Professional Development

note: past events from 2018-2019 are summarized below the next event
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 

Dinner Meeting at the Volvo Communication Center 

“21st Century Professional Development, Membership, Update on APICS Certifications and Member Testimonials:  What has certification done for us & how you can get that too! “             

Join Us to Welcome to the New Elected Board for 2019-2020!

More details are on the Way!

Event is $25 Members and Guests, $15 for Student Members.  Late Fees apply for registration after Friday before event. 

Register  Here


PTC Activities On the Horizon:

June-July 2019 (Strategic Planning Sessions and Develop the 2019-2020 Business Plan and Budget,  CBAR Finalization and CBAR Reporting to ASCM)- additional volunteers welcome!

Sept 10, 2020  Volvo Communication Center-  Season Kick off PDE,  About Projects at Liberty Hardware

October 8, 2020  PDE Warehouse and Logistics Tour at Liberty Hardware





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 cancelled 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 complementary 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 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 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 enormous change.