UPDATE 04/16/2014
Professional Development Meetings

“Value Added Business Forecasting”

May 13th PDM Speaker:
Michael Gilliland,
Marketing Manager
for SAS forecasting software

Accuracy is largely determined by the nature of what is being forecast — its "forecastability." Even costly and heroic efforts may not yield the level of accuracy management desires.
Sound familiar?

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We will be honoring Dave Lehman, CPFIM, CIRM, CSCP,  with a cake reception after the May13 professional presentation to honor Dave’s  years of service, instruction, mentoring and leadership with the Piedmont Triad Chapter of APICS.

UPDATE 01/07/2014
Professional Development Meetings 2013-2014 Chapter Year

The Volvo Communications Center

It is not too early to mark your calendars and be inviting friends and co-workers to attend one of the best events for training, education and networking available in the area. Preparation for the future and your professional career is no longer optional, it is critical. The APICS PDMs can help you with both unplanned and planned transitions.


09/10 – Natty Greenes Operations Mgmt in Micro-Brewery Industry

10/08 – Nussbaum Center –  Sam Funchess - Best Practices for Small Business

11/12 – Student Recognition Night

12/10 – Simply Sue - Sue Falcone


01/14 – Tour of Harris Teeter Distribution Center – Challenges of grocery warehousing and transportation

02/11 – Cogent Management – James Tate - "Constraints Management, Lean Principals, Six Sigma- Which is Best?"

03/11 – John D. Hudson, Jr - "Much better Project Management, for Sustained Productivity and Quality"

04/08 – Leigh Spencer, Director of Materials Management Advanced Home Care - "Health Care Supply Chain"

05-13 – Michael Gilliland, Product Marketing Manager SAS - “Value Added Business Forecasting”

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Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 75,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.
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The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is a new industry educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field.

The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain—from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer—and provides you with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company's value chain.
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APICS Piedmont Triad Chapter


The Piedmont Triad Chapter is the local affiliate of APICS The Association for Operations Management 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.


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.


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Southeast District Events

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This is a new section providing an easy link to the Southeast District web page. You will find additional events and opportunities that are available to our membership to enhance your professional development. Some of our events are also highlighted on the page.
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Keep up to date on Piedmont Triad Chapter, APICS events and classes

We provide Operations Management education classes and related events.  See our Calendar for the current schedule and details.

Chapter Events

Development Meetings

Professional Development Meetings are typically held monthly.  Local, regional and national speakers are featured presenting assorted topics of interest to today's operations professionals.
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Seminars & Workshops

Time too tight for extended classes?  Attend a part or full day seminar to pickup new knowledge  on areas of interest to you and your company.  Seminars & Workshops are held periodically on topics of Operations Management and Production and Inventory Control.
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Plant Tours

Our plant tours feature leading companies from across our region and provide the opportunity to learn by seeing how theory is put into practice.  They also provide benchmarking opportunities and foster the sharing of best practices and professional networking.
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In-House Courses

We offer on-site training in a variety of formats.
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Advance registration and payment is accepted online via our Calendar.  Major charge cards are accepted with online receipts provided.  Advanced registration & Membership discounts are available.
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