Co-Founder and Managing Director
Lisa Reisman is Co-Founder and Managing Director
of Aptium Global Inc. Founded in 2004, the firm’s
mission is to help domestic manufacturers reduce
material costs particularly around metals and
related metals services categories. Aptium Global
helps industrial companies stay competitive
on a global basis, preserving US jobs and improving
Lisa Reisman has over 15 years of experience
in management consulting and direct materials
sourcing. In addition to past roles at Andersen
and Deloitte Consulting. Lisa has also owned
and operated her own metals trading company,
sourcing and selling a full range of metal products
from and to emerging markets including: Russia,
China, India, Romania, Venezuela, Mexico, Taiwan,
South Africa, Ghana, Pakistan and Israel. Her
industry expertise spans multiple sectors within
manufacturing. She has worked in the aerospace
and defense, trucking and shipbuilding industries
as a trader and in the high tech, automotive,
earthmoving equipment, building products/construction
industries as a consultant.
Lisa is regarded in the manufacturing world
as a thought leader and influencer, and as an
advocate for privately held US manufacturers.
She has written over fifty whitepapers and columns
on manufacturing, economics, and global sourcing.
Most recently, she and partner Stuart Burns
launched the blog MetalMiner.
Lisa is an evangelist of the concept of Lean
Sourcing, an approach to direct material cost
reduction which is based on the concepts of
strategic sourcing and lean manufacturing. It
requires organizations to understand and award
supplier contracts by taking into account all
factors that influence total enterprise cost.
Lean Sourcing helps companies not only to reduce
unit prices for key materials on a one time
basis, but it creates sustainable cost reduction
approaches that continue to pay dividends for
Lisa earned her MPA from New York University,
where she received a Robert F. Wagner Graduate
School of Public Administration Fellowship.
She also holds a BA in political science and
journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As an expert in global trade and supply chain
issues, Lisa is INCOTERM certified and holds
a Six Sigma Black Belt. Her opinions have been
quoted in numerous industry trade magazines
such as Business Credit Magazine, Darwin Magazine,
The Industry Standard, GlobalAutoIndustry and
Automotive Industry Action Guide among others.
She has recently authored a column on Lean Sourcing
in tight commodity markets for Modern Plastics
Worldwide. She currently serves as Editor-at-Large
of Surplus Record, an industrial publication
with a circulation of 75,000. Lisa is a regular
columnist for the blog: Spend