Greetings Supply Chain Professionals,
Are you looking for something to do during the week? Chances are you are in the same boat as the rest of us; you live by a very hectic schedule. But I know many local employers are encouraging their associates on the topic of ‘Continuing Education’. Well it just so happens, our chapter offers Professional Development Meetings.
If you are new to our chapter and do not know what a Professional Development Meeting is, it is a great way for members and partners for development, an opportunity for networking, and the sharing of best practices. A PDM can elevate the competitive advantage and continuing effectiveness of our members and their companies by effectively expanding their knowledge of best practices and providing a forum for the exchange of ideas.
Shoreline Chapter PDMs are held once each month, September through November and February through April. PDM content varies from meeting to meeting and year to year, featuring presentations and discussion by supply chain and manufacturing excellence experts. In addition, some of the PDM’s feature plant tours at some of the most cutting edge companies within our community!
This calendar year we visited local area businesses and had the privilege of gaining insights from other Supply Chain professionals from diverse industries. Recently presented and future PDM topics include:
In addition, PDMs are a great, inexpensive way to network with your peers, have a great dinner, hear a speaker on a relevant topic, and earn maintenance points against your APICS Certification! An added bonus, PDM attendance provides 1 CEU Credit towards Certification Maintenance Points for participating.
What people are saying about our PDMs?
“Great Presenter and Content, I learned a lot”, “Speaker gave us a lot to think about. Good ideas to create good business!”
If you are interested in joining us for a future PDM, please RSVP in the sidebar to register for an event.
We hope to see you there!
Rhonda Shermeister, CPIM
VP Programs and Events
Timeout Sports Bar & Grill
1027 N Rapids Road, Manitowoc, WI
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 PDM
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Joe Chaltry, Transportation Purchasing Manager at Fed Ex
Topic: Purchasing Challenges in Transportation
Joe Chaltry is an experienced Transportation Purchasing Manager working with a diverse customer base to assist them with managing their unique, and often complex, supply chains. Challenges like inventory management, developing distribution models, planning for seasonal volume fluctuations, and navigating regulatory impacts are all part of his experience. He encounters variables that require daily consideration and leverages strong relationships with reliable resources to overcome them and avoid disruptions to business.
With a career that spans nearly 18 years, Joe has a proven track record with his creativity and knowledge that has delivered logistics solutions with multi-million dollar results. From developing the plan in the office, to overseeing the execution on the dock, his proficiency in the logistics field is exceptional. Regional distribution models, effective utilization of dedicated transportation networks, multi-modal bid facilitation, rate increase mitigation, and service provider performance management are all valuable options in Joe’s professional tool belt.
Joe holds an associate degree from UW-Marinette, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from UWGB and an APICS CSCP certification.
About the Presentation:
Joe will be providing an overview of his career and experience in the logistics and transportation industry. Over his 18 years of experience, he’s delivered service to his customers in customer service, solution design, pricing, purchasing, and leadership roles. Working for two world-class organizations during that time has offered him countless opportunities to observe, develop, and deliver supply chain solutions to industry leading companies.
During his presentation, Joe will highlight some of the unique logistics challenges his customers have faced and during his presentation, Joe will highlight some of the unique logistics challenges his customers have faced and the methods used to develop the solution to overcome them. He’s worked with customers in the automotive, heavy manufacturing, paper and consumer goods, and pharmaceutical industries. He will share experiences and differences between working with inbound, outbound, and reverse components of the supply chain from a transportation perspective. Joe will wrap up by touching on the evolution of 3PL’s and the logistics industry over his professional career and what disruptors the near future holds.
Interested in attending this event? To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org Please register by 5 business days prior to the event
Member at Large – The APICS Shoreline Chapter is looking for a Member at Large on the Board of Directors. This would be a great opportunity to get involved with the chapter. If interested, contact a board member or submit your name to email@example.com.
CPIM Review Course Schedule2017/2018 CPIM Review Course Schedule
Thursdays 5PM – 9PM at Bemis Plant D in Sheboygan Falls
- PART I Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)
January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8 - 2018
- PART II (Blended Modules)
February 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22
April 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10 - 2018
(Please note: 2 week gap between sessions due to Easter holiday)
COST PER CLASS:
Part I = $800 – APICS Members; $1,050 – Non-APICS Members
Part II = $1,200 – APICS Members; $1,550 – Non-APICS Members
*(For comparison, cost of Legacy classes was $1,875 for member ($375 x 5 modules)
For enrollment, please e-mail Bruce G. Balthazor, CPM, CPIM at firstname.lastname@example.org
Timeout Sports Bar & Grill
1027 N Rapids Road, Manitowoc, WI
DATE: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
TOUR Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
PDM Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Jake Zulewski, Sales Manager
Topic: Tour and History of International Paper
Jake Zulewski has been with International Paper for seventeen years in various roles across the Midwest. He graduated with a paper engineering degree from Western Michigan University. He started his career with International Paper in 2000 as a Process Improvement Manager Assistant, focused on quality improvement and waste reduction. He then moved into a sales position handling a four-state region for their Automotive Segment. In 2009, he was promoted to Sales Manager and moved his family to Chicago. After five years in the Chicago Market, he was promoted to Complex Sales Manager and moved to Appleton, Wisconsin.
Jake is married with three wonderful children that are very active in soccer, hockey, basketball, and the arts. In his spare time, he enjoys refereeing soccer, curling, and travelling with his family.
About the Presentation: Jake will share the history of International Paper and a breakdown of their different business segments. The Industrial Packaging segment is their largest segment; Jake will breakdown where they are located and discuss which markets they serve. I will discuss IP’s growth strategy and some of the market trends in packaging. International Paper’s sales approach is to sell on value – not on price; they try to steer the conversation away from turning packaging into a commodity.
About the Tour: Please enter through Visitor’s entrance on Dewey Street; around the corner from 2000 S 18th Street. See map below:
Interested in attending this event?
To register contact Rhonda Shermeister at email@example.com
Please register by 5 business days prior to the event.
APICS is reconfiguring the CPIM Review and Test Program. The Shoreline Chapter will continue to offer Review Courses. Look for more information on about the CPIM Review Courses in the next Newsletter.
***Retiree and Student PDM costs - now reduced to $15! Retirees are considered 62+ and an APICS Shoreline member for at least 5 years. Students must be full-time (12 credits)