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                                 COMMUNICATOR
                                                         A Monthly Publication of the Racine/Kenosha APICS



September 2007
                             Inventory Gone Wild: How To Get Control
                                By Anne Haberkorn, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP,
 Special points of                          Jonah, C.P.M.
     interest:                            September 19, 2007

 • President’s Message       About The Presentation:
        on page 2            High inventory accuracy is a re-
 • Free???? See page 2
                             quirement before implementing
                             technology-driven applications
  • PDM Registration         like ERP. How will you get con-
                             trol of inventory accuracy in your         For easy online registration, go
        on page 3
                                                                        to:http://www.rakeapics.org
                             company? Follow the 15-year
                             journey of an apparel retailer as          Where:
                             they improved the inventory ac-                  Infusino’s Banquet Hall
                             curacy of their raw materials,                   3201 Rapids Drive
                                                                              Racine, Wisconsin
                             work-in-process and finished
                                                                              5:45 Networking
                             goods inventories. Uncover the                   6:15 Dinner/Raffle
   Inside this issue:        secrets, techniques, and technolo-               7:30 Presentation
                             gies used to increase inventory
                             accuracy from 15 to 99%. Les-                      $25 per member
                             sons learned and best practices                    $30 per non-member
President’s Message/     2                                                      $13 per student
                             will be shared through engaging
Membership Corner
Calendar at a Glance         interactive activities.

                             About The Presenter:
Class Schedule, PDM      3   Anne Haberkorn works at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wisconsin as
registration fax             the Director for the Lean Performance Center. At the College, Anne’s expertise is
                             in production and inventory control as well as lean manufacturing practices. Most
                             of Anne’s work experience was at OshKosh B’Gosh as the Inventory Control Man-
                             ager. Anne has also worked for Appleton, formerly known as Appleton Papers, as
 APICS Webinars          4
Career Center
                             a Logistics Analyst and for Kimberly Clark in the International Finance Depart-
Information                  ment.
                             Anne earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of
                             Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Masters degree in Education from the University of
                             Wisconsin-Stout. Anne holds a current State of Wisconsin teaching certificate.
Board of Directors       5
                             Continuing to stay current in her field, Anne has held various APICS offices for
                             the local chapter and on the region staff for Wisconsin and Michigan. Anne
                             chaired the 2005 APICS International Conference. Most recently, Anne has com-
                             pleted the Wisconsin Development Leadership Program, and was recognized as
APICS Supply Chain       6
Contest
                             the Fox Valley APICS Chapter’s 2007 Member of the Year.
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President’s Message

Welcome to a new year of APICS activities! I am pleased to serve as your local president for
the 2007-08 year. Your chapter has many activities scheduled for the upcoming year. We
will be offering a full compliment of CPIM Review Courses, five Professional Development
Meetings, and our annual Breakfast meeting. We hope to add a plant tour also. In addition,
we are laying the groundwork to be able to offer the Certified Supply Chain Professional
(SCP) program within the next year. Watch the www.rakeapics.org website for updates. Sup-
ply chain topics apply to most companies, not just manufacturers. We believe these offerings
will help our customers not only survive, but thrive in the competitive marketplace.

Our September meeting will feature Anne Haberkorn, CFPIM, CIRM, Jonah, speaking on
Inventory Gone Wild! Anne will give us a preview of the presentation she will make at the
International Conference in October. If you can’t make it to Conference this year, this is a
great opportunity to see a world class presenter here at home. Thanks to Dean Paull, CPIM,
CIRM, our former board member, for arranging this exceptional offering. If you are able to
attend Conference this year, it looks like it will be educational and fun. Especially the cele-
bration for APICS 50th Anniversary. Can anyone say AARP?
President’s Message continued on page 4….




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Free APICS Webinars On-Demand
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APICS members can access a selection of
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                                  Calendar at a Glance
             September                                        25—Board of Director’s Meeting
     19th—Anne Haberkorne, CFPIM,                                       December
  CIRM, JONAH—Inventory Gone Wild!                            29—Board of Director’s Meeting
     26—Board of Director’s Meeting                                      January
               October                                     16—Professional Development Meeting
     31—Board of Director’s Meeting                                    17—Seminar
              November                                        30—Board of Director’s Meeting
    17—Jim Hensch—Manufacturing
          Critical-path Time
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                                   RAKE Chapter Class Schedule
                               Lakeview Advanced Technology Center
                                         9449 88th Avenue
                                    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
                                            Room 114


             2007-2008 Class Schedule                                              Strategic Management
                                                                                        of Resources
                Basics of Supply Chain                                              May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20
                     Management
            September 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Oct 1                      Class schedules are also available on our
                                                                    website: www.rakeapics.org. Class fees are
             Master Planning of Resources                          $325 for members and $375 for non-members
               November 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20                        per class. You may use a credit card by pay-
                                                                    ing online, or you may bring a check to the
                  Detailed Scheduling                                            first night of class.
                     and Planning
               January 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29                       We ask that you register at LEAST 1 week
                                                                    prior to the start of class to insure that we
                 Execution and Control                                 have enough materials for everyone.
                     of Operations
                 March 4, 6, 11, 18, 20, 25                                       You may register
                                                                          Online: http://www.rakeapics.org



             2007 APICS International                                          PDM Reservation Form
            Conference & Expo Oct 21–23                    Sign up for: September 19, 2007   Time           Price
            Colorado Convention Center-                        Member                        5:45           $25.00
                 Denver, Colorado                              Non-Member                    5:45           $30.00

                                                               Student                       5:45           $13.00
Get ready for the 2007 APICS International Conference
                                                                                                    Total
& Expo. APICS is making plans to ensure you will see,
do, and learn more at this three-day event than at any
other this year. Don’t miss it.                            Member Number
                     Save the Date
     2007 APICS International Conference & Expo            Company Name
                     October 21–23
              Colorado Convention Center                   Address
                    Denver, Colorado
Find out why 95% of 2006 conference attendee survey
respondents said they would recommend the APICS
conference to a friend or colleague— watch the video.      Phone
In addition to participating in APICS 50th Anniversary
celebrations and events, at APICS 2007 you will
                                                            PDM Reservations:
    • accelerate your operations management educa-
                                                            If you plan to attend, please submit your
        tion at more than 200 educational sessions          reservations via the web at:
    • network with 3,000 of your colleagues
                                                            http://www.rakeapics.org
    • discover the latest technological innovations at      Credit card payments MUST be done online.
        the Expo                                            Checks will be accepted at the door.
Mark Your Calendar—Registration is Open                    You may also fax the form on this page of the
                                                           Communicator to: 262-564-2989 by September 14,
The Conference section of the APICS Web site will be       2007. If you have any questions, please call
updated with the latest information as it becomes avail-   Rosemary at 262-564-2236.
able.
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 President’s Message continued from page 2…

 We will also be honoring our 2006-07 Member, Company, and Volunteer of the Year at
 this meeting. Please join us in honoring the late Dr. Jayavel Sounderpandian, CPIM, as
 Member of the Year, AIE winner of Company of the Year, and Craig Simpkins, CFPIM,
 our Volunteer of the Year. I look forward to seeing you on September 19.

 Rosemary, Van Treeck CPIM
 President, Racine / Kenosha APICS



                                               APICS Webinars

 Top 10 Supply Chain Best Practices
 Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. ET
 Presenter: Chris Werling, President and Gregg St John, Director of Professional Services, Cornerstone Solu-
 tions, Inc.
 Site Price: $99 APICS member, $139 nonmember

 Description
 All businesses, from manufacturing warehouses to service-oriented firms, strive to be the best at what they do.
 Each one of us wants to know how to do the best in our marketplace. But how do we measure success? What
 does it look like? That’s where best practices come in.
Implementing best practices ensures a company’s commitment to success and the common goal of reaching effec-
tive supply chain management. By adopting supply chain best practices, your company can save time, improve qual-
ity, lower costs, and increase revenue. This session will look at 10 supply chain best practice trends and how they
relate to optimizing warehouse operations. Attendees will learn how to find areas of their warehouse that may be
running inefficiently and determine how to repair them by following best practices.


APICS Webinar Series—Effective Inventory Management Concepts
Date: Thursdays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, and 11
Presenter: Debra Hansford, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, C.P.M.
Site Price: $395 APICS member, $495 nonmember

Description
This APICS Webinar series explores how effective inventory management may help your company gain a
competitive advantage by reducing assets and increasing customer service levels. This series will demystify
commonly used inventory management acronyms and provide examples in which the concepts may be best
applied. Learn where to start with the inventory management process and the questions that you need to ask to
improve inventory management at your company.




                           APICS Career Center: visit www.apics.org
The APICS Career Center is the premier resource for companies seeking experienced specialists in
the field of operations management and for professionals seeking operations management positions
in production, inventory, materials management, supply chain, logistics, purchasing, and more.
All job seekers can search listings. Confidentially post your résumé online for review by prospective
employers. Sign up for Notify Me!, a job alert service, to have new listings delivered to your e-mail
address. APICS members save $100 on job postings. Not a member? Join APICS now and save.
SEPTEMBER 2007                   COMMUNICATOR                                                        PAGE 5



                                      Racine/Kenosha Chapter
                                               2007-2008
                                Chapter Officers and Board of Directors




President                   Treasurer                                     VP of Marketing
Rosemary Van Treeck, CPIM   Norm Hermann, CPIM                            Alan Gignac, CPIM
Gateway Technical College   Midwest Airlines
3520 30th Avenue            Technical Support
Kenosha, WI 53144-1690      555 West Air Cargo Way                        gignaca@us.panasonic.com
(WK) 262-564-2236           Milwaukee, WI 53207                           (WK) 847-495-6100
(FAX) 262-564-2989          Ph: 414-294-5583
 vantreeckr@gtc.edu         Fx: 414-294-5046
                            nor-
Executive VP                man.hermann@midwestairlines.co                VP of Programs
Larry Kubisiak, CPIM        m                                             Betsy Tzaaras, CPIM
                                                                          Hospira,
lcapital@charter.com        Public Relations
(WK) 262-947-2143           Ernest C, Jones, III, CPIM                    (WK) 847-937-7749
                                                                          Betsy.tzavaras@hospira.com
                            (WK) 847-938-8764
                            ernest_jones_iii@hotmail.com




VP of Education             April Boisseau                                Past President/VP of Tech-
Craig Simpkins, CFPIM       S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.                     nology
Rockwell Automation         1525 Howe St.                                 Terry Weygant, CPIM
1201 South Second Street    Racine, WI 53403-2236                         Logical Products
Milwaukee, WI 53204         (WK) 262-260-4080                             1503 St. Paul Avenue
Craig.simpkins@yahoo.com    ALBoisse@scj.com                              Gurnee, Illinois 60031
(WK) 414-382-3365                                                         (WK) 847-406-5302
                                                                          (FAX) 847-336-6779
                                                                          Tweygant@yahoo.com

VP of Membership




VP at Large                 Region Representative
Nancy Miller, CPIM          Diane Miderski, CPIM
Valent BioSciences
870 Technology Way          dmiderski@corpemail.com                           Interested in being
Libertyville, IL 60048      262-641-3922
(WK): 847-968-4777                                                           active on the Board?
(FAX): 925-817-5077
                                                                                 Just contact a
Secretary                                                                        current officer.
Open
                           APICS SUPPLY CHAIN CONTEST

 APICS has kicked off the APICS Supply Chain Contest as part of our 50th anniversary
 celebration events. We invite you to participate in this contest to demonstrate the
 incredible power of the supply chain and strengthen APICS members’ and customers’
 personal connection to your Chapter and the association.
 The contest concept is simple but can deliver powerful results:
 • APICS will send every member and customer a Tyvek wristband and an introductory
 letter that includes the contest details and asks members and customers to:
 ο Participate in the APICS Supply Chain Contest by providing their name, company, e-
 mail and message. The message can be anything including a memorable APICS moment,
 why they joined APICS, what they gained from APICS, etc.
 ο Donate at least $1 to their local Chapter. Chapters will collect the wristbands and the
 donations and send to Regions
 ο Wristbands will be used as links to make the chain
 ο Donations will be contributed to a local America 's Second Harvest food bank
 ο The Region with the longest chain will be recognized and prizes* will be presented at
 the 2007 APICS International Conference and Exposition
 ο Regional chains will be publicly unfurled at the annual conference
 ο Everyone who makes a monetary donation will be entered in a drawing for a prize* and
 will also be featured in ongoing promotions (whenever possible).
 The duration of the contest is March 21 - October 20, 2007. Materials are being mailed and
 you should receive yours soon.




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