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Developing and Managing Supplier Quality Agreements: An Introduction

  May 15, 2014  
CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement, 90 Minute Accredited Online Training
June 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (ET)

Who Should Attend
This online course is designed for Medical Device, Pharmaceutical and other Life Science professionals who develop or manage agreements with suppliers in the medical device industry. This includes, but is not limited to, professionals in Supplier Quality, Supply Chain Management, Procurement, and Supplier Quality Assurance.

You will gain valuable knowledge on developing and managing supplier quality agreements from two leading experts who have joined forces to present this 90 minute course. James Shore and John Freije have over 40 years combined working experience with suppliers and developing agreements.

This course will be available On Demand: June 6, 2014

This 90-minute accredited online training course provides comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of developing and managing supplier agreements. The course covers regulatory expectations regarding supplier agreements contained in U.S. and International regulations and guidelines. This course will prepare attendees to effectively develop and manage supplier agreements.

Organized by: CfPA-The Center for Professional Advancement
Invited Speakers: John Freije, CQE, CMfgT, Freije Quality Engineering 

John Freije, CQE, CMfgT has spearheaded Freije Quality Engineering’s consulting services since 2007. Freije Quality Engineering, LLC, is a fullservice consulting firm providing clients with quality system and regulatory affairs consulting. 

Mr. Freije has over 30 years experience working for the government and the private sector, with 20 years in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Previously he helped revamp Roche Diagnostics’ purchasing process due to an unfavorable Warning Letter in 2004. Other experience includes supporting projects for the Special Forces and Direct Fire Control at Raytheon Technical Services Company and various Engineering and Quality positions at Eli Lilly supporting medical device commercialization, quality, and manufacturing, bulk manufacturing for injectables and dry products manufacturing for clinical trials.

Honorably discharged after serving eight years in the Ordnance Corps in the US Army as a Field Artillery Systems Mechanic, he is an active member of SME and ASQ and holds the position of Treasurer for the ASQ Biomedical Division. 

James Shore, Director Quality Assurance, Nypro Healthcare 

James Shore has 25 years of quality and supplier management experience working in medical devices, semiconductor, aerospace and defense (Boston Scientific, Aspect Medical, ACMI, Brooks, and Raytheon). Prior to joining Nypro, Jim was the Operations Manager at Dynisco Plastics, responsible for the implementation of the global material replenishment program (eKanban) and the operations and manufacturing of a new product line (Vertex). Jim serves on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Biomedical ASQ Division (NEDG), and American Welding Society (AWS). In addition, Jim is the Region Director of New England for ASQ.

His professional certifications include ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Manager/Operations Excellence, Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Mechanical Inspector and ASQ Senior Member. He also is a Certified Welding Inspector from AWS and obtained the Lean Bronze certification from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm (1991), having served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 15 years and was honorably discharged at the rank of gunnery sergeant (E-7).
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E-mail: sberg@cfpa.com
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