Gerald A. Sanderson, CFPIM, is president of Gerald A. Sanderson, Inc. and Associates, and has more than 24 years of experience in operations management. Mr. Sanderson holds an MBA from the University of Kansas, and has earned certification in production and inventory control management at the Fellow level from APICS. He teaches operations management subjects at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He speaks at professional meetings, seminars, and national conferences. He has served on the APICS Curricula and Certification Council and chaired the Inventory Management Committee.