November 24 , 2020 - APICS  Professional VIrtual Meeting

Topic: Inventory Management: JIT or JRO (Just Ran Out)

Guest Speaker:  Gerald R. Ford, BA, CSCMP, CPSM, CMC, CPSM

Gerald Ford, Supply Chain and Management Consultant with over 39 years of experience and has worked for over 100+ different organizations and businesses both in the private and public sector. Gerald is a supply chain subject matter expert and has worked across sectors providing expertise relating to supply chain management, IT and human resources.

Key Strengths:  

  • Supply Chain Project Management
  • Management Consulting, Knowledge of both public and private sector organizations,
  • Supply Chain Talent,
  • Information technology & software development
  • Project and Operations Management and Data Analytics.

Experience:  Gerald started his career working for a small electronics manufacturing company and quickly progressed from Buyer at the University of Waterloo to Director of Purchasing at the City of Cambridge. Starting in 1988, Gerald worked as a Demand Planner for IBM Canada where he won the Administrative Achievement Award. In 1993 Gerald left IBM and started Cambridge Solutions. As the President of Cambridge Solutions, Gerald has worked on a variety of projects where Gerald’s talents and skills can be best applied to solving complex challenges. In 2012, Gerald started QCsolver which is a web solution for managing supply chain suppliers and document management, His customers include The Cooperators, Denso Manufacturing, Culliton Mechanical, Open Text, Proveer Signs & Graphics, McMaster University, Electrical Safety Authority and York University to name a few. Gerald has also spent 34 years delivering training and educational programs both at Conestoga College and for the Supply Chain Management Association

Gerald has served on a number of Boards including the Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario where he was the President in 1993. He also served on various other Boards including the Human Resources Association of Ontario Grand Valley Chapter, Certified Management Association of Canada Ontario Advocacy, APICS Grand Valley Chapter, Conestoga College Program Advisory Committee Supply Chain, Guelph Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee and Guelph Innovation Network. Gerald most recently received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario.

Gerald most recently received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Supply Chain Management Association of Ontario. He lives in Cambridge Ontario and in his spare time, Gerald enjoys mentoring and watching football

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   Thursday, November 19, 2020

PLEASE NOTE:  After registration is confirmed, an email will be sent with the ZOOM link to connect to this APICS Professional Meeting