Serving Professionals Since 1964
Operations and Supply Chain Managers are members of APICS. Those who attend
our Professional Dinner Meetings and Network Sessions continue to learn and
improve, both in their personal and professional lives.
January Professional Development Meeting
Karin L. Bursa
“Improving Consumer-Driven Responsiveness: Key Steps to Shorter Lead Times”
The Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta Perimeter Center
January 16, 2007
Doors open 5:15 pm
Pre-Dinner Speaker 5:30pm (see announcement below)
Cost is $25.00 Members
Student Cost is $12.50
Reservations by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations need to be made by 5pm Thursday, January 11th.
Reservations after 5pm January 11th will be $5.00 higher
Table of Contents January Professional Development Meeting
Pre Dinner Guest Speaker Presentation
Page 2 BOD listing, President’s message
Page 3 CPIM Accelerated Review Spring Workshops Joe Wright, Director, IT Operations,
Page 4 CSCP Review Workshops
Page 5 New members, CSCP testing
Page 6 Joint Professional development meeting Joe will provide strategies used to meet the end-
Page 7 Education schedule point security challenges companies face in order
Page 8 Career Center to safely and efficiently conduct business in the
Page 9 PDM schedule, Certification maintenance new “Wild West” known as the computer age.
Time: 5:30 to 6:30
Chapter Board of Directors
e-mail addresses are found on the chapter website
President: Chapter Secretary: Newsletter Publisher:
Gary Bedford, CPIM Brian Skelly, CPIM The Printing Place
Exide Technologies Delta Apparel (770) 471-7071
Dir, Education and Seminars: Academic Liaisons:
Vice President, Marketing: Vid Chandraiah, CPIM, CSCP, PMP Chapter Academic Liaisons:
Gary Bedford, CPIM Bob Lewis, CPIM, CIRM
Exide Technologies Dir, Newsletter: (404) 321-6513
(770) 889-1260 Gary Stelzel, CPIM
Panasonic Automotive Systems Michael A. Roman, CPIM
Vice President, Finance: (770) 441-2667 Manufacturing Practices
Martin Samuels, CPIM (770) 772-6894
Philips Consumer Electronics Recruitment and Employment
(770) 821-3175 Coordinator:
Jon Harvill, CPC Kennesaw State
Vice President, Programs: Dunhill Professional Search Samia Siha
Russ Thorne, CPIM (770) 952-0009 Department of Management and
Cargill Texturizing Solutions US Entrepreneurship
(770) 986-6208 Dir, Website: Michael J. Coles College of Business
Henry Levine (770) 423-6709
Vice President, Education: American Panel
Tom Cox, CPIM, CSCP DeVry Institute of Technology
Cox and Associates Dir, Communication: Rob James
(770) 460-5370 Rico Dorsey (770) 521-4900 Ext. 3622
Vice President, Membership: Emory University
William B. Howell, CPIM Past President: Elliot Bendoly, Ph.D.
(770) 331-2265 Dave VanValkenburgh, CFPIM, CSCP, Goizueta School of Business
C.P.M. (404) 727-7138
Happy New Year to one and all. I hope everyone had a great holiday season.
APICS builds operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior education and training, inter-
nationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry profession-
als. This is the APICS mission.
With the New Year, many companies have new budgets. Within those budgets is money (sometimes limited) for education.
If one of your goals is to increase your knowledge in the operations management arena, then begin planning to attend APICS
?? We have Professional Development Meetings (PDM) on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, except June through August.
?? We hold CPIM and CSCP workshops monthly.
?? We are in the process of planning a couple of full-day seminars this year – one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
The APICS International Conference will be held October 21-23 in Denver, CO (registration will begin in March 2007).
If you are currently CPIM/CFPIM certified, you need to obtain certification maintenance points in order to keep you r certifi-
cation. For each instructional hour, you earn 1 point. Maintaining your APICS membership gives you 6 points per year.
Besides all the education that APICS has to offer, it is also a great way to network. Whether you are looking for a job or a
candidate, a software package to fill a need, an idea to fix a problem, or a consultant to supply experience and knowledge,
APICS offers it all.
We look forward to seeing you at an APICS event.
Gary Bedford, CPIM
Accelerated Review Workshop for CPIM Exams
Atlanta, GA - Spring 2007
Just in 5 days, we will review the materials to pass the CPIM Exam.
Basics of Supply Chain Management – Saturday (Jan 13, 2007)
In the Basics, you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers to and from your
Topics include: Elements of the Supply Chain, Just-in-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Manufactur-
ing Resources Planning (MRP II), Demand Planning, and Capacity Management.
Master Planning of Resources – Saturday (Feb 17, 2007)
The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with busi-
ness policies, objectives, and resource constraints.
Topics include: Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Scheduling, and
Measuring Business Performance.
Detailed Scheduling and Planning – Saturday (March 17, 2007)
Study detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), in-
ventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning.
Topics include: Recognizing Techniques and Practices of Inventory Management, Mechanics of the Detailed
Material Planning Process, Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan, and Planning Procurement and Ex-
ternal Sources of Supply.
Execution and Control of Operations– Saturday (April 28, 2007)
The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality ini-
tiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories.
Topics include: Prioritizing and Sequencing Work, Executing Plans and Implementing Controls, Authorizing and
Reporting Activities for Push and Pull Systems, and Evaluating Performance and Providing Feedback.
Strategic Management of Resources – Saturday (May 19, 2007)
The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating
operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.
Topics include: Competitive Market Issues, Choices Affecting Facilities, Supply Chain, Information Technology,
and Organizational Design, Configuring and Managing Projects.
Hilton Garden Inn— Register 4 or
Perimeter Center REGISTER TODAY! more and get one
1501Lake Hearn Dr. Online at www.APICSATLANTA.org FREE!
Atlanta, GA 30319
or call 770-460-5370
Workshop Fee: All 5 days for $995 or One day for $250.
Cancellation fee, $50.00 if within one week of start date.
About the CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) Exam
CPIM covers standard Supply Chain methodology, and CPIM will also cover topics such as essential terminology,
concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, performance measure-
ments, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.
Get Certified and be Recognized as an Industry Expert!
Each Student will need to bring the appropriate Participant Workbook to each workshop.
Computer based test is given in partnership with ASI, go to www.APICS .org to register.
$25 discount when you register 30 days in advance for each course (Can not be used
with other discounts.)
Review Workshop for Certified Supply Chain Professional
(CSCP) Atlanta, GA - Early Spring 2007
The Deadline to apply for the March 24, 2007 CSCP Exam is January 26, 2007. This class will be
held over four consecutive Saturdays.
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals – Saturday (Feb 3, 2007)
This session will teach you to Explore how successful supply chain management adds value to your organization, to Learn
how to develop a supply chain strategy that aligns with corporate strategy, and to Understand the importance of supply chain
design and its evolving capabilities.
Topics include: Overview of Supply Chain Management (SCM), Supply Chain Management Strategy, Managing the Supply
Chain, and Improving the Supply Chain.
Building Competitive Operations, Planning and Logistics – Saturday (Feb 10, 2007)
This session will teach you to Understand natural dynamics within the supply chain to optimize performance and increase
profitability, to Know the distribution and transportation options and how to align them with supply chain strategy, and to
Evaluate the process constraints and choices within global logistics to establish a plan linked to overall strategy.
Topics include: Demand Planning, Product Design Considerations, Manufacturing Planning and Controlling, and Logistics.
Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships – Saturday (Feb 17, 2007)This session will teach you to Learn how to
categorize customers based on their profiles and needs, to Establish measures of customer satisfaction, to Understand the stra-
tegic importance of purchasing and supplier relationships, and to Effectively use customer data to improve service perform-
ance and increase value to suppliers and customers.
Topics include: Relationship Management in SCM, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supplier Relationship
Management (SRM), and Integrated Customer / Supplier Relationship Management.
Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management– Saturday (Feb 24, 2007)
This session will teach you to Learn how technology-enabled supply chains contribute to business strategies and operating
plans, to Understand the innovative technologies enabling collaborative commerce and global visibility, and to Apply tech-
nology to enhance distribution, reverse logistics, and global supply chain communications.
Topics include: Role of Information Technology in the Supply Chain, ERP in supply Chain Management, innovative Tech-
nologies and Their Uses, Using IT to Enhance Supply Chain Performance, and e-Business. This course will include the mate-
rials recommended by APICS, including one year access to the LearnCSCP.com website with the Pre-test, tests for each
Module and a Post-test, for self-assessment.
Dress will be Business Casual. Snacks and Lunch are included, with coffee and soft drinks all day.
Price: Discounted Price if registered by January 8, 2007
Members $1,395.00 Members $1,345.00
Non-Members $1,495.00 Non Members $1,445.00
Online at www.APICSATLANTA.org
e-mail to email@example.com
or call 770-460-5370
LOCATION: Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta-Airport
4700 Southport Road, Atlanta, GA 30337
Parking will be paid with registration
Please welcome our new Atlanta APICS members
Name Title Company Name
John Snyder Inventory Planner Acuity Specialty Products
Tod Cyr Consultant AXON Global
Christophe Teyssier Supply Chain Manager Danfoss
Mike Conley Maint. Systems Spec. Dept. of Defense
Michael Phillips Director of Logistics & Planning M&W Distribution Services
David Dorris Planner Nordson Corporation
Steve Slowick Plant Manager Nyloplast-ADS
Ramona Smith Mgr.,Prod. Cntr'l & Shippping OFS
Clark Dobbs ERP Team Lead Wayne DQH
Joshua Snead Student
Jon Ray Manager
Paul Williams Materials Manager OFS, Fitel
Kelly Dear Strategic Sourcing Manager Honeybaked Ham
CSCP for 2007
APICS has now provided the exam testing dates for 2007, with the Application and Registration Dates. We
will be scheduling our public CSCP instructor led courses to meet these exam dates.
Exam Date: March 24, 2007
Eligibility Application Deadline: January 26, 2007
Exam Registration Deadline: February 9, 2007
Exam Date: June 23, 2007
Eligibility Application Deadline: April 27, 2007
Exam Registration Deadline: May 11, 2007
Exam Date: December 8, 2007
Eligibility Application Deadline: October 12, 2007
Exam Registration Deadline: October 26, 2007
If you are interested in these classes contact Tom Cox, CPIM ,CSCP, 770-460-5370, or e-mail to
Newsletter to go Totally Electronic in 2007
After March 2007, the Atlanta APICS Chapter will no longer be mailing out hard copies of its
newsletter. Instead, only electronic copies will be created. In order to receive the newsletter, one
will have to “opt-in” by going to www.apicsatlanta.org and signing up for Electronic Notification
of PDM and Education Events. The other way that you can receive a newsletter is to go to the
Newsletter page within the chapter website and downloading a copy.
By going totally electronic, the Chapter will be able to save around $1,000 per month in printing
and postage. In addition to the financial savings, we will all help the environment by not filling up
Joint APICS/CSCPM Professional Development Meeting
January 16, 2007
The Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta Perimeter Center
“Improving Consumer-Driven Responsiveness: Key Steps to Shorter Lead Times”
Karin L. Bursa
An effective postponement strategy for your sourcing operations can be key to your company’s long-
term profitability. This business model approach, used to manage inventory, is critical for companies
controlling offshore manufacturing. This is especially relevant for longer lead times and more complex
supply chains. Learn how effective demand planning is helping Brown Shoe Company maximize the
benefits of postponement to accurately predict consumer demand for finished goods inventory, manage
suppliers, reduce long lead times, increase sales, avoid mark downs, and better satisfy customers.
Karin L. Bursa, vice president of marketing at Logility, oversees the company's market positioning, strat-
egy development and marketing programs for Logility Voyager Solutions™, the company's full suite of
collaborative supply chain optimization solutions. Ms. Bursa is known for her strategic vision and mar-
ket knowledge and is experienced in the development, support and marketing of software solutions to
improve and automate enterprise-wide operations including supply chain management, manufacturing,
financial, field service and asset management. She began her career as a consultant for Andersen Con-
sulting (now Accenture) where she focused on the manufacturing and telecommunications industries.
Ms. Bursa has been at the forefront of innovative demand-driven manufacturing, supply chain manage-
ment and B2B collaboration initiatives such as the Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standard (VICS)
Collaborative Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) committee and Flow Manufacturing.
Ms. Bursa is often quoted in industry publications, speaks frequently at industry forums and is an active
member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), Voluntary Interindustry
Commerce Standards (VICS) Association, APICS, GlobalEXECWomen, Women in Technology (WIT),
and the Technology Association of Georgia. Ms. Bursa received a B.S. in Business Finance from Au-
With more than 1,100 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative, supply chain
solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line re-
sults in record time. Logility customers include Bissell, Brown Shoe Company, McCain Foods, Pernod
Ricard, Pfizer, Sigma Aldrich, and VF Corporation.
Call for Presentations
The Atlanta Chapter of APICS is preparing for our 2006 Professional Development schedules which include our PDM and
pre-dinner presentations. If you or someone you know would like to present at our meetings, , please submit your request to
the address below.
Pre-dinner requirements: Educational– Time limit of 30 minutes.
Dinner meeting requirements: Case Studies, Supply Chain, Production, Inventory, Manufacturing related subject pre-
ferred. Subject matter on Change Management, Time Management or related subject considered.
We are looking for Practitioners and Educators who can deliver a topic that will be beneficial to our membership.
APICS Members- Please send in your request for any subjects or topic you would like to hear to the APICS Atlanta BOD’s
for consideration. Your needs as our customer are our needs.
Russ Thorne, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
APICS Atlanta Education Schedule
Special $50 Discount for February Classes if registered by Tues, January 30th
Workshop Title Location Day Dates
Basics of Supply Chain Management Hilton Garden Sat January 13
One Day Workshop Inn Perimeter
Master Planning of Resources Southern Tech Sat January 13, 20, 27
Strategic Management of Resources Southern Tech Sat January 13, 20, 27
Certified Supply Chain Professional Embassy Suites Sat February 3, 10, 17, 24
Basics of Supply Chain Management Southern Tech Sat February 10, 17, 24
Saturday workshops, CSCP workshops, and One Day workshops meet from 8am to 4pm.
Registration deadline for all classes is one week before the first session.
Course Discounted Price Regular Price
Basics of Supply Chain Management Member: $ 450 Member: $500
Non-Member: $500 Non-Member: $550
Master Planning of Resources
Detailed Scheduling and Planning Member: $ 350 Member: $400
Execution and Control of Operations Non-member: $400 Non-member: $450
Strategic Management of Resources
CPIM One Day Workshops
All Five CPIM Courses $995.00 $995.00
Each Course Individually $225.00 $250.00
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Member $1, 345.00 Member $1, 395.00
Non-member: $1,445.00 Non-member: $1,495.00
Register on-line: click here (http://www.apicsatlanta.org/WSregistration.html)
Register by e-mail: email@example.com
Register by phone: (770) 460-5370, Tom Cox, CPIM
Bring cash or check made payable to APICS, Atlanta Chapter 83, to the first session.
You can also pay by credit card - please call 770/460-5370 at least 7 days before the class start date and bring the card billing
address information to the class.
Bring your passing results from the most recent Certification exam, for a workshop that
you took in Atlanta, and get a $25.00 discount on your next workshop.
FREE RECRUITMENT & EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
APICS CAREER CENTER
FREE RECRUITMENT & EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE
As a totally free service, the APICS Resume Referral Service accepts both resumes from members and notices of job opportu-
nities from companies and third party agencies for listings on the website and in the newsletter. Also at no charge, when re-
quested by a company seeking available APICS candidates, we will loosely match pre-submitted resumes with the job re-
quirements and forward the appropriate resumes directly to the inquiring company. Newsletter and website job listings will
normally appear only once, but may be repeated upon request. Resumes will remain on file and matched for send-out to com-
pany inquiries for six months.
To see more extensive Open Position and Available Candidate descriptions, and to identify contact information, we invite you
to see the actual listings on the APICS Atlanta website at http://www.apicsatlanta.org/jobs.html .
OPEN POSITIONS: AVAILABLE CANDIDATES:
J0101 MANUFACTURING ENGINEER A0902 SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNER
J0102 CORPORATE PURCHASING AGENT A0903 MATERIALS / PRODUCTION MGR
J0103 JD EDWARDS PROJECT MANAGER A1201 INVENTORY CONTROLLER
(CONTRACTOR) A1202 SENIOR LEVEL INTERNATIONAL
J0104 JUNIOR CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY
LEADER CHAIN PROFESSIONAL
J0105 LINE BALANCE ANALYST A0101 PRODUCTION SCHEDULING SUPER
J0106 ORDER FULLFILLMENT SUPERVISOR VISOR
J0107 IT APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
J0108 DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER
J0109 SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER
For additional information, contact Jon Harvill, CPC, APICS Employment & Recruitment Coordinator c/o Dunhill Profes-
sional Search, Phone: (770) 952-0009, Fax: (770) 952-9422,
E-mail: JHarvill@DunhillAtlanta.com , Website: http://www.dunhillatlanta.com/
ASK THE EMPLOYMENT EXPERTS
Steve Hines, consultant, career coach and author of Atlanta Jobs and
Jon Harvill CPC, consultant and recruiter with Dunhill Professional Search
Draft Dear Steve and Jon,
How can I keep my job search confidential to protect my current job?
Signed: Need to Stay Employed.
Steve: For many reasons, companies prefer to hire candidates who are currently employed, so do all you can to stay on good
terms with your employer. Never use your company email address on your resume, but develop an anonymous email address
to use during your job search (e.g., AtlantaQC@yahoo.com). When posting your resume on Monster, CareerBuilder, et al.,
consider using a pseudonym and your cell phone number, along with the anonymous email address. Avoid responding to
“blind ads” that do not identify the employer, and request your search firms to remove your name and contact data when they
submit it to a company.
Jon: : It is good that you already recognize the considerable risk. It is almost impossible to guarantee confidentiality even if
you restrict your networking to close friends and even if you swear them to secrecy. When you send your resume to recruit-
ers or potential employers, make sure you know who will receive it, stress the confidentiality, and confirm how they are going
to use your information.
For possible damage control, your work should continue to remain exemplarity. Build and maintain as good a working rela-
tionship with your current boss as you possibly can, but still do not share knowledge of your job search. To be on the safe
side, expect your work telephone and email to be monitored and expect your employer to have internet ‘agents’ searching the
internet for their employee’s names and the company’s name wherever they might surface.
APICS Professional Development Meeting Schedule for 2006/2007
January 16, 2007 Karin Bursa, “Improving Consumer-Driven Responsiveness: Key
Steps to Shorter Lead Times”
February 20, 2007 TBA
March 20, 2007 Top Management Night, Scottie Mayfield, Mayfield Dairies
April 17, 2007 Joe Kirchner, Conagra Foods, "Implementing Sales & Operations
Planning - What worked, what didn't, and what's left to be done"
May 15, 2007 Thomas Corbett, “Throughput Accounting vs. Cost Accounting”
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