APICS Columbus October 2018 Newsletter 

President's Report

October 2018

Dear Supply Chain Professionals,

                Thank you to Krenar Komoni for educating our members on the IoT Sensnors in Supply Chain.  We learned how the IoT is disrupting, and brining a new visibility to the modern supply chain.  We looked at how sensors are being used in conjunction with blockchain to reduce waste, improve quality, and improve efficiency form end to end.  Check out our Webinar here.

                Please join us at the October PDM on the 16th for a presentation on how Sales and Operations Planning has become crucial to meeting customer demand while running efficiently and cost effectively in production. S&OP provides focus to sale 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 improvement. Ingrid Yoder, CPIM, CSCP, who is the Supply Chain Manager for McWane Ductile will be giving us our presentation. Click here to learn more and register for the event.

                The Education master schedule was released last month, we have a cutoff for signups for our CPIM Part 1 class THIS Saturday, Oct. 5th, if you are interested, please signup!   Corporations can always schedule in-house courses that meet your requirements outside of the public course schedule.  Contact Steve Fedan, education@apics-col.org.

                #APICS2018, the APICS national conference, was held Sep. 31- Oct. 2 in Chicago, IL.  The conference features 65+ educational sessions which are broken into tracks based on the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Framework:  Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable.  The keynote speakers this year included Marc Rudolph, Co-Founder of Netflix, and Carol Podesta, psychologist, and comedian. This year Andrea Prud'homme and I attended and both found multiple takeaways from the content and networking.

               THE BIG NEWS at APICS 2018 this year came from, Abe Eshkenazi, when he made a HUGE announcement about the future of APICS, as a membership organization and the certifications it offers. The association of Supply Chain Management (ASCM) will build on the past 60 years of APICS delivering world-class certifications. ASCM will offer new products, services, and partnerships through: Learning and Development, Corporate Transformation, and Making an Impact. ASCM will also be introducing and offering SCOR-E for enterprise certificates, adding to the triple bottom-line. Please look at their newly released webpage at ASCM.

                Again please check out and like our social media pages on facebook (@apciscolumbus), instagram (@apics.columbus), twitter (@apicscolumbus), and LinkedIn (@APICS Columbus).

Sincerely,

Adam Korte, CSCP

President@apics-col.org

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PDM Section

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.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New MembersRobert Waugh,  and Jeff Smith. 

Membership TOTAL:


Current Membership Total: 230
Professional Member 141
Student Associate  63
Corporate Member   9
Enterprise Professional   5
Young Professional   6
Academic Professional   3
Retired Member   2
Student Associate   1


 

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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
10/16/2018 Ingrid Yoder, CPIM, CSCP 94th Aero Squadron
11/20/2018 PDM Dinner TBD
1/08/2019 Joint Meeting ASQ Crowne Plaza
2/20/2019 BOMS Dinner TBD
3/19/2019 ISM Dinner TBD

 

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