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ISM-CT Two Half day Seminars!

September 28, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Yale University
344 Winchester Avenue
New Haven, CT 06513

Two Half day seminars on September 28th!  "Leveraging Supply Chain Process Improvement With Key Performance Indicators" and "Managing the Small Business Supply Chain"

Leveraging Supply Chain Process Improvement With Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators, or KPIs, are indicators that measure the performance of a business process and help to inform business strategy.  For supply management professionals, identifying and utilizing KPIs allow for a structured method of monitoring and improving the business performance of a complex global supply chain. KPIs focus on the intricate interconnections and dependencies found in todays supply chain management process by offering a straightforward method of analysis.

This half-day seminar will focus on identifying the ‘why’ and ‘how’ necessary to develop a suite of KPIs that will improve supply chain operations, measure internal and external performance and provide a quantitative method for measuring and improving supply chain performance and strategies.  Specific areas for discussion include sales and operations planning, inventory management, purchasing and supply management, operations and service management, warehousing, transportation and logistics.  Attendees will gain an understanding of key performance indicators relevant to their specific business and identify a series of KPIs that they can deploy immediately.

Managing the Small Business Supply Chain

Improve the operational and financial performance of your business by dynamically managing your supply chain. Vigorous supply chain management, in any sized business, leads to greater operational success, reduced costs, higher customer satisfaction and improved financial performance. The supply chains of small businesses are as critical to a company’s success as those in larger firms. Yet, some small businesses are being left behind as many of their customers, and suppliers, embrace sophisticated enterprise level supply chain tools and processes. Smaller companies often lack a comprehensive strategy to maximize their inter-firm relationships. This session will allow small and growing businesses to take steps in transitioning their supply chain operations from an administrative chore to an active management process, essential to remaining competitive and relevant in today’s complex global markets.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a long-term supply chain management strategy that will scale with your business
  • Strengthen the link between supplier performance and customer satisfaction
  • Develop the proper quantitative and qualitative metrics to manager your suppliers
  • Deploy cross-functional resources to manage the supply chain
  • Increase communication throughout the extended supply chain
  • Review e-commerce and supply chain management applications
  • Identify the future trends in supply chain management that will have an impact on your business

The Seminar Leader: Richard G. Weissman

Endicott College Assistant Professor Richard Weissman teaches operations management, supply chain management, entrepreneurship, and managerial economics for the Gerrish School of Business and the Van Loan Graduate School. Weissman is also the director for The Center for Leadership at Endicott College, the school’s leadership development institute. He has been a member of the Endicott College community since 1998 and serves on the Planning Committee.

A practitioner turned educator, Weissman had more than twenty-five years of practical experience in all facets of procurement and supply chain management. He is past president of the Purchasing Management Association of Boston (ISM-GB) and the recipient of the Harry J. Graham Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association. He writes and speaks extensively on issues impacting the global supply chain.

Weissman holds an MS in Management from Lesley University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University. Active in Boston’s North Shore community, Weissman is a member of the steering committee of the Gloucester Ocean Cluster and the Gloucester Sustainable Prosperity Team, and a member of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce’s Business Education Collaborative. He is past president of the Beverly (MA) Chamber of Commerce and past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of Northeast Massachusetts.


$299.00 ISM-CT Members

$399.00 Non-Members; this includes membership to ISM-CT until the end of 2018