Herbert C. Shields

  • Has over 30 years of experience as an operations executive in capital equipment, automotive, electrical machinery, and consumer products companies. As President of HCS Consulting since 2000, he delivers bottom-line results for clients in purchasing and inventory management.
  • As VP of Materials Management at Helene Curtis, he led the supply chain organization which helped the corporation win Vendor of the Year awards from Wal-Mart, Target, etc.
  • Has led global sourcing teams in a variety of commodity areas. He has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia for companies including Unilever and Danly Machine.
  • Teaches purchasing at the Illinois Institute of Technology and has lectured at IIT’s Graduate School ofBusiness on the subject of inventory management