Monday, April 27, 2015

LQ Advisory Board Announcement - Michel Khennafi Joins LQ's Board

LQ is pleased to announce that Michel Khennafi has accepted LQ’s invitation to join its Advisory Board

April 27, 2015, Toronto - Michel Khennafi, is the Senior Supply Chain Manager, Johnson Controls, Inc., Building Efficiency Division in Milwaukee, Wi.

Michel is an accomplished and recognized Supply Chain and Logistics professional who has 15+ years of business successes on both domestic and international levels. Prior to his position at Johnson Controls, Inc., he was the Manager, Logistics North America Parts & Service Organization at Case New Holland (CNH).

His areas of expertise are the creation, the implementation and the management of very efficient Supply Chain solutions and Distribution Networks. Michel's expertise has been acquired and developed during his professional experience in Europe and in North America with CLE 128 (Supply Chain Execution and Transportation Management Systems), Catalyst International, Inc (Supply Chain Execution), Ryder Systems Integrated (Third Party Logistics.)

Michel has designed and implemented Supply Chain Solutions for companies in the Automotive Industry (Siemens, Renault SA, Volkswagen, GM, Uni-select, Dana), the pharmaceutical industry (Wyeth, Dade Behring, Eli Lilly, Aldrich Chemicals) and successfully managed logistics projects for Sony, Panasonic, Boeing, Castle Metals, Lauzier.

During his tenure at CNH, Michel has assembled a team of experienced and committed Supply Chain and Outbound specialists and significantly transformed the CNH North American Distribution network making it one of the most efficient network in the industry, both in terms of service to the customers (internal and external) and in terms of costs to CNH.

In his current role, Michel manages the Parts Distribution network for Johnson Controls, Inc. Building efficiency. Michel is responsible for the definition, the design, the sourcing and the implementation of the transportation strategies for all modes.

Michel is also passionate about Operations Research (OR) and has designed and implemented many changes to the CNH and Johnson Controls, Inc. distribution models and strategies using OR models and techniques.

About Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 170,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2014, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #12 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit

Johnson Controls Global Building Efficiency (BE) delivers products, services and solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower operating costs in buildings for more than one million customers. Operating from 500 branch offices in more than 150 countries, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency division is a leading provider of equipment, controls and services for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, refrigeration and security systems.

LQ's Advisory Board

As a resource for logisticians, academics and executives in other disciplines in the United States and Canada, LQ offers ideas for leadership in logistics, supply chain management and transportation, and provides a unique bridge between business, academia and practitioners. LQ’s Advisory Board and contributors afford authoritative thinking on the complex and fast-changing work of the logistics and supply chain management business - with a unique focus on best practices in the United States and Canada. LQ's Board plays a pivotal role in providing direction for LQ Magazine and LQ’s bi-annual Symposiums.