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March Webinar

“The Warehouse of the (Near) Future”

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 12 noon to 1 pm EDT FREE

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Featuring Colton Griffin CEO, WMSight moderated by Scott W. Luton, CSCP, LSSGB APICS Southeast District Staff

You’ve heard the buzzwords: Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Augmented Reality. What does all this mean for your supply chain? Oxford University researchers recently estimated that 47% of U.S. jobs could be automated in the next two decades. Could these technologies be a driving force behind this huge potential change? Join our next APICS Southeast District Webinar Series event where we’ll feature Colton Griffin, CEO of WMSight, providing an executive overview of “what’s next” in the logistics space for distribution centers from a technology perspective. Join us!

About the presenter: Colton Griffin, CEO of WMSight, LLC (www.wmsight.com) is an expert in supply chain business intelligence and data analytics. He has implemented business intelligence solutions for distribution centers ranging from 65,000 sq. ft. to well over 1,000,000 sq. ft. and founded WMSight, a SaaS analytics platform built specifically for distribution center operations. WMSight’s professional consulting practice specializes in reporting and data analytics for supply chain applications. Griffin started his career at Manhattan Associates, and from there he went to Genuine Parts Company to implement and manage a reporting platform for multiple subsidiary distribution

January Webinar

3 Ways to Improve Your Communication

January 25, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Ms. Pam Scott Founder, MentorLoft.com

FREE to register:

Visit www.apicssoutheast.org OR direct registration at http://ow.ly/fQ4v3075BXZ

Poor communication can gum up your supply chain’s performance in a second, eating up time and resources – – and creating new fires for your team to put out. Communications expert Pam Scott will help you streamline your communications, by offering practical, proven methods for improving your communication skills. The outcome: Customers and employees alike will praise you as the go-to source in your field.

November Webinar

“5 Steps to Maximize Your ERP While Managing to Keep Your Hair”

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 12 noon to 1 pm EDT FREE to register: http://ow.ly/XSwy304FqWf

Mr. Mike Roman, CPIM Past President, APICS Atlanta moderated by Scott W. Luton, APICS Southeast District Staff

There are a number of “5 Steps”, “5 Activities”, “5 Processes” webinars that explain how to do something properly. They teach – – which is a good thing! One shortcoming though is that these sessions generally do not address the human side of the issues associated with the activities that teach. This presentation is something completely different. Our webinar will identify Five Steps to Maximizing your ERP ROI While Managing to Keep Your Hair.
Our session addresses the top five common concerns that Mike Roman has identified in his 30+ years of experience in assisting organizations in their ERP projects. With more than 60 successful ERP Implementations and ERP ROI Improvement efforts – – you will want to see, hear, and get involved in this interactive experience. After the presentation, there will be a question and answer opportunity. You will want to ask questions to illuminate the obstacles that may impede your organization from gaining a competitive marketplace advantage. Such an advantage is available when a smoothly functioning ERP System uses KPIs for Keeping People Involved?.

October Webinar

October 27, 2016  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

APICS Southeast District Webinar Series presents

“Best Practices for Maintaining Your APICS Certification”

featuring Mr. Chris Barnes, CFPIM, CSCP, LSSYB President, APICS Atlanta moderated by Scott W. Luton, APICS Southeast District Staff

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In early 2016 the APICS Atlanta Board realized, through happenstance, many members were unaware of the requirement to maintain certification every 5 years. As we further investigated this finding, we learned many people, although generally aware of the maintenance requirement, were unfamiliar with the basic guidelines for maintaining certification, and more importantly were not familiar with ways/sources to acquire maintenance points.
This webinar serves to outline the basic APICS certification maintenance requirements and uncover maintenance point sources in an effort to help you preserve the currency of your hard-earned APICS certification credentials.

About the presenter: Chris Barnes is a supply chain thought leader with HighJump, President of APICS Atlanta and founder of Lean Atlanta Consortium. He has over 20 years experience developing and managing multiple client, engineering consulting, strategic planning and operational improvement projects in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing environments. Barnes holds a B.S., Industrial Engineering and Economics Minor, from Bradley University, and an MBA in Industrial Psychology with Honors from the University of West Florida. He is a certified APICS instructor and holds CFPIM and CSCP designations. He served on the international Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers and is Past President of WERC Atlanta. He presented to and/or trained over 1500 people and authored the book “WMS: Phase 1: Assessment & Selection” a WERC Publication: www.werc.org/publications/publication.aspx?PublicationId=52

November PDM – China’s Global Impact



Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

China’s economy has accounted for 40% of the world’s economic growth during the last two centuries. This lecture focuses on the ways in which the world’s second largest economy is impacting the owrld in different ways, including business, international relations, culture, and higher education.
Pizza and networking will occur 6:30-7:00 with the lecture to follow.
We are meeting in the Sonoco Pavilian. Enter the plaza, and it is right in front of you.

Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street
Sonoco Pavilian
Columbia, SC 29208

September PDM – Advancing S&OP Results Before Installing Third-Party Software

No enterprise resource planning system can address all companies’ unique sales and operations planning (S&OP) reporting requirements out of the box. Thus, businesses struggle with how to get these needed figures. Attend this educational session to gain insights on using ad hoc analytical solutions in real-world S&OP rollouts and enhancement projects. You will learn how to progress your organization’s S&OP reporting prior to purchasing third-party software packages and gain access to no-cost sample Excel tools to employ at your workplace. This educational session qualifies for 1 elective hour toward the APICS S&OP Education Certificate.


Presenter – Steven Hainey, CPIM, CPF, C.P.M., CPSMDirector of Supply ChainJarden Applied Materials

Presenter – Jakob Wilson, CPIMStrategic Sourcing BuyerJarden Applied Materials

Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)