About APICS Professional Development Meetings

Professional development meetings provide an excellent opportunity for resource management professionals to keep abreast of the latest techniques and systems in their industry. Meeting presentations include sessions relating to the basics and hot topics in today's workplace. These events provide a means for networking and the mutual exchange of problems and ideas in the field of supply chain and operations management.


Upcoming Professional Development Meetings

Tyranny of the Urgent

When: Monday, June 3rd

Where: Hoss’s Steak House - 61 Gettysburg Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Cost : $30.00 for APICS Members, $35.00 for Non-members, Free for Students

Agenda: 6:00 PM- 6:30 PM - Registration/Social; 6:30 PM-7:30 PM - Dinner; 7:30 PM-9:00 PM - Speaker Bruce Spurgeon

About the presentation: Tyranny of the Urgent is not a new concept. Charles Hummel wrote about it in the 1960's and numerous others have weighed in since then. In my view of the supply chain world, the Tyranny of the Urgent is making a BIG comeback.  For those of you not aware of this concept, it postulates that there is a conflict between things that are urgent and things that are important.  In many (if not most) situations, the urgent wins.

 A simple example is a part shortage.  The urgent - a part shortage gets your attention and time and may be resolved - for that single occurrence.  But very often it is a recurring shortage that you do not recognize as recurring or notice but do not prioritize.  So the urgent trumps the important - which in this case is supplier improvement, a new supplier or even an engineering change.

 We are now in a digital, real time, 150% urgent world. 

 So how do we deal with the urgent AND the important? What does that mean for you and your supply chain?

About the speaker: Bruce has built world class international supply chains in several industries. He is Six Sigma, Lean and APICS certified with over 25 years experience in international manufacturing and supply chain. Bruce has held positions in all areas of supply chain, including Director of Logistics and Planning at Larson Manufacturing, Global Industry Director at PeopleSoft and Director of Materials Systems for York International’s Engineered Systems Group. Bruce has been on Supply Chain Council’s SCOR/Six Sigma/Lean SIG Steering Committee, MESA board and is currently president of an APICS chapter.

Bruce is a frequent speaker, trainer and educator in the all areas of high performance manufacturing and supply chain. He has spoken in many forums and seminars, Supply Chain conferences, numerous ERP User Groups and has presented at the APICS International Conference.

Registration Deadline - Friday, 05/31/2019


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