Supply Chain Sourcing: Local, Global or Both?

KCMN January Meeting

At a basic level, your supply chain ensures that materials arrive when needed, at a cost that ensures profitability.  For many items, multiple vendors, from multiple locations make the material sourcing decisions more complex.  Join us for our January meeting, where our panelists will discuss:

Local vs Global sourcing

-Calculating costs and determining cost of ownership – best practices

-Advantages and disadvantages of local sourcing

-Advantages and disadvantages of global sourcing

-evaluation of risk

Tuesday, January 9,
7:30-9:00 AM
River Market Event Place, 140 Walnut, KCMO

Cost is $20 for KCMN & KCIC members, $25 for manufacturing company guests, and $50 for non-mfg company guests. Guests may attend 2 meetings before having to join as a member.  Sign up BY CLICKING HERE or contact Donna Gordon  816-304-7958, donna@kcmn.org

About our presenters:

Panel Moderator: Jack Harwell, Business Advisor, Kansas Small Business Development Center

Jack leverages his over 30 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and all things supply chain to assist SBDC clients. Jack has a B.S. in Mathematics and an MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas, as well as CPIM and CSPC certifications with APICS.

Doug Ubel, Vice President – Purchasing, Milbank – As a member of Milbank’s Executive Leadership team, Doug has created supplier categories and a segmentation by strategic, core and transactional. He has reorganized the team into a centralized structure with Category Managers. This has led to implementation of strategic supplier business reviews and collaboration processes, which utilize a supplier scorecard with key procurement metrics. He has established processes for the critical raw materials evaluations for hedging and market based decisions to reduce risk and stabilize margins for the company.

Zach Schamaun, Manufacturing Service Line Manager at Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball – Prior to re-entering public accounting, Zach was a global inventory manager and Mexico GM for  WireCo WorldGroup, where he managed logistics, planning, scheduling & shipment teams. Zach shifted the organization from a production-based focus to a customer/delivery-focused mindset.

David Wan, Senior Buyer at SOR, Inc. David has been Senior Buyer at SOR since 2015. Prior experience includes 10 years with GE Energy and Transportation groups, where he rose to the position of Global Commodity Leader.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center and Missouri Enterprise are our NIST Network Affiliate Sponsors. We welcome all regional manufacturers to join us to make KCMN the central resource for manufacturing company managers and owners who are working to grow and improve their businesses across many functional areas.

Turning Your Data Into Actionable Intelligence

KCMN November Meeting

Certainly there is no lack of data generated in manufacturing – but data is meaningless unless it empowers your team to take action, make operational improvements, or improve service delivery.  What data do you analyze? Who do you share it with?  How do you ensure that you are gathering & analyzing the right information?  Join us for our November meeting  where our speakers and panelists will share their approach to using data to improve operations.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:30-9:00 AM
River Market Event Place, 140 Walnut, KCMO

Kent Galley, Co-founder of EmergeBI and panel moderator, will address:

-Collecting and Assembly
-Dashboards and Reporting
-Analytics and Predictive Modeling

Our Panelists:

Lance Kolie, Co-Founder/CIO, Emerge BI

Mike Hurt, VP of Sales, Custom Foods, Inc.

Rick Maner, Chief Financial Officer, A Zahner

Bob McCarthy, President, Holland Nameplate

Cost is $20 for KCMN & KCIC members, $25 for manufacturing company guests, and $50 for non-mfg company guests. Guests may attend 2 meetings before having to join as a member.  Sign up BY CLICKING HERE or contact Donna Gordon  816-304-7958, donna@kcmn.org

Our panelists will share their data collection and analytics practices along with:

-Avoiding Garbage In/Garbage Out
-Cloud-based systems – > Costs v Benefits
-Report automation – do’s and don’ts
-What to track and why?
-Who do you share with (transparency?)
-Results – do you tie to bonuses?

Emerge BI converts your company’s data from vague signals into actionable intelligence.  We take the data out of all of your systems, combine it, make it talk, and then render it into reporting, dashboards and quantitative analytics.

 

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center and Missouri Enterprise are our NIST Network Affiliate Sponsors. We welcome all regional manufacturers to join us to make KCMN the central resource for manufacturing company managers and owners who are working to grow and improve their businesses across many functional areas.