Michael Fletcher

Michael Fletcher

Director Procurement and Supply Chain Operations, Recruitment Specialist / Trainer for CiPP, CiSP - Certified International Procurement and Certified Supply Chain Model Specialist - Director of Human Resources Procurement, President and Chairman of CCETI

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About Me

I have been in Warehousing, Supply Chain Management and Procurement Operations and been conducting Education and Training for Adult Learning for more than 20 years. I started my first non profit (CCETI) back in 1997 in Hong Kong to bring Australia and USA University degrees to Hong Kong Professionals. I have operated degrees for Griffith University, Swinburne University, North West Christian University, University of Oregon, University West, Canada. I have consulted and continue to consult in projects such as business start ups in Asia, All areas of Procurement, Warehouse Management Operations, Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain software system modelling. I am frequently asked to conduct training in all the above areas, and provide consultation services.

I am the IABFM director of Procurement and Supply Chain Practice and I sit on the Board of the Australian Branch of the International Academy of Business and Financial Management. I am also actively involved at IABFM in improving existing training programs and developing new programs in areas such as Procurement, Supply Chain and Human Resource Policies. I have delivered CIPP, CIWP, CHRM and Defence Procurement and Supply Chain Optimisation training programs in a number of countries including Australia, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Zambia, China, Ghana and Namibia. I am often called upon to consult and train Oil and Gas, Government and Mining and Mineral companies all over Africa.

I hold a DBA in business and marketing, and act as a PhD supervisor for a number of university doctorate candidates in Asia. I have an extensive educational background in operating adult education programs in fields such as international business, human resources management, marketing, procurement, logistics, ware house and supply chain management for the Australian Institute of Export, Swinburne University, Griffith University, Swinburne University and the NWCU University in Oregon among others. In addition to this I have more than 20 years of experience, in providing public procurement and supply contracts in Hong Kong, where I have worked with and assisted various departments of the HKSAR Government. I have also been identified as a respected specialist in consulting and assisted in a number of start up cooperation’s for Europe based companies, who wish to set up businesses or trade with private and state owned enterprise companies in PRC China.

I hold a voluntary role as the Vice Chairman of Training for the South China Institute of Supply Chain Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and have a seat on the board with other respected professionals and academics, whose role is acting as a think tank for innovation and improvement in areas of Supply Chain and Procurement.

My latest ventures have involved creating a training and coaching program which uses supply chain software to train supply chain personnel how to set up a real-time supply chain models then run the models through a simulation, to analyse them and optimise the operation to improve its overall performance, by applying planning and development strategies. This program is effective in getting supply chains to run lean and efficient.

I have authored a book entitled "How to Avoid Being Burnt by the Dragon or Eaten by the Tiger," which addresses the pro’s and con’s of doing business in Asia, and I am now in the process of completing and publishing a second book in "Modern Procurement Methods."

I am a published author - currently working on my 2nd publication (Modern Procurement Methods) a Procurement book for supply chain and modern day procurement professionals.

JOB TITLE: Director Procurement and Supply Chain Operations, Recruitment Specialist / Trainer for CiPP, CiSP - Certified International Procurement and Certified Supply Chain Model Specialist - Director of Human Resources Procurement, President and Chairman of CCETI

FUNCTION: Procurement

INDUSTRY: Education & Training

CATEGORY: Professional Services



Work experience

Director Procurement and Supply Chain Operations


March 2010 - Present | Melbourne, Australia

Training African, South African, Middle Eastern, Asia Procurement personnel from Government, Oil and Gas, Mining, University, Electricity, Horticulture, Banking, Automobile, and Finance Industry Executives in Strategic Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Tenders and Negotiation. Certified trainer in Supply Chain SCM modelling.

Recruitment Specialist / Trainer for CiPP - Certified International Procurement Specialist & HRM

Universal Labour Services P. L / International Academy of Finance and Business Management

January 2006 - Present

Locating hard to find specialty staff for companies that are frustrated at not being able to start projects due to specialist shortages. Put together strategic plans to locate and source staff. Designed and implemented a staff supply venture.

President and Chairman

CCETI (Non Profit Training and Education Institute)

January 2006 - Present

Created partnerships with a number of Australian, Canadian and American universities to run a collaboration of courses, which were delivered to adult education markets in Hong Kong, Macau,
Vietnam, Singapore and China.


Manurewa High

DBA, GDIM, GDIB, ACIM, CERT IV of Marketing and International Business Management

1977 - 2014

HKCE - Manurewa High
REINZ - Auckland
DBA Marketing, GDIB - Western Australia
CERT IV - Training and Assessment - Victoria
GDIM - Central Connecticut, USA
ACIM - University of Oregon
CIM - Human Resource Management - Canada
PhD supervisor - Nueva Ecija University