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.
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.