Raising the Bar with Contractor Management

A discussion with BNSF Railway on contractor safety and supplier risk mitigation

The suppliers, contractors, and vendors you hire have a large impact on your organization’s success. The risk introduced to your business by any supplier in your supply chain inherently becomes your risk. With over 32,500 miles of rail across the United States, BNSF is one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America. They utilize many hundreds of contractors every day. With safety being the highest priority, BNSF has high standards for its contractors based on key safety and performance metrics. By proactively managing their contractors, suppliers, and vendors, they are improving their safety performance and reduce the risk to their organization.

Join BNSF and BROWZ for a discussion on contractor management and advice for taking a proactive approach to managing your relationships with third-party contractors, suppliers and vendors.

Key Topics

  • How to identify and manage the risk introduced to your business through suppliers, contractors, and vendors.
  • How, BNSF, one of the leading railway companies, manages supplier and contractor risk
  • How to address the multiple levels and types of risk in your supply chain.
  • Learn the common challenges of prequalifying suppliers and contractors and how to overcome them.

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PRESENTERS

Leslie Gorman

Leslie Gorman

Senior Manager Supplier Safety, BNSF Railway

Leslie Gorman is the Senior Manager of Field Safety at BNSF. She’s been with the company for over 17 years and currently leads the BNSF Supplier Safety (Contractor Risk Reduction) program's strategic direction to ensure continual improvement that meets or exceeds industry standards for risk management, while overseeing the day to day related processes of suppliers and internal stakeholders for operational continuity. 

Mary Loomis

Mary Loomis

Manager Strategic Sourcing, BNSF Railway

Mary Loomis is a Manager in Strategic Sourcing and Supply at BNSF.  She has been with the company for 4 years and leads the BNSF Supplier Risk Management program and Supplier Quality Audit program ensuring continual compliance of contractual requirements and product specifications of critical suppliers and contractors. 

Dave Williams

Dave Williams

US Managing Director

Dave spent 2 decades as a Senior Vice President for a major Wall Street firm providing SEC Compliance Solutions for the top public companies in America. Joining BROWZ in 2012, he oversees the client facing employees in the US responsible for helping over 100 major clients mitigate supplier risk and improve contractor safety.

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Thursday January 17, 2019

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Most successful companies have a long-term vision and expectation of where they want to be and how to get there. Because of this, each new business year inevitably brings with it corporate resolutions and company goals that will pave the way for the months ahead.
 
Such goals often include increasing sales, opening new locations, and offering new and improved products and services. To manage costs and streamline operations, many organizations are turning to contractors to supply them with goods and services they previously kept in-house. Hiring contractors presents companies with both benefit and areas of potential risk that must be addressed throughout the process.
 
This presentation will examine best practice methods in contractor management, outlined by the Campbell Institute, a division of the National Safety Council, and review the steps that companies should be taking now and throughout the year to establish a safe and conscientious plan for managing the contractors they work with.

Topics Include:

  • Research findings on contractor management best practices
  • Incorporating leading and lagging risk indicators
  • Establishing more effective partnerships with contractors and suppliers
  • Working with internal teams to achieve a common goal

PRESENTERS

Brett Armstrong

Brett Armstrong

Vice President of Marketing, BROWZ

Brett Armstrong is Vice President at BROWZ. He's been with BROWZ for over ten years, and he's had experienced managing teams that have supported the world's leading organizations, during the implementation and ongoing management of supply chain qualification programs.

Earlier at BROWZ, Brett led the operations team for more than 7 years, this experience provides him today with the foundation and understanding necessary to support the communication needs of our clients and contractors.

Dennis  Robinson

Dennis Robinson

Business Development Specialist, BROWZ

Dennis Robinson has been with BROWZ for over 10 years and is currently working as Business Development Specialist. Prior to his current role, Dennis managed the Assessment Specialist team responsible for the validation of all contractor documentation. Mr. Robinson’s experience provides him with a first-hand knowledge of the details and documentation organization’s rely on to ensure they are working with safe, responsible contractors. 

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