2017 CPIM Part 1 Overview & Registration

CPIM Part 1 start date pushed back by two weeks, so we are giving you until October 27th to register!

 

2017 CPIM Part 1 Overview & Registration

October 2017 Newsletter

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Now that Mother Nature has finally decided we don’t need any more 90 degree days, let’s think about FALL! We’ve got plenty of classes, PDMs, and plant tours coming up to keep your schedule filled up!

The registration deadlines may have passed on the classes, but we still have a few spaces left – contact us, we can still get you signed up! If you’ve got questions about any of the certifications, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re happy to help!

Next Wednesday, Pinnacle Technologies is hosting us for a plant tour, the cost is free but be sure to register so we can give them an accurate headcount!

Owens-Illinois (Perrysburg, OH) – Demand Planner

 

The Demand Planner’s main role is to generate a consolidated, unconstrained demand forecast based on statistical & market intelligence input.

This position ensures the delivery of a demand signal, fit for use in planning, with focus on: accuracy (both forecast accuracy and bias), integrity (i.e. completeness), and timeliness. This position partners with a broader and cross-functional team to optimize and balance customer service levels with operating costs and inventory. This is done primarily through the Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and new opportunity processes.

The Demand Planner is responsible for the development and execution of the customer demand signal, from collecting and analyzing the customer requirements up to the physical releases and shipments.

This position is accountable for the execution and continuous improvement of O-I North America’s consensus demand planning process for an assigned segment of the business.

The Demand Planner serves as the liaison between the customer and multiple internal departments for assigned accounts in order to meet on time and in full customer requirements.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

(All other duties as assigned)

  • Responsible for managing the monthly demand planning processes for assigned customers as established by the demand planning work calendar.
  • Generate unconstrained demand forecast based on multiple data inputs to include but not limited to statistical forecast, customer forecast, and market intelligence and enter the forecast into the forecasting tool
  • Monitor forecast accuracy and forecast bias KPIs and provide root cause analysis
  • Prepare agenda & lead monthly Demand Review Meetings (DRMs) with customers and commercial organization
  • Review and challenge the forecast provided by the customer as needed
  • Prepare and participate in IBP Meetings as requested
  • Elevate demand planning issues for discussion / resolution
  • Review high IDS / value inventory & aged inventory with assigned customers to recommend potential disposition and escalate as needed
  • Support demand history cleansing from outliers
  • Regularly challenge if forecasting methods are still appropriate and make recommendations
  • Proactively engage in Integrated Business Planning process to resolve supply and demand imbalances that cannot be solved without cross functional support.
  • Co-lead detailed IBP process, culminating in publication and presentation of demand plan.
  • Build consensus for the demand signal (i.e. consensus forecast key figure) by working with customers, sales managers, customer service, and production planning as needed.
  • Drive forecasting excellence and best practices through the analysis of customer forecasts, customer collaboration, statistical and causal forecasting, and other market intelligence.
  • Ensure adherence to customer contracts with respect to demand planning and forecasting. Provide guidance for forecasting language for specific contracts under negotiation. Provide demand planning and forecasting subject matter expertise, process support, and leadership in customer service and supply chain improvement initiatives.
  • Perform analyses and provide recommendations for broader demand planning and supply chain improvements and decision making.
  • Support both bottom up forecasting methodologies (collecting and aggregating customer requirements) and top down methodologies (forcing higher level changes down to the detailed SKU level).
  • Participate in contract process for new and existing customers. Understand the impact of special requests from customers which are outside of the contract obligations and negotiate equitable and profitable service alternatives
  • Responsible for product life cycle management as it relates to forecast, inventory and new product launches
  • Create, maintain and improve demand planning KPIs (forecast accuracy, forecast bias)

SCOPE AND IMPACT

The Demand Planner is responsible for the analysis and publication of assigned customers’ consensus demand plans for the entire 24 month planning horizon. The planner’s focus is on forecast accuracy, forecast bias, integrity and timeliness.  This position interacts daily with both internal and external customers, with the primary goal of delivering an accurate demand plan.

The Demand Planner is responsible for critical tasks with working capital and EBIT implications: ensuring customer glass supply life cycle management, inventory management, and adherence to customer contracts.

Additionally, the Demand Planner is expected to understand the impact of special requests from customers which are outside of contract obligations and negotiate equitable and profitable service alternatives.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, Industrial Engineering, Logistics, or related business field.
  • Minimum three years of experience in demand planning – preferably in an integrated supply chain or
  • Specialized technical skills and experience including knowledge of best practice demand forecasting techniques, sales and operations planning, collaborative forecasting/planning with customers, and integrated supply chain management concepts is preferred.
  • Experience in data analysis, business statistics, and reporting to support the organization
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP APO/DP and Microsoft Office, with proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • APICS CPIM/CSCP and/or IBF CPF/ACPF certification preferred

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the Director Supply & Demand Planning.

The position has no direct reports.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Some travel is required (less than 20%).

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

TO APPLY

Email Shannon Rawlins or click HERE

September 2017 Newsletter

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Hopefully your Labor Day weekend was restful because we’ve got plenty of classes, PDMs, and plant tours coming up to keep you busy through the fall!

We’ve got a full slate of certification classes scheduled to start in October. If you’re interested in continuing your education, check out the Education Calendar. If you’ve got questions about any of the certifications, don’t hesitate to contact us!

We also have some fun events coming up, starting off with our Joint Meeting and Networking Dinner with the BGSU SCMI on Monday, September 25th. This event will include a poster competition, networking round table discussions, and a PDM with Ms. Chris Garramone on the Best Practices in SCM. Keep your eye out for flyers for this event!

2017 CPIM Part 1 & 2 Class Overview & Registration

2017 CPIM Part 1 & 2 Class Overview & Registration

August 2017 Newsletter

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As summer starts to wind down, and the kids head back to school, APICS Toledo starts to pick back up!

We’ve got a full slate of certification classes scheduled to start in September and October. If you’re interested in continuing your education, check out the Education Calendar. If you’ve got questions about any of the certifications and weren’t able to make it to our Lunch & Learn, don’t hesitate to contact us!

We also have some fun events coming up, starting off with our Joint Meeting and Networking Dinner with the BGSU SCMI on Monday, September 25th. This event gives the students a chance to discuss their internships and network with local area professionals.

We look forward to seeing you an our upcoming events!

JOHNS MANVILLE (Waterville, OH) – Production Scheduler / Analyst

 

Johns Manville is currently looking for a Production Scheduler / Analyst to plan and schedule appropriate production runs based on inventory and demand. The incumbent in this position will also be responsible for monitoring inventory and analyzing data in the SAP system.

This position can be based in Etowah, TN, Denver, CO or Waterville, OH.

 

 Responsibilities:

  • Translate projected forecasts, incoming volume, and work scopes into a production plan with a time-phased build schedule.
  • Work with internal customers to determine weekly inbound forecast and develop consumption models to improve accuracy.
  • Schedule demand based on the product mix and provide accurate commitment dates to customer service team across multiple product lines
  • Manage load leveling and bottleneck scheduling and utilize theory of constraints (TOC) for more accurate scheduling.
  • Coordinate information with other functional staff, including customer service, engineering, accounting, and human resources.
  • Understand capacity management relationship to MRP.
  • Establish, measure, monitor, and adjust capacity levels to execute all manufacturing schedules.
  • Determine available capacity before planned orders are released.
  • Manage work center input and output loading. Resolve differences between work station loads and available capacity Measure the utilization and efficiency of work stations.
  • Provide daily assistance to the demand and supply planning manager to include data input/output from the supply and demand planning systems

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in materials management or a production role in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong analytical skills, able to synthesize considerable and complex data.
  • Be capable of utilizing spreadsheet and ERP-type software in managing the planning process.
  • Proficiency in an ERP scheduling system (SAP DP APO preferred)
  • Proficient and experienced with Excel (pivot tables)
  • Exceptional interpersonal/written communication skills; can effectively interact with all levels of management
  • Ability to take input from multiple sources, prioritize and make decisions in the best interests of JM regardless of competing requests
  • Team player able to work well across business operations and develop strong business teams.

 

Additional consideration given for:

  • Professional (CPIM) a plus.
  • Lean or Green Belt Six Sigma certification a plus
For more information, and to apply:
Visit website.

2017 CSCP Class Overview & Registration

2017 CSCP Class Overview & Registration

2017 CLTD Class Overview & Registration

2017 CLTD Class Overview & Registration

2017 – 2018 APICS Toledo Board of Directors

Election of 2017 – 2018 APICS Toledo Board of Directors

At our recent Annual Meeting attendees elected the following APICS members to the chapter Board of Directors.

Chair* Bruce Brechin, CPIM, CSCP
President** Sheryl Holbrook, CPIM, CSCP
Executive VP Dani Long, CPIM, CLTD
VP Administration Lisa McLaughlin
VP Education Matthew Gardner, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD
VP Membership Jen Bell, CPIM
VP Programs Zach Lozar, CPIM
VP Publicity Meigan Murdock, CPIM
VP Student Liaison Crystal Glambin

* Non-elected, outgoing President automatically becomes Board Chair

** Non-elected, outgoing Executive VP automatically becomes President

 

The new board takes office effective July 1st 2017.

As outgoing president I would like to thank these members for their commitment to the Toledo chapter and for volunteering to take on an officer role.

 

Bruce Brechin

President, 2016 – 2017