Al Hassan Group organizes training workshop on Strategic Sourcing for employees(28 May 2013)
Al Hassan recently organized a four days training workshop on Strategic Sourcing for its employees. The training was facilitated by Michael Gozzo, a renowned consultant from US. The aim of this workshop was to bring about strategic focus needed to successfully implement the processes and methods to achieve world class performance.
Michael Gozzo is a celebrated leader who has over 30 years’ experience in Supply Chain, Demand Flow Technology, Just-In-Time, Total Quality Control, Inventory Control and Production/ Operations Management. He has traveled and worked extensively in Canada, England, Hong Kong, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Indonesia. A member of American Society for Quality (ASQ), Michael has also authored many books such as "People Empowerment - Success Through Involvement".
The training workshop started with an opening address by Mr. Peter Hall, CEO, Al Hassan Engineering Company (AHEC) followed by Mr .Shahzad Sadan, GM – OD, Al Hassan Group. Mr. Peter in his address said "Developing strategic sourcing initiatives will leverage supplier relationship and reduce operating cost. This approach will help us achieve market leadership and maximize shareholder value"
Mr.Shahzad Sadan said "Employees are our cutting edge and we invest in their development. We believe that this training will help us to have a profound business impact, improve quality and productivity"
The trainer engaged participants through several case studies, presentation and exercises customized to the Middle East business scenario. The participants responded with encouraging feedback and appreciated the practical application of the training.
The training aimed to harness the skill sets and capabilities of all Cross Functional team members to recognize and adopt the strategic sourcing skill. This in turn will bring in a Win-Win proposition for both Al Hassan and its various Suppliers with end benefits passed on to the customers by cost optimization.