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October 2012 PDM

October 24, 2012
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 48th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3M3

“The Need to Improve the End-to-End Value Delivery Process”

Manufacturing and distribution companies are constantly faced with the need to drive down costs, improve service, and deliver innovative products and services to their customers. In other words, manufacturers and distributors need to continuously improve the overall value delivery process. There are many tools and tactics available in the improvement toolkit, from ERP to Lean and TOC, but if these tools and tactics are not focused on the right parts of the value delivery process, then our improvement efforts may be wasted.

This presentation will discuss how manufacturers and distributors can gain greater success with their improvement efforts by identifying where improvement needs to take place along the overall value delivery process, or supply chain, and deploying the right type of improvement tool and tactic to gain the required degree of improved performance.

Our Guest Speaker

Bruce Marsh has over 20 years of consulting and industry experience focused on supply chain and operations improvement. He has worked in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, utilities, airlines, shipping, government, and others, and on a broad range of improvement initiatives, including process improvement, strategic sourcing, lean, systems selection and implementation, and so on. Along the way, Bruce has worked for Coopers & Lybrand Consulting and IBM, has run his own consulting business, was the leader of Supply Chain for a large health authority and leader of Process Improvement for a major electronics manufacturer, and is currently leading the Supply Chain and Operations Improvement team at MNP.

Bruce has previously presented on operations improvement topics to associations such as PMAC and APICS, and has published numerous articles in Business in Vancouver. Bruce is also a part-time instructor with Royal Roads University where he teaches Lean Management, and previously served on the Vancouver Board of the Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Canada.