Join us on Wednesday, March 14th for a monthly meeting session on Supply Chain Modeling. Statistical theory may be applied to the uncertainties inherent in supply chain operations and contribute in four areas of managing business performance.
1. Operational Efficiency
What inventory investment is required to meet market requirements for product availability? What levels of safety stock are appropriate? How to size min/max inventory control systems? What factors should be included in negotiated supply agreements? What does lead-time mean to you and your suppliers?
2. Designing the Supply Chain
What is the appropriate supply chain for your situation: build-to-stock, configure-to-order, build-to-order or engineer-to-order? How does the location of the push/pull boundary in your supply chain impact capacity requirements?
3. Evaluating the Product Portfolio
What is the relative efficiency of the current product portfolio? How will the supply chain of the new product under development perform, will it be better than its predecessor? Are you reducing the cash-to-cash cycle time?
4. Design for Supply Chain
How will alternative hardware designs impact supply chain performance? Minimum hardware cost maximizes margin but is there more to it than that?
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Currently working for Keysight Technologies as a statistician and supply chain analyst at the Colorado Springs site with a career of 36 years and counting at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies and now Keysight. Career highlights include:
- Application of SPC to PC board assembly and test operations.
- Design and analysis of multi-variable experiments for both improved new product parameter design and manufacturing process design.
- Software reliability growth modeling for new product development.
- Delivered numerous courses in Lean Six Sigma and the Design of Experiments at HP, Agilent and Keysight in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
- Developed and applied statistical inventory management tools to improve supply chain performance for both manufacturing and post-sales repair organizations.
- Introduced design for supply chain to new product development thereby influencing new product design to optimize supply chain performance.
Received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Iowa State University in mathematics and statistics. Completed Six Sigma black belt certification from Motorola University and is a certified green belt instructor. Published in the Hewlett-Packard Journal and Quality Progress.
Dinner and Networking begins at 5:30p
Presentation begins at 6:30p
St. Francis Medical Center
6001 Woodmen Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80923
We meet in Conference room 1 (on the ground level next to the cafeteria)