Identify capable suppliers and manage the supply chain

2 September 2019

    Start Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Location: Dunedin
  • Venue: Otago Chamber of Commerce, Level 3, 442 Moray Place

Are your suppliers capable of delivering what you need?  Do you have to check the quality of parts or service delivered to you?  What are the current costs to your business of parts or services supplied that don't meet the requirements agreed?  Do you know which of your suppliers are using sub-suppliers, who they are and the quality they are delivering to?

The continued globalisation of markets has led to supply chains that are widespread and at times hidden.  With continual pressure on prices, changes can be made in supply chains, materials, and methods of manufacture in attempts to save costs; at times, we are unaware of these until too late and we receive parts that fail when they should not.

During this lunch time presentation you will be challenged on:

  • How you select your suppliers
  • How you know that they are producing to your expectations
  • Whether you are accurately identifying the true costs incurred within your business from failures within your supply chain

At the completion of this presentation you should have identified if or where your business is at risk, be more aware of what those risks could cost you and have some idea of actions you can take to prevent those costs from eventuating.

Training Presenter:  Gordon McGowan, Lean Business Advantage

A Quality Management professional, Gordon has extensive experience across multiple industry groups; including public sector, small local and large international businesses.  He has led the drive for excellent systems throughout companies and business units globally and spent significant time working to achieve improved systems and reduce costs of non-conformance in supply chains.




Payments can be made on registration by cash or cheque payable to The Otago Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 5713, Dunedin 9054 | online to Westpac #03 0905 0970271 00 | Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted on our secure website payment page when you register above.

For a full refund to be given, cancellation must be received no less than 48 hours prior to the workshop date.

For details and other training options, call the training team on 03 479 0181 or email  


$63.25 NZD (incl. GST)