Manufacturing Round Table: Navigating the Supply Channels, 2022 and Beyond

Ozarks Small Business Incubator (OzSBI) will be hosting a Manufacturing Round Table on “Navigating the Supply Channels, 2022 and Beyond” on Friday, December 3rd from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program will provide insight into supply chain management strategies that can make a difference in businesses. Taking a fresh look at the lessons learned, risks, and opportunities in the post-COVID world, attendees will explore critical issues such as total costs of ownership, risk mitigation, and the benefits of reshoring. Supply chain management expert and author of “Handbook for Supply Chain Executives”, Tom Gordon, will be facilitating the program. Those who attend will get a free copy of his book.  Lunch is provided and is sponsored by Caterpillar. The program is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register online at or by calling 417-256-9724.

Facilitator: Tom Gordon

Tom Gordon has been a project manager with Missouri Enterprise since June 2006. His areas of expertise include Supply Chain Management and Risk, ERP implementation and the ISO series of Business Management standards. He is a graduate of the University of Leeds, holds a MSc in Engineering, and has been certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management since January 1994. He has guided many professionals to achieve the Association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) standards as Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

His industry experience includes master scheduling, import/export of inventory, supply chain management and manufacturing, management at plant manager level and Board Member. His career has taken him to East Africa, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, the UK and finally to the US. Tom is a past-President of the Ozark Chapter of American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

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