Date(s) – November 5, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
EDC of Elkhart County
Learn techniques and tactics to become a more effective, successful, and collaborative negotiator.
*This class is one topic in our 4-day Manufacturing Training Boot Camp for Supply Chain Professionals. Classes in this Supply Chain Series are: Risk Management (8/6), Supplier Selection (9/10), Supplier Auditing (10/8), and Basic Contract Negotiations/Risk Management Series Test (11/5).
This series concludes with a certification test for supply chain skills achievement.
Meet the Instructor:
Joe McMurry – Peer Group Solutions Consultant
Joe serves as the Peer Group Solutions Consultant for Purdue MEP. In this role, he is responsible for the development and implementation of CEO Roundtables for small and mid-sized companies throughout the state. Joe oversees Purdue MEP’s ExporTech offering, a national export assistance program that helps companies enter or expand in global markets. In addition, he provides Purdue MEP clients with Leadership Development and Training services.
Joe has held several executive positions overseeing all aspects of business, including: operations/manufacturing, engineering, hardware and software development, quality assurance, project management, purchasing, material control and distribution, organizational development and human resources, sales and marketing, contract negotiation and accounting.
Joe also teaches undergraduate courses in organizational leadership and industrial technology at Purdue University for both traditional and nontraditional students.
Joe has a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, and a Bachelor of Science in General Management, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management, West Lafayette, IN.
Skills & Expertise:
- Global Indy Council member
- IN District Export Council
- Outstanding Lecturer
- Project Management
- Product development
- Quality assurance
- Organizational development
- Human Resurces
- Sales and marketing
- Contract negotiations
Ed Hlava – Senior Productivity Specialist
Ed is an Advanced Manufacturing Specialist with the Purdue University Technical Assistance Program, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center.
Positions included: Quality Assurance Manager, Customer Service Manager, Production Manager, Regional Operations Manager, and Plant Manager. Ed worked primarily in the Printing Industry for the Burroughs Corporation and Standard Register before joining Purdue University’s Technical Assistance Program. Prior responsibilities included continuous improvement development, profit and loss management, and operational growth. As a Lean/Six Sigma Champion, Black Belt mentor, and certified Green Belt, Ed has successfully applied these methodologies to prioritize, manage, develop and sustain process efficiencies.
Skills & Expertise:
Ed has over 25 years manufacturing management experience in both operations and a manufacturing environment. He has an AS degree in Printing Technology and BS degree in Printing Management from West Virginia University, Institute of Technology.
- Lean Bronze Certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
- Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)
- The Shingo Prize for Excellence
- American Society for Quality (ASQ)