APICS Columbus February 2019 Newsletter 

President's Report

February 2019

Dear Supply Chain Professionals,

               Welcome back to some “normal” Ohio weather, I hope everyone made it through the Polar Vortex without any issues! We had a very successful joint meeting with ASQ learning about change management and best ways to implement change within your organization. We are VERY excited to present our Second Professional Develop Meeting of the year with our new friends at TECH! They will be hosting us for a short presentation and PLANT TOUR on February 19, 2019 at 6:00PM, follow up in the PDM Section for more details.

              The Education master schedule was recently updated, we are working to put together a CPIM training for the middle of February. We need at least 5 students to attend for a class or refresher, the cutoff date is February 9, 2019, if you are interested, please sign up! Corporations can always schedule in-house courses that meet your requirements outside of the public course schedule.  Contact Steve Fedan, education@apics-col.org.

             At our most recent Board of Directors meeting we met with 3 of our new Members at Large; Michael Torch, Steve DeNuzio, and Matt Reeping. From the Board and I we want to say Thank You for volunteering your time to the Columbus Chapter, we look forward to working with you and finding new opportunities for our Chapter.

            As we work through the details of our transition to ASCM, Association of Supply Chain Management, we are working on updating our website and membership opportunities, I have attached file that walks through some of those benefits. Please review and if you have any questions please email me at president@apics-col.org.

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


Adam Korte, CSCP, SCOR-P


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PDM Section

TECH™ headquartered in Johnstown, Ohio is a trusted global leader in tire and tube repairs and wheel service products. Founded in 1939 by Charles Cornell, TECH™ pioneered a cold vulcanization process in the U.S. that repaired tires without heat, revolutionizing the tire industry. Today, TECH™ produces a full range of tire repair materials including radial and bias repair units, plug-patch combination repairs, inserts, RFID tags, vulcanizing cements and related chemicals, uncured cushion gum, and extruded rubber. Customers around the World trust TECH™ for complete Tire Repair and Wheel Service Solutions.  TECH™ locations around the world, besides Johnstown, include China, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Brazil and Thailand.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New MembersMatthew Subosits, Zachary Codrea, Daniel Blust, Alexander Orasco, Stetson Miller, Garret Brown, Riley Boucher, Taylor Turner, Gangeyyo Bhattacharjee, Bryan Steller, Alex Anderson, James French, and John BIllman.

Welcome Back: Gino Ori, and Srikanth Tondukulam Seetharam

Membership TOTAL:

Current Membership Total:  157
Professional Member  138
Student Associate   35
Corporate Member   8
Young Professional   6
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.

We are currently offering a class/refresher starting February 16th, 2019, please sign up for the class by February 9th, 2019.

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
2/19/2019 TECH Headquarters Tech Training Facility
3/19/2019 ISM Dinner TBD
4/16/2019 Speaker TBD TBD


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