June 30th APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter - Virtual PDM - "Mastering a Major Complexity of Global Supply Chains"

June 30, 2020
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM

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"Mastering a Major Complexity of Global Supply Chains"

Mr. Mark Hehl
BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology
MS Degree in Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York.

Global Supply Chains have become more complicated in recent years along with the variety of potential events that can disrupt flows across borders. Cross-cultural contact is increasing, creating a greater potential for both conflict and cooperation. Given this rapidly changing environment, the ability to relate to people with varying cultural backgrounds is an essential skill for Supply Chain professionals.

This program focuses on results-oriented leadership, collaboration and communication with individuals and organizations from different world regions. Going beyond mere tolerance, this program delves deeply into barriers to effective international supplier management and provides strategies for building productive international collaboration resulting in enhanced supplier performance.

Presentation outline:

 - The Importance of culture understanding in achieving success
An interactive contrast of diverse world cultures and how they affect supplier performance
Examples of supplier cross cultural faux pas and their negative effect on results
Effective communication strategies that yield results
Applying Culture for enhanced performance

To provide Supply Chain Professionals with an understanding of different world cultures and proven ways to use this knowledge for success.

6:15 the session will be open if you would like to network with others online
6:30 - 6:50 Chapter Announcements
6:50 - 7:00 Chapter Awards and Recognition
7:00 - 8:00
Presentation, Q/A

Speaker Biography:
Mark Hehl is an international consultant, author and public speaker. He is author of the book Amusing Confessions of an International Consultant. His efforts have helped companies successfully set up and improve operations in various countries including India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Korea, The Philippines, France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, The USA and Ecuador. These projects have resulted in significant reductions in operating costs along with improved schedule performance, service levels and quality. In recognition of his contributions, the Timex suppliers in China honored him with the award of the Chinese name Ho Man Kai.  

Mr. Hehl holds a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology and a MS Degree in Management from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. Mark has taught International Business courses at Harper College and has conducted multiple webinars for Industry Week. Mr. Hehl is a frequent guest on National Public Radio and is listed in the United Who’s Who Executive Directory 2002-2003. He is a contributing author of the book Cases on Globalized and Culturally Appropriate E-Learning        

Mr. Hehl spends a significant amount of time in both Latin America and Asia assisting his clients and their suppliers. He is very familiar with the Latin American and Asian cultures and ways of conducting business there.

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