Programs:

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Upcoming events:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 = joint dinner meeting with ASQ

Feature Presentations: 

  • Too Lean or SPC for Precision Machining
  • Capability Indices -- Are they capable?

Presented by: Bob Doering, CorrectSPC

Location: 

   Cambria Suites Akron/Canton Airport Hotel

   1787 Thorn Drive

   Uniontown, OH

5:30pm Registration and networking begins

6:00pm 1st presentation

6:45pm Buffet Dinner

7:15pm 2nd Presentation

8:00pm Closing remarks

$0  for APICS student members (joining APICS is free for fulltime students)

$0  for fulltime college professors

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by 9am on Wed., November 15th to programs@akronapics.org .  Early RSVP's are appreciated.

Please notify programs@akronapics.org if you made a reservation but will not be able to attend due to an emergency.  We may be able to cancel your dinner if we notify the caterer early enough.  Thank you.

 

Additional upcoming events for Akron APICS members include:

  • Plant tours
  • Joint meetings with Akron ISM
  • Joint meeting with Cleveland APICS
  • Thirsty Dog Brewery (coming back by popular demand)
  • Annual Chapter Meeting with the University of Akron (every May)

Website will be updated with more information as details become available.

If you have suggestions for topics or locations for our meetings, please email them to programs@akronapics.org


Past Events:

Thursday, October 19, 2017 = joint dinner meeting with Cleveland APICS and ISM

Feature Presentation: National and Regional Economic Outlook

Presented by: Ruben Hernandez-Murillo, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Location:

  Embassy Suites

  5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.

  Independence, Ohio 44131

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:15pm - Closing remarks

$0   for APICS student members

$15  for fulltime students

$15  for fulltime faculty

$25 for APICS members

$35 for nonmembers

RSVP's requested by noon on Wednesday, October 18th to programs@akronapics.org .  Please include in your email's subject line whether you are making a reservation for 10/17 or 10/19.  Early RSVP's are appreciated.

Please notify programs@akronapics.org if you made a reservation but will not be able to attend due to an emergency.  We may be able to cancel your dinner if we notify the caterer early enough.  Thank you.

 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentation: 

       Procurement Strategy and Agility in the Age of Exponential Change

    • How does procurement stay agile in an increasingly chaotic world?
    • What will procurement look like/function live in five years - increasingly strategic?
    • What is a platform and why does it matter to Procurement?
    • How will Artificial Intelligence affect my job?

Presented by: Jeff Colket, Director of Enterprise Sales at Tradeshift

                    Rizwan Malik, Director of Value Engineering at Tradeshift

Location: 

   Tangiers

   532 West Market Street

   Akron, OH 44302

5:15pm Registration and networking begins

5:30pm 1st presentation

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm 2nd Presentation

8:00pm Closing remarks

$0  for APICS student members (joining APICS is free for fulltime students)

$0  for fulltime college professors

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Monday, October 16th to programs@akronapics.org .  Please include in your email's subject line whether you are making a reservation for 10/17 or 10/19.  Early RSVP's are appreciated.

Please notify programs@akronapics.org if you made a reservation but will not be able to attend due to an emergency.  We may be able to cancel your dinner if we notify the caterer early enough.  Thank you.

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 = Member Appreciation & Top Management meeting

Feature Presentation:  PepsiCo Supply Chain improvements

  • North America Beverages supply chain overview
  • Supply chain challenges
  • Improvements implemented with Lean Six Sigma

Presented by: Scott Maruna, PepsiCo Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

 

Location: 

   Tangiers

   532 West Market Street

   Akron, OH 44302

5:30pm Registration

5:45pm Feature Presentation -- PepsiCo projects

6:30pm Buffet Dinner

7:15pm APICS awards and elections

7:20pm Presentation -- SCOR processes & metrics

$0 for APICS Akron chapter members (Member Appreciation Night)

$0 for managers of Akron chapter members (Top Management Night)

$0 for APICS student members (joining APICS is free)

$0 for fulltime college faculty

$10 for college students

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Monday, May 15th.  Please email programs@akronapics.org

Please notify programs@akronapics.org if you made a reservation but will not be able to attend due to an emergency.  We may be able to cancel your dinner if we notify the caterer early enough.  Thank you.

 

Tues. April 18, 2017 = Tour of Habitat for Humanity & ReStore

This event will include an informational overview of the current programs offered by Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, including group builds, exterior home repairs, ReStore volunteers, special event fundraisers, etc.

Speakers will include Jim Sukys (Vice President & COO), Mary Shepherd (Family & Volunteer Coordinator) and Laura Fiegelist (Communications & Marketing Coordinator).

More information about Habitat for Humanity is available at www.hfhsummitcounty.org

The tour is free.  Dinner is not included.  Some attendees will be meeting for dinner afterwards at Primo's Deli, 1707 Vernon Odom Blvd., Akron, OH 44320.

 

Location: 

   ReStore and Habitat for Humanity

   2301 Romig Road

   Akron, OH 44320

Tour is from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

RSVP's requested by noon on Monday, April 17th.  Please email programs@akronapics.org

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentation:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection

  • Certificates of Origin
  • Classifying Goods
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Importer Responsibilities

Presented by: Michael Irish, U.S. Customs

 

New location listed below:

   Cafe Bricco

   3150 West Market Street

   Akron, OH 44333

5:15pm Registration and networking begins

5:30pm 1st presentation

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm 2nd Presentation

$0  for APICS student members

$0  for fulltime college professors

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017 = joint dinner meeting with Cleveland APICS and ISM

Feature Presentation: Lean Six Sigma

Presented by: Robert D. Skillman, CQE, CQA

Location:

  Embassy Suites

  5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.

  Independence, Ohio 44131

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:15pm - Closing remarks

$0  for APICS student members

$10  for fulltime students

$10  for fulltime faculty

$20 for APICS members

$30 for nonmembers

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentation:  Manufacturing Outsourcing

    • Why outsource manufacturing?
    • Managing risks along the contract lifecycle
    • Best practices for sustainable business contributions
    Presented by: Maria Araiza-Monteux
 

New location listed below:

   Cafe Bricco

   3150 West Market Street

   Akron, OH 44333

5:15pm Registration and networking begins

5:30pm 1st presentation

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm 2nd Presentation

$0  for APICS student members

$0  for fulltime college professors

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM with 2 speakers

                                             

5:30pm presentation:  Federal Reserve's National Economic Outlook

                              by Joel Elvery of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

7:00pm presentation:  Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

                              by Mark Mullen, Senior Manager of Global Training & Development                                with Aleris

New Location -- please see below:

   Cafe Bricco

   3150 West Market Street

   Akron, OH 44333

5:15pm Registration begins

5:30pm 1st presentation

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm 2nd Presentation

$0  for APICS student members

$0  for fulltime college professors

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Monday, November 14th to programs@akronapics.org . 

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Featured Presentation: Group Purchasing Organizations (GPO)

    • GPO purchasing is a best practice for managing a company's spending.
    • This presentation will include group sourcing, category lifecycle management, and how to maximize stakeholder engagement with a GPO.

Presented by:

    • Steve Means, Senior Category Manager at Corporate United
    • Marty Levin, Sourcing Manager at Corporate United

Location: 

   Tangiers

   532 West Market Street

   Akron, OH 44302

5:15pm Registration begins

5:30pm Feature presentation, part 1

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm Feature Presentation, part 2

$0  for APICS student members

$0  for fulltime college professors

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Monday, October 17th to programs@akronapics.org . 

 

Friday May 27, 2016 = Golf Scramble Event with ISM Akron

Location:

Sable Creek Golf Course

5942 Edison St. NE

Hartville, OH 44632

Registration -    8am

Shotgun Start - 9am

Hot dogs at the Turn

Awards Dinner - 3pm

Cost:

APICS members = $40 per player

Non-members    = $65 per player

Cost includes green and cart fees, hot dogs at the turn, awards dinner, and a chance to win prizes.

Golf attire is required, including collared shirts.  No steel spikes allowed.

If you are interested in joining us, please email programs@akronapics.org by 5/20.

Prepayment by check or credit card is required to hold your reservation. 

 

Wed. May 4, 2016 = Member Appreciation and Top Management dinner meeting

Feature Presentation:  Emotional Intelligence, and IQ vs. EQ

Research has shown that people with average IQ's frequently outperform those with high IQ's.  Decades of research point to emotional intelligence as being a key factor that helps star performers perform better than the rest of the pack. 

Emotional intelligence is different than your intellect, and there is no known connection between your IQ and your emotional intelligence.  Emotional intelligence involves a set of skills that can be acquired, developed, and improved with practice.

People with high emotional intelligence have both strong personal competence and social competence. Many companies now use emotional intelligence testing to evaluate potential new staff and candidates for promotion.

This after-dinner presentation will share an overview of emotional intelligence, enable attendees to take an EI quiz, and learn ways to improve their emotional intelligence.

Presented by:  Jeffrey Lubash, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CPM, BSE, MBA

Jeffrey Lubash is president of Affiliated Services Group, Ltd., a management consulting firm.  Jeff’s specialties include teaching and helping clients implement Operational Excellence methods such as Lean Enterprise, Six Sigma, High Performance Workplace, Value Chain and Supply Chain Management.

Jeff is a seasoned executive, who in addition to his extensive line management experience, has been an accomplished consultant for 27 years.  Jeff’s line management experience includes General Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Engineering and Plant Management.  He effectively combines an MBA and an engineering degree with decades of practical experience.

Jeff’s is an APICS Master Instructor for CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional), CPIM (Certified in  Production and Inventory Management) and Lean Enterprise, as well the current Akron APICS Chapter President.

Dinner Meeting Location: 

Tangiers, 532 West Market Street, Akron

5:30pm Registration and Networking

6:00pm Buffet Dinner

6:50pm Annual Awards and Elections

7:00pm Feature Presentation

$0 for APICS members (Member Appreciation Night)

$0 for managers of APICS members (Top Management Night)

$0 for APICS student members (joining APICS is free)

$0 for fulltime college faculty

$10 for fulltime college students

$20 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Tuesday, May 3rd.  Please email programs@akronapics.org

Please notify programs@akronapics.org if you made a reservation but will not be able to attend due to an emergency.  We may be able to cancel your dinner if we notify the caterer early enough.  Thank you.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 = Port of Cleveland tour

Timing:

1:45pm - Meet at Barnes and Noble in Fairlawn (4015 Medina Road, Akron 44333)

2:00pm - Depart for Port of Cleveland in chauffeured vehicle (no separate cars)

2:45pm - Check-in at Port of Cleveland (photo ID required)

3:00pm - Port of Cleveland - 2 hour walking tour and overview of the operations

5:30pm - Arrive back at Barnes and Noble in Fairlawn

There is no charge to attend this professional development event for APICS members.

All attendees must have a valid drivers license ID with them.

Space is limited.  This is a joint event with ISM Akron.  Tour logistics require us to all arrive in the same vehicle.  APICS members should RSVP by 11am on Wed. 4/14 by sending an email to programs@akronapics.org . 

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Featured Presentation: Import Compliance and Trade Management

    • Important things one should know in executing the process
    • New/recent regulation changes
    • Key contacts, key process steps in a sustainable management program
    • Advantages in INCOTERMS
    • What is negotiable?
    • What publications / resources guide a successful program?

Presented by:

Michael D. Easton, Licensed Customs Broker

VP & General Manager, Star USA, Inc.

Location: 

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

5:15pm Registration begins

5:30pm Feature presentation, part 1

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm Feature Presentation, part 2

$0  for APICS student members

$0  for fulltime faculty

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Thursday, March 10th to programs@akronapics.org .  Reservations will still be accepted until noon on Monday, March 14th.

Please notify programs@akronapics.org if you made a reservation but will not be able to attend due to an emergency.  We may be able to cancel your dinner if we notify the caterer early enough.  Thank you.

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016 = joint dinner meeting with Cleveland APICS and ISM

Topic: The Future of Manufacturing: Innovation and Globalization

The Global manufacturing sector has undergone huge changes since the fall of large scale Socialism/Communism in the world.  Only in a Capitalist economy can a country leap into the first tier of manufacturing nations, within 20 years. Manufacturing remains critically important to developing and mature economies. In developing countries, it continues to provide an economic revitalization from subsistence agriculture to rising standards of living. In mature economies, it provides the catalyst for ground breaking innovation, research and development, productivity improvement and globalization of markets; bringing effectiveness and efficiency to the world’s economies.  Manufacturing is also the catalyst for increased demand for personal services, as people become more affluent.  Business leaders and Government entities cannot rely on old economic models to fuel the new innovative and globalized business environments. The future of manufacturing will require a significant restructuring of existing economies, regulations and business strategies. 

Speaker:  Dr. Joseph R. Muscatello 

      Joe is an accomplished executive with domestic and international manufacturing and consulting experience specializing in turning around underperforming organizations. Joe is a six-sigma champion and lean manufacturing expert.  He has presented at over 100 different business and academic venues, both internationally and domestically, and is a consultant to several Fortune 500 companies. 

      A veteran project manager of 9 ERP system installations, Joe has had excellent results with his unique change management skill set.  He can manage programs for all levels of an organization from shop floor personnel to executive management.  

      APICS certified at the fellow level (CFPIM) and a 17 year veteran teaching APICS certification courses for the Cleveland Chapter, Joe has served APICS on many local board positions and as Region 3 Chapter Development Director during 2007. 

      Currently, Joe is an Assistant Professor of Business and Technology at Kent State University and Owner/Operator of The Muscatello Group, a Consulting Company and Fina-Day, Inc., a Property Management Company. He is also a founding Board Member of Emerald Rose, an elderly mental health facility.  Joe has purchased and sold several companies after implementing his turnaround strategies and he has started several companies of his own.

Location:

Embassy Suites

5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.

Independence, Ohio 44131

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:30pm - Closing remarks

$0  for APICS student members

$20 for APICS members

$30 for nonmembers

RSVP requested by noon on Wednesday, Februrary 17th to programs@akronapics.org

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Featured Presentation: Risk Management

    • Identifing primary and secondary risk factors
    • Evaluating various levels of risk reduction and off sets
    • Contracting for success with subcontractor support
    • Formulating a basic mitigation plan for your operation

Presented by Bruce Yarnall, owner of Supply Management Solutions

Bruce has been involved in risk mitigation in aerospace and automotive at all levels. His primary focus was supply chain/procurement to mitigate interruption to supply operations. His drive was to have an integrated approach to the sustainability of goods and services for programs and company management.

Location: 

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

5:15pm Registration begins

5:30pm Feature presentation, part 1

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm Feature Presentation, part 2

$0  for APICS student members

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Thursday, February 11th to programs@akronapics.org .  Reservations will still be accepted until noon on Monday, February 15th.

 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Featured Presentation: Spend Under Management

Presented by Jack Hess

Jack Hess is the founder and CEO of Spend Management Institute.  With nearly two decades of End to End Source to Pay spend management experience, Jack has helped some of the world's leading brands drive greater savings through their supply chain and S2P operations while aligning S2P successes to uplifting financial outcomes such as EPS, Operating Profit and Working Capital.  Jack began his Sourcing and Procurement career at Emerson Electric and Diebold where he held various executive level positions in corporate procurement partnering with finance.

Location: 

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

5:15pm Registration begins

5:30pm Feature presentation, part 1

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm Feature Presentation, part 2

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by 9am on Friday, January 15th to programs@akronapics.org .  Reservations will still be accepted until noon on Monday, January 18th.

 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM/NAPM

Featured Presentation: Federal Reserve's National Economic Outlook

Presented by Timothy Stehulak

Tim will give his views on the national economic outlook, including selected international developments.

Tim is a research analyst in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.  His primary interests include applied microeconomics, economics of education, consumer finance, and macroeconomics.  A native of Monroe, Michigan, Tim is a graduate of the College of Wooster and holds a BA in economics.

Location: 

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

5:15pm Registration begins

5:30pm Feature presentation, part 1

6:20pm Buffet Dinner

7:00pm Feature Presentation, part 2

$20 for APICS members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by 9am on Friday, October 9th to programs@akronapics.org .  Reservations will still be accepted until noon on Monday, October 12th.

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"Member Appreciation and Top Management Night"

Professional Development Dinner Meeting with

Annual Awards, Chapter Elections and a Featured Presentation

Featured Presentation: Big Data, presented by John Sulka

Big Data Presentation summary: there’s a lot of noise currently about Big Data.  John Sulka will explore what it is and what it’s not, what comprises Big Data and why is it different from what’s been done in the past.  From Hadoop to the shop floor to the Internet of Everything, you should get a picture of whether Big Data currently or will in the future have an impact on your life and your work environment.  Included in the presentation will be an overview of the technology behind Big Data as well as examples of Big Data in today’s world.

John Sulka is a Solution Architect at Information Builders for the past 10 years.   John has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing and information technology at companies like General Electric and General Tire.  He also has previously worked as a Manufacturing Consultant at both SAP and i2 Technologies. John currently serves on the Akron Area APICS chapter as Director of Membership and is a Past-President of the chapter.  He has been a presenter at both APICS Professional Development Meetings and Regional Conferences.

Location: 

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

5:30pm Networking

6:00pm Buffet Dinner

6:45pm Annual Awards

7:00pm Feature Presentation

$0 for members (Member Appreciation Night)

$0 for managers of members (Top Management Night)

$0 for APICS student members

$0 for fulltime faculty

$10 for fulltime students

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP requested by noon on Monday, May 11th to programs@akronapics.org.

In your email, please indicate the method of payment (cash, check or credit card) you will be using for this event.

 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM/NAPM

Feature Presentation:  Influencing without Authority, by Ron Emery

As part of this presentation, you will learn about

  • Effective use of imagery
  • Sequencing and story construction
  • Conditioning the listener
  • Components of Emotional Intelligence
  • Application of character with influencing relationships

         Ron Emery is an author, educator, mentor, entrepreneur and businessman from Northeastern Ohio. Ron runs an active consulting organization focused on process and supply chain optimization as well as a manufacturer's representative's agency that focuses on process technologies that can dramatically improve your business.

         Ron is the founder of Alchemy Associates and Empowering Healthcare Solutions, LLC. His client expertise includes experience in Europe, Mexico, Japan and sourcing in the Pacific Rim. Ron has consulted and worked in many diversified industries including Electronics, Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), Pharma, Automotive, mining, Manufacturing, Utilities and other process related industries and Oil and Gas. His line experience over 20 years includes an executive position as Vice President Global Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer for a $2 billion manufacturer of diversified manufactured goods, Vice President Global Sourcing for a $2.5 billion global manufacturer of mining equipment and as Director Global Commodity Management for a major manufacturer in the EMS space. Ron's consulting experience encompasses work in the residential door market as well as work for a large global diversified manufacturer of diesel engines and other heavy industrial products.

5:15pm - Registration & networking

5:30pm - Influencing without Authority presentation, by Ron Emery

6:20pm - Buffet Dinner

7:15pm - Influencing without Authority presentation continued, by Ron Emery

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

$0  for APICS student members

$15 for fulltime students and faculty

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers

 

Thursday, February 19, 2015 = joint dinner meeting with Cleveland APICS and ISM

Topic:      Ethics in the workplace...There is Never a Free Lunch

Speaker:  Kevin Rhodes, VP of HR at Ridge Tool Company

Kevin earned a B.A in Industrial and Labor Relations and has his MBA from Case Western University. He has 25 years of experience in Human Resources, 23 with Emerson which includes 6 different sites in 5 states. Kevin has been serving as the Ethics office as well as the immigrations officer for over 6 years for one Emerson Business unit. He has also served as the Trade Compliance officer. Kevin is also Board Chairman for Dancing Wheels Company and School in Cleveland Ohio.

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:30pm - Closing remarks

Location:

Embassy Suites

5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.

Independence, Ohio 44131

$20 for APICS members

$35 for nonmembers

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM/NAPM

5:15pm - Registration & networking

5:30pm - Core Value Index presentation, by Lynn Taylor

6:25pm - Buffet Dinner

7:10pm - Core Value Index presentation, con't., by Lynn Taylor

8:15pm - Wrap-up comments

Lynn Taylor is founder and president of Taylor Protocols, Inc. just outside Seattle, WA.   He created the Core Values IndexTM, the first human assessment that characterizes and quantifies the innate unchanging human nature.  Abraham Maslow identified this innate nature in his seminal book, Toward a psychology of Being, as the key to understanding who a person is and where he fits best in the world.

 

Taylor has performed more than 200 successful turn-around projects over the past twenty years. He and his Core Values IndexTM have been employed to increase human productivity, and to increase the leadership performance in hundreds of companies including:  ALCOA Primary Metals, ATT Wireless, Prudential Real Estate, HOK, Merrill Lynch and many others.

 

These speeches, seminars and workshops are unique. Taylor delves deeply into business strategies and tactics and deeply into an understanding of and the mastery of each person's individual core nature. The combination of these two diverse subjects brings a new level of personal and business mastery within reach of all participants.

Meeting location:

   Tangiers

   532 West Market Street

   Akron, OH 44302

Price for dinner meeting:

   $20 for APICS members

   $40 for nonmembers

   $15 for fulltime students and faculty

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM/NAPM

5:15pm - Registration & networking

5:30pm - Risk Management presentation, by Ron Emery

6:20pm - Buffet Dinner

7:15pm -Key Performance Indicators presentation, by Ron Emery

Ron Emery bio:

Ron Emery is an author, educator, mentor, entrepreneur and businessman from Northeastern Ohio. Ron runs an active consulting organization focused on process and supply chain optimization as well as a manufacturer's representative's agency that focuses on process technologies that can dramatically improve your business. Ron has just authored his first book entitled The Dysfunctional Organization - why we will never be competitive in America again and is working his second, entitled Growing comes from planting seeds - A handbook to mentoring, coaching and developing business relationships. Ron also has an article to be released in the September issue of APICS Magazine on Vertical Integration and its effect on the supply chain. 

Ron has a distinguished career encompassing all components of the Supply Chain as a Senior Executive with diverse background in materials management, strategy formulation, logistics, customer service, fulfillment, global strategic supply chain, procurement, sales, and operational planning, project management, quality and engineering. Ron has had board-based international experience with a record of promotion to highly responsible assignments. He has lived in Canada and Finland and has global experience in APAC region as well as Mexico and other Low Cost Countries. Skilled in anticipating strategic needs and cost effective methods utilizing lean and continuous improvement processes. Ron believes in developing relationships within the organization providing excellent rapport with internal/external customer. Broad experience in consulting as well as corporate executive leadership Ron holds a Master's degree in Materials Management and has completed work toward Ph.D. in Management.
 
Ron is the founder of Alchemy Associates and Empowering Healthcare Solutions, LLC. His client expertise includes experience in Europe, Mexico, Japan and sourcing in the Pacific Rim. Ron has consulted and worked in many diversified industries including Electronics, Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS), Pharma, Automotive, mining, Manufacturing, Utilities and other process related industries and Oil and Gas. His line experience over 20 years includes an executive position as Vice President Global Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer for a $2 billion manufacturer of diversified manufactured goods, Vice President Global Sourcing for a $2.5 billion global manufacturer of mining equipment and as Director Global Commodity Management for a major manufacturer in the EMS space. Ron's consulting experience encompasses work in the residential door market as well as work for a large global diversified manufacturer of diesel engines and other heavy industrial products.
 
Ron sits on the supply chain advisory council of Eastern Michigan University as well as an adjunct faculty member teaching MBA courses at Youngstown State University. He is a frequent roundtable discussion leader CASME (Category and Sourcing Managers organization that facilitates the exchange of information between procurement managers) on a global basis on indirect supply chain. He is also engaged with Kent State's Workforce Development team on organizational, operational and supply chain consulting and training opportunities. Ron has also served as President of the Youngstown Chapter of APICS as well as on their board.

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

$20 for APICS members

$25 for nonmembers

 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Plant Tour, Lean implementation case study and dinner meeting

Hyson Products

10367 Brecksville Road

Brecksville, OH 44141

5:30pm Registration and networking

6:00pm Catered buffet dinner

6:45pm Hyson Products improvement journey presentation

7:30pm Plant tour (includes visual management boards)

8:15pm Wrap-up discussion

8:30pm Adjourn

This is an "Akron APICS members only" event due to space limitation.  

There is no charge for this special dinner meeting.  This meeting was originally scheduled for March 12th, but a major snow storm necessitated we reschedule it.

Vegetarians may order a special meal when they send in their RSVP.

RSVP's requested by noon on Monday, June 23rd.  Please email programs@akronapics.org

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

"Member Appreciation and Top Management Night"

Professional Development Dinner Meeting with

Annual Awards, Chapter Elections and a Featured Presentation

Featured Presentation: 3D Printing for Rapid Prototypes and Manufacturing

Presentation Abstract:

Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing are all terms that describe a transformative technology about to change the way parts are designed, produced and procured.  Public awareness is increasing as splashy examples of the technology are covered by the media.  The excitement for industry, however, is in the transition from prototypes to functional parts without tooling and upon demand.  The presentation will discuss the technologies, equipment and capabilities that are already firmly established and the near term developments that will have major impact on the way we do business.

Speaker's bio:

Joseph E. Sumerak, President/Owner of 4D Parts Direct a 3D Printing Service Bureau in Broadview Heights, has had a long career of adapting new technology in high tech manufacturing.  Sumerak is a CWRU graduate with Polymer Science degrees and a history of engineering accomplishments in design and manufacturing of composite materials, machinery and tooling.  This is the fourth venture by Sumerak in a high tech field and considered by him as one of the most exciting in scope and future potential.

Location: 

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

5:30pm Networking

6:00pm Buffet Dinner

6:45pm Annual Awards

7:00pm Feature Presentation

$0 for members (Member Appreciation Night)

$0 for managers of members (Top Management Night)

$0 for APICS student members

$0 for fulltime faculty

$10 for fulltime students

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by Monday, May 12th.  Please email programs@akronapics.org

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM/NAPM

5:00pm - Registration & networking

5:30pm - Communicating your Professional Brand and Value presentation, by Sonya Weiland, PHR

6:20pm - Buffet Dinner

7:15pm - Leadership User's Guide presentation, by Denise Gotchall, PhD

Sonya Weiland bio:

Sonya Weiland, President of WeilandWorks Consulting, has focused her career on building positive team environments and is a recognized strategic partner in HR to many organizations in Northeast Ohio.   Sonya’s expertise includes the design and implementation of training, creating HR processes, performance management systems and evaluations.  She has worked in a variety of industries including manufacturing, banking, construction and non-profit.   Sonya specializes in creating and delivering training programs that lead to stronger, more productive teams.  Sonya is recognized for her energetic and interactive training style; delivering topics such as Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, Goal Setting, Time and Stress Management. 

Dr. Denise Gotchall bio:

Denise has a Ph.D. in Organizational Systems, and a Master’s degree in Counseling and Human Development, and is trained and certified in biofeedback. She is certified to administer the Emotional Competency Inventory (ECI), a 360 review of competency areas that measure self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and social management. To further support the interpretation of the 360, she has taken part in Leadership through Emotional Intelligence training at Case Western Reserve University.  Prior to starting Agler Consulting Denise had the privilege to serve as a counselor for 21 years; chosen to present five times at the Ohio Counseling Association annual meeting, and twice at the American Counseling Association annual meeting. Previously an adjunct professor at John Carroll University, and currently an adjunct at Walsh University’s Deville School of Business. Denise plans to be a lifelong learner and to promote the learning organization.

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

$20 for APICS members

$25 for nonmembers

RSVP requested by Friday, February 14th.  Late RSVP's will be accepted for this event.   Please email programs@akronapics.org 

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM/NAPM

5:00pm - Registration & networking

5:30pm - Tapping into Personal Power & Secrets of Building Powerful Teams       presentation, by Mark Zust

6:20pm - Buffet Dinner

7:15pm - Everything I Do Positions Me:  The Simple Path to Professional Success presentation, by Christine Zust

Mark's Bio: Mark helps small businesses get the most from their brand investment. His no-nonsense approach is based on 25+ years as principal of two branding firms and as a college professor who has studied what makes great brands tick. Mark is also a compelling speaker, trainer and coach, helping business owners and employees build strong brands that matter to their niche markets. Whether you're looking to get more mileage from your brand through social media, build a high performance team of brand ambassadors, or overhaul an underperforming brand, Mark has the tools to get you back in the fast lane.

Christine's Bio :  Christina helps you tap the incredible power of positioning! She creates a safe space for open dialogue among executives, emerging leaders and staff. Christine's approach is all about results, based on her 30+ years as a communication expert. She is also the author of Everything I Do Positions Me: The Simple Path to Professional Success. Whether delivering a compelling keynote address, delivering content-rich training programs, coaching individuals or facilitating strategic planning retreats, Christine does it all with humor and grace. It's no wonder people call her the Communication Queen.

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

$20 for APICS members

$25 for nonmembers

RSVP requested by 10pm on Friday, January 17th.  Late RSVP's will be accepted for this event.   Please email programs@akronapics.org 

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Facility Tour -- APICS members only event

FedEx Ground -- sorting facility

3201 Columbia Rd.

Richfield, OH  44286

5:45pm - Registration and networking

6:00pm - Facility tour (during evening sort)

6:45pm - Wrap-up & adjourn

The FedEx Ground facility uses conveyers, bar code scanners and other technology to sort the outbound shipments.  The tour includes climbing ladders to see certain parts of this indoor facility, so please dress appropriately.

No charge for this very special members only event.

Since space is very limited, early reservations are recommended.

Reservation deadline is noon on 10/22.  Please email programs@akronapics.org.

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

"Member Appreciation and Top Management Night"

Professional Development Dinner Meeting with

Annual Awards, Chapter Elections and a Featured Presentation

Featured Presentation:  Business Continuity for Global Supply Chains

         

Prepare --> Respond --> Restore --> Recover

                

How is a local Fortune 150 Global Company’s Business Continuity process structured?  How do they consistently prepare for, respond to and recover from a varietyof human, natural and technological incidents with success?

By using an all hazards approach and applying principles of continuous improvement after gap analysis of major incidents, its business continuity teams  work diligently to reach their goal of meeting the needs of their customers and of showing business value.

Learn how these principles were applied during the recent Chilean port strike which had a major affect on the Latin American region’s ability to obtain raw materials, manufacture products and maintain its supply chain.

Featured Speaker:

Michael W. Janko MBCP, MBCI, ARM, CBCLA

Manager, Global Business Continuity

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Mike is responsible for strategic and tactical Business Continuity related activities for Goodyear's global operations, which include a very complex supply chain.  He has over 25 years experience in all aspects of Business Continuity planning, including Incident (Emergency and Crisis) Management, Crisis Communications, Business Impact Analysis, Disaster Recovery and Risk Management. 

Goodyear’s global business continuity process has been recognized both internally and externally as “a real competitive advantage”. Global teams have effectively responded to and recovered from over 750 human, natural or technologically based incidents since the team’s inception.  Numerous articles on their team's success with incident planning have been published in local news media, including being featured as a "Best Practice" in the private sector on The State of Ohio's Web-site. 

Mike holds multiple industry certifications, is a mechanical engineer, an author, holds the rank of 5th degree Black Belt and is an Eagle Scout. 

Location:  The Martin Center, University of Akron

               105 Fir Hill
               Akron, OH 44325

5:30pm Networking

6:00pm Dinner and Program

$0 for members (Member Appreciation Night)

$0 for managers of members (Top Management Night)

$10 for undergradudate students, fulltime graduate students and faculty

$30 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Friday May 10th.  Please email programs@akronapics.org

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Thirsty Dog beer brewery tour &

FUNd raiser for APICS Student Case Competition

529 Grant St., Akron

5:15pm - registration, snacks and networking

5:45pm - tour of brewery

6:15pm - beer tasting, dinner, supply chain discussions, and more networking

Registration fee/donation:

Snacks and tour of brewery -               $5  (APICS members)

Snacks and tour of brewery -               $10 (nonmembers)

Snacks, tour, dinner and "beverage" -    $25 (APICS members)

Snacks, tour, dinner and "beverage" -    $35 (nonmembers)

Donations and registration fees accepted via credit card, check, or cash.

Contributions over the amounts listed above receive special recognition.

All proceeds will go to the Akron APICS Student Case Competition fund.

Root beer served to attendees under age 21.  Other beverages also available.

Reservations requested before noon on Sunday, March 17th. 

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Plant Tour -- members only event, and no charge

Rockwell Automation

8440 Darrow Rd.

Twinsburg, OH  44087

4:30pm - Plant overview and plant tour

6:00pm - wrap-up & adjourn

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Member Appreciation and Top Management Night"

Professional Development Dinner Meeting with

Annual Awards, Chapter Elections and a Featured Presentation

Featured Presentation:  Transportation in the Supply Chain

What is world class transportation service?  Can companies use transportation to provide value to customers and gain competitive advantage?

 

Transportation Management in a large manufacturing company extends globally and employs different modes that provide for the optimal mix of cost and service.  There are stakeholders from various functional areas such as Procurement, Sales and Marketing, Finance and Accounting.

 

Continuous improvement in Transportation is critical to achieve Lean and Just in Time objectives.   Six Sigma methodologies are used to improve service.  Network design enables the company to minimize inventory, and provide the best possible service.

 

This after-dinner presentation will provide an overview of how world class transportation management provides value to customers increases a company’s competitiveness and profits. 

Featured Speaker: Rick Vitullo, CSCP

                          Goodyear, North America Tire Supply Chain

 

Rick has more than 20 years of logistics and transportation management experience in the military and the trucking industry. In his current position he drives large-scale operations transformation, quality improvement and financial management. He directs multi-location logistics and transportation operations.  He works collaboratively with suppliers and customers to deliver on-time, top-quality performance and sustainable revenue and cost improvements.

 

He managed operations at Roadway, Con-Way and Central Transport.  In the Army Rick served as an officer. He commanded combat and logistics units.  He was a Tank Platoon Leader, a (S4), Logistics Staff Officer and Instructor of Logistics.  As a Company Commander he deployed his unit to the Persian Gulf for Operation Desert Storm. 

 

Rick attended Walsh Jesuit High School. He has a B.S. in Business and an MBA from the University of Akron.  He recently received a Certified Supply Chain Professional certification from APICS.

Location:  The Martin Center, University of Akron

               105 Fir Hill
               Akron, OH 44325

5:30pm Networking

6:00pm Dinner and Program

$0 for members (Member Appreciation Night)

$0 for managers of members (Top Management Night)

$5 for undergradudate students, fulltime graduate students and faculty

$20 for nonmembers and guests

RSVP's requested by noon on Friday May 4th.  Please email programs@akronapics.org

 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Plant Tour

Schwebel's (bread bakery)

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Tours planned for 4pm and 5pm.

Member-only event

 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Plant Tour

Timken Company

Gambrinus Tapered Roller Plant

Canton, OH

4:45pm - Registration and networking

5:00pm - Timken overview and plant tour

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 = joint meeting with NAPM

5:00pm - Registration & networking

5:30pm - Economic Outlook presentation, by Federal Reserve of Cleveland

6:20pm - Dinner

7:10pm - Hiring and Retaining Top Talent presentation, by Sonya Weiland, PHR

Tangiers

532 West Market Street

Akron, OH 44302

$20 for members, $25 for nonmembers

May 10, 2011

S&OP Implementation

Patrick X Gorey

The Martin Center, University of Akron

105 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44325

5:30 Networking, 6:00 Dinner and Program

$20 for members, $25 for nonmembers

More Information: Patrick provides a holistic approach to the organization to tie Sales, Operations, and Supply Chain daily functional activities to the business plan / strategy. Utilize Consensus planning methodology to drive consistency throughout the organization. Insures KPIs and business activities are in synch.

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Inventory Game

The Martin Center, University of Akron

105 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44325

5:30 Networking, 6:00 Dinner and Program

$20 for members, $25 for nonmembers

More Information: Come and participate in the Spiegel Grove Inventory Game which simulates the inventory management process for a single product in a serial supply chain.  The challenges are in both transportation quality variability and product qualtiy variability so players experience uncertain replenishments and learn coping techniques. You will leave with new insights and a copy of the game to share in your own environment.

Presenter - Gloria McCune CPIM has been an APICS instructor for over a decade.  As a Master Instructor for the CPIM review courses, she has conducted courses for both the Akron and Cleveland chapters throughout Northeast Ohio. Her professional experience is working with distributors and manufacturers in the implementation of ERP Systems.  As a managing partner of Summit Computer Systems, Gloria has been involved in more than 40 implementations in her career.  She has worked with inventory issues in industries as varies as aircraft part manufacturing to floral distribution.

 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Plant Tour - Combi Packaging

5365 E Center Dr NE

Canton, OH

Tour begins at 5:30 pm

More Information: Combi is a leading end-of-line packaging equipment manufacturer since 1979. Combi Packaging Systems engineers and installs customized, affordable packaging equipment for many industries. They design case erectors, tray erectors, case sealers, case packers and ergonomic hand-packing stations specifically for your packaging equipment application.

Thursday, November 11 , 2010 - Seminar

Warehouse Management - Leading the way to Performance and Profitability

John S. Knight Center

Akron, OH

8:00 am registration

8:30 am program begins

Cost: $125 for Akron APICS Members, $150 for non-members includes lunch, materials and parking

Seminar Topics Include:

KPI and Statistics, Storage and Handling Concepts, Using Information Systems, and Save Green by Going Green among many others.  We are also having a panel discussion with experts in warehousing discussing 30 improvements in 30 minutes. By attending, you will recieve cost benefits in Warehouse Management Systems, Labor Management Systems Transportation Management Systems, and learn more about the Slotting Concept and Applications

To Register by credit card:Register Warehouse Management or for more information contact Curt at curtros1@aim.com

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 -*Correction from Postcard*

Joint PDM with Cleveland APICS - Operations Management Opportunities for Women

Marriott Airport

West 150th St

Cleveland

Maryanne Ross is the APICS Mid Atlantic District Director.  Her presentation will be followed by a panel discussion including Oya Tukel Ph.D. Chair & Professor of Operations & Supply Chain Management, Nance College of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, and Rebecca Morgan, CFPIM President of Fulcrum Consulting Works, Inc

To register for this event, contact Randy at programs@akronapics.org

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tour of University of Akron Sports Operations

5:15 P.M.  Meet at the Student Recreation Center - tour given by Rec Center staff member

5:45 P.M.  Continue the tour to the Stile Field House - tour given by Athletic Facilities Staff Member

6:05 P.M.  Continue the tour to InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field - tour given by Bryan Huettmann, Stadium Manager

The tour group can park in Lot 6, which is adjacent to InfoCision Stadium (west side).  Parking can be accessed off Exchange Street at Union Street, or off of Spicer Street off of Vine Street.  There is also metered parking outside the stadium on the west side. 

Cost: free

To RSVP for this event, please contact Randy at programs@akronapics.org

Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

Global Supply Chain Forum

The University of Akron

Registration http://www.uakron.edu/cba/supplychainforum/

 

To register for any Akron APICS Program, please email programs@akronapics.org.