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The Cumberland Valey Chapter is please to announce they are co-sponsoring a BSCM course with the DC Metro Chapter beginning in March.
Scope: Introducing Supply Chain concepts and emphasizing basic terminology, the BSCM module traces the complete flow of inbound materials from your suppliers; through planning processes, transformation operations, and materiel management activities; and distribution of outbound end items to your customer. Get a comprehensive overview of successful manufacturing strategies with a solid understanding of functional interfaces and cost decision tradeoffs to optimize your organization’s Supply Chain performance.
Who Should Attend? Industry newcomers, logistics professionals, and those seeking to advance into managerial roles should take this course. Anyone active in daily details of production or repair, planning, purchasing, logistics, or operations control will bring home proven techniques to eliminate non-value-added activities, reduce costs and cycle times, and improve Customer Service. There are substantial pre-course reading assignments to complete before every class, including the first.
Cost: This 33-hour course is being offered at Medimmune on Monday evenings from 4:00-7:00 PM, beginning March 4, 2013 through May 20, 2013. Students must bring highlighters and a calculator with square root function to every session. Member Cost of $941 ($1190 non-member) includes onsite tuition and the following materials:
BSCM Participant Guide
Text: “Introduction to Materials Management” by Tony Arnold
APICS Portfolio Tote
CPIM Exam Voucher – valid for one year
Online Tools at APICS website
Curriculum: Classes are highly interactive, with a combination of reading assignments, group discussions, handouts, exercises, videos, Midterm, and Final tests. Classroom sessions include:
1. Introduction to Supply Chain Management
2. Demand Management
3. Master Planning with ATP
4. Material Requirements Planning
5. Capacity Mgmt. & Production Activity Control
6. Aggregate Inventory Management
7. Item Inventory Management
8. Purchasing & Physical Distribution
9. Lean/JIT & Quality Systems
10. Theory of Constraints
Your instructor for this course will be Ms. Maryanne Ross, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP,CDDP, an APICS CPIM Master Instructor. For more details or to register, please email Maryanne Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Maryanne at 703-969-4295. See you in class!
The APICS Cumberland Valley Chapter is pleased to announce that the Chapter is Sponsoring a Plant tour of Cinetic Landis, Hagerstown, MD
“Cinetic Landis supplies grinding-based process solutions for precision component manufacture in a broad range of industries including automotive engine, chassis and powertrain, aerospace, diesel engine, bearing and general manufacturing. A fully integrated supplier, Cinetic Landis offers a complete range of grinders and controls, plus a comprehensive line of conventional and super-abrasive wheels, dressing tools and systems, grinding accessories and service/support programs.
Known worldwide for leading-edge automotive camshaft and crankshaft processing systems, Cinetic Landis is also a leader in centerless grinding and disc grinding processes as well as lean and flexible CNC grinders for a wide range of shaft-type components.1”
Come join us for an exciting tour of one of the area’s major employers for a behind the scenes look. 1Learn more at http://www.fivesgroup.com/fivescinetic/en/Profile/Presentation/Pages/ProfileCineticLandisCorp.aspx
When: Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 5:15 to 6:30 pm
Where: Cinetic Landis
16778 Halfway Boulevard, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Cost: No Fee is being charged for this tour but space is limited. Please plan to arrive at the Main Lobby by 5:15pm to meet our host. RSVP: to tour contact by February 13, 2013
Directions to Cinetic Landis
- From Pennsylvania, take I-81 South, take exit 5B for Halfway Blvd West, drive 0.8 miles, destination will be on your right
- For some of you already in Hagerstown, take Pennsylvania Ave making the slight right onto North Burhans Blvd., turn right onto Franklin Street (US 40 West), drive 1.4 miles, merge onto I-81 South, take exit 5B for Halfway Blvd West, drive 0.8 miles, destination will be on your right
Tour contact: Angela Klouser, email@example.com
Hope to See You There!
The APICS Cumberland Valley Chapter is pleased to announce our guest presenter:
Dave Flory, CFPIM, CIRM, PMP.
Negotiation Skills: Access the Power Within
This interactive and entertaining session will use hands-on exercises to allow participants to identify, learn, and apply basic negotiation strategies and skills. While this topic is often associated with the Purchasing / Procurement functions, the basic strategies covered in this workshop apply to nearly every business function and (as the participants will discover) will even apply to the relationships and situations they find outside of work.
Participants will discover how to:
- Analyze their own interests (what they want to achieve) as well as those of others
- Develop a position (what you tell the other party you want – not always the same as your actual interest!)
- Exchange information (and when to do so!)
- Make assessments and reach conclusions under time pressure
- Leverage their personality to be a better negotiator
- Avoid common pitfalls of negotiations
When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 6 to 8 pm (networking begins at 5:30)
Where: Casey’s Restaurant and Lounge on Route 11 in Greencastle PA
Cost: $25.00 includes a select entrée from menu plus non-alcoholic drink
Although not required for attendance, we ask that you please RSVP by Jan 9 to Angela.Klouser@volvo.com
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Dave is currently the Program Manager for Resources supporting the product development team at JLG Industries division of Oshkosh Corporation. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He has over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, working as a manufacturing planner, buyer, commodity manager, trainer, supervisor, department manager, project manager, and program manager. Dave has worked extensively with APICS throughout his career, speaking at various chapter events and conferences and serving as an instructor for Fundamentals Courses, CPIM and
CIRM certification review courses, as well as facilitating APICS Train-the-Trainer and Learning Dynamics for Instructors workshops.
Hope to see you there! Remember that Professional Development Meetings count towards APICS re-certification points
The APICS Cumberland Valley Chapter is pleased to announce that guest presenter: Ed Daveski, BS, MBA, CPIM
“Is your Supply Chain ready for Global Regulation?”
REACh is the one of the latest regulatory initiatives developed by the European Union (EU) in the past decade. This regulation affects most players in the global market to some degree.
- Understanding what REACh is and how your company may be affected
- Strategies on better communication with supply partners
- Understanding the impact that “Dirty data” has on the efficiency and accuracy of compliance reporting
- Effects of regulation on your supply chain.
When: Thursday, November 15, 2012 5:45 to 8 pm (networking begins at 5:30)
Where: Four Points Sheraton, 1123 Lincoln Way E, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Cost: $25 (includes Fresh Garden Bar, Parmesan Chicken Pasta, and non-alcoholic beverages)*
Since event is catered, please RSVP by Nov 9 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Ed Daveski, BS, MBA, CPIM – is an Operations Management professional who had spent the early part of his career working as an Information Technology specialist implementing Enterprise Resource Planning systems for medium-size corporations. His 25 years of experience includes systems design and implementation, systems integration, planning and scheduling, inventory management, purchasing, warehousing and strategic planning. Most recently he is involved with aligning sustainable sourcing with environmental compliance concerns from a global perspective. Ed also is an instructor at Penn State University’s Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre Campuses teaching undergraduate courses and review classes for Certification in Production and Inventory Control (CPIM). He was past president of the Northeastern Penn chapter from 2005-2010 and currently serves as VP of Education.
Remember that Professional Development Meetings count towards APICS re-certification points
Hope to see you there!
*Please advise if you have special meal needs
The Chapter would like to extended its congratulations to the folloing members for earning their Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) deisignation by successfully completing the examination.
Angela Oberholzer, Erik Corl, Richard Harder, Dennis Peiffer, Rick Shank, and Chris Dukes
Way to go!
WE’RE SORRY but due to unforeseen Events the SEPT PDM has been Postponed. We will reschedule at a later date in the Program year.
We Appologize for any Inconvenience.
The APICS Cumberland Valley Chapter is pleased to announce that guest presenter:
Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQE
Lean Health Care
LEAN manufacturing concepts have revolutionized the global economy, as manufacturers eliminate waste and find ways to do more with less. The health care environment is similarly challenged, as health care agencies try to strike a balance among conflicting realities: constrained budgets; an aging population; labor shortages; HMO’s, insurance and regulatory interference. The obvious solution is to apply lean principles to health care operations. This presentation discusses a variety of opportunities that exist to increase the speed and quality of patient care while maintaining, or even reducing, costs. Attendees will learn:
- The hospital-factory analogy
- How to use a “Bill of Service” to generate requirements
- Means to eliminate waste
- The dramatic need for culture change
- How to focus on the voice of the customer
This presentation is appropriate for health care professionals as well as business professionals, and will appeal to the general public as we are all health care consumers.
When: Thursday, September 20, 2012 6 to 8 pm (networking begins at 5:30)
Where: Copper Kettle Restaurant, 1049 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Cost: $25 (includes one of the meal choices listed below)
Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQE is Principal of TQM Works Consulting. He provides innovative solutions based on 25 years of experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and consulting. His work history includes software implementation, business planning, inventory control, distribution planning and corporate training. He has presented at over 230 industry events throughout the U.S., Canada and Africa, and has provided over 4,000 hours of classroom training.
Ford is a graduate of SUNY-Buffalo, earning a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Ford combines his technical expertise with personal skills to develop a unique “outside the box” approach to life’s challenges. He specializes in delivering training that is “edu-taining.”
Contact information: email@example.com or 607.624.4853 (cell).
Although not required for attendance, we ask that you please RSVP by Sept 12 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entrée choices are: Pork Tenderloin, Fillet of Haddock “Oslo”, English Cut Prime Rib, or Flame Grilled Chicken with Pasta Alfredo
Hope to see you there!
Remember that Professional Development Meetings count towards APICS re-certification points
The APICS Cumberlabnd Valley Chapter’s welcomes back Ms. Maryanne Ross, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP; an APICS recognized Master CPIM and CSCP Instructor for this Fall’s offering of the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification review course beginning on Wednesday September 19 at 5pm
The APICS CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 10,000 professionals in 78 countries have earned the APICS CSCP designation. The APICS CSCP designation is the most widely recognized educational program for operations and supply chain management professionals around the globe is a designation that is sought by thousands of employers and recruiters provides you with a mastery of supply chain management best practices and distinguishes you as an industry expert with specialized, high-level knowledge and skills.The 36-hour certification review program is being offered on Wednesday evenings from 5PM till 9PM on 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, and 11/28. Classes will be held at Manitowoc CraneCare in Shady Grove PA.
The Chapter is currently on Summer Break BUT the board is please to announce our tentative schedule of PDMs and Plant Tours for the upcoming program year. We are also desiging a slate of educational and certification courses from the APICS Body of Knowledge (including the new CSCP review course in September) for you to take advantage of. Be sure to check the website periodically for updates and full details!
Sept 20 – PDM Mike Ford, “Lean Health Care” location: Copper Kettle, Flyer forthcoming
Oct 18 – Factory Tour – Manitowoc Cranes Shady Grove PA
Nov 15 – PDM Ed Daveski, “Are you ready for Global?” location: TBA
Dec 6 CUVA Holiday Social and Food Drive
Jan 17 – PDM TBA
Feb 21 – Tour TBA
Mar 21 – PDM Maryann Ross “Demand Mangement” Location TBA
May 18 – Tour
June Annual Meeting/Elections Location:TBA
See Ya Soon! The CUVA Board
SEPTEMBER 2011 Lean Enterprise Manufacturing
NOVEMBER 2011 CSCP certification review course
MARCH 2012 CSCP certification review course
Just a quick Summary of our Chapter’s Past Year PDMs and Tours
MAY 2012 Roy Pitz Brewery Tour
APRIL 2012 Plant Tour Volvo Power Train Round 2
MARCH 2012 PDM “Strengthening Relationships by Understanding Temperment” – Dave Flory CFPIM
FEBRUARY 2012 Plant Tour Volvo Poertrain and Congress for Progress 36
JANUARY 2012 PDM ‘From Job Shop to Lean Flow” Mike Ford CFPIM CSCC CEA CRE CQE
DECEMBER 2011 Holiday Social and Networking
NOVEMBER 2011 PDM ‘You Can’t be Lean with a Fat Storeroom” George Krauter of Storeroom Solutions