RPI is celebrating Supply Chain Week! In conjunction with the Association for Healthcare Resource & Material Management, and Healthcare institutions across the county, RPI is taking this opportunity to recognize the pivotal role that supply chain professionals play in advancing the efficiency or their organizations. All week we will feature content from our team of experts providing insight, innovation, and best practices in the industry.

Latest Supply Chain Posts

May 30, 2018 in Press Release, RPI Blog, RPI News

RPI Consultants to Exhibit at 2018 Manufacturing Technology Summit

RPI Consultants will attend and be an exhibitor for the 2018 Manufacturing Technology Summit, hosted by the Indiana Manufacturers Association. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland // Wednesday, May 30, 2018... Read More
May 15, 2018 in Press Release, RPI Blog, RPI News

RPI Consultants to Exhibit at 2018 APP2P Spring Conference & Expo

RPI Consultants will attend and exhibit at the 2018 APP2P Spring Conference and Expo May 20-22, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, in booth 109. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland // Tuesday,... Read More
May 3, 2018 in Press Release, RPI Blog, RPI News

RPI Consultants Sponsors MFG Forum 2018

RPI Consultants is a sponsor for MFG Forum 2018, a conference for manufacturing leaders in Michigan hosted by the Michigan Manufacturer’s Association. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland // Thursday, May... Read More

Supply Chain Webinars

Below are some of our featured Supply Chain Webinars from the past few months. We’d really like your feedback on what you topics you would like to see covered in the near future.

Please take a minute to vote on the next RPI Supply Chain Webinar!

RPI Consultants delivers a presentation on best practices for Par Management at the Keystone Lawson User Group. April, 2016.

Presented by Stephanie Kowal, Dan Faruggio, Jason Kwasnik

This webinar covers a basic overview, a typical project approach, some implementation considerations, go through those best practices and also go through Punchout and some new features that are available in Lawson 10.

The RPI SCM Team Leadership:

Stephanie Kowal Square PicSenior Lawson Supply Chain Consultant Stephanie Kowal is a leading voice in Infor Lawson SCM best practices and process improvement for healthcare.  She leverages a deep understanding of Lawson functionality, healthcare supply chain processes and procedures and organizational change management to spearhead SCM optimization and implementation efforts surrounding: RQC deployments, IPA approvals, Capital Requisitions, Lawson Mobile Applications, EDI (850/855/856), MSCM, LBI Dashboards, Smart Notifications, Lawson Security, Imaging Integration, IC11 Replacement Items and RNI Clean-up and Maintenance.  Her expertise in project management is comprehensive, including workflow design, system builds, testing, metrics, and go-live support. She is a frequent presenter in the Lawson community and a thought leader in RQC best practices, Lawson SCM Optimization and Contract Management. Combining a degree in Communication with her natural aptitude for leadership and mentoring, Mrs. Kowal is motivated by projects involving complex systems or processes and audiences with varying skill levels.  Before coming to RPI, Mrs. Kowal was the Supply Chain Consultant & System Administrator for a large health system.

Jason Kwasnik

kwasJason Kwasnik, certified in Lawson’s Procurement Suite, has over ten years of experience working in materials management and has been implementing Lawson procurement applications since 1999.  He’s implemented Lawson’s IC, PO, RQ and WH at many large organizations with a variety of system configurations and business needs.  In various capacities, Mr. Kwasnik has been responsible for business needs analysis, end-user training and course development, script writing and testing, item and template file builds, system troubleshooting and post go-live support.  He has provided assistance on Lawson upgrades, process improvements projects and shared service departments builds.  In addition, he’s worked extensively in implementation and Lawson interfaces of third party products.  With a knack for diagnosing and solving Lawson and process related problems Jason is a reliable “go to” resource and a team player.  Prior to working on various Lawson implementations, Mr. Kwasnik managed a staff of twenty people as the Inventory and Receiving Supervisor.

Dan Faruggio

farugeDan Farruggio, certified in Lawson’s Procurement Suite and Lawson Security, has over five years of experience leading process improvement efforts and supporting post-implementation Lawson environments. While Mr. Farruggio has led MSCM implementations, RQC Support and Par Optimization efforts, he has also assisted clients with Lawson Security transition projects and has led full cycle security implementations. In addition, he has supported multiple Procure-to-Pay initiatives including Invoice Matching and P-Card implementations as well as data file conversions, interface mapping, par location builds, requisitioning templates, and installation/setup of hand-held units. Excellent customer facing skills and demeanor have made him a popular choice with clients for onsite support.  He has expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and has successful track record working with complex supply chain processes and security designs. Mr. Farruggio has a BA in Business and Communications from Loyola University Maryland.