January PDM – Ice Cream Sundae Production from Job Shop to Lean Flow

Toledo Chapter President, Sheryl Holbrook, will be presenting the always popular Ice Cream Sundae PDM at the University of Toledo on January 24th!

DATE: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
TIME: 6:00 PM, please arrive by 5:45PM for sign-in
LOCATION: University of Toledo – Student Union Room 2582
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, January 22, 2018

For more info and to register, click here!


2018-2019 CPIM Part 1 & 2 Class Overview & Registration

2018-2019 CPIM Part 1 & 2 Class Overview & Registration

Wacker Chemical Corporation (Adrian, MI) – Buyer/Scheduler (Materials Manager)

WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s leading silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions with more than 3,000 different products – silicone fluids, rubbers and resins, silanes and pyrogenic silica. At our Adrian, MI site, we are currently looking for a Buyer/Scheduler.


A Buyer / Scheduler is an integral part of the Supply Chain working together with Customer Service, Import Logistics, and Internal Suppliers to ensure customer’s orders are fulfilled.

The Buyer / Scheduler will offer the best possible customer satisfaction for business success at a low cost by managing inventory and material replenishment.

The Buyer / Scheduler reports to the Division Silicones Supply Manager.


  • Use SAP Materials Replenishment Planning to manage inventory based on forecast and incoming orders
  • Maintain incoming order / shipment details via detailed tracking of incoming orders against our European and Asian suppliers
  • Provide customer order confirmations
  • Communicate changes with the Customer Service, Demand Manager, Import Logistics, and Wacker Scheduling teams in European and Asian production sites
  • Escalate material replenishment issues appropriately
  • Maintain material master data
  • Manage and track the return process for material returned to European and Asian suppliers
  • Track and manage customer consignment inventory
  • Manage toll production


  • Supply Chain Management degree OR 3 years’ work experience in areas such as inventory / materials management, managing inventory against customer sales and deliveries or an analytical field
  • Experience with a Materials Replenishment Planning system, SAP software and/or similar a plus
  • Basic knowledge of logistical processes
  •  APICS certification preferred
  • Analytical aptitude
  • Customer and Service-oriented
  • Must be able to make decisions
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Able to deal with conflicts
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Team player
  • Self-reliance and proactive
  • Accuracy
  • Follow-up

Sustainability is one of WACKER’s corporate goals – also as an employer. We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. That is why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.

Be part of a family. Across all nations.

We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com/careers




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December 2017 Newsletter

Click HERE to read the December newsletter!

As we wind down the year, flyers will start going out for classes and meetings we’ve got scheduled for January. Don’t let them get lost in the shuffle!

Thank you to all our members who have attended PDMs and Plant Tours the past few months, we hope to see you at future events to help round out our Chapter’s year in June! If you have any suggests for topics or companies to tour, please let us know at programs@apicstoledo.org!

La-Z-Boy (Monroe, MI) – Materials Manager


This position provides leadership, technical direction, and support to the Residential Divisions of the Company for all non-cover materials management functions. Manage processes at the divisional level that determine and control the flow of inbound purchased components, centralized procurement planning data, material management process and policy, and improvement initiatives for all North American manufacturing plants.


  • Manages the process for all new product introductions (system set-up, order strategy, shipment schedules, EOQ’s) and style balance outs (minimize obsolescence, warranty/service orders)
  • Manages the part level forecasting process through E1 and other external tools to provide MRP with the best forecasting. Ongoing improvements and tools in this area to drive the system to be world class.  This includes weekly style mix and option forecasting methodology
  • Responsible to manage the materials shop calendar and weekly forecast methodology to support manufacturing through holidays, shut downs and other events that require a change from the normal process flow
  • Ownership of the integrity process within E1 to ensure that the item balance and GL ledger reconcile properly. Work with the plants to reconcile exceptions and manage the system for further improvements
  • Provides leadership to the plant material managers for system and process related issues. Provides tools and technical support to help build a world class supply chain across all plants
  • Provides guidance, prioritization and tracking to E1 system upgrades and enhancements requested for plant and corporate supply chain
  • Monitors corporate inventory performance and develop tactics/strategies that support corporate objectives as it relates to inbound material
  • Manages monthly reporting metrics and corporate reports around materials performance


This position has key ownership of the performance metrics around material management performance.  This position also provides key leadership to the plant material teams and the corporate material planners in the areas of system use and development, best practice adoption and tool development.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain and related field with 6-8 years of relevant experience, or equivalent
  • Proficient in ERP systems and ERP management
  • Up to 20% travel
  • Immediate to advanced MS Excel and MS Access skills


  • Master’s Degree



Office environment / no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands. Often required to sit, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), to hear, listen and talk. Seldom required to stand and walk. Never required to bend, stoop, climb ladders, kneel, squat, crouch, craw, balance, reach overhead, pull, push, shovel or lift up to/over 50 pounds.


Communicate Transparently

Lead the Team

Impact and Influence

Deliver Results

Coach and Develop

OTHER DUTIES:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Contact: Email John Roumayah – Senior Recruiter or call (734) 770-3404

2018 CLTD Overview & Registration Form

2018 CLTD Overview & Registration Form

November 2017 Newsletter

Click HERE to read the November newsletter!

Don’t miss out on our Bring Your Boss PDM coming up next week, registrations are due by Monday, November 13th!

A member of UTAPICS, our University of Toledo student chapter, attended the 2017 National Conference in San Antonio, don’t miss out on his review from the student prospective – it sounds like he had a great time!

We’ve got a couple events planned for December, so keep a look out for those flyers coming out later this month!

November PDM – Bring Your Boss Event!

APICS Members – Bring Your Boss Night means this PDM is a 2-for-1 deal, pay for yourself and your boss attends for free!

DATE: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TIME: 6:00PM, registration begins at 5:30PM

WHERE: Mancy’s Italian Grill (see map)

Speakers: Garret Marshall, PhD, Michael Byrd, MBA, CPIM, and P.S. Sundararaghavan, PhD

Topic: Understanding Process Variation and Process Improvement

For more infomation, click HERE.  Hope to see you there!

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

Click HERE to read the October newsletter!

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!