Dayton Section Meeting: Supplier Flow-Downs

When:  Jul 16, 2024 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Dayton Section

Note: this section meeting will be moved from the Delco Park Meeting Place to the Miami Township branch of the Montgomery County Public Library.  See below for address information.

Customer flow-downs to suppliers (“supplier flow-downs”)  is often times an after-thought in most organizations.  However, regulated industries (e.g., aerospace, medical, automotive) and those organizations operating under ISO 9001 are swiftly bringing the subject of customer flow-downs to the forefront of maintaining compliance within supply chains.  As a result, organizations are becoming shocked with requirements such as AS13100-2021 are being explicitly flowed-down by larger OEM’s, putting them in a scramble to comply.
This presentation is designed to provide understanding of some organizational mindsets causing this game of catch-up, the “ideal model” of an effective system of supplier flow-downs, and suggested strategies of corrective action to diagnose and remediate systems of supplier quality to fill compliance gaps.  My objective is to raise awareness on the subject of supplier flow-downs to every level of quality professional such that your organizations can benefit from your ability communicate the importance of the subject through all levels and encourage participation in remediation and maintenance of compliance throughout the product lifecycle.
About the Speaker: Michael G. Ben, currently working in a QA Engineer role in Defense, spent his previous 15 years in quality in medical devices and aerospace.  From managing the QMS and inspections of small shops with less than 20 employees to working in a supplier quality engineering role for multinational companies, he has experience working in a variety of environments with a variety of products.  He currently lives in Miamisburg with his fiancée, two cats, and one pit bull. 


Montgomery County Library, Miami Township Branch
2718 Lyons Rd.
MIamisburg, OH 45342


Richard Steiner