APICS Columbus April 2018 Newsletter 

President's Report

April 2018

Dear Supply Chain professionals,

Last month I said in this message that the weather was starting to get better in March.  I will never write that in a public setting again as we’re still in the 30’s here in Columbus and will likely have more snow coming!  I enjoyed Martha Bryan’s presentation at the ISM joint PDM last month.  It made me think about managing change in my job.  Also, it was great to meet some of our new members.  I hope to see more of you at future meetings and if there are any topics that you would like to have presented, reach out to a board member. 

April PDM will be a meeting with our student chapter, Buckeye Operations Management Society (BOMS).  One of the former leaders of the student chapter, Brad Wise, will be coming to speak to students with early career advice and talking about operations management within consulting.  Brad is a consultant with EY.  Click here to Register for April PDM.  Reminder that attendees will have to park in the Lane Avenue garage and pay for that parking (around $6.50 for 2 hours).  Since that is a cost to our attendees, and our dinner is pizza, we are only going to charge members $10 and anyone already paid will get credited the balance.

We are planning next year’s calendar.  If you know of a company that our members would enjoying taking a tour of, please let me know.  Of course, having a 2nd shift is desired so we can see the operations.  Any topics that you would be interested in learning about would also be welcomed.  Contact me at president@apics-col.org.

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


Burl K Scott, CLTD, CTFL



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PDM Section

Brad Wise, former BOMS president and current consultant with EY will be coming to speak to students with early career advice and talking about operations management within consulting.

OSU - Schoenbaum Hall 305
210 W Woodruff Ave
Columbus, OH 43210



Attendees will have to park in the Lane Ave garage ($6.50 for two hours) or the surface lot next to Converse Hall (St Johns Arena).

Link for parking and directions:  http://fisher.osu.edu/about/maps-and-directions/

Please be aware of the time change, meeting starts at 7:15 PM.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New MembersTodd Cullums, Sokun Moeung, Kristi Stout, Joy Caudill, Parker VanFossen, Connor Buehler, Kate Olson, Bryan Temin, Melissa Kywa.

Congratulations to our newly certified MembersKevin Pence, CPIM and Douglas Grubbe, CSCP.

Membership TOTAL:

Current Membership Total: 267
Professional Member 145
Student Associate  76
Enterprise Professional  27
Young Professional   7
Academic Professional   3
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.

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

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Calendar of Events

Date Speaker Location
4/11/2018 Joint Meeting with BOMS The Ohio State University


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BOMS Update

It has been a busy start to the year for the Buckeye Operations Management Society (BOMS).  We had professional development meetings in January with Marathon and DHL Express along with a resume workshop and headshot pictures taken for our members.  February we welcomed PepsiCo and JPMorgan Chase & Co.  We look forward to our April meetings where on April 11th we will welcome a former BOMS President, Brad Wise, to speak to our students and our Parent Chapter, APICS Columbus.  Also, on April 13th we are excited to have 10 years of Past BOMS Officers to be available to answer questions from current student members.  

Thank you,

Joey Schrettner

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business 2019  

Buckeye Operations Management Society - President & CEO


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