Managing Supplier Lead-Times

Discuss successes and challenges of understanding and monitoring supplier lead-times with other UWEBC members.

- 12:00 PM

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Lead-times for products have fluctuated greatly in recent years, from logistics challenges, to changing suppliers (including near-shoring/re-shoring) and even new inventory positioning strategies. How are companies calculating supplier lead-time, where are they capturing this data, and how are they monitoring performance to ensure products will arrive when customers need them?

Our keynote presenter will be Dr. Rajan Suri, founder of the UW Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) and author of the book, "It's About Time". We will also hear from Endries International and other member companies about how they monitor supplier lead-times from order creation through delivery.

Join us to discuss these and many related questions with other UWEBC member companies. This will be a highly interactive session!

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Agenda Items

9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Jenny Patzlaff - Supply Chain Practice Director, UWEBC
9:15 AM Using Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) to Improve Supplier Management
  Dr. Rajan Suri – Founder of the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing, UW-Madison
10:15 AM Break
10:25 AM Member Panel Spotlight
  Shiv Bhandare - Director of Global Procurement & Logistics
11:00 AM Breakout Discussions – Discuss and Apply
  All Participants
11:40 AM Debrief on Breakout Discussions
  All Participants
11:50 AM Wrap Up
12:00 PM Adjourn

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Location: Zoom
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