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Turn and earn – an 80/20 approach to inventory and customers

A data based approach to optimize supply chain efficiency while sharpening customer focus
Monday, Oct. 24 Location Code
1:00pm-5:00pm State Room 1, 3rd floor MW/29

Learn about an established, reliable methodology to highlight and quantify opportunities to improve earnings and reduce inventory, after evaluating the effectiveness of current SKU, pricing strategy and customer management.


Discover how to balance inventory and profits and ensure your organization is focused on what matters most. Learn how to use this approach to drive and sustain alignment in your organization. Buying the right amount of components and manufacturing the right mix of product is key to being responsive to your key stakeholders and customers. Many times we struggle to meet on-time delivery dates, are faced with end-of-year 'dead inventory' decisions and find some of our long-term customers have abandoned us for competitors offering better service. Learn how you can identify revenue growth and cost reduction opportunities through better inventory strategies and demand planning techniques.


The ProAction Group helps organizations achieve sustainable bottom-line performance improvements through the alignment of strategy, systems, processes and people. It offers consulting services in the areas of business process optimization; individual consulting and leadership development; and quality improvement. ProAction has been solving high impact business problems for 25+ years and with this proven expertise in lean, six sigma, quality and problem-solving methodologies, it provides fast and effective bottom-line performance improvement.

Presenters: Tim Van Mieghem / Kathy Wishnew

Tim Van Mieghem has helped middle market companies improve operations for 27 years, with experience in manufacturing, sourcing, logistics, inventory management and related operational areas. Prior to forming The ProAction Group, he worked in operational consulting at Arthur Andersen and a boutique supply chain consulting firm. Van Mieghem is author of Implementing Supplier Partnerships and numerous articles on sourcing and logistics. He also serves on several boards. He has a BS degree in accounting from Marquette University and is a certified public accountant.  

Prior to ProAction, Kathy Wishnew worked 26 years in a corporate environment in general management, process improvement, six sigma black belt, lean driver, program management office and quality roles for Jarden Corporation, Panduit Corp and the Department of Defense. She holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial systems engineering from The Ohio State University where she was inducted in to the Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society. Wishnew is a certified six sigma black belt, ASQ quality engineer, lean leader, Red X problem-solver and holds numerous Franklin Covey facilitator   certifications.