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
TITLE: Teaching "Quality and Continuous Improvement" at a Business School
DATE: February 19, 2018
SPEAKER: Robert Neidigh, Ph.D.
Hoss's Steak House - 1151 Harrisburg Pike Carlisle
COST: $25.00 for APICS members; $30.00 for non-APICS members; Free for Students
6:00 - 6:30 -- Registration and Social
6:30 - 7:30 -- Dinner
7:30 - 9:00 -- Speaker
About the Evening:
As many of you are probably aware, "new talent" is in short supply for companies in logistics, manufacturing, warehousing and other APICS focused disciplines. The Supply Chain Management program in the John L. Grove College of Business at Shippensburg University is graduating 40 – 50 students each year and the program is growing. Dr. Robert Neidigh teaches classes on quality that are major course requirements for undergraduate Supply Chain Management Majors, graduate Supply Chain Management Certificate students, and MBA students with a Supply Chain Management Concentration. In his presentation, Dr. Neidigh will discuss and illustrate the topics covered in class and teaching methods. These include six sigma and lean tools introduced through experiential learning. There are also "hands-on" projects that help students use quality methods to study and improve processes.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Robert Neidigh is a Professor in the Supply Chain Management Department at Shippensburg University. Dr. Neidigh worked for 15 years as a production supervisor and manufacturing engineer at a quartz crystal plant in Carlisle, PA before completing his PhD at Penn State. His research has primarily been in production scheduling. He is on the Central Penn APICS Board and very active in the community.
MENU: Choice of Steak or Chicken, water/coffee, soup/salad/desert bar
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 14th
TITLE: An Evening of APICS Expert Roundtable Discussions with Students
DATE: March 5th, 2018
WHERE: Shippensburg University / Tuscarora Room of the Reisner Dining Hall
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
COST: $16.00 for APICS members; $20.00 for non-APICS members; Free for Students
6:00 - 6:30 -- Registration and Social; light refreshments will be served
6:30 - 6:40 -- Welcome and Announcements
6:40 - 7:45 -- Roundtable
7:45 - 8:30 -- Networking
About the Evening:
Supply chain experts in many different areas will have roundtable 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: February 25th