About the Author
Michael McClellan has over 30 years of experience serving and managing manufacturing enterprises. He has held a number of positions in general management, marketing and engineering, including President and CEO for a multi-division equipment systems supplier. In 1984 he and a group of associates founded Integrated Production Systems, a company that pioneered the use of computer systems to manage and track production events on the plant floor. His first book, Applying Manufacturing Execution Systems, defines manufacturing execution systems and explains the reasoning and history behind them. He is a frequent speaker at companies and manufacturing conferences, has presented a number of papers on plant information systems, and holds one patent. He has recently completed a new book, Collaborative Manufacturing: Using Real-time Information to Support the Supply Chain.
He currently lives in Washington state and is President of Collaboration Synergies Inc., an advisory company providing consulting services in the areas of business process management, collaborative manufacturing system development and implementation, plant floor information systems and manufacturing execution systems.