APICS Milwaukee Hosts Dr. Bill Mitchell, VP Business Operations Americas, Foxconn

Are you interested in hearing from Foxconn VP Business Operations Americas about their developments in Wisconsin? Is your business a potential supplier for Foxconn?

Per BizJournal last week, Foxconn’s statement said the company continues “to make good progress on all fronts related to the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park (in Mount Pleasant), while simultaneously broadening our investment across Wisconsin far beyond our original plans to ensure the company, our workforce, the local community, and the state of Wisconsin will be positioned for long-term success.”

APICS Milwaukee has been providing periodic updates on Foxconn progress. If your business is a potential supplier to Foxconn, last Fall we shared the following three ways to prepare based on input from the Foxconn Supplier Readiness workshop hosted by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

  1. Have a plan to make sure your business is ready to compete and able to scale up quickly by maximizing efficiencies, improving supply chain management, ensuring worker productivity, addressing skill gaps and embracing new technologies such as 3-D printing.
  2. Have a system to capture customer-derived loyalty and quality data scores as these will be key considerations in Foxconn’s supplier readiness scorecard.
  3. Visit the Wisconsin Supply Chain Workplace website and register your business. By creating a supplier profile, you will receive timely communication when Foxconn and other companies are posting RFPs to source suppliers for specific projects.

Your local APICS Milwaukee Chapter, the premier association for supply chain professionals, is proudly hosting Dr. Bill Mitchell, VP Business Operations Americas, Foxconn on February 18 at MATC in Oak Creek to provide an update on the Foxconn development. We hope members and guests can join us for dinner, drinks and the opportunity to learn more about this important topic for our state.

APICS Milwaukee is a non-profit association focused on helping our members and the community stay informed about local happenings that could impact supply chain efforts.  We also offer several educational programs and have three certification training courses below starting in early March.

 

For additional information, contact your local APICS Milwaukee Chapter via our website at: http://apicsmilw.org.

1 https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2019/02/07/foxconn-disputes-bloomberg-businessweek-article-on.html