HOW TO BULLET PROOF YOUR SUPPLIER AND CONTRACT MANUFACTURING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES PART 3 OF 3
When: Thursday, May 24th, 2012 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Ramada Plaza Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Do you have questions after attending our year long series on Supplier Management? Too shy, didn’t want to raise questions about your company’s challenges, or missed a session? Well, it’s not too late.
Please join us in our final installment, where you can ask our panel of experts your own questions on supplier management challenges or learn from the recommendations made by your peers. Your pain could be the same pain that our experts experienced during their professional careers or still see as consultants. Moreover, people in our audience can share the same challenges that you are dealing with today.
Please submit your questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have them read anonymously to our panel, and get the answers you need to help your company address the most challenging issue of the year.
We come together to celebrate our last event on this season, and our second year of existence. Please join us for our year end FIESTA!! Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with your peers and members of the local FD&C group.
Topic: Supplier Management recap of our series and Q&A session: “What keeps you up at night?”
Bill Bennet – President, WorldView Food Products
Mr. Bennet has over 35 years experience in food and personal care products. Presently he is consulting on natural and organic products and developing healthy/medical foods. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and extensive Quality and Management training and graduate work. He has been Chairman of AACC, and a member of IFT, ASQ, Public Health Professionals, etc.
Mr. Bennet held different positions in his career prior to starting up his own Consulting firm. Here are some: VP of R&D and Quality for Schwan’s bakery division in Atlanta, Director of Quality for Pillsbury’s Refrigerated Foods, Green Giant Frozen Foods, Bakers Square (Poppin Fresh) restaurants, and Director of R&D, Quality and Manufacturing for Intelligent Nutrients (supplements, certified organic foods, and personal care line) – company own by Aveda’s founder.
Mr. Bennet was also an Instructor for AIB International on Food Safety,and an NFPA auditor. He co-authored 3 books for ASQ and an article on ISO 9000 and HACCP for Quality Digest Magazine.
Mr. Hodgin – IntegriPharm Consultants
Mr. Hodgin has extensive experience in designing quality systems for pharmaceutical companies. He has created and managed ISO-9000, ISO-14000, TQM, Quality Improvement, and FDA Good Manufacturing Practice systems for many companies for over 28 years. He has held positions in industry which have included Chemistry Lab Manager, QC Manager, and QA Director for pharmaceutical companies, as well as Vice President of Quality Systems for an international micro-electronics company.
Mr. Hodgin is a Certified Quality Engineer (CQE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), and Certified Pharmaceutical GMP Professional (CPGP) through ASQ. He is also a RABQSA certified Auditor with emphasis on ISO-13485 for Medical Device Manufacturers and other FDA regulated industries. He has overseen Six-Sigma process improvement projects and coached Six-Sigma Blackbelt candidates.
He has worked with foreign and domestic companies to improve the quality of their products and processes. In addition to a having a quality management background, Mr. Hodgin has experience with drug and device regulatory submissions. His regulatory work focuses on Chemistry and Manufacturing Controls sections for New Drug Applications and Pre-Market Approval Applications for drug / device combination products.
Mr. Hodgin holds a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota and is currently Vice-chairman of the Region 12B, Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Discussion group of ASQ in Minneapolis.
Joe Fleury – Managing Partner and Co-founder of The Purchasing Dept, LLC
Mr. Fleury’s extensive experience includes Director of Procurement & Supply Chain Management and Member of the Executive Committee at Novartis Nutrition, Vice President of Shared Services and Member of the Executive Committee, North America at Syngenta, Director of Purchasing at Chiquita Processed Foods, Director of Production Planning and Customer Service at ConAgra Foods and Manager of Procurement and Production Planning at Sensient Corporation (Universal Foods).
Mr. Fleury holds a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and a BS in Packaging Engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI and also an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD European Institute of Business Administration, Paris, France.
ASQ Members $25, Non-members $35 (.3 R.U.s Awarded)
To encourage interaction, seating is limited to the first 50 registrants, so plan for early sign up!
Registration link: http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A319109
5:30 -6:00pm Registration/Network
6:00 -6:30pm Dinner/Buffet
6:30 – 8:20pm Open Discussions (Round table – Q&A)
8:20-8:30pm Surveys/Door Prizes