- Analyze the requirements for a procurement and determine which transportation and logistics processes provide the best solutions for the entity.
- Increase service to internal customers to provide faster warehousing turnaround.
- Define freight and logistics terms and conditions with internal and external stakeholders.
- Identify warehousing and logistics issues or concerns, to include the storage, movement, and delivery of commodities throughout the life of their usage in order to best meet entity needs.
- Track the precise location and distribution points of goods and assets at any point in the process.
- Discuss various techniques for safely and effectively managing inventories and optimizing inventory supply services to stakeholders.
- Develop processes and procedures to ensure safe, efficient, and ethically-aligned disposal of surplus, excess, or obsolete commodities. Decrease on-site physical injury through effective safety protocol.
- Reduce waste and risk of security breaches through effective commodity evaluation and disposal methodology.
Core Certificate: Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management
- Date: 03/07/2024 - 03/08/2024
- Start Time: 9:00 AM Eastern Time
- End Time: 6:00 PM Eastern Time
- Instructor: Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBANIGP MASTER INSTRUCTORMr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
Mike retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky in August 2016. While he was with the State, Mike was in the Office of Procurement Services (OPS) in the Finance and Administration Cabinet (FAC) where he was a Strategic Procurement Specialist II.
Mike began his procurement career with the State in April 2000. During this time, he had the responsibility of creating and administering the Master Agreement Contracts for many of the transportation related items - fleet vehicles, school buses, tires, tractors, mowers, backhoes, all-terrain vehicles, boats, aircraft, fleet fuel, diesel and propane fuels. Mike was also the subject matter expert on all types of insurance, advertising, marketing, and digital media services, office supplies, and public safety and law enforcement items.
He worked with many State Agency representatives in the development of Request for Bids (RFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) which resulted in Contracts and Master Agreement Contracts for their use. These were for the use of many of the State Agencies, local governments (cities and counties), schools, and universities. He also worked closely with those he supported on their Procurement Buying Plans and Spend Analysis.
In addition to Mike’s State procurement-related experience, Mike has management supervisory experience. His supervisory responsibility and accountability were for various size U.S. Army active-duty units (as a Platoon Leader for a 35-person platoon (at Ft Campbell, KY) and as a Battery Commander for a 150-person Air Defense Artillery battery (at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany.) He had responsibility for office staff management in logistical and supply-related active and reserve-duty offices. Mike served as a military Instructor as well as a Regional Coordinator for 6 years in the Command and General Staff Officer College (CGSOC) and taught numerous strategic and logistical courses to military personnel. Mike retired from the US Army Reserves with 28 years of service.
Mike served as the supervisor for the procurement office / warehouse in an automotive Tier 1 parts supplier. Mike insured that the procurement and warehousing activities were accomplished in a timely manner to allow for uninterrupted automotive parts production and delivery. He was also responsible for all operational and maintenance related procurements for the production facility.
Mike received his NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) certification in May 2021, his Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification in November 2008, and his Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification in April 2002. Prior to his retirement, Mike served as a member of the NIGP Chapter - Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) Board of Directors and was the Chairperson of the Education, Professional Development, and Certification Committee. Mike was honored to be selected as the recipient of the KPPA Betty Bingham Lifetime Achievement Award in October 2017.
In his much-awaited role as retired, Mike plans to continue facilitating NIGP courses and to travel as much as possible.
Cell: (502) 680-2671
Currently on the NIGP Faculty for the following courses:
- Contract Administration
- Legal Aspects of Public Procurement
- Risk Management in Public Contracting
- Sourcing and Solicitation
- Specialization Certificate - Construction Procurement
- Core Certificate - Foundations of Planning and Analysis
- Core Certificate - Foundations of Strategy and Policy
- Competency Module - Cost, Price, and Value Analysis
- Competency Module - Economics, Budget, Financial Management, and Accounting
- Competency Module - Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency
- Competency Module - Marketing Analysis and Forecasting
- Competency Module - Negotiations
- Competency Module - Requirements, Planning, and Understanding
- Competency Module - Specification Development
- Competency Module - Standardization
- CPPB Prep Class
- CPPO Prep Class
Previously on the Faculty for NIGP courses prior to the beginning of the Pathways program:
- Contract Administration in the Public Sector
- Developing and Managing Requests For Proposals in the Public Sector
- Introduction to Public Procurement
- Risk Management
- Sourcing in the Public Sector
- Strategic Procurement Planning
- The Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
- Level: Foundation
- Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
- Contact Hours: 16
- CEUs: 1.6
Oftentimes overlooked in favor of the more traditional responsibilities, the warehousing and inventory management apparatus of the public procurement function is a critical standard through which procurement professionals provide value to their larger governmental entities. Empowering learners with the foundation to ensure goods and materials are handled efficiently, effectively, and safely, NIGP’s Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management Core Certificate provides learners with the actions they need to succeed when providing support to their entity’s warehousing functions. Addressing working with internal and external stakeholders, asset control, waste reduction, storage utility, and maximum return on investment, Foundations of Warehousing and Inventory Management empowers public procurement professionals with actionable opportunities and best-practice guidance, promoting effective warehousing functionality to the logistic and economic benefit of all stakeholders.