Supply Chain, Sustainability, and Workforce Challenges Top of Mind at Women Business Owners Conference

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Conference

Last week, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) celebrated 25 years of promoting women-owned businesses at its annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Held in person for the first time since 2019, the conference drew 4,000 people, providing incredible opportunities for attendees and suppliers to network and share information about the most pressing topics in the current economic climate, including supply chain struggles and challenges related to employee acquisition and retention.

As a woman-owned company, the Dynamic Technology Solutions team was on-hand to connect with other women entrepreneurs, learn about the challenges facing these business leaders, and meet face-to-face with the large OEMs serving this audience. Our representatives held many one-on-one meetings with medical device and pharma OEMs that included supplier diversity, procurement, and IT business members.

During the conference, we heard directly from suppliers that supply chain resiliency is now an imperative and that sustainability has become a topic of emerging importance.

Speakers and attendees noted that suppliers need to mirror their customers when it comes to adopting an environmental, social, and governance (ESG) perspective. Though there’s no specific road map to follow, it’s essential for suppliers to pursue some ESG initiatives and aspirations in order to even get in the door.

A Focus on Workforce Issues

Another recurring message for business owners at the event was that companies need to keep focused on workforce issues—not only in terms of how to attract new employees but also on how to keep them.

Employers focused on hiring and retention should keep in mind that since the start of the pandemic, workforce demographics have changed considerably. In contrast to members of older generations, young professionals are more likely to seek and value work-life balance, team environment, technology, sustainability, and alignment with company purpose when making decisions about employers.

As reported during the conference, close to 50% of young people polled entering the job market said that they would not join a company unless that company matched their values. This generational shift in mindset has become a real challenge in attracting and hiring talent from an increasingly tight pool of candidates.

One conference speaker offered a possible solution to address the shortage of qualified employees. Accenture CEO, North America, James Etheredge has initiated an 18-month professional apprenticeship program at the company to fill a significant need for skilled workers. The company hopes to fill 20% of its entry-level roles from the apprenticeship program in the U.S. by 2022.

Participating in the WBENC conference and other industry events is just one of the ways the Dynamic team stays informed and connected to the issues and challenges facing businesses today, helping them solve problems and deliver solutions for clients.

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Session at 2022 Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Conference. Source: WBENC

Reflections on the DA4S Conference: ESG, Partnering, and Diversity

DA4S Conference

When the Diversity Alliance for Science held its spring East Coast conference in Newark, New Jersey, several members of the Dynamic Technology Solutions team were in attendance. The following is drawn from their observations during the conference.

For 15 years, the Diversity Alliance for Science (DA4S) has been focusing on bringing greater diversity, in terms of both people and companies, to the life sciences industry. At the recent DA4S East Coast Conference, two aspects of that effort were prominent throughout the event—the need to enhance Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) programs, and the forging of partnerships between a variety of companies.

ESG has been around for a while, but as the meeting showed, it is now more important than ever. Today, partners, suppliers, employees, investors, and customers assess the companies that they work with through the lens of ESG. That message came through loud and clear at the meeting, where large pharma companies talked about the ESG attributes they expect to see in their suppliers.

Those pharma companies have good reason to look for those attributes. A few years ago, the McKinsey & Company management consulting firm performed a meta-study of more 2,000 studies examining ESG initiatives and found that 63% reported a positive business impact from those efforts, while only 8% reported a negative impact. So, as discussions at the meeting made clear, ESG is no longer a “do the right thing,” corporate social responsibility initiative—it is a powerful business mandate that can drive real results, now and in the long term. Certainly, suppliers will need to continue to provide value and quality with their products and services, but ESG will need to be in the mix as well.

Meanwhile, the importance of partnerships, captured in the event’s theme of “The Power of Us,” was underscored in several ways. Some discussions, for example, explored how Tier 1, 2, and 3 supplier relationships can bring unique value and innovation to life sciences organizations. A number of supplier showcase presentations (including one by our Vice President of Business Development Tami Schultz) provided insights into a range of solutions available to partners. Roundtable events brought different companies together for mutual education and discussions of possible partnering opportunities. And in the final session of the conference, representatives from various suppliers joined their customer counterparts on stage to talk about the partnering journeys they had taken. Every story was unique, but they all shared a common theme: that partnerships are an important key to building growth and success.

The value of ESG and partnerships—and ultimately, diversity in life sciences—are well understood at Dynamic Technology Solutions. But it was good to have that view reinforced at the meeting, and to have a chance to collaborate with others to explore ways to improve the industry on both fronts.

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Dynamic Technology Solutions’ Robert Werner, Tami Schultz, and Dan Wood at the DA4S East Coast Connection in Newark, New Jersey.

Dynamic Technology Solutions Attends Diversity Supply Chain National Education and Training Event: ACCELERATE 2022

Dynamic Technology Solutions showed a strong presence at ACCELERATE 2022, the premier education and training conference of the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA). Dynamic was represented by Vice President of Business Development, Tami Schultz and Business Development Director, Bob Werner at the convention which featured over 30 leading organizations in the manufacturing space.

The event, held in Scottsdale, AZ last month, addressed practical small-midsize manufacturer development solutions, with a focus on digitalization of supply chain management in the current, ever-changing environment.

“There was a strong emphasis on passion,” said Schultz, as she shared her impression of the event. “Passion for digitalized supply chain, passion for the importance of diverse suppliers that innovate and drive results for leading manufacturers.”

The panel discussion around “Supply Chain Collaboration Through Advanced Manufacturing Technologies” proved to be a highlight of the conference. Featuring special guest, Felipe Bezamat Kuzmanic, Head of Advanced Manufacturing and Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, this session addressed current supply chain constraints due to COVID-19. This topic has been a point of emphasis for Dynamic over the last two years, as the organization published multiple resources to aid suppliers and manufacturers in navigating the pandemic, including a proprietary methodology, Supply Chain Risk ScoringSM.

Another interesting session was a demonstration on the “Use of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and the Connected Worker” by Brian Townley, Business Development Associate at MxD. Brian detailed the use of VR and AR in the workplace, enabling non-technical associates to make repairs on complex technologies without in-depth knowledge of the devices. Dynamic has identified an increase in the use of virtual reality in the design and design for manufacturing phases of product development in its clients and the life science industry. This session was a welcome addition to the conference and educational for the DTS team.

The event was well attended and served as a homecoming of sorts for one of the prominent diversity-led supplier development organizations in the supply chain strategy sphere. After a long and patient wait, an in-person event provided meaningful interactions and networking opportunities.

“This was a great opportunity to collaborate with members of DMSCA face-to-face,” Bob Werner reflected in reviewing the event. “I was impressed with participation by leading manufacturers with key Sr. Leaders and staff in attendance. I look forward to growing the relationships we made and implementing what we learned into our day-to-day functions.”

Dynamic Computer Corporation Changes Brand Name; Will Operate as Dynamic Technology SolutionsSM

FARMINGTON HILLS, Michigan, May 11, 2021 – Dynamic Computer Corporation (Dynamic) announced today that the company will operate under the trade name Dynamic Technology SolutionsSM, effective immediately. The company has also changed its domain address to www.DynamicTech.Solutions from

Announcing the brand transition, Dynamic’s CEO and President, Farida Ali, said that, “Forty years ago, when the company began in a small retail location selling Apple computers to individuals, the Dynamic Computer Corporation name made sense. But we’ve been providing a broad range of complex technology services to large enterprise businesses for many years; so we were long overdue for a company name that more accurately reflects the nature of our business.”

Dynamic is recognized as the leader in sourcing, testing, configuring and End-of-Life transitions for electronic technology within highly regulated industries, including Medical Device and Aerospace & Defense manufacturing companies. The company delivers asset and lifecycle management services as an integrated solution that is compliant, consistent and controlled.

Commenting on the launch of its refreshed logo and website to support Dynamic’s re-branding, Ms. Ali noted, “Admittedly, the nature of our business is complex, and it’s not easy to explain in a single-sentence elevator pitch. We’ve done our best on the new website to simplify the explanation of what we do, why we do it, and how companies seeking reliable, integrated user-ready technology solutions can benefit from working with us.”

About Dynamic Technology SolutionsSM

Established in 1979, Dynamic develops and manages solutions that address technology component requirements – most often involving complex specifications – connected to or embedded in products, platforms, and applications. Dynamic has a track record of providing high-value, quality-focused services across the entire product value chain. Dynamic is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified. As a benchmarked member of the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA), Dynamic has a strong commitment to diversity, and on maintaining high On-Time, In-Full (OTIF) and Right First Time (RFT) scores. Visit www.DynamicTech.Solutions

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Dynamic Technology Solutions Further Expands Coverage of Life Sciences Industry; Adds Robert Werner as Business Development Director

Experienced Global Procurement Executive Will Drive Business Development and Account Management for Dynamic’s Life Sciences Clients

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dynamic Technology Solutions – a nationwide provider of customized computing solutions, and supply chain and technology lifecycle-related services – announced today that Robert Werner has joined the company as Business Development Director, responsible for expanding and managing relationships with the company’s life sciences clients, which also includes medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

Mr. Werner brings to Dynamic more than 30 years of related experience, having held leadership positions in engineering, procurement, and general management at leading companies, including General Electric, Perkin Elmer, and at Roche Diagnostics, where he served as Vice President of Global Supply Management. His responsibilities at those firms included development of strategic programs designed to improve operational efficiencies within manufacturing and procurement functions. He also led strategic restructuring of the procurement function while building high performance teams to manage global supply and procurement operations.

Dynamic Technology Solutions CEO and President, Ms. Farida Ali, said, “I’ve worked with Bob for nearly two decades, and have first-hand insight into his deep understanding of the life sciences industry. He will be an invaluable asset to Dynamic and our clients.”

Mr. Werner noted that, “Having been on the client side during my tenure at Roche, I understand and appreciate the value that Dynamic can deliver to life sciences companies. They are a unique organization, and I look forward to representing them.”

Mr. Werner hold a degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and is a graduate of General Electric’s Operations Management Leadership Program. He is an active supporter of community social programs, including Habitat for Humanity, Gleaners Foodbank and Catholic Ministries.

About Dynamic Technology Solutions:

Established in 1979, Dynamic is recognized as the leader in sourcing, testing, configuration and End-of-Life (EOL) transitions for electronic technology within highly regulated industries, notably for life sciences companies. Dynamic delivers asset and lifecycle management services as an integrated solution that is compliant, consistent, and controlled. Dynamic is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified. As a benchmarked member of the Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA), Dynamic has a strong commitment to diversity, and to maintaining high On-Time, In-Full (OTIF) and Right First Time (RFT) scores. Dynamic Technology Solutions is the trade name and a registered service mark of Dynamic Computer Corporation. Visit www.DynamicTech.Solutions

Gordon G. Andrew
Highlander Consulting Inc. 
(609) 987-0200

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