William Crane, is founder and CEO of IndustryStar, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based on-demand supply chain services and software technology company that empowers leaders to reduce the cost, time, and risk of bringing new product ideas to production and beyond.
William is a trusted advisor in supply chain with demonstrated results starting, launching and enhancing procurement, logistics, supplier quality and manufacturing organizations. His work has appeared frequently in the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) and Modern Material Handling among others. William’s passion for bringing technologies to market that have a positive impact on the world can be found via his blog Supply Chain for Tomorrow’s Technology. William is also Host of the Supply Chain Innovation podcast where he interviews top industry change-makers to uncover strategies, tactics, and tools to expedite, optimize, and de-risk supply chain operations.
William holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business from the University of Michigan and BBA in Integrated Supply Management from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University.