Defining supply chain value at La-Z-Boy

October 3, 2019 | 8:45 am to 4:30 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Consortium Member Fee: $150
Member Fee: $300
Non-Member Fee: $350


One La-Z-boy Drive
Monroe, Michigan

La-Z-Boy HQ AME EventIn this informative and interactive event, participants will learn how to connect and leverage their supply chain to maximize value. In the morning session, participants will get an overview of supply chain management and driving customer value and then participate in small group, interactive activities. In the afternoon, participants will tour La-Z-Boy's three year-old, eco-friendly global headquarters and learn about La-Z-Boy's history and its lean journey. La-Z-Boy supply chain leaders will outline next steps on their journey towards a world class supply chain and provide time for Q & A and opportunities to benchmark La-Z-Boy's progress. 



La-Z-Boy Inc. (pronounced "lazy boy") is an American furniture manufacturer based in Monroe, Michigan, USA, that makes home furniture, including upholstered recliners, sofas, stationary chairs, lift chairs and sleeper sofas. The company employs more than 11,000 people.

La-Z-Boy furniture is sold in thousands of retail residential outlets in the United States and Canada and is manufactured and distributed under license in other countries including the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey and South Africa. La-Z-Boy holds U.S. and international patents on more than 200 different styles and mechanisms.


David J. Frayer, Ph.D. is director of executive development programs in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, where he leads a group responsible for design, development and delivery of executive and professional education programs and two executive education and corporate learning facilities (The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing, Michigan and the Management Education Center in Troy, Michigan). In addition to these responsibilities, he also co-directs the annual Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Executive Seminar in June each year. Prior to assuming these responsibilities, Dr. Frayer was involved in The Global Procurement and Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative, a third-party procurement and supply chain benchmarking effort involving over 200 companies worldwide. He received his Ph.D. in marketing, logistics and international business at Michigan State University and previously received his B.A. and M.B.A. in marketing from Michigan State University. Prior to returning to Michigan State University for his Ph.D., Dr. Frayer was part of a product development staff group at Ameritech Publishing, Inc. in Troy, Michigan.


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Event Introduction, Logistics, Room Introductions
9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.  Dr. Frayer Introduction
9:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Dr. Frayer Presentation (5-10 min break included)
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  La-Z-Boy HQ Facility Tour LZB Reps 45
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. La-Z-Boy Company History & Supply Chain Benchmark (10 minute break included)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Q&A Panel Discussion w/La-Z-Z-Boy Supply Chain Leadership
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Wrap-up & Closing


In this workshop, participants will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of their supply chain and whether their suppliers are driving value
  • Learn whether their supply chain is connected and integrated with customers
  • Observe and benchmark La-Z-Boy's progress toword supply chain excellence
  • Directors
  • Supply chain associates
  • Schedulers
  • Supervisors
  • Engineers
  • Quality assurance

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be canceled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.