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January 9, 2019 Professional Development Meeting

January 09, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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The Pinnacle Center
3330 Highland Dr.
Hudsonville, MI 49426
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5:30 PM Registration/Networking
6:00 PM Hors d'oeuvres
6:30 PM Presentation

"You Can Guarantee Leadtimes...Here's How"

Companies that embrace lean require 100% on-time delivery of purchased parts because they do not have buffer inventory to schedule other production if a shipment is late.  Many are beginning to demand guaranteed leadtimes from suppliers with financial penalties for failure.  A supplier willing to guarantee leadtimes can win additional business but success requires more than just allowing sales people to promise whatever the customer wants.  To succeed with guaranteed leadtimes, a supplier must demand that the customer also guarantee a few things. 

This presentation was originally a well-received article in APICS magazine and a popular presentation at an APICS International Conference.

Randall Schaefer, CPIM, editor of the popular “Lessons Learned” feature in APICS magazine, is a veteran speaker to APICS and other manufacturing-based groups.  Randall is an Industrial Philosopher with 49 years of manufacturing management experience in such diverse industries as automotive, capital equipment, farm machinery, and appliances. He has a degree in philosophy from Wisconsin State University- Stevens Point, has been APICS certified for over 30 years and has done a tour of duty on APICS’ CIRM test writing committee. Randall is a veteran APICS instructor who taught APICS CPIM review classes as well as his own seminars on inventory management and cycle counting. He is a veteran speaker at APICS international conferences as well as chapter meetings of APICS and other manufacturing based professional organizations. Randall is a regular contributor of feature articles to APICS magazine and edited the popular “Lessons Learned” feature for twenty years. He is co-author of the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s handbook, Material and Parts Handling in Manufacturing.

 For questions or assistance with registration, please contact Kathy, Chapter Administrator: admin@apics-gr.org or (616) 490-8608.

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