Mike Doyle is a recognized authority in procurement, sourcing strategy and supply-chain integration who earned his stripes working for 26 years at Ford Motor Co., Rockwell International and Motorola. In two stints with Ford that covered 20 years, Doyle worked in purchasing, production planning, inventory control and manufacturing management positions, and also started up and oversaw the Ford Microelectronics Inc. subsidiary. He spent three years with defense contractor Rockwell, as purchasing director for its utility and industrial operations, which spanned seven divisions and 37 plants. At Motorola, Doyle served as director of world automotive marketing operations for the semiconductor product sector.
For the past 12 years he has headed Doyle Consulting Group, advising manufacturing and service-industry organizations on supply-chain issues. He also founded the National Initiative for Supply Chain Integration in Tempe, Ariz., and served as that trade association's chairman from its March 1997 start-up through March 2001. NISCI is a low-profile group dedicated to helping its members which include companies such as Procter & Gamble, Deere, Harley-Davidson and DaimlerChrysler to optimize their supply chains of three links or more.
Doyle earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from Central Michigan University, and his MBA from the University of Colorado.