State of the Chapter...

A message from PTC Board President, Dan Swan:

As we mature in our careers, it is easy to become complacent with "the status quo".  I will tell you that APICS membership, education, certification and participation on the PTC Board of Directors and Chapter events and tours both directly and indirectly contributes to businesses and professionals overcoming the mundane...

In October, we provided a brief presentation related to Lean Supply Chain that was well received by the HPMA-NC and our chapter members and guests.  I had the opportunity to further develop the topic and recently presented it to the Southern States Sign Association, SSSA.  The presentation was well received by companies typically out of the normal APICS "sphere of influence".  My intent in doing this presentation was to share APICS concepts and education opportunities in Lean and Supply Chain topics, and to help let this industry group become aware that if they do not accept and embrace Lean concepts their competitors will.  After the presentation, I met folks from companies already starting on the path to Lean and others that will soon start.  I think it would be a great opportunity if we are able to host one of these companies for a PDM presentation one day.

A side benefit to presenting to the SSSA was the rare opportunity to tour the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Factory campus in Charleston, SC.  It was a real pleasure to see internally developed state-of-the-art Lean techniques implemented alongside flow process design, DFMA, Kanban, 5S, non-destructive QA and other clearly visible best-in-class efforts.

Please continue to support the chapter with your membership and participation.  Encourage your peers.  Pursue, earn and retain your professional certification(s).  Enjoy Life!  

-Dan

March PDM 

Joint Meeting with the American Society for Quality [ ASQ ]

Effective Problem Solving with Root Cause Analysis 

Fadi E. Rahal

Date:          Tues, Mar 10th

Time:           5:30 - 8:15pm

Location:   Volvo Communications Center

Deadline:   Fri, Mar 6th,  5:00pm

 

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As winter continues unrelenting for most of us we will be taking a look at another seemingly ceaseless issue that many of us run into on a daily basis - Root Cause Analysis.  

Did you just cringe?

Don't despair, you're not alone...  

We have all faced this beast at one time or another and felt the surge of disappointment when we looked at the results and though "this isn't the real problem, but it's the part I think I can feasibly fix".

Our presenter, Fadi Rahal, is the President of Effective Problem Solving, LLC.  Almost 2 decades in the Energy industry has not only resulted in Mr. Rahal being a Six-Sigma Master Black Belt but has provided him with extensive experience leading the same types of investigations that seem to leave so many teams mired in their search for "WHY?".

His presentation will center around the differences between issue "resolution" and "elimination" or "prevention".  Moving past firefighting by utilizing techniques aimed at finally getting to preventative actions.    

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 EVENTS LISTING 


PTC Professional Development Meeting - Mar 10, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Details
CSCP Exam Preparation Workshop: 345-CSCP141505
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Details
GTCC CPIM: Execution and Control of Operations
Monday, April 13, 2015
Details
Appreciation for Supply Chain Professionals: Where it Counts, When It Counts, Why It Counts
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Details
PTC Professional Development Meeting May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Details

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Workshops

  Did you know?

CSCP by the Numbers


 

You can gain your CSCP designation and start living the numbers with the PTC CSCP exam preparation workshops.  There are four classes scheduled in a variety of formats during this program year.  For more information about the program and a view of this years schedule of classes CLICK HERE.

Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) Workshops

   Did you know?

CPIM by the Numbers


The Piedmont Triad Chapter offers CPIM exam preparation workshops in a wide variety of formats to meet your needs.  See below to decide which format works best for you.

The CPIM FasTraK is designed for those who want to accelerate the entire CPIM program down to about 8-9 months.  These are daytime classes and pre-enrollment work is required.  To review this years schedule of classes and to register CLICK HERE.
In partnership with GTCC we offer CPIM evening classes at the East Wendover Campus in Greensboro.  Beginning in January we will also offer these classes at the New Cameron Campus off NC-68.  Classes are 10-11 weeks depending on the module. To register for these classes you must go to the GTCC website. Register at GTCC
The chapter will be hosting evening classes on Patterson St. near the Greensboro Coliseum beginning September '14.  These class modules will take 9-11 weeks each and program completion should take about 15 months.  For more information and a schedule of classes CLICK HERE 

 

  • Dec PDM_CAT_V. Bhasin - Complexity Mgmt
  • Dec PDM_CAT_V. Bhasin - CP-TCO
  • Dec PDM_Networking
  • Dec PDM_CAT_V. Bhasin - TCO
  • Feb PDM_T. Burriss - SM Top 10
  • Feb PDM Host - WFU Operations Club
  • Thanks to Laura Hunter for helping make the Feb PDM at WFU such a success!

WHO WE ARE

The Piedmont Triad Chapter is the local affiliate of APICS serving North-central North Carolina and South-central Virginia area. The chapter is working to achieve its vision of "Creating sustainable excellence in Supply Chain and Operations Management in a dynamic environment”. We bring value to individuals, organizations and our communities by providing leading-edge educational and networking opportunities that support continued personal and organizational growth. For more information check out  About Us.

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and 287 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. To learn more about APICS, visit www.apics.org