Edward Pretzel is the Founder and President of Collaborative Supply Chains, a company dedicated to transitioning supply chains to collaborative and strategic with open book cost models. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan College of Engineering in 1993.
Edward has developed, launched and managed collaborative open book cost engineering programs for some of the most successful automotive and construction equipment companies.
These companies include General Motors, Lear Seating, TRW Safety Systems, ZF automotive systems, Dana Axles & Drive shafts, Nexteer Steering Systems, Roush Performance Vehicles and John Deere, Delphi, Aptiv Electrical Systems, Doosan & Bobcat Skid Steers, Magna, Blue Bird Buses and Sensata Sensors.
Edward is considered a leading pioneer in the industry’s move to collaborative cost modeling. Edward speaks on these strategies at Michigan State University, Wayne State University and industry conferences.
2022 Year Recap
- Be a world leader in cost model implementation with supply chains.
- Help suppliers grow with their customers through cost transparency and cost models.
- Continuously make company improvements.
- Help product engineering identify optimized designs early in the development process.
The automotive industry has been using cost modeling for over 30 years. Our process is based on the Toyota business model where long term relationships are the foundation for cooperation and mutual success. Transparency enables continuous improvement.
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