APICS Columbus September 2018 Newsletter 

President's Report

September 2018

Dear Supply Chain Professionals:

Welcome to the 2018-2019 calendar year for APICS Columbus. I would like to thank Burl Scott for his leadership last year and preparing me to take over for him this year. We are still looking for someone to fill the Executive VP position.

Our PDM schedule will resume on September 18th, with a webinar hosted by Krenar Komoni, CEO and Founder of Tive, a Boston-based provider of sensor and software supply chain visibility solutions. Krenar will be going over the Internet of Things and how it is bringing a new level of visibility to the modern supply chain.

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.

Starting this month look for us on the follow social medias: facebook, instagram, and twitter @apicscolumbus. We will start positng our upcoming meetings and information there as well as here. 

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


Adam Korte, CSCP



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PDM Section

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is bringing a new level of visibility to the modern supply chain. In this webinar, Tive CEO and Founder Krenar Komoni will shed light on how new sensor technologies are enabling manufacturers and shippers to reduce waste, improve quality, and improve efficiency from end to end. In addition, he will discuss the challenges facing the IoT-powered supply chain, the different tools and technologies making an impact today, and how to determine what sort of IoT solution is right for your supply chain.

Krenar Komoni is CEO and Founder of Tive, a Boston-based provider of sensor and software supply chain visibility solutions. He has over ten years of experience in the wireless sensor and IoT industry with senior leadership positions at Eta Devices and BitWave Semiconductor, and he earned his BS in Computer Engineering and Mathematics from Norwich University followed by an MS Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New MembersAngela Hansen, Han Yu, Adam Maxwell, Brad Mauder, Yoseph Setiadi, Chase Cairns. 

Congratulations to our newly certified Members:  Kevin Pence, CPIM; and Douglas Grubbe, CSCP

Membership TOTAL:

Current Membership Total: 240
Professional Member 140
Student Associate  73
Corporate Member   9
Enterprise Professional   5
Young Professional   8
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
9/18/2018 Krenar Komoni, CEO of Tive Webinar
10/16/2018 PDM Dinner TBD
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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BOMS Update

It’s been a busy summer, but classes and BOMS are both back in full swing.

As always, we’ve started off the semester with a professional development meeting focused on networking, which included a resume workshop and professional headshots.

In September we have two more meetings: September 12th with Worthington Industries, and September 26th with American Woodmark. October 3rd with DHL, Rockwell Automation on October 17th, Owens Corning on October 31st, and Marathon on November 7th. 

We’d like to invite you and the rest of the APICS board to these, and all of our meetings for the semester. This is set, with the only exception being Owens Corning potentially moving back a couple weeks depending on the availability of their presenters.

Thanks so much! Let me know if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Joey Schrettner

The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business 2019  

Buckeye Operations Management Society - President & CEO


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