Professional Development

Note: past events are summarized below the next event

You are invited to the Piedmont Triad Chapter of APICS Inc.

No December Event Planned at this time




Past Events 2020-2021 Chapter Year

September 2020  COVID-19 Supply Chain Countermeasures,  “Leveraging TMS Technology",  Pandemic-caused Supply Chain Disruption and Risk, Beyond Standard TMS “Blocking and Tackling” for Supply Chain Managers.  Presented by Ken Waldron  (VIRTUAL)

Tuesday October 13, 2020 "INTEGRATED PACKAGING SUPPLY CHAIN AND LOGISTICS MODELS" Leveraging suppliers for planning inventory control, warehousing, logistics, and packaging assembly.  Presented By:  Tommy Bailess (VIRTUAL)

Thursday, November 12, 2020,  "Deploying Digital Transformation Using 5G, IoT and Digital SCOR " Presented By: Lars Magnusson, Business Architect, Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden (VIRTUAL)


Past Events 2019-2020 Chapter Year

Tuesday, Sept 10, 2019 Current Environment: Operational and Supply Chain Challenges, Distribution Challenges, Tariff Impact on the Supply Chain, Labor Challenges in the Triad, Emerging E-commerce  Demand, Logistics Challenges Presented by  MIles Poole, Liberty Hardware.  Joint meeting with Triad ISM  


Tuesday October 8, 2019 Liberty Hardware Facility Tour, Winston Salem NC, Joint Tour with Triad ISM

Tuesday Novemebr 12, 2019 Building a Better Network the Krav Way,  presented by Connie Chesner and Travis Cook, from Armored Team Building.  Interactive experience!

Tuesday Dec 10, 2019 Achieving New Levels of Performance and Profit with TLS (TOC+LSS),  with case detail, presented by Michael Asbury, from Elevate Coaching and Consulting

Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 Cancelled    Rescheduled to May 2020.   Predictive Analytics

Tuesday February 11, 2020,  The Importance of a Sound Risk Framework in Mitigating Supply Chain Risk,  Presented by Nemiah Bryant

Tuesday March 10, 2020,  The Impact of AI in the WorkPlace,  Joint Meeting with PMI, ASQ, ISM, SHRM,  Wake Forest University's  Farrell Hall,  Panel Discussion including Michael Asbury- chapter member and December 2019 presenter.

APRIL AND MAY Professional Developments were scheduled but had to be CANCELLED due to COVID 19 CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC 

Tuesday June 9, 2020 11:30-12:30 Virtual PDE using GoToMeeting,  Sue Falcone, "3 Mindset strategies for Moving Forward"




Past Events 2018-2019 Chapter year

August 2018 Co-presenters Matt Flowers (Deere-Hitachi) and Erin Welken (John Deere) discussed "SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT AT DEERE-HITACHI AND  JOHN DEERE”.  Topics discussed:  Monitoring industry metrics to identify trends and cyclical changes, Identifying and managing supplier constraints, Keeping tabs on supplier health, Logistics management, Measuring supplier performance, Effective quality management, and Evaluating replenishment strategies.  Part one of 2 part series with ISM-CV (Piedmont chapter)

Sept 11, 2018 "DEERE-HITACHI PLANT TOUR”   Part Two of Two-Part series, this is a joint series with ISM-CV (Piedmont Chapter)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018,  MEMBERSHIP NIGHT, Meeting Today’s Supply Chain & Manufacturing Challenges- Choosing the Right Scheduling Approach for Your Operations,  presented by Harold Cavallaro

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Jamie Flinchbaugh, Author of “THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO LEAN”, discussed aspects of the Lean journey for organizations and individual contributors

No meeting scheduled for Dec 2018,  January 8, 2019 event was canceled due to venue unavailable.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019,  Student Appreciation Night at NC A&T new Student Center.   Short presentations by NC A&T's  David Moody (Title of Paper:  Economic Impacts of CSA 2010 for Publicly Traded Motor Carriersand) and UNCG's Billy I Dillon III  (Title of Paper: Cloud Computing Effects on Supply Chain Management).  NC A&T (Joseph Huscroft)  and UNCG (Larry Taube) provided summaries of their complimentary Supply Chain and Operations Mgt. programs.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019,  Joint Session of local chapters of ASQ, PMI, ISM, and our own PTC of APICS Panel Discussion on THE "CONVERGENCE OF LEAN" AT Wake Forest University’s  School of  Business,  very well received a session with ~150 registrants overall.  Expert Panelists included David Clark (CPIM-F, CSCP-F), PMI (PMP), and ASQ (CSQE, CSSBB, CQE, CMQ/OE, CQA), Ken Waldron (Lean Six Sigma Black Belt), Deon Leou (Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Agile Coach), and Gene Smith (Master Black Belt). 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, Supply Chain Management is on the way out!  The World needs Intelligent Product Flow Networks      By  Keith Launchbury, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, DDPP, CDDL  Utilizing available tools such as BlockChain, the future in the supply chain is in design and implementation of Intelligent Product Flow Networks, Demand Driven, with realtime cockpit management and control of strategic buffers with upper and lower monitored control limits.  Disruptive technology advancements will drive change in enormous change.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019.   This was an informative session on the state of the Chapter and the ASCM/APICS organization,  candid discussion on APICS certifications with local member success stories, chapter Instructor program, volunteer activities, the September ASCM conference, and other opportunities.