Q&A about Dr. LeRoy H. Graw


Q: Did you know that the world’s best purchasing instructor is living in China?
A: No, I didn’t.

Q: Who is it, and why is he living in China?
A: Dr. LeRoy H. Graw. And he is in China because he has four different businesses in China, all involved in purchasing and supply chain management training and professional certification.  His wife is Chinese and helps him in the businesses.

Q: Why is he the “best in the world”?
A: Many reasons.

  1. He has more than 36 years of purchasing practitioner experience, including more than 24 years of experience in the public sector and more than 12 years of experience in the private sector.  His 24 years of public sector experience includes 18 years as a senior level Purchasing Manager and 6 years as a senior level Contracts Manager for Federal Contractors/Suppliers.  His 12 years of experience in the private sector include positions as Purchasing Manager, Materials Manager, and Supply Chain/Logistics Manager.  He has held positions with or reviewed the purchasing systems of 13 different “Fortune 500” companies.
  2. During his 36 years of purchasing practitioner experience, he taught purchasing and supply chain management for 18 different top-level universities in the US and abroad.  He is currently on the adjunct faculty at UCLA, Boise State University, and the Central Michigan University.
  3. He has trained more than 5,000 students for purchasing certification, in the US, China, and several other countries.
  4. He was the National Contract Management Association “Educator of the Year” in 1998 and is the author of several well-known published purchasing textbooks, including “Service Purchasing” and “Cost/Price Analysis”, among others.
  5. He has a Doctorate in Education Curriculum and Administration and is the author of 26 different purchasing and supply chain management courses. He teaches all of them both conventional and on-line mode.

 

 

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