William Milne

William Milne


Part-Time Faculty in Global Supply Chain Management





 Email: dr9576@wayne.edu




William Milne

Academic Programs

  • Global supply chain management


Experienced and successful team leader and educator with extensive experience within Logistics, Purchasing, Operations, Marketing, Sales and entrepreneurship. I have been successful at building and leading teams that have performed beyond the expectations of all stakeholders. Purchasing: Consistently overachieve annual cost savings metrics, supplier relationship scores, sourcing to program timing objectives, and attracting top talent relative to peers. Sales/Account Management: Led sales team at two separate automotive Tier 1 suppliers to revenue growth of 2500% over a 14-year period and 400% over a 3-year period. As a manager and coach, I have been recognized as an energetic leader and strong motivator with the exceptional ability to cultivate relationships and earn trust. I’ve demonstrated the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast paced and quickly changing environment. Extensive experience growing businesses and championing or leading change within Sales/Marketing, Purchasing, and entrepreneurial endeavors.


Michigan State University: Supply Chain Management 

Wayne State University: Master of Business Administration



Research and teaching interests

Teaching interest & experience:

Supply Chain: Purchasing, Logistics and Operations.

Digital Transformation and impact on Supply Chains, Supply Chain organizations and DEI, ESG & sustainability, at the OEM, tier 1, 2 & 3 levels.


Courses taught by William Milne

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

Fall Term 2021