Programs:

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Upcoming event:

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 = Joint online meeting with APICS Columbus chapter

Feature PresentationAdditive Manufacturing (3D Printing)

What is additive manufacturing, and how can it help your business to grow?  3D printing is more than just creating keychains and desktop toys!  It’s transforming how business approach prototyping, replacement parts, and increasingly complex manufacturing & retail products. 

Presented by: Ashley Totin, America Makes

Location:

ONLINE meeting using Zoom software. A weblink will be sent out the afternoon before the meeting.

Schedule:

   6:45pm - Online meeting room opens 

   7:00pm - Introductions

   7:10pm - Feature presentation

   8:10pm - Networking session

   8:30pm - Wrap-up

Cost: Free for all pre-registered attendees

Reservations: RSVP's required by 12noon on Tuesday, November 17th to programs@akronapics.org . 

 

Other upcoming events:

Plant and warehouse tour of ASW Global -- originally scheduled for March, 2020, this event is being rescheduled so COVID-19 virus concerns can be properly addressed.  We expect to hold this event sometime in 2021.

Location:

   ASW Global

   3375 Gilchrist Road

   Mogadore, OH  44260

Schedule:

4:15pm - Networking begins

4:30pm - ASW Global supply chain management capabilities

4:45pm - Plant and warehouse tour

6:00pm - Wrap-up and closing remarks

6:15pm - Adjourn

Cost: Free for approved attendees (see below)

Important notes and restrictions:

  • The host reserves the right to restrict attendance for competitive reasons.  Attendees must give their place of employment with their RSVP request.

 

Additional upcoming events for Akron APICS members include:

  • Plant tours
  • Joint meetings with Akron ISM
  • Joint meetings with Cleveland APICS and Cleveland ISM
  • Thirsty Dog Brewery (coming back by popular demand)
  • Chapter Member Appreciation Meetings

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

Suggestions for our meetings are always welcome. Please send your input to programs@akronapics.org


Past Events:

Tuesday, October 20, 2020, presentations at both 6pm and 6:45pm

Feature PresentationsEconomic Outlook

Presented from 6:00 to 7:15pm by: Dr. Joel Elvery, Federal Reserve of Cleveland

Joel Elvery is a policy economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Dr. Elvery’s primary fields of interest are labor, public, and urban economics. In particular, he studies the regional economy of the Fourth Federal Reserve District, which includes Ohio, western Pennsylvania, eastern Kentucky, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. A self-professed data geek, he enjoys turning data into information. Prior to joining the Bank in 2013, Dr. Elvery was an assistant professor in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Before that, he held the position of research economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington DC. He also worked as a social science analyst at the US Census Bureau’s Center for Economic Studies. Dr. Elvery holds a BA in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland.

Presented from 6:45pm to 8:15pm by: Guhan Venkatu, Federal Reserve of Cleveland

Guhan Venkatu is a group vice president in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.  He leads the department's regional analysis and outreach group. Mr. Venkatu joined the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 1998 as a research analyst. In his tenure with the Bank, he has held positions of increasing responsibility including economist and vice president and senior regional officer of the Bank’s Pittsburgh Branch. His prior research has focused on inflation and inflation expectations, housing and household finance, and factors related to regional economic growth. His research and analysis have been a resource for the public, and he has advised and informed the Bank’s president and boards of directors.  Mr. Venkatu is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh, and he previously served as a member of the Ohio Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in economics from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Mr. Venkatu has a MA Economics from Miami University (Ohio) 1997 and a BA Economics Miami University (Ohio) 1995.

Location:  ONLINE

Cost: Free for all pre-registered attendees

Reservations: RSVP's required by 9am on Tuesday, October 20th to programs@akronapics.org .  Please specify if you want to register for the 6:00pm or the 6:45pm presentation. You will need separate links.

 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 = online professional development meeting

Feature PresentationManaging Contract Risks in the COVID-19 World and Beyond

 

Across the world companies of all sizes and all industries are re-examining their supplier, service provider, and customer relationships in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As interruption spread, many organizations quickly turned to their current contracts in order to understand impact to performance, payment obligations, and risk.  Now, as stay-at-home orders come to a close, it is time to turn attention to emerging best practices when contracting in the present and post-COVID environment.  This session will take a practical outcomes-based approach to understanding three key areas of business and legal risk under contracts.  Attendees will have the opportunity to understand, discuss, and apply: (1) Force Majeure Provisions; (2) Waivers and Limitations of Liability; and (3) Indemnity Provisions.  These set the foundation for high-visibility and high-impact contract risk in the COVID-19 world and beyond.

 

Presented by: Jonathan Todd

Jonathan is a Partner in the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group of the law firm Benesch.  His practice is focused on global supply chain matters with emphasis on the international logistics and trade requirements for the movement of good around the globe.  He assists clients ranging from manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and intermediary service providers with those transactional and regulatory matters.  Jonathan is currently serving on the TSA Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee and the District Export Council for Northern Ohio as well as other industry boards.  He holds a MBA in Supply Chain Management as well as a U.S. Customs Broker License in addition to his law degree, and he is APICS CSCP-F certified.

Location:

Online meeting using GoToMeeting software.  You do not have to load this software, as running the program from the web is possible. A weblink will be sent out the afternoon before the meeting.

Schedule:

   6:45pm - Meeting room opens for networking

   7:00pm - Introduction

   7:05pm - Feature presentation

   8:00pm - Q&A

   8:15pm - Closing remarks

Cost:

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

   $0  for fulltime college professors

   $0  for Akron APICS members

   $25 for others

Reservations:

This is a member appreciation event.  Attendance is free for current members of the APICS Akron Chapter.  RSVP's required by 12 noon on Wednesday, May 27th to programs@akronapics.org . 

Also, please notify programs@akronapics.org if you made a reservation but will not be able to attend.  Thank you.

 

 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 = online meeting for APICS Akron Chapter members only

Feature Presentation

Enhancing Your Webcam Presence: 

How to Connect with Your Virtual Audience Through That Little Lens

 

Almost overnight, video conference calls have become a new necessity. As was true before COVID-19, your presence not only makes a first impression but also has a continuing impact on how others perceive, trust and interact with you. Whether interacting with colleagues, customers, or suppliers, your virtual presence also has an impact on how well you communicate, collaborate and get things done!

 

By the end of the program, you will:

  • Gain a clear appreciation of presence and its importance in virtual platforms
  • Understand a specific definition of presence
  • Discover the key elements for improving one’s presence
  • Learn best practices for engaging an audience via webcam

 

Presented by:  Brian Fox

Brian Fox is the Founder, CEO and Chief Learning Evangelist of Nimble Learning Strategies - an uncommon corporate education firm that uses experiential learning methodologies combined with the tenets and techniques of improvisational theater. Nimble Learning Strategies offers a fresh approach to professional development with learning experiences that treat people as the intelligent humans beings they are, speak to their instincts, and have lots of laughs along the way. We change how people develop relationships, so they walk away with an improved ability to build trust, take risks, solve problems and get more done.

Brian has been using improvisation as a channel for individual growth, group development and organizational success since 1999. He has designed and delivered communication and leadership programs for a diverse set of organizations from Fortune 100 companies to nonprofit agencies some of which include AbbVie, Citibank, Harvard Business School, Kaiser Permanente, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Brian has been a presenter for Training Industry Magazine’s Webinar Series and at Linkage’s Global Institute for Leadership Development. 

Brian spent 10 years as a professional actor tackling humorous and dramatic roles on stage, commercials and film. A graduate of the world-famous The Second City Conservatory, he performed with their Michigan Touring Company and served as faculty at their Cleveland Training Center. He is a graduate of Improv Olympic and performed on their stages in Chicago and Los Angeles. He is a proud alumnus of Something Dada, Cleveland’s longest running improvisational ensemble. Brian currently is performing with Just Go with It Improv.

Brian understands that professionals at every level are under pressure to achieve great results. In his own wide-ranging career spanning public relations, nonprofit management, and theater production, he orchestrated a 10-city PR campaign, raised seven-figures for a nationally recognized nonprofit, and developed original theater productions from scratch. Brian leverages his real-world experience, learning design skills and improv background to develop and deliver programs that are relevant, engaging and fun for his clients.

 

Location:

Online meeting using GoToMeeting software.  You do not have to load this software, as running the program from the web is possible. A weblink will be sent out the afternoon before the meeting.

Schedule:

   7:00pm - Introduction

   7:05pm - Feature presentation and activities

   8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost:

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

   $0  for fulltime college professors

   $0  for Akron APICS members

   $25 for others

Reservations:

This is a member appreciation event.  Attendance is free for current members of the APICS Akron Chapter.  RSVP's required by 10am on Wednesday, May 6th to programs@akronapics.org . 

Also, please notify programs@akronapics.org if you made a reservation but will not be able to attend.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentation"Cowboy Up:  Round Up Your Untapped Potential"

You have a competitive edge.  Chances are that you haven't correctly identified your potential.  It's time to "Cowboy Up", and do the hard work to get over your obstacle.  Or your potential could just stay untapped for a long, long time.  During this presentation, we will cover how to:

  • Identify your value to the market
  • See your value in the eyes of your audience
  • Drive to differentiate yourself and your skills
  • Where to sit at your next meeting, who to sit next to, and who not
  • Be heard and have influence regardless of your title
  • Pony Up in all facets of communication, from formal speaking to that dreaded 30 second answer even cowboys dread
  • Move your agenda forward and communicate your brand

Presented byLeslie G. Ungar

As president of Electric Impulse Communications, Inc., Leslie helps individuals and corporations supercharge their leadership.  Many benefit from Leslie as Coach, Speaker, and Speechwriter.

As a Coach, she creates a personalized strategy to electrify the journey to your performance potential. Together you will develop new communication patterns and implement methods that create results for executives, business owners, leaders, and Next Generation Leadership.

As a speaker, Leslie ignites audiences to believe that they can create and communicate their best solutions. She also throws out chocolate so you won’t want to disengage during her presentations!

As a Speechwriter, she can write a speech that will sound like you, only better! One of her all time thrills was writing the speech for Akron’s Welcome Home NBA Champion LeBron . Two lines from that speech were repeated over and over again on ESPN.

 

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:30pm - Networking begins

5:45pm - Before dinner feature presentation

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - After dinner feature presentation

8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost*:

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

$0  for fulltime college professors

$15 for fulltime students who have not yet joined APICS

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

* Costs listed above are for payment cash or check.  Credit cards incur an additional $5 fee.

Reservations:

RSVP's requested by 9am Thursday, February 13th.  RSVP's required by 8am on Tuesday, February 18th to programs@akronapics.org . 

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

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentation"Global Transportation & Logistics Procurement"

Enterprises with global supply chains know all too well the importance of quality transportation and logistics service, whether internally delivered or outsourced to third party providers.  The wide range of interruptions, production delays, unforecasted cost, and reputational damage that can result from unexpected events is tremendous.  Today, an increasing number of stakeholders within organizations are tasked with the efficient and error free movement around the globe - including traffic and supply chain departments, procurement teams, risk management, accounting and legal.  This session will explore current strategies and risk mitigation practices involved in the global sourcing and use of carriers of all modes, logistics services providers, and warehouses.  Attendees will take away a clear picture of procurement trends for those services and emerging norms for minimizing exposure.

Presented byJonathan Todd, CSCP

Jonathan Todd is a Partner in the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group of the law firm Benesch.  The practice was recently named by U.S. News & World Report as the “Law Firm of the Year” in transportation law for 2020.  This is the fourth year that it has held that title.

 

He serves clients in transportation, logistics, and related regulatory compliance matters.  Today’s global supply chains are increasingly the measure of enterprise value propositions and even competitive advantage. Jon’s experience yields the vision, dynamic thinking, and pragmatic problem solving that are keys to winning in this economic environment.  He demonstrates the command of operational best practices, regulatory requirements, and savvy toward risk tolerances that his clients demand from themselves and their leadership – because the stakes are high.

 

Fluently speaking the language of global supply chain management makes Jon effective.  He understands the players and bottom line business impact because he has been there.  Prior to private practice he was Senior Corporate Counsel for a global transportation and logistics provider with operations in North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific.  He was close to the business as an officer of the international logistics subsidiaries performing freight forwarding, NVOCC, indirect air carrier, and customs brokerage operations, and was instrumental in the day-to-day legal issues of the company’s large motor carriers.

 

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:30pm - Networking begins

5:45pm - Before dinner feature presentation

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - After dinner feature presentation

8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost*:

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

$0  for fulltime college professors

$15 for fulltime students who have not yet joined APICS

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

* Costs listed above are for payment cash or check.  Credit cards incur an additional $5 fee.

Reservations:

RSVP's requested by 9am Thursday, January 16th.  RSVP's required by 5pm on Monday, January 20th to programs@akronapics.org . 

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

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentation"Strategic Project Management for Operational Excellence"

It is easy to use current projects management techniques to solve operational problems.  The insightful and impatient leader wants to go beyond that, creating eye-popping results that connect strategic objectives, customer priorities and lead directly to sustainable cultural transformation. This session shows how to do precisely that.  The advanced project management system described, referred to by some as PM 3.0, superbly resolves common problems including:

  • The problem and project mission is poorly defined
  • Methods applied are not a smooth fit with knowledge-intensive applications
  • The solution is unknown
  • Projects wander away from the optimum remedy and take too long to complete
  • The solution developed does not adequately address voice-of-customer priorities
  • Remedies do not uncover or correct cultural impediments that cause-related problems

This session shows you exactly how to do that, showing a new paradigm, roadmap and tools.  Success requires a transformation system as well as a systems approach to transformation. You’ll get both.  See how insightful leaders achieved “impossible” outcomes, excited customers, engaged employees and set new measures of success at high speed others can only dream about.  Learn how multiple practitioners got lightning fast results such as $20 million in savings, response and cycle time reductions of 80%, and recognition for best-in-class enterprise performance.  If you are impatient for transformative results, this jargon-free session is for you.

Presented by: Tony Belilovskiy, C3 Excellence

Tony Belilovskiy joined the C3 Excellence team following a very successful career in healthcare and business.  His diverse expertise includes engineering in metallurgy, ballistics, licensed clinician, healthcare administration, auditor, healthcare consulting, and entrepreneurial business ownership.  His experience ranges from clinical, healthcare administration, healthcare IT, contract administration and negotiations, financial analysis, business and people management, systems implementations and mergers, data analysis, data migration, medical claims analysis, college and university course development, and varied projects that come with owning your own management consulting business.  Tony has expertise in areas of quality and leadership, culture change, project management and strategic planning. 

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:30pm - Networking begins

5:45pm - Before dinner feature presentation

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - After dinner feature presentation

8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost*:

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

$0  for fulltime college professors

$15 for fulltime students who have not yet joined APICS

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

* Costs listed above are for payment cash or check.  Credit cards incur an additional $5 fee.

Reservations:

RSVP's requested by 3pm Friday, November 15th.  RSVP's required by 9am on Tuesday, November 19th to programs@akronapics.org . 

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 = APICS members only invited

Event: Plant tour and Supply Chain Management overview of Nidec Drive Systems

Location:

  Nidec Drive Systems

  1503 Exeter Road

  Akron, OH  44306

Schedule:

  4:30pm - Registration and networking

  4:45pm - Plant tour and overview of Nidec Drive Systems supply chain management

  6:00pm - Wrap-up

  6:15pm - Adjourn

Cost: (event only open to APICS members and Akron chapter invited guests)

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

$0  for fulltime college professors (always chapter invited guests)

$0 for APICS professional members

Reservations:

RSVP's requested by 1pm Monday, October 21st.  RSVP's required by 9am on Wednesday, Oct. 23rd to programs@akronapics.org .   Plant tour is closed to competitors.  Confirmations will be emailed to all registered participants.

If an emergency comes up, and you need to cancel your reservation, please email programs@akronapics.org

 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentation"BlockChain, IoT, 3D printing, and other emerging technologies in the Lean Enterprise and Supply Chain"

We have heard about additive manufacturing (3D printing), Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things and the Internet of Things, and many of us are now learning about Blockchain. In this presentation Becky Morgan will lead an interactive conversation about how to consider and prioritize these technologies in your company, if at all. Whether you've been involved in these technologies within your company for years, or you don't understand what any of them truly mean, you'll get value out of this meeting!

Presented by: Rebecca Morgan

The thought leadership of Rebecca A. Morgan, President of Fulcrum ConsultingWorks Inc., is expressed through consulting, writing, and speaking — the Johnny Appleseed of manufacturing operations strategy. Fortune Brands, Avery Dennison, VitaMix and Hunter Defense Technologies are just a few of the many companies that have turned to the thinking and expertise of Morgan over the past 26 years. Before founding her consulting business in 1990 Morgan served in leadership at Perdue Farms, Cleveland Trust, Stouffer Foods, TRW and Precision CastParts.

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Cost:

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

$0  for fulltime college professors

$15 for fulltime students who have not yet joined APICS

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

Reservations:

RSVP's requested by 9am Thursday, May 16th.  RSVP's required by 9am on Monday, May 20th to programs@akronapics.org . 

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

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature PresentationEconomic Outlook

Presented by: Guhan Venkatu, Federal Reserve of Cleveland

Guhan Venkatu is a group vice president in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.  He leads the department's regional analysis and outreach group.

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:30pm - Networking begins

5:45pm - Before dinner feature presentation

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - After dinner feature presentation

8:00pm - Closing remarks

 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature PresentationManaging Logistics Spending

Presented by: Randy Dettmer, CSCP

Growing up liking trains evolved into a career in transportation and logistics within the supply chain.  Randy's first experience was with ABF Trucking as a clerk at the Youngstown, OH terminal during his undergrad years.  After a brief stint as a graduate assistant, he officially entered the world of industrial transportation management at National Refractories and Minerals.  At National, the real education about barges, containers, rail cars and trucks began. After a brief stint as a fleet manager for a chemical distributor, a prior boss recruited him to Premier Magnesia for a twenty-year run managing truck and rail freight for a chemical manufacturer and distributor including customer-facing interactions with suppliers and customers.

Currently, Randy is running the shipping department at the Walton Hills location of Valtris Specialty Chemicals. He holds a BSBA in Transportation Management and an MBA from Youngstown State University.  Randy attended the Akron APICS Chapter CSCP classes and obtained his CSCP in 2008.  Randy spends free time enjoying family, hiking and listing to German heavy metal music.  He is a native NE Ohioian, avid Cleveland Indians fan, and a member of APCIS, CSCMP, and NMRA.

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:30pm - Networking begins

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Feature presentation

8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost:

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

$0  for fulltime college professors

$15 for fulltime students who have not yet joined APICS

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 = joint dinner meeting with Cleveland APICS chapter

Feature PresentationImport and Export Compliance

The world was full of uncertainty in 2018 as importers and exporters faced a fast-paced and every changing regulatory environment. High-impact changes cut across industries including the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum, the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China, and the ongoing NAFTA negotiations resulting in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”). Certain sectors also faced increasing seizures for intellectual property rights related concerns and increasing audits including for AD/CV compliance.

The stakes are higher now more than ever. Every domestic company with foreign suppliers, customers, or operations is faced with the complexities of trade compliance. At best the compliance world is full of administrative considerations requiring close attention. At worst it is a world of supply chain interruption, unforeseen cost, civil fines, criminal penalties, and negative headlines. A little preparation will go a long way in 2019.

Presented by:

Jonathan Todd, Partner in the Benesch Law FIrm’s distinguished Transportation & Logistics Practice Group.

Jonathan advises clients on transportation, logistics, warehousing, import compliance, export controls and economic sanctions, and related supply chain management issues. He leads those transactional and regulatory matters for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, third party logistics providers, brokers, forwarders, intermediaries, and carriers of all modes. His work spans the wide range of challenges that arise when clients buy and sell regulated companies, purchase and offer regulated services, procure and produce goods, deliver those services or ship those goods around the world, and manage regulatory compliance or respond to enforcement actions.

Location:

  Holiday Inn

  6001 Rockside Rd.

  Independence, Ohio 44131

Schedule:

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:15pm - Wrap-up

Cost:

$15 for APICS student members

$25 for fulltime faculty

$30 for APICS professional members

$35 for nonmembers

Reservations:

RSVP's needed by 12 noon on Wednesday, January 16th to programs@akronapics.org . 

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

 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 = joint dinner meeting with the ASQ Akron/Canton Chapter

Feature PresentationA Creative Hands-on Approach to Teaching Six Sigma

While Lean Six Sigma has been widely accepted in manufacturing and service organizations, it’s acceptance in higher education has been slow.  Universities are beginning to teach the concepts of Lean Six Sigma in courses, yet even fewer are actually applying these tools to their operations. Training and energizing students, faculty, staff, and administration to use Lean Six Sigma requires an interactive approach. Active participation by the learners is necessary for complex topics to be truly understood. This presentation will address a different model for teaching probability and statistics leading to an energized application of continuous improvement. To understand and remember a subject, according to experts in the field, three areas must be in place: useful, relevant and interesting. It is necessary to transform the classroom from a passive to an active environment to improve the learning experience, increase content retention, and improve student engagement. This presentation will demonstrate several unique and unusual techniques to teach probability, statistics, and design of experiments including two innovative audience participation card illusions that provide creative ways to engage students.  This will be a non-technical and entertaining show. Spouses are welcome to attend. 

Presented by: Bill Hooper, William Hooper Consulting

Bill Hooper is an adjunct Professor for the Center for Professional Studies in Technology and Applied Research at Purdue University at West Lafayette, Indiana in addition to President of William Hooper Consulting, a firm he started in 2012 with the mission of teaching and applying the concepts of Lean Six Sigma for small and mid-sized companies. His company’s business model is centered around innovative courses taught primarily hands-on using card and coin illusion, the sport of juggling and experimental helicopters to teach such areas as probability, hypothesis experimental method, statistical process control, capability analysis, regression modeling and Design of Experiments. Bill has taught the courses throughout the US, Canada and internationally in Africa and the Middle East. He has applied the model for large scale improvements in quality, downtime, rework elimination and cycle time reduction for manufacturing and transactional companies.

Location

   Cambria Suites Akron/Canton Airport Hotel

   1787 Thorn Drive

   Uniontown, OH

Schedule:

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:00pm - Dinner and Presentation

8:15pm - Wrap-up

Cost:

$10  for APICS student members (joining APICS is free for fulltime students)

$10  for fulltime college professors

$20 for APICS professional members

$30 for nonmembers of APICS

RSVP's requested by noon on Tuesday, December 11th to programs@akronapics.org . 

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

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018 = joint dinner meeting with Cleveland ISM

Feature Presentation: Raw Materials and their Supply Chain -- How materials-centric solutions and corporate relationships can work together to improve the supply chain process.

Presented by:

   Nigel Benn, the Director of ASM Material Solutions Network
   Nate Bulcroft, Business Development Manager for ASM International. 

Location:

  Embassy Suites

  5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.

  Independence, Ohio 44131

Schedule:

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:15pm - Wrap-up

Cost:

$10 for APICS student members

$20 for fulltime students

$20 for fulltime faculty

$25 for APICS members

$40 for nonmembers

Reservations:

RSVP's needed by 3pm on Monday, November 12th to programs@akronapics.org . 

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

 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature PresentationA Sixth Sense for Project Management®

Humorous, engaging, and based on a comprehensive multi-year study, Mr. Roeder's signature keynote receives ovations everywhere it's delivered. As described in his December, 2017 TEDx presentation under the same name (over 10k views), Mr. Roeder colorfully outlines the six disciplines individuals need to lead change.

A Sixth Sense for Project Management® is based on Mr. Roeder's Amazon best-selling book with the same title. Mr. Roeder has delivered this presentation over 100 times to groups of all sizes from Washington State to Boston, from Canada to Panama and Luxembourg.

This program is perfect for:

  • Individuals seeking improved emotional intelligence
  • Technical audiences aspiring towards deeper knowledge of the interpersonal aspects of the work place
  • Organizations desiring improved project performance through stronger communications and empathy

Presented by: Tres Roeder, MBA, PMP   

Tres Roeder is a change agent.  Working with businesses, communities, and governments - using project and change management - he drives positive change.  He is founder and president of Roeder Consulting, a leading professional services firm expert at project management and organizational change. He is the author of two Amazon best-sellers, A Sixth Sense for Project Management and Managing Project Stakeholders.  Mr. Roeder has been quoted by leading publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and MSN Money.   He has worked with John Deere, Goodyear, Lowes, Avery Dennison, Chrysler, Vitamix, KeyBank, and other top brands.  Mr. Roeder is a City Council member in Shaker Heights, Ohio where he chairs a task force on 21st Century Government.  He also serves on several boards, including, the Northeast Ohio City Council Association where he’s focused on regional collaboration.  He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.  He spends free time enjoying family, reading, and participating in triathlons.

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:15pm - Registration and networking begins

5:45pm - 1st part of feature presentation

6:15pm - Dinner

7:00pm - 2nd part of feature presentation

8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost:

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

$0  for fulltime college professors

$10 for fulltime students who have not yet joined APICS

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018 = joint dinner meeting with Cleveland ISM

Feature Presentation:  ISO 9001:2015 -- Transition to the New Standards

Presented by: Stephen Gazy of SG Consulting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.   ISO standards are reviewed every five years and revised when needed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organizations certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard will have a three-year period to transition to ISO 9001:2015. When the transition period ends in September 2018, ISO 9001:2008 certificates will no longer be valid. 

  • What do you need to do to prepare?
  • How do you know you will pass?
  • Is there anything you can do to make your chances of successfully completing the certification audit better?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephen Gazy of SG Consulting will help you understand the new maze of requirements and specifically, how the changes will impact buyers relative to risk and measurement throughout the supply chain.   

Location:

  Embassy Suites

  5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.

  Independence, Ohio 44131

Schedule:

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:15pm - Wrap-up

Cost:

$10 for APICS student members

$20 for fulltime students

$20 for fulltime faculty

$25 for APICS members

$40 for nonmembers

Reservations:

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

 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 = Member Appreciation & Top Management meeting

Feature Presentation: Supplier Chain Management Information Flow at Goodyear

    1. About Goodyear
    2. High Level Supply Chain Information Flow Process
    3. Warehouse Management Information Flow/Tools
    4. Transportation Management Information Flow/Tools
    5. Procurement Information Flow/Tools
    6. Deep Dive on Procurement Tools at Goodyear
    7. Procurement processes and tools offered by SAP
    8. Q & A

Presented by: Saleem Bahezaad, Global IT Manager - Procurement, Goodyear

Location: 

   Tangiers

   532 West Market Street

   Akron, OH 44302

Schedule:

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:15pm - Wrap-up

Cost:

$10 for APICS Akron chapter members (Member Appreciation Night)

$10 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 fulltime college students (who haven't joined APICS yet)

$20 for members from other APICS chapters (with APICS member #)

$30 for nonmembers of APICS

Reservations:

Reservations are required.  Please RSVP by 4pm on Tuesday, May 1st to programs@akronapics.org.

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

 

Thursday, April 19, 2018 = joint dinner meeting with Cleveland ISM

Feature Presentation:  Evaluating Your Supply Chain Workforce

Presented by: Mark Kogelnik, Watterson Associates

With a strong interest and expertise in organizational development,  Mark Kogeknik develops custom

solutions to identify, retain and develop talent. With fifteen years experience, he has conducted numerous training and development programs in a variety of industries, both domestic and international. 

In his presentation, Mark will also share some insights on his approach to help his client companies hire and develop key individuals for today and tomorrow.

Location:

  Embassy Suites

  5800 Rockside Woods Blvd.

  Independence, Ohio 44131

Schedule:

5:30pm - Registration and Networking

6:00pm - Dinner

7:00pm - Presentation

8:15pm - Wrap-up

Cost:

$10  for APICS student members

$15  for fulltime students

$15  for fulltime faculty

$25 for APICS members

$35 for nonmembers

Reservations:

RSVP's needed by noon on Wednesday, April 18th to programs@akronapics.org .  RSVP's requested before noon on Monday, April 16th.

 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentations:

Current State of HR

  • Professional expertise on current headliners "MeToo" and "TimesUp"
  • How to avoid being a headliner
  • Other elements on hiring in the full employment market space (are we there?)
  • Job seekers market - what does that mean?

Leveraging LinkedIn

  • Creating our professional brand and image
  • Leveraging our network for opportunities

Presented by:

Sonya Weiland -- Owner of WeilandWorks Consulting

   - Recognized strategic partner in HR

   - 2018 WELDing the Way Honoree

   - Sought-after trainer and speaker

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:15pm - Registration and networking begins

5:30pm - 1st part of feature presentation

6:20pm - Dinner

7:00pm - 2nd part of feature presentation

8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost:

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

$0  for fulltime college professors

$10 for fulltime students who have not yet joined APICS

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

Reservations:

RSVP's needed by noon on Monday, March 19th to programs@akronapics.org .  RSVP's requested before 9pm on Wednesday, March 14th.

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Feature Presentation:

What are Hiring Managers and Executives Expecting?

  • Leadership:  Influence without authority
  • Collaboration:  Focus on building and maintaining working relationships
  • Communication: Effective oral and written communication, develop an executive presence, know your audience and communicate appropriately
  • Emotional IQ:  Too sensitive, too whiny, too bullish,...
  • Political Correctness:  Social media, harassment, professionalism, humor,...

Presented by:

Russ Steward -- Director, Project & Parts Procurement for North America, Babcock & Wilcox

Russ has over 30 years of supply chain experience.  He previously served as VP of Supply Chain for the Tennessee Valley Authority.  Russ earned a Bachelor's degree from San Diego State University, anda Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School.

Location:

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center (Summit I Room)

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:15pm - Registration and networking begins

5:30pm - 1st part of feature presentation

6:20pm - Dinner

7:00pm - 2nd part of feature presentation

8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost:

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

$0  for fulltime college professors

$10 for fulltime students who have not yet joined APICS

$20 for APICS professional members

$25 for nonmembers of APICS

Reservations:

RSVP's requested by noon on Monday, February 19th to programs@akronapics.org .  Early RSVP's, preferably before 9pm on Wednesday, February 14th, 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, January 16, 2018 = joint dinner meeting with Akron ISM

Featuring 2 terrific presentations: 

    Current State of the Economy

    Presented by: Dr. Joel Elvery

                       Economist in the Research Department

                       Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

    Staying on your Charted Course for both Professional and Personal Goals

    Presented by: Rose D. Sloat & Darryl S. Doane

                       Managing Partners of the Learning Service, Ltd.

                       Best-selling authors and interational performance-based training

                       and development specialists

Location: 

   Cleveland Clinic's Akron General Health & Wellness Center

   2nd floor conference center

   4125 Medina Road

   Akron, OH 44333

Schedule:

5:15pm - Registration and networking begins

5:30pm - 1st presentation - Current State of the Economy

6:20pm - Dinner

7:00pm - 2nd Presentation - Staying on your Chartered Course

8:00pm - Closing remarks

Cost:

$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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.