STRATEGIC SOURCING – Foundation for Success

Schedule Tuesday, June 7, 2022 || 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration 75 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW22F0618

  • What is Strategic Sourcing?
  • Structuring the organization for the process
  • Keys to selecting & evaluating supplier performance
  • Who are the suppliers to consider?
  • Defining the Selection Process
  • Performance evaluation

Overview of the webinar

Your business performance is directly related to the quality and delivery of materials & services from your supplier.  They play a major role in your success or failure.

Recognizing this point requires that we pursue a NEW RELATIONSHIP with our suppliers.  An appropriate methodology is necessary to accommodate success.  You will need a tool that will provide an objective, quantitative visibility of what the suppliers are doing.

This presentation will provide the attendees that visibility & capability!

Who should attend?

  • Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)
  • Purchasing Director
  • Purchasing Mgr
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Buyer
  • Planner
  • Supply Chain Mgr
  • Materials Mgr

Why should you attend?

  • What are the selection criteria?
  • How to structure & weight the criteria
  • Understand the importance of quantitative performance measures
  • Discover what the obstacles are, both internal & external 

Faculty - Mr.Michael Gozzo

Michael W. Gozzo is President and Founder of THE TOTAL BUSINESS CONSULTING GROUP, LLC., a firm specializing in counseling and education of all levels of management in the areas of Supply Chain, Lean Manufacturing, Demand Flow Technology, Just-In-Time, Total Quality Control, Manufacturing Systems Implementation, Inventory Control, and Production/Operations Management. 

Recent involvement with Silicon Valley leader’s in Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing practices and ISO includes Cisco, Infineon, Sunrise Telecom, PerkinElmer, Philips Semi-conductor, and SanDisk.  Mike Gozzo went to Germany to train operational personnel at Lufthansa Air Cargo.  He has been associated with Lean practices: pull systems, quick change, 5-S, VMI, cell design, and others.

Mike has traveled and worked extensively in Canada, England, Hong Kong, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Bahrain, U.A.E., Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Taiwan.

He has an Executive Program Masters Business Administration Degree from the University of New Haven, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Connecticut. 

He is certified as CPIM & CSCP by the Association of Operations Management (APICS)/Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM).  

Mr. Gozzo is the co-author of "Made In America - The Total Business Concept" and several other books and numerous published articles. He has developed over 50 courses that can be customized for the respective client.

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