John Morris is the Leader of C&W’s Industrial Services group for the Americas. He has responsibility for the Industrial service line at C&W, including oversight for the performance of the company’s nearly 600 brokerage professionals in North and South America. He also oversees the Industrial service line’s collaboration with C&W’s other service lines, such as Corporate Occupier and Investor Services (CIS), Global Consulting and Capital Markets. John assumed this position in 2013 and reports to C&W’s CEO of the Americas, Jim Underhill. Mr. Morris is based in Rosemont, IL.
John was previously Head of C&W Global Consulting, where he was the lead practitioner for C&W’s Supply Chain Solutions Consulting practice. Mr. Morris has been an industry leader in network and location strategy for manufacturing and distribution operations. He has an extensive background in supply chain strategy, network design, supply chain cost reduction and transportation operations. He joined C&W from A.T. Kearney in April, 2005.
Mr. Morris is experienced in leading supply chain transformation initiatives at Fortune 500 companies in multi-million dollar consulting engagements working directly with client senior management. Responsibilities have included: network design, location selection, organizational design and network rollout plan development.
Prior to consulting, Mr. Morris worked in the automotive industry, in all operational disciplines, including dealership design, for 12 years. Prior to his careers at Mazda and Volvo, Mr. Morris was buyer for May Company Department Stores. He is an active member of JDRF and the ALS Association of America.
Awards & Associations
Mr. Morris holds a MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School (with Honors) and a Bachelors in Economics and Chemistry from Duke University. He has been a key driver of thought leadership in supply chain strategy and outsourcing at C&W, developing and authoring highly regarded intellectual capital on behalf of the firm. He is an active member of CSCMP who has recently spoken on transportation management and supply chain network transformation challenges at several industrial development conferences, including CSCMP and TRB. Recent white papers Mr. Morris has authored include “Trends in Truckload Transportation” and “Lessons Learned in Supply Chain Transformation”. He is also an appointed panel member of the National Academies’ Cooperative Freight Research Program, where he sits on the Oversight Committee.
Sample clients Mr. Morris has completed and led supply chain work with include Kohl’s, Kid Kraft, Golden State Foods, Thule, Gap, Graphic Packaging, Dale & Thomas, Southern Wine & Spirits, Novartis, Home Depot, Starbucks, Unilever, US Foods, Sears, Chrysler, Amway, VF Corporation, Five Below, General Motors, Wegmans Stores and Constellation Brands.