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About this seminar:
Sourcing opportunities that offer low cost production, proximity to suppliers of materials and other inputs, and/or opportunities to feed the supply chains of other companies locally now exist in nearly every region of the world. As markets emerge and supply chain architecture is adapted to meet demand, factories are becoming dispersed across more regions than ever. Along with this distribution opportunity come increased challenges of managing quality from a distance in order to minimize quality risks and cost while meeting ever tightening specifications and tolerances.
In this program we’ll examine the cultural and structural issues related to quality management across widely dispersed, multinational supply chains along with the opportunities and challenges attendant with the several methods of long distance quality management. Attendees will come away with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to each method and combinations of methods as a foundation for creating optimum strategies.
About the Speaker / Presenter:
Michael L. Hetzel
Vice President, Americas
Pro QC International
Michael L. Hetzel is Vice President / Americas at Pro QC International, a third-party quality services firm with operations in over 30 countries. Prior to his 10 years at Pro QC Michael was President & CEO for over 9 years at Broadview Injection Molding Co. Inc., a supplier of precision injection molded plastic and stamped metal parts and subassemblies to first tier automotive suppliers including Eaton, Magneti Marelli, United Technologies Automotive, TRW TED, TRW VSSI and others.
Michael is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank 7th District Industrial and Manufacturing Roundtables and has lectured and published on the subjects of global manufacturing, trade and quality management in more than 5 countries.