Skip to navigation, content

The Management Roundtable

Information on MRT Conferences NPD courses MRT can bring to you! MRT newsletters, white papers, reports and more... A historical list of NEW additions to this site... Who is Management Roundtable? Links to NPD resources on the web...

Attend this event as part of MRT's:
NPD Best Practices VIP Series

Product Development and the Supply Chain
gear-bullet-small.gif (1124 bytes) Background gear-bullet-small.gif (1124 bytes)

If your livelihood depends on getting high-quality products in the hands of customers swiftly and profitably, you can ill afford an unreliable supply chain. Supply chains are tough to control even in the best of times – how do you manage the unpredictability, increased risk, and cost hurdles of today?

  • How do you mitigate supplier/customer risk and quickly qualify new suppliers?
  • How do you design in flexibility to give you more options?
  • How do you reduce design complexity and reuse technologies/modules across product families?
  • How do you make sure your supply base adheres to the same quality standards and practices as you?
  • How do you keep inventory to a minimum and improve cash flow – yet have parts available when needed?

To provide you with proven strategies from industry leaders who have an-swered these questions, Management Roundtable will be holding its fourth annual Product Development and the Supply Chain Conference on March 4 – 6, 2002 in Dallas, Texas. The theme is Ensuring Quality, Controlling Costs.

By participating, you will learn how Sun Microsystemsmassive A&Q (Availability and Quality) program boosts its efforts as a mission-critical supplier of systems and services, how Delphi Automotive simultaneously improves product quality and company cash flow by extending Lean principles throughout the enterprise, how Texas Instruments uses a comprehensive supplier performance measurement process for better, faster qualifying decisions, how Pitney Bowes reuses technologies and links incentive systems to product profitability, how IBM reduces complexity and simplifies part number management, and more.

Two "shirtsleeve" pre-conference work-shops offer the opportunity to create a comprehensive cost/quality action plan – the first workshop teaches Value Stream Mapping, a technique based on the Toyota Production System for creating high performance from the whole value stream. The other will delve into the integration of Lean and Six Sigma throughout the supply chain. Overall, this event will give you a set of strategies, tools, methods, metrics and solid examples to help you proactively rethink and protect one of the most critical variables in product development – your supply chain.

gear-bullet-small.gif (1124 bytes) Who Should Attend gear-bullet-small.gif (1124 bytes)

This conference will be of most value to Directors, VPs, and Managers of:

  • Engineering

  • Product Development

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Supplier Development

  • Quality

  • Operations

  • Procurement

  • Sourcing

Team members and partnering organizations are highly encouraged to attend together to obtain maximum benefit. Special team rates are available - see "fees, hotel and travel" for details.

Supporting Organizations:
Publication Sponsor:
Sloan Management Review

Register Now

Conference Agenda
Industry Case Studies
Keynote Presentations
Pre-Conference Workshops
Fees, Hotel and Travel Logistics
How to Register
Sponsorship and Exhibits
Download Brochure

Online Registration Form Get connected!

Enter your name below and press 'submit' to join the exclusive MRT email announcements list and receive updates on this program

First Name
Last Name
Email Address

Event Center | On-Site Workshops | Publications
What's New | About MRT| NPD Links

Return to MRT Homepage

address.gif (2905 bytes)

Join the MRT Mailing ListJoin our Mailing List    e-mail inquiriesE-mail Inquiries:

© Copyright 2001 by Management Roundtable, Inc.