Meetings and Events

PDM's (Professional Development Meetings) are usually held the 3rd Tuesday of each month. These meetings provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in informational presentations, network with industry experts, exchange ideas and get caught up on the latest happenings within the industry. We also conduct seminars and local plant tours. All of these meetings are aimed to promote the educational and professional development of our members. These meetings are open to both members and non-members. Come join us!

Reservation Details

To make reservations, you can pre-pay using our paypal registration form or reserve using our Online Registration Form. Please sign-up for these events 3-business days prior to the event date. Most of our events meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month, so please make your reservation accordingly. No-shows will be charged. To cancel your reservation without incurring any fees, please send an email to reservations 3 days prior to the event. Walk-ins will be accepted to our meetings; however, the menu may differ. Cost of Plant Tours & PDM Meetings is $25.00 Time of Plant Tours and PDM Meetings begin at 6:00 or 6:30 pm (unless otherwise noted). Dinner is normally served between 6:30-7:15 pm (unless otherwise noted). 

October 2018 PDM

October 16, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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94th Aero Squadron
5030 Sawyer Rd
Columbus, OH 43219

In this global age, it’s a buyers’ market and companies must find their competitive advantage to stay ahead.  Demand can be both steady and consistent for some products but volatile and fast paced in others, and we have to try and figure how to accommodate both with often the same manufacturing process and people. 

Sales and Operations Planning has become crucial to meeting customer demand while running efficiently and cost effectively in production.  S&OP provides focus to sales and production as well as that buffer within the supply chain, allowing the links to be better planners and focus on costs, quality, and continuous improvements.

Ingrid Yoder, CPIM, CSCP is the Supply Chain Manager for McWane Ductile, a private manufacture of ductile iron pipe located in Coshocton, Ohio. She has been with McWane since 1993 and has had the opportunity of working with teams to reduce lead times, decrease inventories, optimize available capacity with storage and in production, and starting the international purchasing program in the company.

Ingrid is married and received her MBA from The Ohio State with a BSB in Integrated Supply Chain and Operations Management from the University of Phoenix. She sits on her local United Way Board and her County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  She loves to travel, enjoys baseball and attending concerts.



$10.00 APICS Student

$25.00 APICS Professional (Members and Guests)