On-Demand Schedule Sat, May 27, 2023 - Sat, June 03, 2023
Duration 75 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW23C0345

  • The Impact of the Supply Chain on the Buyer/Planner Activities
  • Planning process skills in an ERP environment
  • Educational needs that face the Buyer/Planner
  • Critical skills required for interfacing with internal/external customers

Overview of the webinar

This program presents insights into the responsibilities of both Buyers and Planners.   Not only are technical aspects addressed, but the contents also speak about the interfacing challenges that they will face in a Buyer/Planner (B/P) system.

Traditional roles of the Buyer and Planner are reviewed.   These roles will be related to the current demands happening in today’s business practice changes.   The B/P functional activities are discussed from both a strategic and tactical viewpoint.

Who should attend?

  • Inventory Planning Mgr
  • Purchasing Mgr
  • Supply Chain Mgr
  • Director
  • Buyer
  • Planners

Why should you attend?

  • How the activities of B/P are changing in a Supply Chain environment
  • What and how to improve supplier relations
  • How to utilize the latest concepts and techniques associated with supplier relations
  • What are the critical skills that are necessary for successful interfaces?
  • What positive impact can the B/P have on new product introduction (NPI)

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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