Wayne L. Staley established Affinity Systems LLC, a system consulting company, in 1997.
An Army veteran and military Operating Room Technician, Wayne was also an Emergency Room and X-Ray Technician in civilian institutions.
Educated in computer technology, business systems, materials, logistics, and manufacturing operations, he attended numerous IBM systems analysis and programming classes, and is certified in TQM (Total Quality Management).
He has served on a technical school curriculum committee, and was actively involved as a frequent presenter, certification instructor, and chapter board member of APICS.
Wayne managed Corporate Information Services for a multi-plant, national manufacturing organization, developing information and shop floor operating systems, working as programmer, analyst, and promoted to CIO.
He has experience as both Plant and Corporate Material Manager working on integrated supply chain programs with China based suppliers, and customer collaboration programs, including Dow Chemical. He was NAFTA certified and headed a study group defining ways to improve the competitive advantage at the Mexican facilities.
He has shop floor experience as MSO for a complex fabrication organization with approx. 300 employees. It included machining (manual, CNC), metal workings, foundry (and related ERP issues), aluminum die-casting and injection.
He was chairperson of the board for a Governmental Information Processing center, and member of a study commission for streamlining government functions.
His consulting company Affinity Systems LLC, has managed numerous Business Strategy, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and process improvement projects (VMP) in manufacturing, government, distribution, and convention management.
Wayne has developed training materials for ERP, Supply-Chain Management, Strategy, and Process Improvement. He created a graphic arts company, Phase Four Graphics LLC, (PhaseFourGraphics.com), and CompetitiveAmerica.us, advocating for American industry.
Specialties: Systems assessment, software selection and installation, process improvement including lean.