Michael L. Taylor, C.P.M.

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P.O. Box 748, Richland, WA 99352

Mike Taylor, C.P.M., has been in the Supply Chain profession since 1973. His career includes purchasing responsibility for a custom fabricator of large hydraulic cylinders, commercial nuclear power plant construction and Federal Government contractors. This includes 11 years as a first-line procurement manager as well as many years as a procurement team lead.  Mike retired in December 2015 after 42 years in the profession.

Mike has purchased and/or managed the procurement of a wide range of products and services. During the last 20 years of his career, Mike's responsibilities included developing and managing procurement policies, procedures,  professional and technical training, purchasing ADP systems and electronic records for prime contractors at the Department of Energy Hanford Site. Mike has been a leader in increased internet and electronic tools usage by the department since 1994.

Mike is the developer and owner of MLTWEB.COM and the PURCHASING TOOLBOX. A web site of resources and information for purchasing professionals.  In December 2000, Mike's web site was recognized as one of the top 25 purchasing related web sites by iSource Magazine.

Mike’s professional experience includes presenting seminars, speeches and workshops at professional meetings, conferences, supplier and public forums and company training programs.

Program topics include:

bullet Purchasing processes & policies
bullet Professional development
bullet Career Enhancement
bullet Internet & PC Office skills
bullet Supply Chain principles and skills
bullet Contract writing
bullet Negotiation
bullet Electronic Commerce
bullet Price & Cost principles and analysis

Professional recognition:


ISM Innovation/Creativity Person of the Year , 2008


ISM Pacific & North West Forum, Sid Brown, C.P.M. Award of Excellence, 2003


NAPM District XI Leadership Person of the Year, 2001


NAPM District XI Education Person of the Year, 2000


NAPM Presidential Citation in recognition of his commitment
to the NAPM Association and the purchasing profession in 1998


NAPM Professional Development Person of the Year, 1991


NAPM District XI Professional Development Person of the Year, 1991


WL "Boyd" Boydstun award for service to NAPM-Columbia Basin 1988


Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) earned in 1982


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Materials prepared by Mike may be shared for supply chain education, provided that this source is credited and no fee is charged. The rights for any other use are withheld.
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