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The role of Procurement is changing.  Doing what you’ve always done – even if you do it well- is no longer acceptable.
You need to transform rather than simply improve practices.  That means adopting practices with suppliers that make both of you winners/leaders in your respective environments.

Understanding Lean Principles and their application in Procurement will ensure success in your endeavors with the key suppliers.

  • Defining Lean Principles
  • Understanding Non-Value-Added Efforts/Practices
  • Focused Tools
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Kaizen – Five S’s
  • Putting It All Together
  • Game Plan
  • Measurements

  • Understand & Know How To Use Principles Of Lean Practices
  • How To Have Suppliers Reduce Lead Time
  • Why & How To Develop Trust With Suppliers
  • Understand & Know How To Employ – Kaizen/5S

  • Chief Procurement Officer (CPO)
  • Purchasing Director
  • Purchasing Mgr.
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Buyer
  • Planner
  • Supply Chain Mgr.
  • Materials Mgr.

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 leaders in Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing practices, and ISO includes Cisco, Infineon, Sunrise Telecom, PerkinElmer, Philips Semiconductor, 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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