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Optimizing Supply Chain to Increase the Bottom Line ~ FREE

Optimizing Supply Chain to Increase the Bottom Line ~ FREE


Friday, June 7, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)

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* Registration open until 6/7/24 at 12:30 PM (EST)

Event Details

This is a Free to Attend webinar for everyone.

The third in our four-part Operational and Manufacturing Excellence webinar series will share tips on “Optimizing Supply Chain to Increase the Bottom Line.” The webinar will focus primarily on methods and practices to improve overall supply chain efficiencies impacting performance (i.e., the bottom line) by looking at fully integrated supply chain tools. 
Attendees will hear strategies for optimizing in-house vendor management, achieving quality improvement, and improving lead times to customers. In addition, the webinar will detail how to address vendor sourcing, logistics, transportation/freight, and buyer groups.

Learning Objective:

  1. Attendees will gain an understanding of methods and practices to improve supply chain efficiencies.
  2. The webinar will detail single-, dual, and multi-sourcing procurement strategies.
  3. The webinar will explain considerations related to product transportation and storage.
  4. Attendees will learn about supply chain-related key performance indicators (KPIs)..  


  1. Making the supply chain a priority and avoiding pitfalls of weak organization
  2. Evaluating procurement strategies
  3. Developing supply chain culture and aligning with corporate governance
  4. Developing strategies for transportation and warehousing
  5. Implementing supply chain key performance indicators (KPIs)

Who Should Attend:

Professionals in business and technical functions in the adhesive industry working for raw material producers, formulators and manufacturers will gain knowledge on asset utilization, yield/quality, waste reduction/elimination, costs and working capital.Managers, Directors, Technology managers, professionals in manufaturing and process engineering must attend this webinar.


Bob Kramer
Director, ChemQuest

Bob Kramer joined ChemQuest in 2022, following a 40-year career that brought wide expertise in specialty chemical manufacturing operations. He developed extensive global operational management experience in the polymer converting industry, driving enhanced business productivity and product development across diverse corporate environments. 
Most recently, Bob served as president at rose plastic, where he was responsible for overall financials and operations in North America. His leadership in this position led to improved operational performance, stabilized employee turnover and morale despite the pandemic, and the creation of a new ISO 13485-certified medical production facility. Bob holds a BS degree in business administration from Robert Morris University and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. 

Ray Glaser
Vice President, ChemQuest

Through dynamic experience with global companies, Ray Glaser, Ph.D., has developed strong expertise in technical leadership, operations, and business strategy. His specialty lies in identifying value levers and developing strategies to improve profitability and drive growth, employing proprietary analytics combined with technical knowledge and insight to solve complex business problems. 

Prior to joining ChemQuest in 2008, Ray’s industrial career included roles at GE, DSM, AlliedSignal, W. R. Grace, and Hexion Specialty Chemicals. With successful track records in R&D, technical management, new venture development, and mergers and acquisitions, he has also provided business advisory services to numerous companies in specialty chemicals, materials and plastics-related manufacturing, packaging, consumer electronics, and healthcare. Ray holds a BS in chemistry from Marquette University, an MSc in chemistry from The Florida State University, and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University.