Roadmap to Supplier Qualification

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

This workshop is designed for manufacturing business owners who have surpassed the idea phase, have developed a product and are positioning their organization to qualify as a supplier for larger corporations or government entities.

Presenter Raul Velazquez, Ph. D., will focus on strategic concepts and tools required for continuous improvement and achieving preferred supplier status, including: 

Organizational Improvements—Optimizing your organization: 
• Performing a SWOT analysis
• Performing a PESTELD analysis 
• Developing a strategic plan 
• Identifying leadership/management gaps 
• Evaluating leadership capabilities 
• Recruiting/developing proper talent 

Process Improvements—Identifying critical processes and planning for continuous improvement: 
• Creating business process maps 
• Developing RACI charts
• Identifying regulatory requirements 
• Identifying quality requirements 
• Creating a training plan 
• Identifying and implementing KPIs 

System Improvements—Identifying and implementing supporting technology: 
• Assembling a project team 
• Developing business requirements 
• Identifying the appropriate ERP system 
• Creating a test plan 
• Identifying and closing gaps in functionality 

Supplier Qualification—Achieving preferred supplier status: 
• Implementing the strategic plan 
• Reviewing and verifying supplier data 
• Assessing supplier capabilities 
• Assessing supplier processes 
• Assessing supplier leadership 

Tuesday, June 14 | 9 am–12 pm 
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade 
1625 Broadway, 8th Floor Conference Room Denver, CO 80202 

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Tuesday, June 21 | 9 am–12 pm 
Derby Resource Center 
7270 Monaco St. Commerce City, CO 80022 


Space is limited and RSVP is required.

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