- Dale Chisholm - Chisholm Industries
- Phil Sedran - WM Schmitt
- Tony Gall - Modern Niagara
Some of the questions the panel was posed with included:
What do you look for in a strong supply chain partner?
Communication good or bad, Product availability, Competitive Pricing,
With economic slowdowns, how has it affected your business?
Builders are pressuring for lower pricing to sell homes while manufacturers are raising prices. Builders are not accepting increases at this time. Hiring opportunities are positive.
Pricing is key.
Large commercial projects are difficult to quote. Can you explain some of the process?
Consider where exactly the project is located in the city. This has a large affect on deliveries. Pricing must remain consistent.
What is a rampant problem you face every day?
Back orders. Alternates must be suggested and provided in a timely fashion, v
endors must be consistent in all things, price, communication, etc.
Are there any other industries we can learn from?
Supply chain management influences our industry and c
ommercial can learn from residential.
What advice would you give a young supply chain person looking to succeed?
Networking is key. Meet people and learn about their business, f
ollow through, u
nder promise and over deliver.