MELVINDALE, Mich.–Evans Distribution Systems announced that John A. Evans, president of the company, has been appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to the newly created Michigan Supply Chain Management Development Commission.
Evans will advise the governor and state agencies on supply chain management initiatives that may stimulate the economy and provide employment opportunities. Evans’s term runs from June 1 to Dec. 31, 2010.
The commission, created within the Department of Treasury, was established to help grow the state’s supply chain industry. It will communicate with Canada’s government regarding trade and transportation; survey how other states have used supply chain management capabilities to attract industry; identify which industries will benefit from supply chain coordination; develop a state strategy for global supply chain operations; and make recommendations on regulatory, tax and investment issues.
“Michigan is undergoing an unprecedented shift in its economy, and the health of our supply chain industry is at risk,” said Evans. “It’s critical government and industry work together to understand the unique issues we face and work out solutions that will help draw in more supply chain business. I’m honored to be a part of this dialogue to help restore opportunity to this vital sector.”