Visual System of Work & Quality in Supply Chain
Visual System of Work by Phil Laure
The presentation on The Visual System of Work provides an overview of how to make your business work better, make more money and generate additional cash. We will discuss how to transform your business system of work in visual ones, resulting in improved employee involvement, quality, productivity and profitability. The Visual System of Work shows exactly what to do to change a struggling business into a thriving one. The presentation covers the topics in the The Visual System of Work including the “7-Step Process of Improving Throughput Performance”. This is really a no-miss presentation.
About our speaker:
Mr. Laure has over thirty five years of strong and comprehensive experience as an Industrial Engineer, Lean Manager and Quality Manager in a variety of manufacturing businesses ranging from high-speed commercial to aerospace manufacturing. Phil continually uses his background in process improvement and team building skills to facilitate office and production floor process improvement teams. He has successfully led over fifty Kaizen process improvement team events, thirty of those being conducted in various Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers to the Automotive industry. He is a Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Inspector and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt through the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He is an active participant with the Inland Empire Section of the ASQ and is the immediate Past-Section Chair and currently serving the section as the VOC and Membership Chair.
Role of Quality in Supply Chain Management by Sanjay Kotia
Supply Chain Management (SCM) directly impacts product quality and the overall profitability of any organization. For these very reasons QUALITY control in the supply chain is critical for maintaining a competitive edge in the marketplace and reducing operating costs. Having said that, SCM department is often recognized for meeting or exceeding their annual goals for cost savings, however, unfortunately in the life cycle of the final product, the initial cost savings by SCM ends up in extra non-value added costs when the final product is manufactured and delivered.
Added costs come from poor Quality of Products & services and rework as a result, because SCM negotiations focused more on price then Quality. Quality must and needs to be an integral part of SCM supplier evaluation and qualification to achieve life cycle cost avoidance by establishing a Management Operation System with Key Performance Indicators.
About our speaker:
Sanjay Kotia is a Senior Supply Chain Manager at Ancra International, LLC, a Global market leader in designing, patenting and manufacturing On-board Cargo Loading systems in both narrow body and wide body aircrafts.
His professional experience also included several Supply Chain management positions held at Adams Rite Aerospace and Plastics Development Corporation among others. During all those years, Mr. Kotia continue to strive for excellence in Supply Chain Management within the organizations by implementing principles of Key performance matrixes, continuous improvement processes and cross functional team building measures.
Product Purchase long term contracts, multi-products Negotiations, supplier sourcing, selection and evaluation in manufacturing environment are some key areas where Mr. Kotia bring his more than 20 years’ experience.
Mr. Kotia is a Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CSCM) from Cal State, Fullerton. He holds a BS in Biological Sciences, MA in Psychology and MBA in Marketing Management. He is an active member of Institute for Supply Management(ISM), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Orange County Chapter, National Space Society (NSS) and The American Society for Quality (ASQ) among others.