Upstate SC Supply Chain Coalition: An alliance among entities, during Coalition which they cooper- ate in joint action, each in their own self-interest N O V E M B E R 2 0 0 9 SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: • Use the calen- dar on page 2 The Resume You Need Now to begin sav- ing the dates for our future Lori Braswell is currently the Manager of Human meetings! Resources and HR Services for Human Tech- Lori Braswell Mgr, Human Resources and HR nologies, a Greenville-based Human Resources Services Company consulting firm. She began her career at HTI as Human Technologies, Inc. Greenville, SC an Organizational Development Specialist and Career Transition Counselor in 2001 and cur- rently manages Outplacement projects for HTI clients. She also directs all internal HR and OD Event Details functions for the organization. She has been in- INSIDE THIS volved in professional recruiting and staffing ISSUE: since 1984, following graduation from the Uni- What: November Dinner PDM versity of Georgia with a degree in Mass Com- Joint meeting with ASQC November 1 PDM Details munications. She is also a Certified Personnel When: Tuesday, November 10, at 6:00 p.m. Where: The Holiday Inn Consultant through the National Association of Augusta Road & I-85 Use the 2 Personnel Consultants. She lives in Augusta, Greenville, SC Calendar Cost: $23 for Members $25 for Non-Members CPIM /CSCP Information 3 and Courses NO PDM IN DECEMBER RSVP on the APICS website: www.apics-sc.org Message We will take a break in December, but be sure to Please RSVP on or before Nov 5, 2009 from the 5 visit our web-site to get more details about the Chairman January plant tour. This is going to be at St. Jude Medical Hybrid facility in Liberty. This tour re- Board Mem- quires pre-registration and is limited to 30 indi- bers 6 viduals. Be sure to reserve your space now! OCT OBER 2009 Event Date Time Location Price (Member/Nonmember) The Holiday Inn $23 Members with Joint meeting with ASQC November 10, 2009 6:00 P.M. Augusta Road & I-85 Reservations The Resume You Need Now $25 for non-members or Lori Braswell No Reservations Plant Tour Liberty, SC Only 30 RSVP’s St. Jude Medical—Hybrid January 12, 2010 6:00 P.M. allowed Facility Betty Ellis February 9, 2010 6:00 P.M. Holiday Inn Express $25 Members “Professional Networking Woodruff Road $30 Non-Members Trends & Technology” Greenville Patrick Bettini March 9, 2010 6:00 P.M. TBA $25 Members Implementing Sales and $30 Non-Members Operations Planning Joint meeting with ASQC April 13, 2010 6:00 P.M. The Holiday Inn $23 Members with Augusta Road & I-85 Reservations $25 for non-members or No Reservations Mark Efird Accessability Services $25 Members General Document May 11, 2010 6:00 P.M. TBA $30 Non-Members Management Please visit the APICS society homepage at www.apics.org. Find important and up to date information on your local Southeast APICS district at www.apicssoutheast.org. NOVEMBER 2009 P AGE 3 CPIM Course Schedules Piedmont Technical College CPIM Module Instructor Frederick Cosby We currently do not have any classes sched- • Bachelor of Science from Limestone University uled at Piedmont Technical College. Please • 10 years of experience in Manufacturing and Packaging contact Jeanne Hughston—Program Manager with an extensive background in Production and at Piedmont Technical College if you are in- Inventory Control terested in classes resuming at Piedmont • Experience in Management, Production Planning, Technical College. Purchasing, Master Data, Inventory Control, Training, Project Coordination, Process Development, and Procedural Document Control We will send out an e-mail blast with future • Participated in a Lean/Sigma Six implementation and class dates as they get scheduled. became the 7th member in an organization of over 4,000 to earn his Green Belt Certification Registration Contact: Jeanne G. Hughston, • Certified in Lean Office and Value Stream Mapping Program Manager • Received the 2002 U.S Air Force Reserve Security Phone Number: (864) 941-8781 Forces Airman of the Year • 12 Years experience as a trainer/instructor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • APICS Certified CPIM, and CSCP www.ptc.edu CPIM Module Instructor Spartanburg Community College Main Campus Jeff Anderson Class Dates Time Days • BA from Regis University; Denver, CO Master Planning of TBA 6:00-9:00 pm Monday & • MBA from Wake Forest University; Winston-Salem, NC Resources Thursday • Over 20 years of experience in assisting companies in achieving manufacturing excellence Detailed Planning and TBA 6:00-9:00 pm Monday & • Qualified APICS CPIM Instructor in all modules since Scheduling Thursday 1995, assisting people across the Southeast gain their APICS CPIM Certification Execution and Control TBA 6:00-9:00 pm Monday & • CFPIM– Certified at the Fellow level in Production & of Operations Thursday Inventory Management through APICS • One of the first people in the nation to pass the CSCP exam Strategic Management TBA 6:00-9:00 pm Monday & • Qualified APICS Train the Trainer Instructor of Resources Thursday • Recognized by APICS at the local, regional, and national levels as an accomplished trainer and major contributor Registration Deadline: At least one week prior to the start of the class to the manufacturing body of knowledge Registration Contact: Tina Upton • Industry experience with world class corporations in the Phone Number: (864) 592-4997 medical products, plastics, electronics, home furnishings, Email: UptonT@sccsc.edu and packaging industries. Product lines include over Online Registration: http://spartanburg.augusoft.net/index.cfm?FuseAction=1071 170,000 individual SKU numbers Phone Registration: (864) 592-4408 NOVEMBER 2009 P AGE 4 Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Earning an APICS certification can take you from a qualified candidate to a sought-after expert. Around the world, APICS certification designees are recognized, promoted, hired, and paid more. Especially in today’s growing and changing supply chain management field, to maintain your competi- tive edge, you must continuously increase your knowledge, skills, and expertise. Stay competitive CSCP Classes with the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional certification. Classes will be led by What is the APICS CSCP? a certified instructor The APICS CSCP brings your company’s entire value chain into perspective. By giving you a truly end at a date and -to-end view of the supply chain, you become the expert, not just within your organization’s walls— location that will you become the global expert. coincide with the registration and From manufacturing to service, in business and consumer markets, the increasingly important role of testing schedule effective supply chain management affects all organizations. Customer expectations are high—with established by the APICS CSCP, you can ensure that your company not only meets, but exceeds them. APICS. Who are APICS CSCP Designees? • Professionals seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding of their entire supply chain. • Employees hoping to boost productivity and collaboration. • Innovators promoting global supply chain management. • Managers working to affect lead time, inventory, productivity, and the bottom line. • Hard workers trying to move forward in their careers THE New APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series The most successful individuals and organizations map out their goals to ensure they are achieved. When organizations decide to go lean, they need a skilled team to lead them. Build your skills and become a lean leader at Lean Enterprise your organization with the new APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series. Workshop Classes The APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series is organized to enable you to approach the lean transformation process systematically. Using scenarios from a fictitious company, Murphy’s Toys, you will be tasked with finding Classes will be led lean solutions to a myriad of challenges. This method will provide you with the flexibility to immediately customize by a certified in- what you’ve learned and implement it at your own organization. structor at a date and location to be announced. Workshops include: Introduction, Lean Culture, Value Stream Mapping, Stability and Process Improvements, Just- in-Time, Measuring and Sustaining The Lean Enterprise Workshop is only available through your local chapter. NOVEMBER 2009 P AGE 5 Message from the President Message from the President Update from the APICS Southeast District meeting Oct 23, 24 in Charleston, SC: In case you are not aware, APICS is a nonprofit organization or community composed of nearly 40,000 individuals from 15,000 companies worldwide-across nearly all industries. With more than 50 years in service, APICS brings together professionals from around the globe who are committed to building excellence in operations management. As a nonprofit organization, APICS relies primarily on volunteer leaders to manage this organi- zation with the primary goals to help businesses run better by providing training and educational opportunities for candidates with operations responsibilities and those with aspirations to ad- vance in their careers. The Directors, VP's, and Presidents of local Chapters meet four times a year on Fridays and Saturdays to gather and share what is working, what the concerns might be within particular areas, either in a geographic region or the APICS educational programs, and the best practices in Chapter management. In this forum, the chapter leaders are provided education sessions specific to operations management in Lean, Supply Chain, and the growing need to adopt these practices and techniques into Service Industries. Very Good news-- APICS as an organization has shown a positive move in membership growth in the past two consecutive months. The growth has been primarily in the overseas mar- ket. This means that APICS is growing in its international influence which means that for those in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Procurement it is imperative that everyone can use the APICS vernacular to communi- cate in global business concepts and activities. More Good news-- your Chapter, the Industrial Crescent Chapter, received a recognition award for outstanding Chapter Management. This means that your Board of Directors (BOD) is meeting or exceeding in many areas of the prescribed guidelines for Chapter Management. Although this is a great honor, as with all organizations we believe in the principle of Continuous Improvement. As a volunteer organization we need your help to sustain and improve our membership services in education, certification, and career development. Please attend the upcoming Professional Development Meetings (PDM's) to see first hand the great group of people that are volunteering their time to help you and the APICS community. We are looking for Members to help on BOD in the positions of Education and Career Development. I am asking you to consider helping and please discuss these opportunities with one of our BOD members or contact me if you can volunteer a little of your time. Michael Gochnauer, CPIM, CSCP President, APICS Industrial Crescent Chapter 864-483-0414 Sue Belair, CPIM, Master Production Planner at YH America and our VP of Finance was the winner of our door prize at the October dinner meeting. Sue was the first to solve the riddle posed by our speaker, Frank Murphy: “What can go down a chimney down, up a chimney down, but not down a chimney up?” The answer is on the back page. NOVEMBER 2009 P AGE 6 Board Roster for 2009—2010 President Mike Gauchner, CPIM, CSCP Executive VP Jeff Anderson, CFPIM, CSCP VP Programs Joan Heard, CPIM, CSCP VP Education Open VP Marketing Mike Prater, CPIM Marketing Support Nancy Eichstadt VP Membership Frederick Cosby, CPIM, CSCP Company Coordinator Dir. Edjar Javier Membership Retention Dir Joe Pomeroy Membership Retention Dir Hal Westmoreland VP Career Development Open Academic Affairs Dir Mark Andrews VP Finance Sue Belair, CPIM VP Administration Cathy Keeton, CPIM Past President (2008—2009) Toyya Funchess APICS Industrial Crescent Chapter Makes Silver Award Level The Industrial Crescent Chapter has achieved the Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting Silver award level. Our submission demonstrates our chapter’s dedication to providing exemplary member services and professional development opportuni- ties to APICS members and customers. We are graded in several customer service related areas to our chap- ter members. Some of the areas that are reviewed are how we com- municate to our membership and evaluating the results of these com- munications. Are we doing surveys and acting on the results of these surveys to meet you, the member’s, needs?. Bottom line, this is a measure of the Industrial Crescent Board of Directors and how we are servicing you, the member. Please feel free to contact any Board member if you have any suggestions or recommendations on how we can serve you better. Answer to riddle on page 5: An umbrella!