The Road to Third-Party Manufacturing Success – From Concept to Contract
14:00 - 14:35
Introducing an external third-party player in the supply chain process of a given company results in unavoidable, increased complexity
Complexity increases risks associated with supply-chain security, quality control of the product or service that is outsourced, and compliance
Accepting a third party in the supply chain process implies explicit acknowledgment of the fact that the control has been surrendered
The Road to third party manufacturing success is to learn how to keep the balance right between the control that has been surrendered and the third-party management that is required to monitor and manage the interactions with the external party
Osmar Rodriguez is an accomplished, results-driven professional with over 30 years of expertise at all levels of global operations and supply chain management. His qualifications include a Postgraduate Degree in International Trade (from Universidad de Santiago de Chile), a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing (both from Universidad Empresarial Siglo XXI, Argentina). His professional career has broadened from management of primarily export & import operations activities through transportation, warehousing, distribution, fiscal policies, product and business development, engineering, manufacturing, third-party contract manufacturing, purchasing and global procurement, strategic planning, finance, marketing, sales, and customer service.
Osmar Rodriguez started his professional career in 1986 when he joined Arcor Group, an Argentinian, vertically-integrated holding company known as the largest hard candy manufacturer in the world as well as the main exporter of confectionery products of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Peru. Together with Danone, Arcor’s joint venture is also one of the major cookies & crackers companies in South America. During his tenure with Arcor, Osmar Rodriguez held various positions of increasing responsibility until he was appointed VP of Logistics & Operations for the whole Americas Region, moving to Miami in 2002 to occupy said position. In 2006 he left Arcor Group to join Cosmetic Dermatology Inc. d/b/a Dr. Brandt Skincare and has executed his VP of Manufacturing Operations & Supply Chain role since then.