Please join your fellow ISM FGC members and guests for our next educational and networking opportunity – April 17th, at the Centre Club in Tampa.
Our featured speaker will be Sam Farney. His presentation is entitled: ”Six-Sigma Supply Chains, The Honda America Manufacturing Story”. This meeting will also be our Annual Meeting, with voting on the 2014-2015 Nominations of Board Officers.
Most of us are very familiar with the payback of Six-Sigma and Lean principles and methods within our own organization. Application of these highly cost effective techniques to our supply chains is far less common. Yet applying lean practices at all levels of the supply chain can benefit the final product or service while adding tremendous financial leverage and great improvements to product/process quality throughout the supply chain.
In this workshop we will explore how these powerful tools can be used to dramatically reduce cost and improve quality and reliability in the supply chain, thereby providing benefits at all levels of the chain. We will review specific examples from Honda America Manufacturing, a company renowned for being among the highest quality and lowest cost in the automotive industry.
For the attendee to receive the most applicable value, the workshop will focus on what can be done at the buying organization to enable these cost and quality benefits for one’s own organization and for our suppliers.
About our Speaker: Sam Farney, C.P.M.
Sam Farney is principal of Supply Chain Advisors, an organization specializing in providing clients with education and process improvement for world-class supply chain management. He is a Lifetime C.P.M., holds a BS in marine engineering and has extensive formal training in supply management, process improvement and financial analysis.
Sam’s 35-year career with United Technologies Corporation included 28 years with the supply management team. His work included supplier process improvement initiatives, supply management training programs, MRO procurement and minority supplier development. At the Carrier division of UTC he was responsible for purchasing and material control, provided strategic procurement planning and purchased private label products, MRO and field assembled systems.
Sam is coauthor of Global Purchasing and Supply Management, Second Edition, and of Volume IV of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Knowledge Series titled The Supply Management Leadership Process. His work has been noted in Purchasing and Inside Supply Management magazines as well as The Purchasing Handbook
Don’t miss this opportunity. Networking begins at 5:30PM and dinner will be served at 6PM. Your program begins at 6:45PM.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS TO PLAN FOR:
Your ISM-Florida Gulf Coast Affiliate will be conducting CPSM & CPSD Review Courses on the upcoming Saturday May 10th:
- ISM-Florida Gulf Coast will be holding a CPSM Module 1 and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity (“CPSD”) Review Course on Saturday, May 10 starting with the CPSM Module 1 at 8:30 AM, and the CPSD will start at 12:30 PM. A $10 per person charge, payable at the door, will be required, and breakfast and lunch will be served. There is no other charge for the course itself. The CPSM Module 1 test is required in order to attain your CPSD certification. In addition to purchasing CPSM Study Materials, we will use the CPSD Exam Review Self-study Workbook. All study materials may be purchased directly through ISM National. The venue for these courses is WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Renaissance Center (corner of Waters Avenue & Henderson Road, behind Target/Lowes Shopping Center) at 8735 Henderson Road, Tampa, FL 33634. (Please see map). Parking is free in Parking Structure A and it’s just a short walk from Parking Structure A to the Conference Center. CONTACT: KARL STEVENS, Karl.email@example.com, 863-904-1637
The materials are required for this course, and may be purchased either on the ISM web site http://www.ism.ws/products/productdetail.cfm?ItemNumber=18102 or through ISM Customer Service, 800/888-6276, Ext. 3072.
If you have any questions, please call Karl Stevens (863) 904-1637 or firstname.lastname@example.org .