I want to thank MAPI for their great work they did for us around Total Cost of Ownership. Time and time again, MAPI responds quickly to our needs for customized information that is insightful and useful. Understanding how companies measure the value suppliers bring is of utmost importance to both procurement professionals and anyone in sales or marketing. The quality of the information that MAPI gave us was really good, and will help SKF make more-informed decisions around buying and selling on total cost.
Manufacturing Council Member Spotlights
Poul Jeppesen, SKF AB
I found the content and response to the recent MAPI survey on Operational Excellence both concise and very useful. Johnson Matthey is at the beginning of its formal, global Manufacturing Excellence initiative and having a benchmark to other manufacturers provides a good reference to the design and direction of our program.
Chris DiMascio, Johnson Matthey
Periodic MAPI surveys around key supply chain issues (Japan Tsunami, Mexico violence, preparation for market recovery, affects of oil prices on costs, etc.) have helped provide benchmark comparisons to our internal performance and approaches. Discussions during the Council meetings inspired some follow up best practice sharing with some members’ representatives regarding their practices on Sales & Inventory operations Planning (SIOP).
Joe DeSarla, Honeywell International
My executive team and I find tremendous value in our MAPI membership. Insights gained from the Council meetings have made our executives more effective leaders, and in turn made Kennametal a more competitive company. Given the unparalleled access to best practices that MAPI offers, I consider membership a key component in executives' individual development plans. Further, the economic forecasting has helped us navigate the increasingly complicated global economy. The return on investment we receive from MAPI is substantial.
Carlos Cardoso, Kennametal
MAPI has been a tremendous resource for our executives. They consistently bring back innovative processes and fresh insights from the Council meetings. MAPI’s research and forecasting are on the leading edge for the industrial sector.
Tim Powers, Hubbell Inc.
I have been a member of MAPI for over 10 years, having participated in several different Councils as well as the Board. As I’ve moved up the corporate ladder, MAPI has been there to support me at every turn, whether it be in finance, strategy, P&L leadership, or ultimately as Chairman, President and CEO. The best practices I’ve learned through MAPI have kept me ahead of the curve and made me a more effective leader. Just as importantly, MAPI has played an integral role in the development of my management team. They regularly bring back insights from MAPI meetings or research that helps us look at issues in fresh, innovative ways. MAPI’s support of member executives, their companies, and the manufacturing sector is world-class.
Todd Teske, Briggs & Stratton Corp.