The S4E Management Team (Scott Palmer & Bill Hakanson) have been contributing to business and manufacturing improvement for decades. As indicated in the individual bios below, Scott and Bill, working separately during their careers, and together, have provided leadership to a number of nonprofits – most of which featured programs and activities for high-level executives interested in productivity improvement.
Scott and Bill are together again in S4E. They perceive a need to separate the wheat from the chaff in business class standards. They see a need to simplify the process of identifying and implementing enterprise standards—hence the creation of Standards for your Enterprise.
For more information about the Management Team, please continue reading below.
Scott Palmer, Director, is the visionary behind Standards 4 Enterprise (S4E). Prior to S4E, Scott spent almost a decade working with companies seeking to adopt the Value Chain Group's (VCG) Business Process Framework where he also participating in standards activities organized by other associations. Before VCG, Scott served as Associate Director at the Supply Chain Council where he contributed to the success of the globally recognized Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model standard. SCC grew to nearly 1000 corporate members who participated in SCC programs worldwide to learn how to use and support the SCOR.
Click here to read CIPS' Stephen Ibaraki's interview of Scott done in February 2015.
Bill Hakanson brings extensive standards experience with him to S4E. Bill’s standards experience began with the development of design and performance standards in various fields of material handling equipment including machine readable, bar code standards development. To facilitate standards coordination, Bill formed the Federation of Automated Coding Technologies (FACT) bringing together organizations to share knowledge with each other. Bill created the Supply Chain Council and the distribution and understanding of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model. Bill worked with SCC founders and leaders to grow this organization into a multi-million dollar nonprofit business with chapters and events throughout the developed world.