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December 2019 Print

From the President

Edward W Haynes, CSCP, CLTD 2019/2020 APICS Milwaukee Chapter President

Warm Greetings To All Members and Friends of APICS Milwaukee - 

It's hard to believe 2019 is about to come to a close. I continue to be very proud of our efforts at APICS Milwaukee to serve the local supply chain community. As I reflect on the past year, I'd like to share some highlights from our efforts.

  • We conducted several instructor-led courses for globally recognized certifications CPIM, CSCP and CLTD. 
  • 104 new members joined APICS Milwaukee.   
  • We hosted over 20 Breakfast Roundtables including several company tours this year and 9 professional development meetings including meals, tours, informative presentations on topics from trade tariffs to employee engagement and networking.
  • We launched a successful NEW Supply Chain Workshops program. 
  • APICS Milwaukee won the ASCM national award for digital engagement and once again received a platinum award for chapter management.

2019 APICS Milwaukee Awards Night - Certification Recipients

Fall 2019 Certification Class

APICS Milwaukee 2019/2020 Board of Directors & National ASCM Award

Breakfast Roundtable 2019

APICS Milwaukee 2019 Supply Chain Workshop

I'm also excited about our plans in 2020, where we are looking to continue to serve the Milwaukee supply chain community with valuable educational opportunities and meetings to bring people together. A few highlights include: 

  • We recently launched our Spring 2020 certification classes for CPIM, CSCP and CLTD beginning in March. 
  • Our Supply Chain Workshops will start in January, with a NEW requested topic of The Art of Negotiations. We have also added the ability to join all of our workshops via webinar! The Half-Day Workshops are designed to help improve skills, reduce costs and improve ROI. 
  • In January we will be hosting a professional development meeting on the topic of 7 Strategies to Grow Your Manufacturing and Distribution Business with Digital Commerce with special guest speaker, Lori McDonald is President and CEO of Brilliance Business Solutions.
  • Our Breakfast Roundtables will resume in January two times per month including company tours and discussions of today's hottest topics!

As always, thank you for being a part of APICS Milwaukee Chapter. I hope to see you at an upcoming event. From all of us at APICS Milwaukee Board of Directors, wishing you and your family Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Best Regards,

Edward W Haynes

President – APICS Milwaukee Chapter

[email protected]

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Breakfast Roundtable

January 08, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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Hilton Garden Inn
11600 W Park Place
Milwaukee, WI 53224

LEAN MANUFACTURING AND THE 7S METHODOLOGY

Enjoy stress-free casual conversation about today’s hottest topics and earn points

Tickets

$10.00 APICS-Milwaukee Members

$15.00 Non-Member Guests

$0.00 APICS-Milwaukee Student Members

$0.00 Gold Sponsor (6 Free Tickets)

$0.00 Silver Sponsor (3 Free Tickets)


 

January 15, 2020
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
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Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
375 S Moorland Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005
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Enjoy stress-free casual conversation about today’s hottest topics and earn points

Tickets

$10.00 APICS-Milwaukee Members

$15.00 Non-Member Guests

$0.00 APICS-Milwaukee Student Members

$0.00 Gold Sponsor (6 Free Tickets)

$0.00 Silver Sponsor (3 Free Tickets)


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Next PDM Event

7 STRATEGIES TO GROW YOUR MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS WITH DIGITAL COMMERCE

January 14, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Thunder Bay Grille
N14W24130 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI 53072
HTTPS://THUNDERBAYGRILLE.COM/PEWAUKEE/

Lori McDonald is President and CEO of BRILLIANCE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS. Brilliance is a web development firm that implements results-oriented digital commerce solutions for manufacturers and distributors. Brilliance has been in business since 1998.  Their team of 20 has offices at the corner of Wisconsin and Broadway in downtown Milwaukee.

Lori graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in Computer-Electrical Engineering. Before starting Brilliance, Lori worked at NASA-Johnson Space Center as a flight controller for the Space Shuttle program.  She is a Microsoft Certified Professional. Her status as a recognized industry expert has resulted in regular speaking engagements at various industry conferences where she likes to share her vision and methodology for all things digital commerce. Lori is a regular contributor to Practical Ecommerce and other industry resources on the topic of B2B eCommerce.

Connect with Lori on TWITTER and LINKEDIN.

7 Strategies to Grow Your Manufacturing and Distribution Business with Digital Commerce

Traditional sales channels have been disrupted by giants like Amazon Business and Grainger, leaving many mid-market manufacturers and distributors uncertain of what next steps to take.  Your buyers are expecting digital experiences that make their lives easier.  You have a business model that with complex pricing rules and account structures that present challenges when selling products online.  Your internal digital resources are limited.  Your track record for success lies with traditional sales models.  In this session we will talk about 7 strategies for growing your revenue with digital, with examples of how other manufacturers and distributors have done it.  In our time we will cover:

  • How to differentiate yourself from Amazon Business and Grainger so you aren’t simply competing on price
  • Dealing with complex purchasing scenarios and payment types per account
  • Search capabilities that handle tens of thousands of SKUs
  • Machine learning technology that will increase revenue through personalization

Tickets

$25.00 APICS-Milwaukee Members

$35.00 Non-Member Guests

$0.00 APICS-Milwaukee Student Members

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Art of Negotiations

January 22, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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APICS Milwaukee Chapter Office
11801 W. Silver Spring Drive, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53225
HTTP://APICSMILW.ORG/INDEX.PHP

Negotiation Is a Process. In this workshop, participants will learn the art behind successful negotiations, a key skill for many sales, operations and supply chain roles. 

Enhancing the ability of employees to effectively communicate, negotiate, resolve conflict, and work effectively as individuals or as team members, reduces wasted time and improves efficiency. Also, it saves valuable management time that would be needlessly spent putting out fires caused by these deficiencies.

Successful negotiations generally require a number of steps and failure to follow these steps often leads to achieving an inferior result -- achieving less than the possible. Successful negotiations can be measured in a number of different ways. This workshop, taught by Lawrence Kahn, J.D., B.B.A., founder and Executive Director of Strategic Resolutions, Conflict Management & Prevention, will teach participants the following: 

  1. Negotiation is a learnable art
  2. What it means to be an active listener
  3. Body language - An essential management and negotiation skill
  4. The process of perception
  5. The six steps of negotiation: Preparation, Introduction, Fact Finding, Option Generating, Negotiating, and Wrapping Up

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 8:00am - Noon pm

Cost: $169 (Members) | $189 (Non-members) 

Do you have a group of 5 or more? Please call us at (414) 436-3008 for special group pricing! 

Register now online

Speaker Biography:

Lawrence Kahn, J.D., B.B.A., Strategic Resolutions, Conflict Management & Prevention

Dedicated to the effective practice and teaching of negotiation, strategic management, and dispute resolution

Larry is the founder and executive director of Strategic Resolutions, LLC, and has been a teacher, mediator, facilitator and business consultant for over 25 years.  As an attorney, Larry has a broad background in commercial law, family law, and civil trial work.  He currently teaches Negotiations in the MBA program and Business Ethics and Business and Society in the undergraduate program at the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He has also taught at variety of courses on the undergraduate and MBA level at Marquette University and at Cardinal Stritch University in such subjects as Strategic Management, Economics, Accounting, Business Law, and Legal and Ethical Issues for Managers.

Larry has been a frequent workshop presenter on the subjects of facilitation, negotiation, and conflict management at conferences and universities around the Midwest.  He has been the keynote speaker at annual meetings for such groups as the Wisconsin Association of Accountants and the Wisconsin Association of Public Purchasers. Larry has also presented in-house workshops on negotiations and/or team building for the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Department Chairs and the teaching faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Since receiving his B.B.A. in 1967 and his J.D. in 1970, Larry has accumulated a wealth of legal and business experience, including four years of federal government service reviewing merger and securities applications, five years of commercial negotiations and general corporate work as in-house counsel with PepsiCo, Inc., and over 25 years of private litigation practice. 

Among other memberships, Larry was a past chair and board member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Wisconsin State Bar Association; past chair and board member of the Milwaukee Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; past board member and secretary of the Wisconsin Association of Mediators; and a member of the Advisory Council to the School of Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University.  He also served as a contract mediator for the United States Postal Service, the Key Bridge Foundation (ADA mediation), the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors, and the Rock County Circuit Court.

Tickets

$169.00 Course Fee - Members

$189.00 Course Fee - Non-Members

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Education: APICS Certifications

Which APICS Offering is Right for Me?


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http://www.apics.org/credentials-education/education-selector/individuals/compare-all

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2020 Fall Certification Course Schedule

CSCP

March 11, 2020
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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APICS Milwaukee Chapter Office
11801 W. Silver Spring Drive, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53225
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The CSCP designation is the most sought-after certification by supply chain professionals around the globe seeking to achieve mastery and recognition in their field. Professionals who have earned this designation are highly pursued by employers and recruiters. Lead by APICS-certified instructors, our CSCP exam preparation program offers you the opportunity to interact with peers while learning from highly knowledgeable instructors. This designation is ideal for professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge and expertise in the field of global supply chain management, and who are interested in consulting or facilitating supply chain functions or working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems.

Employees who earn the APICS CSCP designation can:

  • Strategically streamline operations by developing organizational expertise.
  • Effectively manage global supply chain operations by the knowledge gained in the program.
  • Increase workplace efficiency.
  • Create consistency and foster collaboration by best practices, common terminology, and corporate-wide communication.

 

Class Schedule (Wednesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm):

  • March 11, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 1, 2020
  • April 8, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • April 22, 2020
  • April 29, 2020
  • May 6, 2020
  • May 13, 2020

Tickets

$1,750.00 Member Ticket

$1,995.00 Guest Ticket


CLTD

March 11, 2020
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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APICS Milwaukee Chapter Office
11801 W. Silver Spring Drive, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53225
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The CLTD program helps you demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a broad range of supply chain logistics topics to set you apart from your peers — proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Elevate awareness, professionalism, and knowledge/skills of Logistics, Transportation & Distribution practitioners.

  • Gain recognition in the field as a logistics expert
  • Build credibility and set yourself apart from peers
  • Learn latest trends in global supply chain logistics
  • Impact your organization's bottom line
  • Demonstrate logistics mastery of knowledge

 

Classes are held on Wednesdays from 5pm-9pm

  • March 11, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 1, 2020
  • April 8, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • April 22, 2020
  • April 29, 2020
  • May 6, 2020
  • May 13, 2020

Tickets

$1,750.00 Member Ticket

$1,995.00 Guest Ticket


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Supply Chain Workshops

WORKSHOP 1: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS

February 11th, 8:00am - 12:pm | Cost: $169 per person

Supply Chain Management is all about the design, planning, execution, control and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating net value.  It is also about building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance.

The focus of this workshop is to provide an introduction to supply chain management, review the related planning processes and discuss inventory management, procurement and logistics as they relate to the supply chain.

Participants will learn about the following:

  • Fundamental principles and concepts of supply chain management
  • How to strategize and, when to make the products that customers want
  • Ways to build lasting partnerships with suppliers
  • The difference between qualitative and quantitative performance measurements, as they relate to the supply chain
  • How to evaluate the readiness of your internal supply chain processes


WORKSHOP 2: INVENTORY BASICS

February 18th, 8:00am - 12:00pm | Cost $169 per person

Inventory basics will cover those stocks or items used to support production (raw materials and work-in-process items), supporting activities (maintenance, repair, and operating supplies), and customer service (finished goods and spare parts). Demand for inventory may be dependent or independent.  Inventory functions are anticipation, hedge, cycle (lot size), fluctuation (safety, buffer, or reserve), transportation (pipeline), and service parts.

  • Know What Inventory Is and Understand its Purpose
  • Understand The Function and Classes of Inventory
  • Understand The Problems Associated With Inventory Management
  • Understand The Cost Associated With Maintaining Inventory
  • Understand When and How Much Inventory To Reorder
  • Understand The Physics of Inventory Storage and Retrieval


 

WORKSHOP 3: PURCHASING

February 25th, 8:00am - 12:00pm | Cost: $169 per person

Purchase is the term used in industry and management to denote the function of and responsibility for procuring materials, supplies and services.

  • Learn about the role of Purchasing within the organization
  • Understand Purchasing’s roles with contracts
  • Explain sourcing best practices
  • Illustrate the purchasing cycle
  • Describe the process for conducting a supplier visit
  • Explain the reasons for outsourcing
  • Understand how to manage supplier relations
  • Learn how to implement product development programs
  • Explain Purchasing’s roles with sustainability and regulatory compliance


WORKSHOP 4: MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS PLANNING

March 3rd, 8:00am - 12:00pm | $169 per person

Materials Requirements Planning is, “A set of techniques that uses bill of material data, inventory data, and the master production schedule to calculate requirements for materials. It makes recommendations to release replenishment orders for material. Further, because it is time-phased, it makes recommendations to reschedule open orders when due dates and need dates are not in phase….”

After completion of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Describe what MRP is
  • Understand the nature of demand
  • Know when to use Order Point vs. MRP
  • Understand composition of a bill of material
  • Perform an MRP explosion
  • Use MRP-generated action messages


WORKSHOP 5: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN MANUFACTURING

March 10th, 8:00am - 12:00pm | $169 per person

This class is ideally suited for those supply chain professionals who support or interact with any departments involved with the implementation of lean or, continuous improvement initiatives. It introduces essential vocabulary and skills in identifying and applying the basic principles of a lean manufacturing environment, as well as the direct impact on front-line manufacturing operations.

Participants will learn about the following:

  • Principles of supply chain continuous improvement, including the importance of the “continuous improvement” company culture, what is value and non-value added and the identification and elimination of waste
  • Continuous improvement tools such as value stream mapping, 5S and cellular manufacturing
  • Supply Chain assessment & auditing


WORKSHOP 6: NEW - INTRO TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT FOR HEALTHCARE

March 17th, 8:00am - 12:00pm | $169 per person

Continuous improvement for healthcare is all about the implementation of many of the “lean” manufacturing techniques and tools used for:

  • Reducing costs, delivery and process time
  • Eliminating waste
  • Reducing unnecessary inventory
  • Improving performance quality
  • Increasing overall internal customer and patient satisfaction
  • Improving employee involvement, morale and the organizational culture
  • Helping to transform Healthcare organizations

 

The focus of this workshop is to provide an introduction and history of “lean” initiatives, principles for healthcare; such as, creating a lean culture, continuous improvement, value added, continuous flow and the elimination of waste.  We will also introduce the tools of lean, such as 5S, value stream mapping and the meaning of a kaizen event.

Along with understanding the basics of lean and continuous improvement for healthcare, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What does Continuous Improvement [CI] mean in Healthcare?
  • Why should we implement CI initiatives?
  • Where should they be applied?
  • Who should be involved?
  • How can we implement the tools of CI from manufacturing?

*NOTE: Intro to Continuous Improvement Healthcare Workshop is also available via WEBEX ONLY on March 21st.

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Become a 2019/2020 APICS Milwaukee Sponsor

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$1,000.00 Silver Annual Sponsorship

$2,500.00 Gold Annual Sponsorship

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