Professional Development

note: past events from 2018 are summarized below the next event
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Next Event ,Tuesday May 8
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Transportation and Logistics is increasingly critical and more complex set of activities and costs in our Supply Chain Operations.  This is getting heavy attention at regional, state, national and global levels. 
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NC Department of Transportation Logistics and Freight Division (LFD) is headed by Charles Edwards.  Charles will join us and review the new statewide freight plan as well as provide his insight on our regional transportation and logistics situation. 
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Menu: Upscale salad bar with grilled chicken, sautéed shrimp, & grilled steak with fresh chopped romaine, arcadian blend, assorted toppings and dressings, with rolls and butter, and assorted dessert bars & brownies
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Charles Edwards BIO:

Charles Edwards joined the NC Department of Transportation in March 2016 as the Director – Logistics Strategy. As of January 2018 he was appointed Acting Director of the NCDOT Rail division and Director of the NCDOT Logistics and Freight division. His work includes freight logistics planning, working with planners on freight related issues, and developing logistics solutions for North Carolina companies.

He holds degrees from universities in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He served on the faculty of the Darden School at the University of Virginia and has been a guest lecturer at universities in North Carolina and New Mexico. He is a frequent speaker and writer about aviation and logistics topics. In 2010 he co-authored Transport Logistics: The Wheel of Commerce and a contributing author of the MHI sponsored Material Handling & Logistics Roadmap 2.0 (2017). Mr. Edwards has hosted the UNC-Chapel Hill - Tsinghua University Logistics EMBA program in Dubai and is co-developer of the Air Cargo Professional Development workshop program of The International Air Cargo Association. He also serves on various international and US logistics industry boards.

 
Past Events from 2018

January 9th- Attendees enjoyed and learned from  “Blockchain’s Roles in Meeting Key Supply Chain Management Objectives" Energetically Presented by Nir Kshetri, Professor of Management, UNCG

February 13- The Chapter appreciates all  the participants at our "Student Appreciation Night!  Student topics presented (with those presenters earning chapter provided monetary scholarships) included "Global Supply Chain Risk", "Adjusting the Traditional Cost Accounting Method for a Lean Supply Chain", and "Is Africa Ready to Take Its Place in Supply Chain Management?"

March 13-  PTC's annual Joint Meeting Event with ASQ, Sarah Salmonowicz, PMP, presented  "Agility in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous World", where we  picked up information on agility, scrum , and relationship to quality and lean, and that agile sweet spot on the edge of chaos.

Aprl 10- Leadership Appreciation Night.   The Camellia Deyton Excellence in Leadership Award was presented to Alex Mostofian, Senior Manager for Transportation and Logistics at Qorvo USA, Inc.   Chapter Elections were held.   Key enterprise systems suggested by event participants included, among others,  MRP, Purchasing, Export  Control, Shipping, Billing, Finance, Costing, Shop Floor Control, Sales, CRM, Human Resources, Forecasting, Accounting, Research and Development, Maintenance, Warehouse Management , Vendor Management, Quality, Document Control, Demand Management, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Inventory Control, Available to Promise, Master Data, MES, Traceability