Archive for the ‘Chapter News’ Category
On Tuesday, March 19, APICS Toledo sponsored a half-day workshop, “The Beer Game: A Production/Distribution Simulation”. It was held at the Holiday Inn Express in Perrysburg, facilitated by Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQE.
The workshop was a great success!
36 people participated in “The Beer Game”, including corporate teams from Dynamic Dies, Gerdau Special Steel, JAC Products, Materion Brush, and Wacker Chemical. Participants assumed the roles of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and final consumers, and the objective was to manage inventory, cases of “beer”, to simultaneously achieve optimal customer service while minimizing inventory. After each round, the cost of supply chain inventory was calculated, and the winning team was the team with the lowest total cost of inventory after 36 rounds, “weeks”, of business. The winning team was from Dynamics Dies….congratulations!
The APICS Toledo Board of Directors is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2013 APICS Toledo Chapter Student Scholarships.
Mike McLaughlin, a freshman at the University of Toledo studying Manufacturing Engineering, has been awarded an APICS Toledo Family Member scholarship.
Tianxin Wang, a senior at the University of Toledo studying Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, has been awarded an APICS Toledo Undergraduate scholarship.
The board congratulates both recipients and wishes them continued academic success.
Each year the chapter solicits scholarship applications from students who are immediate family of Toledo chapter members and from students studying Operations or Supply Chain Management in the greater Toledo area and awards a number of $500 scholarships.
Chapter News – VP Student Liaison, Bring Your Boss PDM, Walleye Hockey Night, Detailed Scheduling & Planning Class
Jenni Nollman (Senior Buyer at JAC Products Inc) has joined the chapter board of directors as Vice President for Student Liaison.
Jenni is an alumnus of the University of Toledo, she was also University of Toledo APICS Student Chapter President in 2011 and was selected by APICS to be an APICS Scholar at both the 2010 and 2011 APICS International Conferences. The other board members are delighted to have Jenni join them and consider her a great addition to the board.
January 15th - Bring Your Boss PDM
This is the chance for you to have your boss attend a chapter PDM at no cost. We encourage chapter members to invite their boss to attend this meeting, our speaker is John Veatch, Lean Concepts Inc. whose topic will be ”Are You Lean?” Take advantage of this offer to help your boss understand the value of APICS and the benefits of membership to you and to the company. Watch out for chapter e-mails with meeting details.
January 25th – Walleye Hockeye Night
This will be a joint event with NAPM Toledo and the BG and UT student chapters of APICS and NAPM. Come see the Walleye at the Huntington Arena with the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see the locker room area during the second period. Members can bring one guest and tickets are only $13 per person. Watch out for chapter e-mails with game details.
Detailed Scheduling and Planning Class
The chapter will be offering the DSP class, the third module in the CPIM program in January, we are just finalizing the class start date. This class will use the latest version (Dec 2012) of instruction materials. Unfortunately we will have to increase our fee as APICS has raised their pricing with the announcement of the new version. Watch out for chapter e-mails with class details and the registration form.
November 13th 1962
The American Production & Inventory Control Society grants a charter to the Toledo Chapter, the 69th APICS chapter to be formed.
November 13th 2012
50 years later the chapter is still going strong, rated a Platinum chapter by APICS, with over 160 members and 2 active student chapters.
Much has changed over the years but the chapter continues to serve chapter members and companies in the Toledo area by providing professional development and education opportunities for those interested in operations Management or Supply Chain
The Board of Directors thanks all past and current members for their support over the last 50 years and looks forward to the next 50 years.
Each year APICS Toledo awards a number of academic scholarships.
Applications must be received on or before November 30th.
Scholarships will be awarded for the term beginning in January the following year.
Use the following link for more information
The Toledo chapter has received the Gold Award for 2011 – 2012 submission for the APICS C-BAR (Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting) program.
This is the 6th year running the chapter has achieved the Gold Award.
This successful performance means the chapter retains the Platinum Status first achieved for chapter year 2010 – 2011 C-BAR performance.
Chapter President Bruce H Brechin, CPIM, CSCP said “I am delighted the chapter has continued to maintain the Gold performance level we first achieved for chapter year 2006 – 2007, and I would like to thank my fellow board members and the chapter members who have contributed to our success”
At the Annual Meeting held June 12th the following board members were elected for 2012 – 2013
Chairman Brent Schlegel, CPIM, CSCP (Therma-Tru)
President Bruce Brechin, CPIM, CSCP (First Solar Inc.)
VP Administration Don Gardner, CPIM (DTE Energy)
VP Education Sheryl Holbrook, CPIM, CSCP, C.P.M.
VP Membership Lisa McLaughlin (La-Z-Boy Inc.)