a different style of consulting

I am of the mindset that companies don’t need armies of inexperienced consultants with a process to be successful. If you boiled down what I can offer to people like you, it’s straight forward:

Deep insight to Procurement and Supply Chain

I’ve had many experiences with many companies, CEOs, CPOs, COOs and practitioners. I have been handed difficult projects and saved companies billions. As well as North America, I’ve worked in Asia, South America, Europe and Australia and have a deep global insight. I bring a lot of experience, perspectives and experiences enabling me to bring solutions and advice.

The ability to enhance team and individual performance

One of my early clients once said two things that ring through today.  He said ”I like your firm because you bring forward results, not just reports.” He also remarked that I had the ability to get “extraordinary performance from ordinary people”.  It gives me great pleasure to see many of the people that I worked with achieve much success as leaders in the profession and as business executives in C-suite roles.

Smart and executable strategies

It is important to understand the current initiatives, goals and ability of any business to launch a change initiative.  The projects are designed to support the business resource constraints and priorities.  Developing a working cross business/functional program relies on simple communicated strategies that engage everyone.  I don’t just make recommendations, I follow through to assure the implementation and results.







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