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April 2019 Print

From the President

Wes Parker, 2018|2019 APICS Milwaukee Chapter President

Greetings All - 

Hope you are enjoying the Spring weather! 2019 continues to be a great year with newly certified supply chain professionals, company sponsors, monthly meetings, breakfast roundtables, and more! Your APICS Milwaukee volunteer Board is working hard to serve our members and the supply chain community with quality content and globally recognized certification training programs. 

In March and April we hosted three company tours at Direct Supply, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Outpost Natural Foods. All of the companies provided great examples of supply chain best practices and attendees enjoyed the chance to observe and interact with them. 

UWW APICS Student Chapter at APICS Case Competition. 

Next month we are looking forwad to a breaksfast tour at Beyond Vision and a professional development and last dinner meeting until the Fall on the emerging topic of Blockchain. We hope you can join us for both events!

Last but not least, you likely saw we launched a new #whyAPICS campaign. I shared my story on how valuable APICS Milwaukee and certification has been for my career and I'd love to hear from you! Please send us an email with your #whyAPICS story and if we publish it you'll get free pass to one of our events! 

As always, thanks for your support and helping us fulfill our mission to serve the Milwaukee area Supply Chain community. 

Best Regards,

Wes Parker

President – APICS Milwaukee Chapter

[email protected]

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Congratulations APICS Milwaukee Award Winners!

Thank You to everyone who came out to celebrate this year's Chapter Award Winners!  APICS Milwaukee is proud to recognize the Outstanding Dedication of it's members.Grant S

CONGRATULATIONS

Sydney Loomans - Student of the Year

Christina Gallert - Member of the Year

Thermo Fisher Scientific - Company of the Year

The APICS Milwaukee Chapter also celebrated members who became ceritified this past year and recieved their CPIM, CSCP or CLTD.  There were some notable anniversaries in attendance as well.  Grant Sayler has been a member for 10 years, Todd Hancock has been in APICS for 15 years and Randall Schmidt was recognized for 20 of membership.

The evening included a presentation by Aleta Norris from Living as a Leader.  Grooming your Emerging Leaders was the topic of the night.

 

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Next PDM Event

BLOCKCHAIN

May 16, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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APICS Milwaukee Chapter Office
11801 W. Silver Spring Drive, Suite 200
Milwaukee, WI 53225
HTTP://APICSMILW.ORG/INDEX.PHP

"BLOCKCHAIN"-Creating immutable end-to-end data visibility into all aspects of a product's lifecycle.

Davis Marklin is a co-founder of Euphrates Group, a blockchain consultancy focused on education, business-case analysis, and software solution development for enterprise customers. He has built Proofs-of-Concepts for $300m manufacturers, educated insurance and manufacturing executives on the impacts of blockchain technology, designed the architecture of a blockchain-based identity platform, and earned the #1 spot in Wisconsin Inno's "25 under 25." He is an active speaker on academia's role in blockchain development and is the co-founder of the Marquette University Blockchain Lab, a student-run education initiative which hosted the State of Wisconsin's first blockchain conference with over 300 attendees.

The talk will broadly cover what blockchain technology is (and how it's different from Bitcoin), why the technology is disruptive, the business case for blockchain, and how companies are beginning to implement the technology in their supply chains.

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Breakfast Roundtable

BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE - BEYOND VISION

May 01, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Beyond Vision
5316 W State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
HTTP://WWW.BEYONDVISION.COM/

Learn more with Beyond Vision: Poka-Yoke – Fool Proofing Manufacturing

Many manufacturers have concerns about quality and avoiding errors. How would you handle these same concerns when your team is made up of people who are blind? Find out how poka-yoke can make all the difference.

Beyond Vision is a 501 (c) (3) self-funded, not-for-profit company with the mission to enrich the lives of people who are blind through the dignity of work valued by customers and the community.

Beyond Vision has offered manufacturing services to customers in the area since 1903 and has been ISO 9001 certified since 2002. Over the past 100 years, Beyond Vision has expanded to offer fulfillment, assembly, packaging and customer care services. During your tour, you’ll learn how the use of 3D printing technology, screen readers, lean manufacturing philosophies and poka-yoke techniques make all of these services possible with employees who are blind. 

Beyond Vision serves customers that include Briggs & Stratton, Harley-Davidson, GenMet, Caterpillar, Oshkosh Defense, RB Wagner, GE and the Federal Government. Join us on May 1st to learn what these customers already know about Beyond Vision’s capabilities. And to enjoy a great networking breakfast!

Parking is available on State Street, parking between the buildings, behind the building, and at Saz's.  The entrance to the Corporate Headquarters is located across from Happy Paws Grooming.

Visit WWW.BEYONDVISION.COM for even more information before the tour.

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


BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE - BROOKFIELD

May 08, 2019
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
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Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
375 S Moorland Rd
Brookfield, WI 53005

Is CLTD for Me?

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

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Welcome Our New Members

Welcome to our New Members

Zackary Aufdermauer

Ryan Berg

Don Charpentier

Thomas Fischer

Patrick Forrer

Alejandro Guerrero

Alex Hines

John Huenink

Todd Koehler

Katherine May

Brandon McAdam

David McKeag

Mike Nennig

Molly Riebau

Jessella Serrano

Connor Sheehan

Ellen Steckbauer

Tish Tuzes

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Education: APICS Certifications

Which APICS Offering is Right for Me?


 Find more information at

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

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Connect with APICS Milwaukee on LinkedIn

Check out APICS Milwaukee's LinkedIn Articles.  Connect with us to keep up with the latest new in the industry.

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Become a 2019/2020 APICS Milwaukee Sponsor

Tickets

$1,000.00 Silver Annual Sponsorship

$2,500.00 Gold Annual Sponsorship

$5,000.00 Platinum Annual Sponsorship

Register Now

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Networking & Job Opportunities

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