Wednesday February 21, 2018
Managing the Complexity of Global Supply Chain Partnerships
Have you ever heard someone say that their company offshored to country X and the quality was terrible, or that when the product was moved to country Y and the costs went up, or that country Z rips off our IP. Is this done to us or do we allow it to be done unto us?
Supply Chain Management has become a global playing field in recent years. The common view point is that there has been a race to the lowest common denominator, offshoring technology and intellectual property to Asia and moving us the consumers farther and farther away from the centre of the supply chain. The concept of supply and demand are universal, the definition of quality and service are universal – providing the correct products at the correct price at the correct quality on time every time. Our local needs and expectations may change however and we need to be able to reflect this cultural shift in our supply chains. Add in to this ethical supply chains and our task of managing a complex supply chain becomes even more complex.
In this webinar we will address the central questions of (a) is globalisation a necessary constituent of modern supply chains and (b) what alternatives are necessary. We will look at the premise of ‘glocalisation’ in the supply chain environment – how can we apply the concepts of global supply chain management in a local environment. Finally we will review tools and techniques for building complex supply partnerships and why partnerships whereby all elements of the supply chain are working in unison for the customers customer and everyone is sharing the good fortune along the way
John is an ASQ Fellow and CQE, CQA, CMQ/OE, and CBA. His other certifications include: Massachusetts Quality Award Examiner, Lean Certificate Degree, and Certified Train-the-Trainer from Motorola University. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Finance. Currently, John is the QMS Manager at Philips Health Systems in Andover, MA. John is also an Adjunct Professor at Merrimack College.
In the course of his career, John has implemented ISO 9001 and Lean Manufacturing at various companies in various industries Worldwide. He speaks on Quality and Change Management at World and Local ASQ Conferences. John has also cerved as Chair for ASQMV.
Location (see map)
Holiday Inn Tewksbury –Andover
4 Highwood Dr
Tewksbury, MA 01876
5:30 - 6:00 Registration
6:00 - 7:00 Presentation
7:00 - 7:30 Dinner
Wednesday December 5, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
ASQMV 2018 Holiday Celebration
6:30 – 7:00 PM - Registration
7:00 – 7:30 PM - Greetings & Introduction of 2019 SLT
7:30 – 9:00 PM - Socializing, Networking, Enjoying the Food
This year ASQMV is holding a Holiday Celebration for its membership. We are offering this to recognize the support of the membership and to provide an opportunity to socialize and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Members are invited bring one guest, spouse, significant other, colleague. As this is a no-cost event, registration is strictly limited to the first 50 to register. (Members and guests, each must have a registration.)
We are planning a hot and cold hors d’oeuvres plus a pasta station, and a cash bar. In addition to food and refreshments, Bill Hoose, our outgoing Section Chair will introduce the 2019 Senior Leadership Team and briefly highlight the 2018 ASQMV accomplishments.
So, please join us to enjoy the company of fellow professionals and their guests in a social celebration of the Holiday Season.
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