[WEBINAR] Driving Down the Cost of Supply in the New Normal


On September 17th, 2020, at 1:00 PM EST, NLPA Webinar will focus on Driving Down the Cost of Supply 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

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 Robert Semethy


Robert Semethy is Chief Procurement Officer, Erste Group Bank AG. He heads the wholly-owned subsidiary of Erste Group Bank in Austria with full P&L responsibility operating in Central and Eastern Europe. Procurement Services for Erste Group services over 60 entities across 9 countries and manages external spend over €1 billion. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School of Business. Robert holds a US Patent for a Pumbable Mine Seal along with several professional certifications in engineering, supply management, supply chain management, and leadership.

 Wolfgang Greil

Wolfgang Greil is a Managing Partner at Advanced Purchasing Dynamics, responsible for the APD Partner Network and developing APD’s strategy to help manufacturers prepare for digital transformation and Purchasing 4.0. Wolfgang is leading the development of industry cost models to their customers. Prior to joining APD, Wolfgang was Chief Operating Officer at LLamasoft, involved in the acceleration of the adoption of AI with deep expertise in machine learning, optimization, simulation, and advanced analytics capabilities to improve decision making. Wolfgang holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and BBA from the Verwaltungs- Wirtschafts- Akademie in Heilbronn, Germany as well as a Master’s degree in Management Consulting from the Verwaltungs- Wirtschafts- Akademie in Stuttgart.

David Millington

David Millington, SPSM3™, NPDP is NLPA’s Director of Education. A Certified Strategic Planning Professional, he brings over 18+ years of 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.


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 you wish to learn:

1. About Cost Reduction Strategies that promise the best impact on cost in the new normal.
2. The key tactical actions anyone can take to drive down the total cost of supply without new technologies.
3. About emerging technologies and technical tools that can be leveraged to drive the total cost of Supply in the new normal.

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