James P. Farrell, Management Consultant @ Large
Jim Farrell has been a practicing consultant for 20 years, having served at the partner and principal levels in the supply chain and consumer products practices of firms that have done groundbreaking work in those fields, including A.T. Kearney, Cleveland Consulting Associates and Adjoined Consulting.
Prior to embarking on a consulting career, Mr. Farrell served the executive teams of two leading transportation companies, Schneider National and IU International. He also held the position of Economist with the US Department of Transportation, publishing papers in support of deregulation of the motor carrier industry and promotion of mass transit.
His clients have included some of the leading names in business, including Kellogg, McDonald's, Starbucks, Wyeth, Eli Lilly, Federal Express, Bell Canada, Sears, Coca-Cola, and other major manufacturers, retailers, and distributors.
Mr. Farrell holds a M.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, where he passed qualifying exams for Ph.D. candidacy. While in graduate school he was an instructor of economics at Eastern Michigan University and Concordia College (Ann Arbor).
He has published a number of articles and has been cited as an authority by international, national and regional newspapers and trade publications in the US, Mexico, Hong Kong and Europe, including The Economist of London. He has spoken at national meetings of the Council of Logistics Management, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and other organizations.
As the author and developer of "A Management Consultant @ Large," Jim is exploring the potential for blogging as a medium of business development for professional service firms. A number of the posts of A Management Consultant @ Large have been featured on major online media.
A collection of posts about the US Economy is maintained here.
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