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!
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
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.
Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Workshops
Did you know?
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?
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.