Professional Development

note: past events from 2018 are summarized below the next event
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NEXT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EVENT IS TUESDAY,  JANUARY 8,  WITH DISCUSSION ON CURRENT APICS CERTIFICATION BODY OF KNOWLEDGE, MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS, AND DISCUSSION ON APICS EVOLUTION TO "ASCM", THE ASSOCIATION OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

 

Past Events from Calendar 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 

May 2018 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. 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.

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