Steve Smiley
Steve Smiley
Core topics and expertise
1. Strategic sourcing
2. Supply chain management

Steve has more than 30 years of experience working in a variety of companies including Fortune 500 manufacturing and distribution companies. He held senior executive positions in many functional supply chain areas including strategic sourcing, distribution, transportation, sales and operations planning, and risk management. In addition, he started and operated his own transportation company. Steve is currently an Engagement Leader at Maine Pointe Consulting LLC.

During his career, Steve’s responsibilities included the sourcing of many types of commodities, raw materials, and services at several large companies including Home Depot Supply, Hill’s Pet Nutrition (Colgate-Palmolive), M&M/Mars, and Tropicana Products. He was responsible for buying many different categories of raw materials as well as managing hedging in grains, fats and oils, proteins, and other materials. Steve also led the design and implementation of a comprehensive predictive analytics programs.

Steve has a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Florida. ​A former national Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Institute for Supply Management, he is a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.).
Steve Smiley videos on Procuretrain
Effective Commodity Hedging for Procurement Professionals

This video introduces the basic principles of commodity hedging and other financial instruments

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Steve Smiley
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