[WEBINAR] Sourcing and Supply Management in the ‘New Normal’


On June 18th, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST, NLPA Webinar will focus on Sourcing and Supply Management in the ‘New Normal’ after the Pandemic of 2020. We will have a panel of industry practitioners from 3 different industries impacted by the pandemic.

The webinar will zero-in on Sourcing and Procurement’s Role in Preparing for the Next Global Disrupter. Possible panel of experts representing different industries focusing on their plans and strategy – how they will execute their plan. How the supply lines will be kept open in view of the 2020 Pandemic’s un-folding and evolving impact.

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 Jim de Vries


Jim de Vries, Executive Growth MBB & Supply Chain Risk & Resiliency Architect, Founder of Enhance International Group, provides Consulting & SaaS Solutions to establish the Resilient Enterprise.  EIG is a partnership of 20+ exemplar companies focused on enabling a collaborative Digital Technology based environment with the momentum for sustainable growth.

 Jim Gitney


Jim Gitney is the CEO of Group50 Consulting. He and his team are global manufacturing strategy and supply chain subject matter experts. Group50 specializes in working with middle-market companies with complex supply chains. Prior to starting Group50 in 2004, Jim held senior-level operational positions in GE, Black & Decker and Sunbeam.  He has a BSME and an MBA in strategy and finance.

David Millington

David Millington, SPSM3™, NPDP is NLPA’s Director of Education. A Certified Strategic Planning Professional, he brings over 18+ years experience in the Strategy Execution , Product / Service Development,Organizational and Supply Chain Excellence Arenas. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional, Certified New Product Development Professional, Certified Strategic Planning Professional, and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds a master’s degree in Quality Systems Management, from The National Graduate School of Quality Management.

Bruce Imel

Bruce Imel is the Managing Partner of Flow Consulting, a management consulting firm committed to Transforming Organizations through Performance Improvement.  Bruce previously led a multi-national IT & supply chain consulting practice and has ran a global supply chain network.  For over 20 years Bruce has worked with clients to create efficient and responsive supply chains through improved strategies, processes, and technology deployments.  Bruce holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineer with Honors from the University of Florida.


Ron Crabtree

Ron Crabtree has over 30 years’ experience in organizational & business innovation and transformation and along the way, more than 20 years in procurement and supply chain. He is an internationally recognized expert in cutting-edge business process improvement methodologies. Ron is a Master Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, having helped train and certify thousands of Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma belts and driving hundreds of $millions in value for clients.  He is the author/co-author of 5 books on Operational Excellence.

This webinar is for you if:

  1.  Your company’s Supply Chain/Supplier Network has been disrupted by the Covid 19 Pandemic.
  2. You are concerned about what’s going to be different in Souring, Procurement and Supply in the near term as the Pandemic plays out.
  3. You are looking for specific actions that can be taken now in all scenarios; high demand, flat demand, food supply chain and greatly reduced demand scenarios.
  4. Need to identify short-term actions to improve responsiveness to supply challenges and work to bring down costs at the same time.
  5. Need to understand your customers’ shifting requirements, the changes coming in what they will value and demand going forward.
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