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PDM -Strategic Sourcing PDM - Mike Ford

June 05, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Radisson Hotel Piscataway-Somerset
21 Kingsbridge Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854
Piscataway Township, NJ 08854
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Wednesday, June 5th    

Central Jersey APICS Presents: 

Strategic Sourcing for  Successful Supplier Relationships

Michael Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQE, CAPF, CPSM

Strategic sourcing seeks to embrace suppliers as partners, as though they are upstream work centers within our company. The goal is long-term relationships founded on mutual compatibility of interests, competencies and trust. Traditional habits of beating up vendors on price and dictating terms are replaced with win-win negotiations that serve to strengthen the supply chain. This view recognizes that supply chains are only as strong as their weakest link, and it is in all parties’ best interest to strengthen each link.

Attendees will perform hands-on exercises to learn:

  • The purchasing continuum from tactical order placing to strategic sourcing
  • Four major types of purchases and how they relate to the continuum
  • A supplier evaluation tool known as Weighted Factor Analysis
  • The importance of identifying core competencies in the supply chain
  • The contrast between vertical and horizontal integration

Who should attend?

  • Purchasing, Sourcing, Buyer/Planners
  • S&OP, E-commerce, New Product Launch Professionals
  • Inventory, Logistics and Supply Chain Managers
  • All those who rely upon and interface with procurement and wish to better understand, collaborate and support those activities

 

Radisson Hotel   21 Kingsbridge Rd   Piscataway   732-980-0401         

5:00 – 5:45   Career Corner with Gary Pezzuti:  Both Sides of Interviewing Discussion
5:30 – 6:15   Registration & Networking – Complimentary Wine & Beer
6:15 – 6:30   Presidents’ Welcome – APICS Chapter Business
6:30 – 7:15   Dinner & Discussion – Plated Dinner
7:15 – 8:15   Presentation & Discussion

WITH Reservations: $40       Students: $25        Register: www.APICS-CJer.org

Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQE, CAPF, CPSM is Principal of TQM Works Consulting, based in upstate NY. He provides innovative solutions based on 27 years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and consulting. His work history includes software implementation, business planning, inventory control, distribution planning and corporate training. He has presented at over 275 industry       events to local, regional and international audiences across the US, Canada, Nigeria and S. Africa.

Ford has been recognized as a “subject matter expert” (SME) within the field of operations management and served on the review team for APICS CPIM courseware updates and as an SME for the APICS Principles courseware. He is regularly invited to speak at major international conferences such as APICS (United States) and SAPICS (South Africa).

Ford combines his technical expertise with personal skills to develop a unique “outside the box” approach to life’s challenges. He offers training that is “edu-taining”!

Michael’s Contact Information: [email protected] or 607.624.4853

Tickets

$40.00 Central Jersey Member Ticket

$25.00 Full-Time Students

$40.00 Non-Member Ticket

$40.00 Member of another chapter

 


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