Jane Tierney founded purple link in 2015, recognizing there’s a better way to obtain value and achieve results from and through the supply chain. Clients discover innovative ways to identify waste and risk from dollars leaking through the supply chain, draining the bottom line. Tierney earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri, and an MBA from San Diego State University. Passionate about Lean & Six Sigma, she is also a certified green belt. She holds Certified Professional Supply Manager (CPSM) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (CPSD) credentials through the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). In addition to running her business, she teaches Operations and Supply Chain Management courses at both California State University – Northridge and California State – Long Beach where she serves on the advisory board for the CSULB Operations & Supply Chain Management program. In 2020 she co-founded the So-Cal SCRM Council for local executives focused on Supply Chain Risk Management which hosts an Annual Supply Chain Risk Symposium. A speaker / author, she offers bi-monthly Dynamic Dialog webinars and conducts workshops on a variety of topics. Her first book is due out in 2022.