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Reinventing the Supply Chain Webinar

May 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm

WEBINAR DOWNLOAD: Reinventing the Supply Chain

Disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted weak points in manufacturing supply chains. Some company responses have been uncoordinated and reactive – but other manufacturers anticipated the disturbance and were able to react accordingly. Which of these scenarios describes your vendors?  Your customers?  Did you have a Business Continuity Plan that included “pandemic” as a recovery scenario?

Join IMEC and the IMA to learn how and why it is time to adopt a collaborative supply chain – one with better visibility, greater efficiency and informed by your company metrics. We can learn a lesson from this current crisis and begin making fundamental changes now to prepare your supply chain for future shocks. This session will highlight the ideal supply chain of 2030, and arm you with a series of questions to lead your transition from the current to a more collaborative and accurate supply chain plan.

Bringing it back to steps you can take TODAY: Learn about the Supplier Scouting program from IMEC and the IMA, fulfilling the immediate need to connect suppliers with those in need of supplies. Together we can bring a more local focus to the supply chain for Illinois manufacturers.

Additional Webinar Resources



Mike Loquercio, Supply Chain & Operations Expert
Mike has spent the majority of his career in the food and food packaging industry in supply chain & logistics, operations management and business systems implementations.  He has worked for large public companies – Pactiv and Reynolds Consumer, and a smaller private equity firm D&W Fine Pack across food service, distribution, grocery processor and national account markets. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois and a MBA in Operations Management from DePaul University. In his spare time he likes to volunteer on nonprofit boards – IMEC, Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network, and the University of Illinois ISE alumni board along with community groups.

John Remsey, Technical Specialist | IMEC
John has more than 20 years of business and manufacturing experience with an emphasis on Supply Chain Optimization, Information Technology, Lean Manufacturing, and Production Control. Based on a Theory of Constraints methodology, John can help improve supply chain performance by quantifying the needs of the extended supply chain and focusing on improving the points in the process which are impeding the throughput of the entire supply chain. Along with supply chain optimization, John also provides guidance with the selection and implementation of an effective manufacturing (MRP/ERP) system as well as in-depth business services in strategic planning, financial analysis, production control, shop floor scheduling, and business expansion. John’s background includes leadership positions in Information Technology, Production Control, Activity-Based Management, Logistics, and Small Business Counseling. John has earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance, a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, and a Master of Business Administration. In addition to on-going technical training, John is an OSHA Authorized trainer and has been trained on the Shingo Prize standards for Operational Excellence.

Michelle Fossett, Client Engagement Coordinator | IMEC
Michelle has a combined 20 years of expertise in manufacturing and academia, with over 12 of those years being in manufacturing and workforce development. She earned a degree in Engineering Technology from Morrison Institute of Technology as well as a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Ashford University. Michelle has assisted in many different areas of service. From developing business to business relationships, serving on area economic development boards, as well as an advocating for skills gap awareness and what can be done to help close it, Michelle is a resource to help Illinois businesses build and maintain competitiveness.


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Cost: FREE!  A recording of the webinar will be available for download at the IMEC Coronavirus: Update page.

Sponsor: IMEC & Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Contact Name: Emily Lee

Contact Phone: 608-445-4905

Contact Email: elee@imec.org


May 26, 2020
11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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