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					                                                        Lead Times                                        MARCH 2008


                                                                       Atlanta Chapter
                                                                                           Serving Professionals Since 1964




              March Professional Development Meeting
                                           March 18, 2008
                                Pat Bettini
           Top Management Night: “Integrated Business Management
                   Through Sales & Operations Planning”
                                      (For Topic detail, see Page 3.)
                        The Hilton Garden Inn, Atlanta Perimeter Center
                                       Doors open at 5:15pm
                                   Networking 5:15pm to 6:00pm
                                           Dinner 6:15pm
                                       Presentation 7:00pm
                   Cost is $25.00 Members / $30.00 Non-Members / $12.50 Students
               Make your reservations online at our website at www.apicsatlanta.org.
               Reservations need to be made by midnight on Thursday, March 13th;
                        reservations after March 13th will be $5.00 higher.
       Menu: Cowboy Ribeye Steak (Bone-in / French Cut) with Spicy Fried Onions, Twice Baked Potato,
         Normandy Style Vegetables, and Chef’s Choice Dessert. A Cash Bar will also be available.

            Contents
            MARCH
            Page 2      Message from the Education Corner - Tom Cox
            Page 3      Professional Development Meeting Info
            EDUCATION
            Page 4      CSCP Workshop - Spring 2008
            Page 5      CSCP Fact Sheet
            Pages 6-7   CPIM Workshops - Spring & Fall 2008
            Page 8      Education Schedule
            CAREER CENTER
            Page 9       Open Positions (Jobs)
            Page 10      Article, “Resumes in the Digital Age” - JD Harvill
            Page 11      Ask the Employment Experts
            ATLANTA CHAPTER & INFORMATION
            Page 12      Article, “Overview of Certification Maintenance” - Chris Chapman
            Page 13      Board of Directors Listing
            Page 14      APICS Member Benefits 2008
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              March Message from the Education Corner
                                                                    By Tom Cox

We will be starting our next round of three-day CPIM Review Workshops
again in April with the Basics of Supply Chain Management course. This will
continue during alternating months until the final course, Strategic
Management of Resources, in December, 2008. We will also restart this
sequence over in September. This will give participants the availability to
attend courses every other month, leaving plenty of study time before the
exams, or they can take the courses out of sequence and finish in five or six
months time.

We have the last three classes in the One-Day Review Workshops, which
continue with the Detailed Scheduling and Planning course on March 22nd,
then to Execution and Control of Operations on April 19th, and finishing on
May 17th with the Strategic Management of Resources. These workshops will
be repeated starting on Aug 2nd.

Our next Certified Supply Chain Professional Instructor-led review course will
start on April 25th for four consecutive Fridays (all day). This is for the exam to
be held on June 21st. The final exam period for this certification in 2008 will
be held in December, but the exact date(s) have not been released yet. We will
offer an Instructor-led review workshop probably starting in mid to late
October for this exam.

As always, we offer these courses to our customers as an In-House offering.
These can be from three or four hours each week to three straight, full days.
We are willing to work with companies to provide this to you as much as we
can onsite.

If you have questions you can contact me from the website, or you can go
online and sign up for courses. The schedule is now out through December,
2009, for the three-day format classes.

Tom Cox, CPIM, CSCP
VP, Education

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                      March Professional Development Meeting
Topic: “Integrated Business Management Through Sales &
Operations Planning”
Presenter: Pat Bettini
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center,
1501 Lake Hearn Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319
Time: Doors Open - 5:15pm, Dinner - 6:15pm,
Presentation - 7:00pm
Registration is available online at
http://www.apicsatlanta.org/events/100_538000.aspx.
Cost: Advance Pre-registration is $25 for APICS members /
$30 for Non-Members / $12.50 for Full-Time Students.
Late Registration (after midnight on March 13th), or Walk-up/Day-of-Event Cost, is an
additional $5.

Presentation Description:
Successful planning doesn’t just happen! “Integrate Business Management” insights from all functional disciplines to pro-
duce superior results.
Successful performance isn’t the product of a single department. Sales, R&D, Manufacturing, and Finance all need to be on
the same “page” if your company is to achieve superior performance and profitability. Getting and maintaining functional
alignment, how do you make it happen?
Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is an “Integrated Business Management” process where the executive team continually
achieves focus and alignment between all the major functions of the organization. The S&OP process is a communications
and decision-making process that sets the direction, priorities and boundaries for the rest of the organization. Through the
S&OP process, the general manager and line managers regularly and routinely review customer demand and supply resources
and “re-plan” across a rolling planning horizon and provide for deployment of your strategic plan reviewing new products
and projects and integrating them with the demand, supply and financial management of the business.
What you'll learn:
•  How companies who have implemented an Integrated Sales & Operations Planning Management process have increased
   market share, improved customer service and enhanced top-line and bottom-line growth.
•  How to develop and link the business plan, operating plan, sales plan, and forecast so that all departments are operating
   from the same game plan and striving to achieve the same goals.
•  How to use Integrated Business Management’s core process of Sales & Operations Planning and Demand Management
   to gain the control and flexibility needed to meet changing customer and market demands.
Who should attend:
Sales & Operations Planning is the “Integrated Business Management” process that gives the General Manager and his team a
practical and very effective way to improve control of the entire business: Attendees should also include marketing managers,
product managers, sales managers, demand planners/forecasters, customer service managers, ERP project managers, and sup-
ply chain project managers. For a company to be truly responsive to its customers, it needs an effective demand planning and
demand management process as input to the integrated management system.

Presenter Bio:
Mr. Pat Bettini is a Senior Partner at Oliver Wight Americas. His 35-year career covers “hands-on” management as a
production engineer, production and inventory control manager, and materials manager; followed by a move to the
Manufacturing Systems Division of Xerox, first as a Senior Consultant and then as Director of Education and Consulting. He
gained senior management experience as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for an international ERP systems
company before joining Oliver Wight. Pat was APICS certified in 1979.


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                                         CSCP Workshop
   Review Workshop for Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
                     Atlanta, GA - Spring 2008
      The Deadline to apply for the Jun 21, 2008 CSCP Exam is April 25, 2008.
               This class will be held over four consecutive Fridays.
                 The books are provided as part of the course fees.
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals – Friday (April 25, 2008)
This session will teach you to Explore how successful supply chain management adds value to your organiza-
tion, 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, Man-
aging the Supply Chain, and Improving the Supply Chain.
Building Competitive Operations, Planning and Logistics – Friday (May 2, 2008)
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 sup-
ply 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 – Friday (May 9, 2008)
This session will teach you to Learn how to categorize customers based on their profiles and needs, to Estab-
lish measures of customer satisfaction, to Understand the strategic importance of purchasing and supplier
relationships, and to Effectively use customer data to improve service performance 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– Friday (May 16, 2008)
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 technology 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 Technologies and Their Uses, Using IT to Enhance Supply Chain Performance, and e-Business.
This course will include the materials 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 April 4, 2008
Members $1,495.00                        Members $1,395.00
Non-Members $1,595.00                    Non Members $1,495.00

REGISTER TODAY!                                                Location:
Online at www.APICSATLANTA.org                                 Hilton Garden Inn—Perimeter
e-mail to tomfcox@earthlink.net                                1501 Lake Hearn Drive
or call 770-460-5370                                           Atlanta, GA 30319
                                                               404-459-0500

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                                    CSCP Fact Sheet

                  Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

  Benefits of the CSCP Program
  After earning your CSCP designation, you will
  • Learn to boost productivity, collaboration, and innovation
  • Discover how to positively affect lead times, inventory, productivity, and bottom-line profit-
     ability
  • Understand how to manage the integration and coordination of activities to achieve reduced
     costs and increase efficiencies and customer service
  • Gain the knowledge to effectively and efficiently manage worldwide supply chain activities
  • Achieve greater confidence and peer and industry recognition
  • Enjoy the potential for career advancement and increased earnings.

 Who should pursue the CSCP education and designation?
  The CSCP program is for professionals in operations and supply chain management. This desig-
  nation is ideal for you if you are
  • Interested in more depth of knowledge and understanding in the areas of supplier and cus-
      tomer relations, international trade, the use of information technology to enable the supply
      chain, and physical logistics.
  • A professional who is consulting or teaching supply chain functions
  • Working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems.

 The CSCP program will help you advance your career while giving you the foundation to im-
  prove your company's competitive position and profitability.

 Earning Your APICS CSCP
  To earn the APICS CSCP designation, candidates must pass one comprehensive four-hour
  exam. The exam will be administered in paper-and-pencil format on the following dates:
        •   March 24, 2007
        •   June 23, 2007
        •   December 8, 2007


 Becoming a CSCP Candidate
  The CSCP examination is available to individuals who have relevant work experience and edu-
  cation. To be eligible for the CSCP exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:
 • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, plus two years of related business experience
 • CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, or C.P.M. designation plus two years of related business experience
 • Five years of related business experience.

 Individuals must submit an application documenting their eligibility to take the APICS CSCP
     exam.

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                                  CPIM Workshops (Spring)
               Accelerated Review Workshop for CPIM Exams
                         Atlanta, GA - Spring 2008
  In just five days, we will review the materials to pass the CPIM Exam...
Detailed Scheduling and Planning – Saturday (March 22, 2008)
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 Ma-
terial Planning Process, Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan, and Planning Procurement and External
Sources of Supply.
Execution and Control of Operations – Saturday (April 19, 2008)
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 17, 2007)
The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating op-
erating 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.
Basics of Supply Chain Management – Saturday (See Page 7)
In the Basics, you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers to and from your
organization.
Topics include: Elements of the Supply Chain, Just-in-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Manufac-
turing Resources Planning (MRP II), Demand Planning, and Capacity Management.
Master Planning of Resources – Saturday (See Page 7)
The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business
policies, objectives, and resource constraints.
Topics include: Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Scheduling, and
Measuring Business Performance.
Hilton Garden Inn—
Perimeter Center                        REGISTER TODAY!                                         Register 4 or
1501Lake Hearn Dr.              Online at www.APICSATLANTA.org                                 more and get one
Atlanta, GA 30319
                                        or call 770-460-5370                                       FREE!
404-459-0500

                        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 (cannot be used
                                with other discounts).

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                                     CPIM Workshops (Fall)
               Accelerated Review Workshop for CPIM Exams
                             Atlanta, GA - Fall 2008
     In just 5 days, we will review the materials to pass the CPIM Exam.
Basics of Supply Chain Management – Saturday (August 2, 2008)
In the Basics, you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers to and from your
organization.
Topics include: Elements of the Supply Chain, Just-in-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Manufac-
turing Resources Planning (MRP II), Demand Planning, and Capacity Management.

Master Planning of Resources – Saturday (September 6, 2008)
The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business
policies, objectives, and resource constraints.
Topics include: Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Scheduling, and
Measuring Business Performance.

Detailed Scheduling and Planning – Saturday (October 4, 2008)
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 Ma-
terial Planning Process, Planning Operations to Support the Priority Plan, and Planning Procurement and External
Sources of Supply.

Execution and Control of Operations– Saturday (November 1, 2008)
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 (December 6, 2008)
The course addresses three main topics: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating op-
erating 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.

Southern Polytechnic                                                                             Register 4 or
State University                        REGISTER TODAY!
                                Online at www.APICSATLANTA.org                                  more and get one
1100 S. Marietta Parkway                                                                            FREE!
Marietta, GA 30060                      or call 770-460-5370

                       Workshop Fee: Member price for one course at $250.
                            Non-member price for one course at $275.
                      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 ter-
   minology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning,
   performance measurements, 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.


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                          2008 APICS Atlanta Education Schedule
           Workshop Title                      Location            Day                             Dates

One Day Detailed Scheduling and Plan-        Hilton Garden          Sat       March 22, 2008
ning                                         Inn Perimeter

Basics of Supply Chain Management            Southern Tech          Sat       April 5, 12, 19, 2008


One Day Execution and Control of             Hilton Garden          Sat       April 19, 2008
Operations                                   Inn Perimeter

Certified Supply Chain Professional          Hilton Garden          Fri       April 25, May 2, 9, and 16, 2008
(CSCP) Review Course                         Inn Perimeter

Strategic Management of Resources            Southern Tech          Sat       May 3, 10, and 17, 2008

   Saturday workshops, CSCP workshops, and One Day workshops meet from 8am to 5pm.
   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 $1,395.00                          Member $1,495.00
                                                     Non-member: $1,495.00                     Non-member: $1,595.00

  REGISTRATION:
   Register on-line: click here (http://www.apicsatlanta.org)
   Register by e-mail: cpim1ga@yahoo.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.

  CONFIRMATION:
  Confirmations will be e-mailed to registrants approximately one week prior to the class.
  For additional information visit our web site at: www.apicsatlanta.org.




            Discount!!
            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.




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                               APICS Atlanta Career Center
1. Recruiters and Employers can have their supply chain related job leads posted on the APICS Atlanta Web
site by sending a job description to the Career Center Director at CareerCenter@APICSAtlanta,org. A thumbnail
description will be posted to the website within a few business days, and will appear in the next eNewsletter. This
is a FREE service. Please include contact information and a subject including “Career Center Job Posting”. The
job posting will remain active for approximately 60 days.
2. Individuals can subscribe to the New Job Notification list, and a confidential email will be sent when any new
job is posted to the Career Center. To subscribe send an email to the Career Center Director at CareerCen-
ter@APICSAtlanta.org.
For additional information on the Career Center:
Jon Harvill, CPC, APICS Atlanta Career Center Director, careercenter@apicsatlanta.org
c/o Dunhill Professional Search, Phone: (770) 952-0009, Fax: (770) 952-9422,
E-mail: JHarvill@DunhillAtlanta.com , Website: www.DunhillAtlanta.com
OPEN POSITIONS (JOBS)

   J1207 SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATOR—Vanderlande Industries

   J0101 SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT BUYER I—Vanderlande Industries

   J0102 SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT BUYER II—Vanderlande Industries

   J0103 INVENTORY ANALYSTS—Philips Healthcare

   J0104 MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER—Dunhill Professional Search

   J0105 INVENTORY SPECIALIST—American Air Filter

   J0106 SALES MANAGER FOR HEALTH & BEAUTY (COSMETICS) VERTICAL MARKET—Knapp Logistics & Automa-
         tion

   J0107 VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES—The SearchLogix Group

   J0108 MASTER SCHEDULER—KMH Consulting

   J0109 HOME DEPOT REQUIREMENTS MANAGER—Leviton Mfg. Co.

   J0110 GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER—Modern Professional Services, LLC.

   J0111 SENIOR BUYER—Yanmar America

   J0201 BUYER/PLANNER—Imperial Group

   J0202 MRO BUYER/CRIB ATTENDANT—Kason Industries Inc.

   J0203 BUYER/PLANNER—Kason Industries Inc.

   J0204 BUYER, PLASTIC RESIN—ProTech, Inc.

   J0205 MATERIALS MANAGER—Panduit Corporation

   J0206 OPERATIONS PLANNING MANAGER—ProTech, Inc.

   J0207 INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION DIRECTOR—Dunhill Professional Search

   J0208 MATERIALS MANAGER—Dunhill Professional Search

   J0209 PLANNING AND PRODUCTION CONTROL MANAGER—Dunhill Professional Search

   J0210 SOURCING ENGINEER—Modern Professional Services, LLC.

   J0211 SUPPLY CHAIN/SAP CONSULTANT—Rhodia

   J0212 SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNER—Dunhill Professional Search

   J0213 MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTANT—Dunhill Professional Search

   J0301 PRODUCTION MASTER SCHEDULER—Kobelco Construction Machinery America, LLC

   J0302 PURCHASING/SCHEDULING MANAGER—Kreisler & Associates, LLC

   J0303 MANAGER OF SUPPLY CHAIN CONSULTING—The SearchLogix Group

To see more extensive Open Positions 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.
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“Résumés in the Digital Age: Keywords and Your Internet Presence”
                                                                                 By JD Harvill
I read recently that 75% of Americans are interested in a new job opportunity. Here is an article
for those of you who are not actively seeking new opportunities, but still desire to be visible to
the hiring officials and recruiters who might just need to find you when that next great opportu-
nity comes across their desk.
Professional Networking to Increase your Internet Presence
Today, you can take advantage of several new tools to increase your visibility to professional col-
leagues and recruiters alike. These new “professional networking” sites allow you to create a pro-
file of yourself including job title, educational level, and even skill or certification keywords if
you craft your profile as carefully as you craft your résumé.
Increasing your visibility on professional sites gives you more control over what will be found in
broader searches done by both recruiters and web spiders looking for professionals like yourself.
LinkedIn, my favorite of these “networking” sites, allows people to search your professional iden-
tity, but they cannot contact you directly except with your permission. They can explain how they
know you, or what they are looking for, but you have control over whether they will ever get into
your “network”. This allows you to keep your network as broad and open as you’d like, or as
tight and controlled as you need to.
With LinkedIn specifically, you can make yourself extremely appealing to both colleagues and
recruiters, by strengthening your profile with strong quantified descriptions of your work, well
placed keywords, and by asking your coworkers and colleagues to write appropriate recommen-
dations for you which are directly attached to your LinkedIn profile to bring it to life.
Other sites like TheLadders, Spoke, and FastPitch each have their focus and bring specific visibil-
ity to your professional profile. If you do a good job of getting your primary keywords into these
sites you are well on your way to increasing your overall “Internet Presence”.
Use these tools carefully to network with colleagues and fellow professionals, and you will also
become more visible to those important individuals in your industry or region.
Job Board Profiles are important if you are an “active” job seeker
Keep your profile and resume updated weekly on Monster, CareerBuilder, HotJobs, and both in-
dustry and region specific job boards if you are an “active” job seeker less concerned about confi-
dentiality.
When applying directly to jobs on the job boards be sure to add appropriate keywords from the
companies job description into both your profile and your cover letter to create the best possible
chance of getting through the screening process.
Beware of Negatives in your Internet Presence
Many recruiters and hiring officials may use internet search tools to get more information on can-
didates they might already be considering as well.
You must make sure that your “Internet Presence” is as flattering as possible.
                                                                    Continued on the next page —

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              — Continued (from Page 10): “Résumés in the Digital Age”


Do several searches (on Google, Yahoo, Lycos, Ask, and any other tools you find) for your own
name, as well as your primary email address, and analyze the results.
•    Do these searches find you, or some famous person with your name? It’s best if they find
     you or someone respectable at the very least.
•    Do they find the photos you shared with family and friends last summer? Again, if the pic-
     tures are great and show a healthy lifestyle its all good.
•    Do they find the tax records on your rental property? Or litigation records from some per-
     sonal or business trouble?
•    Or, do they find that chat room you haven’t visited in eight years because your spouse be-
     came suspicious?
More often than not they will find little or nothing, but its certainly better for you to control what
they find, than for you to get blacklisted for things you may not even have been aware were out
there.
Now do similar searches by your job title, location, and/or industry. Do your new professional
profiles come up? Don’t expect overnight results, but make updates to these sites regularly and
you might just find yourself moving to the top of some important searches.
              JD Harvill, recruiter with Dunhill Professional Search can be contacted at 770-952-0009,
                           jdharvill@dunhillatlanta.com, or visit www.dunhillatlanta.com.


                  Ask the Employment Experts - The Economy
    Dear Steve and Jon,

    What impact do you see the economy is having on jobs now?

    Signed: Concerned
 Steve Hines, consultant, career coach and author of             Jon Harvill CPC, consultant and recruiter with
                    Atlanta Jobs                                          Dunhill Professional Search
Dear Concerned,                                                Dear Concerned,

Nothing good, that’s for sure! Don’t panic, but be pro-        Like you, some hiring officials are becoming con-
active just in case. You always should have your re-           cerned and are holding off on making a hiring deci-
sume current, but if you don’t, do it now. In a slower         sion until that perfectly risk-free candidate shows up.
economy, companies will be even more bottom-line               This slows down the hiring process and provides
oriented, so be certain to emphasize accomplishments           frustration to job seekers, who may experience ten
and achievements that saved your company money.                interviews before receiving the right offer, rather
Then look at the finished “product” – not the paper            than three or four in normal times. Less accom-
resume, but whom it represents, YOU. What can you              plished hiring officials will lose the best candidates
do to make yourself a more valuable employee, both             to faster moving competitors. Under-staffed organi-
for your current company and for potential compa-              zations will lose market share and will be slower to
nies? What computer-related innovations and ad-                recover than the adequately staffed.
vancements should you be learning? Consider taking
night classes to further your education or for certifica-
tion in your field.


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                   “Overview of Certification Maintenance”
                                                                                 By Chris Chapman
Over the past several months I have discussed many different ways to earn points toward your certifica-
tion. APICS has designed its Certification programs to enrich its designee’s knowledge in a wide variety
of subjects, procedures, and benchmarks of the supply chain industry.

By achieving your Certification designation, you have been a part of an educational experience that has
enhanced your knowledge, skills, and marketability. APICS prides itself on the educational platform it
has prepared year after year. This high level platform has given its members the opportunities to sepa-
rate themselves from those in their industries through continued knowledge, growth and personal expan-
sion.

As we have discussed you can earn points toward your certification maintenance by participating in the
local Atlanta APICS Chapter, by taking courses related to the supply chain industry, continuing your
education at a local college or online course, by participating in an instruction program or writing arti-
cles related to the supply chain industry, and being an active member of APICS and/or other supply
chain organizations.

The points you can earn can be endless depending on the educational opportunities that you seek and
that are presented to you. You can determine the point value per activity by referring to the Certification
Maintenance Bulletin, the APICS website (www.apics.org), or by contacting me at tmchap-
man@bellsouth.net. If you find that you can not locate an answer please feel free to contact me at the
above email address and I will do my best to find the answers for you.
                         Tonya “Chris” Chapman, APICS Certification Maintenance Director,
                                  can be contacted at tmchapman@bellsouth.net.




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                                   Chapter Board of Directors
President:                             Vice President, Membership:                         Dir, Website:
Gary Bedford, CPIM                     William B. Howell, CSCP, CPM                        Henry Levine, CSCP
Exide Technologies                     NAPM of GA, Inc.                                    American Panel
(770) 889-1260                         (770) 331-2265
                                                                                           Past President:
Executive Vice President:              Certification Maint. Coordinator                    Dave VanValkenburgh, CFPIM, CSCP,
Russ Thorne, CPIM                      Chris Chapman, CPIM                                 C.P.M.
Cargill Texturizing Solutions US       Kubota Industrial Equipment
(770) 986-6208                         (678) 943-0478                                      Academic Liaisons:

Vice President, Marketing:             Chapter Secretary:                                  Chapter Academic Liaison:
Loretta David, CPIM, CIRM              Brian Skelly, CPIM, CSCP                            Michael A. Roman, CPIM
Marlow House                                                                               Manufacturing Practices
(770) 423-0582                         Dir, Education and Seminars:                        (770) 772-6894
                                       Vid Chandraiah, CPIM, CSCP and
Vice President, Finance:               Kris Katheresan, Ph. D, CFPIM, CSCP,                DeVry Institute of Technology
Martin Samuels, CPIM, CSCP             PMP                                                 Robert James
Philips Medical Systems                                                                    (770) 521-4900 Ext. 3622
(770) 821-3175                         Dir, Newsletter:
                                       William Hughes                                      Emory University
Vice President, Programs:              Zep, Inc.                                           Elliot Bendoly, Ph.D.
Shaunn Harris, CPIM, CSCP                                                                  Goizueta School of Business
American Air Filter                    Career Center Coordinator:                          (404) 727-7138
                                       Jon Harvill, CPC
Vice President, Education:             Dunhill Professional Search                         Georgia Institute of Technology,
Tom Cox, CPIM, CSCP                    (770) 952-0009                                      Kennesaw State, and University of
Cox and Associates                                                                         Georgia
(770) 460-5370                         E-mail addresses are found on the chapter website    Open


                             APICS Professional Development Meetings
                                        Schedule for 2008
 Mar. 18, 2008                     Pat Bettini: “Top Management Night: Integrated Business Management
                                                  Through Sales & Operations Planning”
 Apr. 15, 2008                     Karin Bursa: “CPFR: The A.O. Smith Success Story”
 May 20, 2008                      Ruth Smith: “Student Night: The Toyota Production System”




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