DMSCA Management is responsible for the planning, development, marketing, funding development and implementation of DMSCA programs. The DMSCA CMP Management Team consists of a core group of employees, independent manufacturing, process, and logistical sub-contractors coordinated through the CMP Management Team Managers that support DMSCA Management.
David Burton- DMSCA Founder/President/CEO
David J. Burton, AICP, is Founder/President/CEO of the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA), formerly the National Minority Manufacturing Institute (NMMI). His white paper, "The Strategic Intervention of Minority Small Manufacturing Enterprises in the Manufacturing Supply Chain, was written while consulting with the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership lead to pilot Department of Commerce and Department of Agriculture grant for a multi-year performance and quality driven diverse manufacturing supplier development program. Successes with this effort lead to his working with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop a national program to support diverse manufacturing development. Work with NIST lead to interest by the U.S. Navy in use of the model in its Mentor-Protégé program, Procter & Gamble and several other corporations in the application of the model supplier development. NMMI was formed by Burton in response to these and other organizations' need for a performance driven supplier development model for use with diverse suppliers in face of escalating demand for value-added performance in strategically sourced suppply chains. Burton is also President of SCDC Management Company, a management consulting company for supplier development Mentors in the U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé program, business research, and economic development programs.
Burton has written numerous articles on supply chain related supplier development including, "Moving Without the Ball – Beating the Odds in Strategically Sourced Global Supply Chains,”Moving Without the Ball – Prepare to Play on a Faster Court,” "Moving Without the Ball III – "Performance Differentiation and Running with the Big Dogs,” "Corporate Mentoring – Key to Minority Manufacturing Integration in the Global Value Chain,” "Minority Manufacturing in FTZs - A Key to Job Retention in the US," "Minority Supplier Supply Chain Alignment – A Window of Opportunity” and others. Burton has a long record of experience in cutting edge innovative diverse small business development, community and new town development, and small business incubation and funding programs. His former company, Burton and Associates, received a national Gold Addy Award "best" public services marketing and advertisement campaign. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Regional Science and Planning, and an MS from Morgan State University. He was a USRA Captain in the U.S. Army and is a decorated Vietnam Veteran.
Icy Williams – Vice President for Development
Icy Williams currently serves as Vice President for Development for the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA). She was the former Associate Director, Corporate Supplier Diversity Development for Procter and Gamble, having retired from that position in August, 2009.
Ms. Williams joined P&G in 1980 in Product Supply Manufacturing. She held a variety of positions; Process Engineer, Production Manager, Maintenance & Technical Manager, Department Manager at the Green Bay Plant in Wisconsin and Operation Manager at the Cape Girardeau Plant in Missouri. In 1994, Ms. Williams was appointed Associate Director in The Tissue and Towel Business Unit. She completed two assignments as Associate Director in Product Supply Manufacturing.
In 1998, Ms. Williams was appointed Plant Manager of the Avenel Perfume Plant, Global Manufacturing Coordinator for Perfume Manufacturing Plants in Mexico City and Germany, and Product Supply Business Planning Office Manager (Production/Initiative Planning and Quality Standards and Assurance) in Cincinnati.
As Associate Director, Corporate Supplier Diversity Development at P&G, Williams created systemic processes and systems for P&G to achieve $1.5 Billion spending with Minority/Women Business Enterprises by 04/05. Ms. Williams exceeded the goal of $1.5 Billion in fiscal year 04/05 and then created the 5 year plan to achieve $2.5 Billion by Fiscal year 09/10. Accomplishments in this position included:
• Corporation of the year through Local NMSDC Council; SCOMSDC
• Induction into the Billion Dollar Roundtable; one of 15 companies today
• Numerous diversity leadership awards due to outstanding Supplier Diversity efforts; Diversity Inc, Working Women, MBN Magazine, MBE Magazine, Latino Magazine, Good Housekeeping, BE Magazine, etc.
• Founding corporate member of the Cincinnati MBA
A native of Fairfield, Texas, Ms. Williams graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a BS in Business Education. Before joining P&G, Ms. Williams was a teacher in Texas and Wisconsin Public Schools, worked as a Production Supervisor for Schreiber Food, Inc. and Real Estate Broker in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Her local and national activities include: Member, Board of Trustees, United Way of Central Jersey, Red Cross of Central Jersey, Board Member and Chair, South Central Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, Advisory Board Member of Cincinnati Supplier Development Council, Corporate Member, Greater Cincinnati Regional Chamber Minority Business Accelerator Initiative and Cincinnati/Kentucky AA Chamber.
DMSCA CMP Management Team
The DMSCA CMP Management Team consists of a core group of independent manufacturing, process, and logistical sub-contractors coordinated through the CMP Management Team Managers that support DMSCA Management.
Ed Buck- DMSCA Managing Engineer -CPIM, SCOR-P, ASQ-CSSBB, CMRP
As a uniquely skilled professional consultant for manufacturing based enterprises Ed has created a reputation for delivering a broad range of solutions across multiple industries and manufacturing technologies. His proven ability to align internal and external resource capabilities with overall business objectives and a track record of innovative approaches is the direct result of expertise in analysis, planning and execution in Manufacturing Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Planning, Lean Manufacturing Systems, Strategic Planning, Business Development, ERP Systems, Enterprise Asset Management, Project Management, Process Innovation, New Product Design, Software Development, Technical Sales and Consulting, Production Management, Reliability Centered Maintenance, and Executive Coaching.
Ed Buck is APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management, a Supply Chain Council, Supply Chain Operational Reference Professional (SCOR-P), an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt an SMRP Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional as well as a Certified Innovation and Growth Coach.
Carolyn Lawrence - CMP Performance Benchmarking Manager
Carolyn Lawrence has successfully provided technical and business solutions to both large (Fortune 100) and small manufacturing firms for over 20 years. Prior to working the National Manufacturing Institute (NMMI) and DMSCA, Lawrence was President of Agile Strategies an engineering consulting company. Prior to that, she was a Manufacturing Specialist for the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP) where she consulted with over 100 firms to identify and overcome their limits to profitability. Lawrence is a qualified SCOR instructor and consultant, skilled in Theory of Constraints and has studied and worked alongside Dr. Van Gray of Baylor University, one of the foremost experts on TOC methodology in the country. In addition, she is a NIST certified lean manufacturing instructor, and has extensive experience and expertise in manufacturing operations management, sales and marketing, logistics, industrial engineering and business leadership. Lawrence holds a Bachelor of Science degree and an Industrial and Systems Engineering degree from the University of Florida.
DMSCA Support Group
Jannice Liggins- DMSCA Corporate Member Support