2021 CHES Sponsor Webinar

Wednesday November 24, 2021
1200 - 1300 pm ET
Ready Fire Aim: Taking advantage of group purchasing
Sponsored by   TRBM logo noTM 01 150x72  and  kinetic gpo logo 150x32

There are so many supply chain challenges and more are on the way. During this session, Jerry as he is known to his friends, will outline his insights on how to be ready for what comes next. He will provide you with tips on how to be prepared for the next wave of challenges by utilizing a group purchasing contract to help you speed up the acquisition process while remaining trade agreement compliant. Jerry will go over what you need to have or learn or use. He will also cover the supply chain trends that you should watch out for.

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Gerald R. Ford. CSCMP, CMC, SCMP

Gerald Ford has been involved and engaged in supply chain for over 40 years and is a honourary life member of Supply Chain Canada. Always curious and willing to learn and share, Jerry is uniquely positioned to make this session both enjoyable and thought provoking. Jerry has worked for over 100 companies and in various sectors. Included in the list are, The University of Waterloo, The City of Cambridge, IBM Canada, Open Text, The Cooperators, Denso Manufacturing, Proveer and now Kinetic GPO just to name a few.
Jerry has served as President of the Ontario Institute of Supply Chain Canada, President of two local chapters of the Association and advised on 3 different program advisory committees (Conestoga College, Mohawk College and Fanshaw College)

What isn’t always known about Jerry is that he taught a variety of courses for Conestoga College from 1984 to 2018. He spent most of his time teaching human resources and technology topics.

In 2012, Jerry founded QCsolver, with the intent to help automate various supply chain back-office practices and administrative procedures.

In 2017, Jerry joined Kinetic Group Purchasing as their Director of Supplier development. In 4 short years, Kinetic has grown to have over 500 members in every province and in every public sector.

In his “spare” time, Jerry is a mentor for both Supply Chain Canada and the local YMCA Immigration Partnership.

With over 9,000 LinkedIn connections, Jerry knows that he doesn’t need to know everything. As long as he knows someone who does.

  There is no charge for registration but you must register in order to join the webinar.
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