Ned Early’s professional career includes senior-level managerial positions in Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing, and ERP Systems implementation. Ned was employed for over 25 years by a major U.S.-based telecommunications equipment manufacturer, and he is currently the Global Supply Chain Manager for an ultrasonic sensing equipment manufacturer. Ned received two degrees from UMass Lowell; a BA in Psychology and an MBA in Operations. He has been teaching for nine years at UMass Lowell in the Operations and Information Systems department. Classes taught include Operations Management, Introduction to Business Analytics, and Operations Fundamentals.