Supplier Risk Management

Workshop Overview

Today’s global supply chains are increasingly complex and disruptions are a common occurrence. A current example is the congestion that plagues many ports, resulting in shipment delays. The disruptions are driven by a variety of events, including labor disputes, customs delays, natural disasters and other incidents. Following the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan, supply chains worldwide felt the impact of this natural disaster, as Japanese manufactured exports worldwide dropped dramatically. The lessons to be learned from this natural disaster are still being analyzed by supply chain experts as a means of preempting further and future ramifications from such catastrophe.

Risk comes in many forms and the key to insulating your supply chain against costly delays, or failures, can be found through various solutions and process changes. Instituting a collaborative mentality and consolidating data from your external systems results in the ability to buffer your operations from all major risk factors.

When it comes to managing the various forms and degrees of sourcing risks, there are challenges. When we talk about risk, we are speaking about “disruption.” These disruptions can be caused by everything from political unrest, to extreme weather or simply a lack of communication between people/functions.

You can’t plan for every eventuality. This program is intended to show how to address the major weaknesses in a structured and practical way.

  • Available Dates:
    • Coming Soon!
  • Pricing:
    • Early Bird - $931 
    • Standard - $1,095
    • UA Employee - $766 (Call 348-3000)
    • For additional pricing and discounts, visit the registration page.


Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for those with the title Supply Chain Manager/Director, Purchasing Manager/Director, Commodity Manager/Director, Buyer, Cost Analyst, Finance Manager/Director, Quality Control/Assrurance Manager, Strategic Sourcing Manager and all other managers. All professionals interested in lowering cost and improving productivity are encouraged to register.

Workshop Outline

Title Overview
Day 1
  • Risk Management in Procurement/Supply Management

  • Barriers to Risk Management

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Risk Management in Procurement

  • View of Process Identifying Major Areas of Supplier Risk

  • The Risk Management Process

Day 2
  • Risk Management Best Practices

  • Case Application


Workshop Leads

Mike Gozzo

Mike Gozzo

Michael W. Gozzo is President of THE TOTAL BUSINESS CONSULTING GROUP, LLC., a firm specializing in achieving excellence via Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Supply Chain, Lean Thinking, Just-In-Time, Total Quality Control, Business Systems Implementation and Materials/Operations Management. 

Recent involvement has been in Supply Chain Management, Lean Manufacturing practices CAPE Examining and ISO Auditing. 

Mr. Gozzo is the co-author of "Made in America - The Total Business Concept" and several other books and numerous published articles.