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

A Look into Lean Six Sigma and DMAIC Problem Solving Methodology

When: Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Agenda:  6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Registration and Social

                  6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Dinner

                  7:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Speaker

Cost: APICS Member - $30.00; Non-Member - $35.00; Student - Free

Where: Hoss’s Steak House — Carlisle PA

About the Speaker and Topic: Let’s review what Lean Six Sigma and the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) Methodology are and how businesses utilize a five-step data driven approach to eliminate variation within their manufacturing processes.

Many companies have implemented Lean Six Sigma into their organizations and are investing in training employees in process improvement methodologies.  Businesses are using Lean, Six Sigma, and the fundamentals of process improvement to develop a culture of continuous process improvements.  Data based process improvements reduce defects and variation in operations and the focus of Lean drives waste reduction.

Terrie Doom is a Lean Six Sigma Specialist for the Department of Army in Chambersburg, PA.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and is in the final steps of Master Black Belt Certification.  Work history also includes Tyco Electronics, AMP Advanced Development Lab and Georgia Institute of Technology Electrical Engineering Department.

Terrie’s professional experience includes leadership and technical support in the creation, management, and sustainment of a methodical approach to increase quality and performance through all business areas using Lean Six Sigma and various process/continuous improvement (CPI) strategies.Her certification process has allowed her to teach and mentor Black Belts, lead Project Identification and Selection Workshops, and facilitate quality and process improvement projects.


Registration Deadline: Monday, February 18th, 2019

An Evening of Networking with SCM Students

When: Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Agenda:  6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Registration and Social (light refreshments will be served)

                  6:30 PM to 6:40 PM – Welcome and Announcements

                  7:30 PM to 9:00 PM – Expert Round-table Discussions

7:45 PM to 8:30 PM - Networking

Where: Shippensburg University/Tuscarora Room of the Reisner Dining Hall

Cost: APICS Member - $16.00; Non-Member - $20.00; Student - Free

About the Evening: Supply chain experts in many different disciplines will have round-table discussions with Shippensburg SCM students. The students can move from table to table and join the discussion at a particular table. This is an opportunity for working professionals to share their experiences with the next generation of SCM professionals. The students can select the table(s) based upon their career interests.

The Supply Chain Management program in the John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University is graduating 50 – 75 students each year and the program is growing. Join us as we network with the supply chain managers of tomorrow.Let’s show them what a great world SCM has to offer and assist them in their networking and goal setting as they prepare for graduation and beyond.       

Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 24th, 2019

Register - Not Available at this time - Please register by e-mailing Dave Messner at davidw.messner@gmail.com

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