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Herbert Shields

Adjunct Professor
Career Development

Main Campus Phone: 

312.567.3652

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Education 

BS, Electrical Engineering, Clarkson University

Courses 

INTM 443/543 Purchasing
INTM 432 Vendor/Customer Relations
INTM 461/561 Energy Options in Industry

Experience 

Purchasing, Vendor/Customer Relations, Energy Options in Industry

Research  

In addition to teaching for INTM, Shields is President, HCS Consulting. He helps clients across multiple industries and in higher education improve their supply chain strategy and execution. Shields has more than 30 years experience as an operations executive for capital equipment, automotive, electrical machinery and consumer products companies. In the field of logistics education, Herb’s clients include the City Colleges of Chicago, the Chicago Public Schools, Northern Illinois University, the State of Illinois, Moraine Valley Community College, and the Warehousing Education and Research Council. His work includes: Curriculam Development Teacher Training Customized lectures and written materials He has lectured at IIT’s Stuart Graduate School of Business on the subject of inventory management, and delivered numerous presentations and workshops to industry and professional associations. Previous career positions include vice president of materials management at Helene Curtis. Shields led the supply chain organization that helped Helene Curtis win "Vendor of the Year" awards from Wal-Mart Stores and Target Corp.

Memberships 

Certified Management Consultant, Institute of Management Consultants; member, Chicago chapter Board; Board member, Midwest Society of Professional Consultants; Associate Member, Vistage

Publications 

Shields has been cited and quoted in various Supply Chain publications including Supply Chain Digest, May 2, 2013 (http://www.scdigest.com/ontarget/13-05-02-1.php?cid=7006)

Community Service 

Board member, Greater West Town Training Partnership