Tyndall, whose long career in supply
chain management includes currently contributing
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had his exceptional contributions to the
industry recognized this week with his induction
into the Global
Institute of Logistics’ Hall of
Fame during a meeting in Atlanta.
is currently of President of Supply Chain
Executive Advisors, a global firm comprised
of senior executives who provide strategic
advice and management counsel to senior
business and public officials around the
world, as well as SCDigest Contributing
Editor. (See his most recent piece: Executive
View: Counterfeiting and Supply Chains).
a stint in the Navy, Tyndall held several
supply chain and logistics positions in
area before he was asked in the late 1970s
go to the US
Department of Transportation to work on
deregulation of the motor carrier, rail,
and aviation industries.
Tyndall went to work at consulting firm
Ernst & Young, where he ultimately built
a national and then global supply chain
and logistics practice. He helped dozens
of companies first understand and then capitalize
on the opportunities in logistics and the,
new at the time, concept of supply chain
thrived, building to over 1000 consultants
on a global basis. Tyndall and others on
the team were instrumental in some of Dell’s
original supply chain designs.
led to one of the more popular and influential
books in the field, Supercharging
Supply Chains, in the late 1990s,
which he co-authored with Chris Gopal.
left Ernst & Young in 1999 to take on
the role of President of Ryder Global Logistics,
a unit of Ryder Systems, which took him
After his retirement from Ryder a few years
later, he stayed in the Miami area, contributing
to the University of Miami’s Center
for Advanced Supply Chain Management, plus
running his consulting company and serving
on several corporate boards.