APICS Twin Cities Chapter Newsletter
This newsletter has the latest news and updates for 2019.
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Professional Development Meeting
February 2019 Professional Development Meeting
As leaders, we all have the unpleasant job of delivering bad news from time to time. Join us to learn some helpful techniques to improve your communication skils!
Introducing the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)
For over 60 years, supply chain professionals and organizations have relied on APICS to deliver world-class certification. But that was just the beginning. We’re excited to welcome you to the new Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).
Check out this webinar:
Supply Chain is where it's at...
Check out these sites that we found quite interesting and relevant:
The Lean Thinker - check out Mark Rosenthal's blog!
Thinking Supply Chain - check out the APICS Blog - Insights, analysis and ideas to advance your supply chain. Join the conversation.
Feel free to share your interesting reading on our LInkedIn page
Your Chapter is Platinum!
Chapter Management Excellence is an integral component to enhancing the member experience. Successful APICS chapters provide their members with opportunities for stellar education, career development, and networking.
The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall chapter management. We are proud to announce the APICS Twin Cities Chapter received the 2018 CBAR Platinum Award designation, an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter. As a member of an APICS Platinum Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies your chapter’s commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience. APICS Twin Cities Chapter has been recognized with this award for the past 24 consecutive years!
We are pleased to make the benefits of APICS student membership even more accessible to our future leaders in the industry!
Discover Which Program is Right for You!
Calendar of Events
- Demand Driven Planner (DDP) Workshop, Tues & Wed, 1/15/19 & 1/16/19, 8am-5pm, 2 days, Registration Deadline: 1/8/19
- CPIM Part 2 Certification Review, Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, 2/5/19 thru 5/14/19, 15 weeks, Registration Deadline: 1/18/19
- Demand Management and S&OP Workshop, Tuesday, 2/12/19, 8am-5pm, 1-day, Registration Deadline: 1/28/19
- CSCP Certification Review, Monday evenings, 5-9pm, 3/4/19 thru 5/6/19, 10 weeks, Registration Deadline: 2/14/19
- CLTD Certification Review, Tuesday evenings, 5-9pm, 3/6/19 thru 5/8/19, 10 weeks, Registration Deadline: 2/19/19
- CPIM Part 1 Certification Review, Thursday evenings, 6-9pm, 3/7/19 thru 4/25/19, 8 weeks, Registration Deadline: 2/19/19
- Strategies of Supply Chain Management, Monday, 3/18/19, 8am-5pm, 1-day, Registration Deadline: 3/1/19
- Principles & Practices of MRP, Wednesday, 4/17/19, 8am-4pm, 1-day, Registration Deadline: 4/2/19
- Demand Driven Planner, Weds & Thurs, 5/22/19 & 5/23/19, 8am-5pm, 2-days, Registration Deadline: 5/15/19
Welcome New Members
|Steven||Gock||Nonin Medical, Inc.|
|Steven||Prokuski, CPIM||Trane Company|
|Mike||Michele||Safran Test Cells|
|Abidemi||Oluwadamilola-Elliott||Homble Energy Services|
|Ravi Kumar Reddy||Alavala|
|Brandon||Chicone||Prestige Beverage Group|
|Richard||Jundt, CSCP||SPS Commerce|
|Rakshit||Nasikkar||Saint Cloud State University|
|James||Tupy||Interstate Power Systems, Inc.|
Congratulations Newly Certified Members
- Kevin Peterson, CPIM - Vaddio
- Michael Crowley, CPIM - 3M
- Cody Tucker, CPIM - Hollywood Fashion Secrets
- Krysta Peterson, CPIM - 3M
- Kathryn Curtis, CPIM - 3M
- Kristen Mangan, CPIM - Midwest Sign
- Caleb Nyquist, CPIM - 3M
- Jessica Durfee, CSCP
- Chuck Nemer, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD - The Guru of Biz
- Matthew Johnson, CPIM - Osprey Medical
- Anne Christensen, CPIM
- Scott Ryckman, CPIM - DuPont Pioneer
- Joshua Moss, CPIM - VEECO
- Skyler Poulios, CPIM
- Shaun O'Hara, CLTD
Board of Directors Column
february 2019 Board Column
Tony Czerniak, CPIM, CSCP
Vice President Membership
Greetings to all 700 Twin City APICS Members and best wishes for a wonderful and prosperous 2019! As you have probably heard APICS will be under the Umbrella of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) and you will be receiving new membership cards in early 2019. APICS will continue with all the great educational offerings, certifications seminars and conferences that have been our mainstay – but exciting new offerings as well – and we finally have “Supply Chain” under our name.
As always we welcome volunteers to help with our membership activities – from speaking with the folks in your organization, your suppliers, your customers and all others in your Supply Chain to helping to retain and encourage your fellow members. This will help your organization to build solid relationships and to be on the same page with the latest information and methodology throughout.
What you can get from the local APICS chapter, our national chapter, and APICS Chapters around the world?
- APICS support and networking group to interact with.
- Educational and certification offerings –for CPIM, CSCP, CLTD and classes on Demand Driven Planner get - knowledge to use on the job and adding the why to the how of supply chain.
- Opportunities to gain leadership experience and networking by becoming a committee member and a position on the Board of Directors
- The monthly PDMs offer our members the opportunity to network with a wonderful resource where members have experience in everything from Inventory to implementation and they are willing to give tips and knowledge and help fellow members wherever they can. The topics great and relevant – from tours to the latest how-to methods
- PDM surveys, you as members have the opportunity to set the future topics for the PDMs.
THE UN-COMFORT ZONE with Robert Wilson
My Lunch With a Movie Star
He shared his journey of self-discovery for giving back.
There are philosophers who believe the universe was created not by a Big Bang, but by a Prime Mover; an entity who pushed the cosmic gears and made them begin to turn. A single divine jump start after which the world was left to run on its own.
It's not a bad theory as far as beginning of the world scenarios go, and one still hears trickle-down variations of it from time to time. One thing pushes another which pushes another which pushes another, and suddenly George Bailey is having A Wonderful Life. A butterfly flaps its wings in China and a few weeks later it's a twister in Kansas. We hear plenty of tales that turned into twisters, and not nearly enough that didn't, but they exist.
One of them happened back in 1958 when a cocksure young man of 33 was just hitting his stride. He was the highest paid actor in Hollywood with the top rated television show in America when a little old doctor in Africa gave him a portentous push. It wasn't so much a push, but rather a steady gaze, a few choice words, and the example of his actions.
The television show was Wyatt Earp, the actor was Hugh O'Brian, and the doctor: Albert Schweitzer. Today, six decades later, two generations have reached adulthood without ever having seen an episode of Wyatt Earp or heard of Dr. Schweitzer. Hugh O'Brian passed away in 2016 at the age of 91, and Dr. Schweitzer died at age 90 in 1965 - yet 10,000 high school students are moved by their message every year.
On May 9, 1993, I had the opportunity to spend the day with Hugh O'Brian when he met Rhena Schweitzer Miller, the daughter of Albert Schweitzer, for the first time. The Georgia chapter of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) asked me to write an article about their meeting for publication. They also asked me to pick him up at the Atlanta airport.
Not knowing much about Hugh O'Brian, I went to the library and did some research. I learned that he used a couple of different stage names before settling on his current one. One of those names was Jaffer Grey, so being a bit of a prankster, I printed that name on a poster board. When people started exiting the plane, I stood in the crowd of waiting friends, relatives, and limo drivers and held up my sign. When O'Brian stepped out of the jetway, he scanned the crowd from left to right passing over me, but second later his head snapped back to my sign and he stormed over to me with a big grin on his face.
"Where did you find that name?" he demanded.
"In Who's Who," I replied.
Robert Evans Wilson, Jr. is an author, humorist-speaker and innovation consultant. He works with companies that want to be more competitive and with people who want to think like innovators. Robert is the author of ...and Never Coming Back, a psychological thriller-novel about a motion picture director; the inspirational book: Wisdom in the Weirdest Places; and The Annoying Ghost Kid a humorous children’s book about dealing with a bully. For more information on Robert, please visit http://www.jumpstartyourmeeting.com