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November 2018 Newsletter

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Our first PDM is on November 13th at Pizza Papalis! Make sure you sign up today! We will be hosting a panel of transportation industry leaders to help breakdown the issues facing the shipping industry. Bring your company’s logistics person for free!

John Strothers, CLTD, our VP Programs, is working hard to line up some great events for the upcoming year. If there are any discussion topics, speakers, or plant tours you’d like to see included, please share your ideas with him at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">programs@apicstoledo.org!

November PDM

We are pretty excited to invite you to our first PDM of the year!

Join us at Pizza Papalis on Tuesday, November 13 for a Transportation Panel that we’ve put together showcasing local and national transportation companies! Get all your logistics questions answered, and chow down on some delicious pizza while you’re at it!

We’d love for this to be a lively question and answer, and networking forum where we get help and answers from some experts, but also share our own experiences and how we’ve dealt with them. Bring your logistics person for free! We are all likely experiencing the same issues, so let’s try to help each other!

DETAILS:
Tuesday, November 13
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pizza Papalis See map
Cost: $25 for APICS Professional Members, $30 for Guess, $15 for Students
YOUR LOGISTICS PERSON IS FREE!
(Unemployed Toledo Professional members can attend for free)

MORE INFO

October 2018 Newsletter

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Our first plant tour is on October 10th, at Libbey Glass! Make sure you sign up today!

Congratulations to Greg Wobser! He was presented with the APICS Student Voluntary Service Award at this year’s APICS Conference!

Our new VP for Programs, John Strothers, CLTD, is working hard to line up some great events for the upcoming year. If there are any discussion topics, speakers, or plant tours you’d like to see included, please share your ideas with him at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">programs@apicstoledo.org!

We had to push back the start of our CPIM Part 1 class to October 20th. If you’re still interested in joining, please contact our VP for Education, Zandra Napierala, CPIM, at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">education@apicstoledo.org.

September 2018 Newsletter

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Hope you’re enjoying this cooler weather, fall is on the way!

Our first event is on September 24th, with our annual joint meeting and PDM at Bowling Green State University with their Supply Chain Management Institute. They will be hosting a student poster presentation, buffet dinner, and presentation by Dave Myers, President & COO of Concordance Healthcare Solutions and Nick Link, System Director of Contracting and MMIS of ProMedica Health System. They will be speaking about healthcare supply chain trends, and their companies’ emergence as national organizations. Keep an eye out for the upcoming flyer for registration details!

Our new VP for Programs, John Strothers, CLTD, is working hard to line up some great events for the upcoming year. If there are any discussion topics, speakers, or plant tours you’d like to see included, please share your ideas with him at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">programs@apicstoledo.org!

We’ve also got a CPIM Part 1 class starting up in October. If you have any questions, please contact our new VP for Education, Zandra Napierala, CPIM, at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">education@apicstoledo.org.

Libbey (Toledo, OH) – Master Scheduler

Libbey is hiring a Master Scheduler to join our materials planning team. This position is responsible for developing and maintaining strategic inventory supply plans. This includes creating Master Production Schedules (MPS) for Libbey’s US factories as well as utilizing Libbey’s Global Affiliates and third party partners for capacity management. The Master Scheduler ensures an adequate supply of product to service customer needs while minimizing working inventory investment by assessing demand activity. The Master Scheduler will optimize the balance between fill rates, replenishment costs, transportation costs, and inventory levels.

Qualified candidates will have an ability to problem solve, think analytically, have a high sense of urgency, be able to make rational decisions based on sound judgement and embrace a culture of collaboration and team work.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing operating plans and setting inventory turn objectives and meeting those goals.
  • Inventory planning of specific product lines.
  • Create and maintain work orders and/or purchase orders by analyzing supply requirements from MRP.
  • Identify current/potential product shortages, develop and execute recovery, implement corrective action plans.
  • Actively teaming with plant production to implement the MPS to optimize their constraints while still meeting the customer’s expectations.
  • Coordinate all replenishment activities including working with factories, suppliers and international logistics.
  • Maintain close contact on capabilities and capacities of third party supplier factories.
  • Maintain a working knowledge and relationship with key stakeholders including the global supply base, Sales, Marketing, and Global Sourcing as appropriate.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with preferred major in Operations, Supply Chain, Purchasing, International Business, or equivalent experience
  • One to three years’ experience in product planning and/or supply chain
  • APICS or other professional certification desirable
  • Experience within an enterprise resource planning (ERP) environment required
  • Experience working with multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities desirable; plant operations experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Willing to actively engage in teaming with others when required. Listen and share knowledge, communicating differing perspectives developing strong business relationships.
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal. Detail-oriented and thorough follow-up necessary.
  • Work closely with stakeholders. Develop relationships that can be leveraged appropriately and as needed

TO APPLY: Click HERE. (Link may show as broken, but it is not….we are working on this. – APICS Toledo)

October Plant Tour – Libbey Glass

Every month APICS Toledo Chapter hosts a Supply Chain Event for members, guests and students. Events consist of Professional Development Meetings (PDM), Plant Tours, Social and Board Meetings. This is a great way to enhance your supply chain knowledge and earn certification maintenance points.

Chances are, if you’ve been to any sort of event in the Toledo area, you’ve probably handled some Libbey glassware! Now, we’d like to invite you to tour where it was made!

Libbey hails originally from East Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of the New England Glass Company which was founded in 1818. In 1888, Edward Drummond Libbey, son of the first corporate owner, William, moved the company to Toledo, Ohio. The Northwest Ohio area offered abundant natural gas resources and access to large deposits of high-quality sand. Toledo also had a network of railroad and steamship lines, making it an ideal location for the company. In 1892, the name was changed to The Libbey Glass Company.

Libbey and Toledo were a match made in heaven, and thus the Glass City was born!

 

Event details:
Date:​ Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Time:​ 5:30-8:00PM. Please arrive by 5:30PM for sign-in.
Location: 940 Ash Street, Toledo, OH 43611 (Enter via Ash Street entrance, sign in at the guard shack and
mentioned the APICS Tour) MAP
Cost:​ Free!
Reservation Deadline: Monday, October 8, 2018

Send your reservation request to programs@apicstoledo.org

August 2018 Newsletter

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Welcome to a new year of APICS Toledo Chapter! I bet you enjoyed those vacations, but I’m sure you’re also ready for the kiddos to head back to school! Don’t forget to turn off those “Out Of Office” auto-reply emails after Labor Day weekend! Grab a cup of coffee, and get back to the daily grind!

We’ll be starting off this year’s events on September 24 with our annual joint meeting and PDM at Bowling Green State University with their Supply Chain Management Institute. Details to follow!

Our new VP for Programs, John Strothers, CLTD, is working hard to line up some great events for the upcoming year. If there are any discussion topics, speakers, or plant tours you’d like to see included, please share your ideas with him at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">programs@apicstoledo.org!

We’ve also got a CPIM Part 1 class starting up in October. If you have any questions, please contact our new VP for Education, Zandra Napierala, CPIM, at " target="_blank" rel="noopener">education@apicstoledo.org.

Hirzel Canning Company & Farms (Northwood or Pemberville, OH) – Inventory Control Intern

The Inventory Control Intern is responsible for work order reporting, inventory verification, and inventory support for production planning. Goals to gain full understanding of inventory and production process as they impact the supply chain. This part-time internship will include exposure to all areas of supply chain management, and may include extra duties as time permits.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

WORK ORDER MANAGEMENT

  • Consult with production supervisor and plant manager to generate work orders dependent on the production schedule published on Google Docs based on sales forecasts
  • Develop mechanisms to improve reporting accuracy of materials consumed, and train ingredient users on the proper methods of movement and storage of ingredients and materials
  • Report consumption of ingredients, packaging, dunnage, and recipes against work orders, and balance out inventories after consumption
  • Work with Purchasing Manager and Production Supervisor to define upcoming shortages and stay ahead of needs
  • Continuous improvement and updating of routing instructions by product to capture formulation notes and make routing pertinent to the production of the products
  • Update routing labor assignments to better reflect actual production activities and match work station/labor reporting

INVENTORY CONTROL

  • Keep LAS locations clean and free of incorrectly scanned and units not scanned and develop strategies to keep this from happening
  • Give feedback to Warehouse Supervisor when improper scans lead to reporting issues
  • Give feedback to Production Supervisor when improper recording of lots, units and quantities lead to reporting issues
  • Spot check packaging and ingredient inventories as requested to support operations

OTHER AREAS OF EXPOSURE

  • Interplant movement of supplies
  • Receiving incoming goods
  • Production costing
  • Production planning and scheduling
  • Purchasing

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing a degree in Supply Chain or related field
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and other computer tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication, analytical, math, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of individuals with varying educational levels and communication skills in plant and office
  • Must be able to work self-directed and within cross-functional teams

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reaching with hands and arms
  • Communication through speech and hearing and in writing
  • Daily requirements:
    • Bending, twisting, turning, reaching below the knee, pushing, pulling, squatting, kneeling, standing, walking, sitting
  • Lifting requirements:
    • Will regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
    • Will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

NOTE:  The responsibilities and duties outlined in this document are not all-inclusive and are subject to change at the discretion of management based upon the needs of the company.  In the absence of key personnel, the Supervisor will assume responsibility to see the functions of this job are performed as required. Attendance on the job every day is essential to the efficient operation of the Company.

To Apply: CLICK HERE

June 2018 Newsletter

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Our Annual Meeting will be held June 19th at The Blarney Irish Pub.

We vote on new/returning Board Members, and set the agenda for the 2018-2019 year. All members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback, and we’d love to see some new faces on the Board! Get involved!

Once we finish up the Annual Meeting, we’ll be taking a short break until we start back up with our Fall Schedule of PDMs and Plant Tours!

From your 2017/2018 Board Members, enjoy your summer vacations!

May 2018 Newsletter

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We’ve got a plant tour coming up on May 24th at GKN Driveline in BG! Watch your email for flyers!

Our Annual Meeting will be held June 19th at The Blarney Irish Pub. We vote on new/returning Board Members, and set the agenda for the 2018-2019 year. All members are encouraged to attend and provide feedback, and we’d love to see some new faces on the Board! Get involved!