Optimize Your Supply Chain: Leveraging a Supplier Rating System

Schedule Thursday, December 14, 2023 || 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
Duration 75 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW23G0761


  • Defining the importance of measurement
  • Establishing a benchmark - snapshot


  • Criteria definition
  • Structuring the importance of respective criteria


  • Who is to use what and why
  • What is the practical frequency of reporting


  • Reading the meaning of the numbers
  • Creating a competitive environment

Overview of the webinar

How do you know how well your suppliers are doing?  Most responses present a subjective view. It is akin to throwing darts - sometimes you are close, but most times you are "off-target".

You need a tool that will provide an objective, quantitative visibility of what suppliers are doing. This program will assist purchasing and other areas of business activities in evaluating performance. It will aid you in working with suppliers to improve the quality and availability of products and services.

Take the lead in moving your supply base to a new level of performance.

Who should attend?

  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Commodity Managers
  • Directors
  • Buyers

Why should you attend?

  • To understand the importance of quantitative performance measures.
  • To employ proven techniques for monitoring key areas of accomplishment.
  • To use rating as one of the tools for establishing and improving alliances.
  • How to select the prime measurement criteria.

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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