William Crane is a trusted advisor, published author and early stage investor in supply chain with demonstrated results starting, launching and enhancing procurement, logistics, supplier quality and manufacturing organizations for startups and established companies globally.
He has appeared frequently as a guest author in periodicals like the Institute for Supply Management Weekly, DisruptorDaily.com and Modern Materials Handling, sharing insights on improving new product launches and supply chain operations.
William has led supply chain organizations in the mobility, consumer products, medium & heavy duty truck, health, energy and food & beverage industries.
As a former venture capitalist, founder of several startups, and supply chain executive at both OEMs and suppliers, William brings a unique perspective having worked at every stage and function within the supply chain. William’s passion for bringing innovative technology products to market that have a positive impact on the world can be found via his blog Supply Chain for Tomorrow’s Technology. #SupplyChainTech.
William is also the Host of the popular supply chain podcast, Supply Chain Innovation, where he interviews top industry change-makers to uncover new strategies, tips, and tools for improving new product launches.
When he’s not bringing the next technology innovation to market, William enjoys U of M Football #GoBlue, exploring new culinary hotspots in Ann Arbor and spending time on the lake with his family.