APICS Columbus September 2017 Newsletter 

PDM Section

Professional Development Meeting

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Jennifer Teal, City Administrator - City of Gahanna

The Hickory house
550 Officenter Place
Gahanna, OH 43220

Registration - 5:30 pm 

Dinner - 6:00 pm

Presentation 7:00 PM



$10.00 APICS Student

$25.00 APICS Professional (Members and Guests)

The Lean Gahanna program is modeled on the state's LeanOhio program, which has a mission to make government services simpler, faster, better and less costly. Using continuous improvement methods such as Lean and Six Sigma, Gahanna City programs and departments are empowered to cut the proverbial "red tape," remove inefficiencies, improve customer service and achieve measurable results.

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President's Report

Dear Supply Chain professionals,

     Welcome to the 2017-2018 calendar year for APICS Columbus.  I would like express my thanks to Reinard Winata for his leadership over the last two years and I look forward to preparing Adam Korte, our Executive Vice-President, to take over for me next September.

     Our PDM schedule will resume on September 12th with guest speaker Jennifer Teal, from the city of Gahanna explaining the transformation that took place when the city decided to implement continuous improvement methods, such as Lean and Six Sigma. Click here to learn more.  The October PDM will be a presentation on the digitalization progress at DHL Supply Chain by Sally Miller, CIO North America.

     The Education master schedule is posted below, with the ability to begin our certification review courses in each of the three certifications, CPIM, CSCP and CLTD. The classes will be held if we have a minimum of five students signed up to attend, so don’t wait too long to register.  Reminder that APICS has reconfigured the CPIM certification courses exams down to two parts. There is an increase on the course and exam fees for the new format, but the overall costs are comparable for Plus Members.  If you are a member and you are pursuing CPIM designation and planning to take our courses, the time to act is now!

     I’m excited to announce that the newest APICS certification, CLTD, is now being offered as an instructor led review course.  This certification focuses on Logistics, Transportation and Distribution, all very prevalent in the Columbus area.  See the Education master schedule later in this newsletter and more details on our website.

     Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the board members for questions or feedback.


Burl K Scott, CLTD



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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members:  Ilya Shats, Brittney Folisi, Joshua Gray, Ethan Hessler, Jin Li and Muhammed Shire.



Congratulations to our members that have earned their certifications:  CPIM - Nick Hoffman, CSCP - Joseph Stanford and CTLD - Elisabeth Earl.  Your accomplishment demonstrates your commitment to your careers.

We would like to thank all of our certified members for their dedication to their profession and their commitment to continuous learning.


Membership TOTAL:

Current Membership Total: 279
Professional Member 146
Student Associate (not included in total)  84
Young Professional (E)   8
Enterprise Professional  35
Academic Professional   4
Retired Member   2

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Educational Offerings

Your Columbus APICS Chapter supports three certification options.  Whether you are intersted in the CPIM, CSCP or the most recent CLTD certifications, we offer review classes to help you acheive your goal.

All of our review classes held on Saturdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm with a break for lunch.

To register for a class, select "Read More" from the Upcoming Education Events and click on the "Register Now" link.

CPIM Class Schedule -  READ MORE:



 Class Name

 9/30  Day 1  CPIM Part One
 10/14  Day 2  CPIM Part One
 11/4  Day 3  CPIM Part One
 12/2  Day 1 CPIM Part Two
 12/16  Day 2 CPIM Part Two
 1/6  Day 3 CPIM Part Two
 1/20  Day 4 CPIM Part Two


CSCP Class Schedule -  READ MORE:



 Class Name

 9/30  Day 1

 Certified Supply Chain Professional

 10/14  Day 2  Certified Supply Chain Professional
 10/21  Day 3  Certified Supply Chain Professional
 11/4  Day 4  Certified Supply Chain Professional


CLTD Class Schedule - READ MORE:



 Class Name

 9/23  Day 1

  Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

 10/7  Day 2   Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution
 10/21  Day 3   Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution
 11/4  Day 4   Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

In addition to our scheduled classes, we are able to conduct in house classes at your company.  For more information on inhouse classes, please email us at Education@apics-col.org.

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Calendar of Events

Date Speaker Location
9/19/2017 Jennifer Teal, City of Gahanna The Hickory House, Gahanna
10/17/2017 Sally Miller, CIO North America, DHL Supply Chain Giammarco's Italian Restaurant, Westerville
11/14/2017 John Barleycorn, Worthington Industries Cantina Laredo, Polaris Mall
1/9/2018 Joint Meeting with ASQ TBD
2/20/2018 TBD TBD
3/12/2018 Joint Meeting with ISM TBD


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BOMS Update

The Buckeye Operations Management Society is back to school and already into our Fall 2017 schedule.  To kick off the year, BOMS members were able to attend a resume workshop.  Our first PDM was held on August 31st and it was a joint meeting with TLA.  Together we hosted Cummins, an American Fortune 500 corporation that designs, manufacturers, and distributes engines, filtration and power generation products.  Cummins also services engines and related equipment.  We are looking forward to our upcoming PDM schedule with presenters from Rockwell Automation, Cardinal Health, Worthington Industries, Owens Corning, American Woodmark and GM.

 Joey Schrettner

 The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business   

 Buckeye Operations Management Society - President & CEO

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