Past Events


APICS Greater Detroit Presents: The Autonomous Vehicle - Ground-Shaking Supply Chain Impact Considerations

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

There’s a lot of news circulating about autonomous vehicles. This disruptive technology will require a paradigm shift as the world moves toward contemporary ride sharing scenarios and the introduction of autonomous vehicle technology—the 24/7-vehicle usage profile.

Come join us as we learn about the supply chain impact and considerations for this paradigm shift associated with autonomous vehicles (i.e. self driving vehicles)!

Current vehicle usage cycles are very low, 5% or less. However, within the context of a fully mature autonomous vehicle environment involving structured car sharing, the daily usage rate could grow to 95% or more. Such a dramatic increase in utilization will have an impact on the vehicle system life, the supply chain to support it, and is assumed will have a significant degradation effect. This presentation will explore this hypothesis.

While full adoption may take decades, driverless cars are inevitable. Companies that look far ahead, plan and execute the fastest will survive. Those companies sticking to tradition risk stalling, or disappearing altogether.

Speaker Bio

James (Jim) Wasiloff is the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle Reliability Leader at BAE Systems. In this role, he leads the AMPV Reliability Engineering program effort and serves as a BAE Systems consultant on Lean Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, and Autonomous Vehicle Technology.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oakland University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The University of Michigan, and is currently enrolled in a Doctorate in Engineering program in Manufacturing (Reliability and Robust Engineering) at The University of Michigan. He has studied Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles at Stanford University under Sebastian Thrun. A certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Jim has specialized in the implementation of Design for Six Sigma and related preemptive problem avoidance methodologies.


Supply Chain Collaboration – The Ultimate Value Chain Experience!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

APICS Greater Detroit Presents: Supply Chain Collaboration – The Ultimate Value Chain Experience!

Get ready for action! WARNING…. This evening is NOT a “relax at dinner and listen to a lecture” type of evening! But don’t worry, you will be fed… both your mind and your body!

Join us for a hands-on Supply Chain event – a fun, high energy evening learning to bridge theory and practice!

APICS Greater Detroit is pleased to announce a supply chain learning experience that integrates theory in a practical way. This cross-functional business simulation workshop is a hands-on opportunity. Participants will be part of a simulated management team in one of the four following roles:

  • VP Purchasing: Responsible for selecting the right suppliers and agreeing SLAs with suppliers, including possible collaboration options.
  • VP Operations: Must decide on capacity in warehouses and production areas and approve investment in bottling lines and mixers. Can introduce various improvement projects. Has the ability to outsource outbound warehousing.
  • VP Supply Chain: Manages inventories (safety stock and lot size settings), production intervals, and the frozen period of production.
  • VP Sales: Agrees SLAs with customers, manages the product and customer portfolio, forecasts demand and can introduce collaboration concepts.

The Goal: deliver optimal performance using supply chain best practices from theory and real life. Or, in other words, win prizes through creating the best-simulated supply chain! (And YES, there will be metrics!!!)

Just like real world, every decision a participant makes has trade-offs, both within and across roles, so participants will only succeed if they align all the disciplines. As the simulation evolves it becomes clear that a supply chain strategy is essential for success – and that the strategy must be implemented and deployed to functional levels and below to be effective. Winning is about generating the best ROI for the business while still managing your own team’s Key Performance Indicators and targets.

This event is designed for any professional who works as part of cross-functional teams along the value chain. This can include:

  • General managers, Operations managers, Production managers, Supply chain managers, Logistics managers, Warehouse managers, Sales / Marketing managers, Financial managers, Procurement managers / buyers, Planners / forecasters

About our Presenter: James C. Williams

James is an exceptional Leader and understands what it takes to drive value within the Global Supply Chain.

Vice President Client Solutions for DSV, with responsibilities consisting of designing and implementing global Supply Chain Management solution for strategic clients within the Automotive Vertical.

Prior to joining DSV James served as the Vice President of Supply Chain Solutions for Walker Logistics where he transformed a small minority Logistics company into a mid-tier supply chain solutions provider.

James earned a Master of Science in International Logistics at The Georgia Institute of Technology, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix in 2001, and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Logistics from Central Michigan University in 1991.

February 28th Networking Event

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Join us February 28, 2017 for an APICS Greater Detroit Networking Event!

Take Break from the complicated, behind-the-scenes work of getting goods from one place to another, on time and on budget and join the APICS Detroit Chapter for an opportunity to socialize and connect with professionals within all areas of Supply Chain. Meet APICS Board Members, expand your network, hear about upcoming events, and learn how you can get involved as a volunteer or member.

Stop by after work and feel free to bring a colleague! Enjoy light appetizers and a raffle giveaway. Cash bar will be available.

CSCMP - Eastern Michigan Roundtable and APICS Presents : Rock and Ride

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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LUNCH, CARS AND GREAT PRESENTATIONS

Join us at the Hard Rock of Detroit on Thursday January 19th at 11:00am for networking, presentations, lunch and a ticket to the North American International Auto Show with People Mover tokens to get there and back.

Why come?:

1) Hard Rock- Detroit has memorabilia !

2) The North American Auto Show is something you NEED to see.

3) Presentations - Port issues? Auto productivity issues? Transportation Savings?

Using Modeling Technology to Mitigate Supply Chain Risk

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

DESCRIPTION

Given the new global reality of sustained volatility, complexity and rapid change, supply chain design has become a critical business function. Forward-thinking businesses are continuously redesigning and improving their supply chains. They are using modeling

technology to examine how their supply chain will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions, and analyzing the trade-offs between cost, service and risk. They are able to mitigate business risk through the engineering of their supply chain operations, therefore enabling significant and sustained advantage over competitors. Attendees will learn how creating living models of the supply chain, enables three key elements of supply chain risk mitigation:

• Visibility: What is the current structure and flow of goods through my supply chain?

• Scenario analysis: What if we try this? How would my costs or service be affected by this?

• Rapid response: How should I react to an unplanned event?

About the Speaker

Bill is a Senior Director Customer Strategy with LLamasoft in Ann Arbor, MI. Since joining LLamasoft in June, 2012, Bill has worked on numerous commercial network optimization, Inventory planning and transportation optimization projects in almost all global industries. He has also been the lead business leader and mastermind in supporting large client integrations and conversions from legacy supply chain design optimization tools to the Supply Chain Guru platform and acting as a change agent and client.

Fed Ex Tour - APICS Members Only

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

APICS members only event

The FedEx Ground facility uses conveyers, bar code scanners and other technology to sort the outbound shipments. The tour includes climbing ladders to see certain parts of this indoor facility, so please dress appropriately. (Closed toe shoes, etc.)

No charge for this very special members only event.

Since space is very limited, early reservations are recommended.

APICS-2016 Annual Conference

September 25 - 27, 2016

APICS 2016 - apicsconference.org

The premier conference for supply chain professionals

Supply chain professionals are expected to achieve maximum productivity, meet consumer demand and remain agile amid instability and unpredictability. Each year, the APICS conference offers relevant education, best practices and thought leadership to help attendees lead their organizations and reach these goals.

Attend APICS 2016 to:

Learn best practices to create more sustainable, resilient, strategic and value-driven supply chains.

Advance your career by networking with professionals who are shaping the future of supply chain and operations management.

Elevate your company’s performance with actionable insights gained from industry leaders

APICS 2016 will attract more than 2,000 supply chain professionals from over 40 countries — be where supply chain is going.

Date

September 25–27, 2016

Location

Washington DC

Marriott Washington Wardman Park

Experience the charm of the Woodley Park historic neighborhood in the heart of Washington DC. Just a few steps away, you’ll discover unique stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night life of Dupont Circle. Head north to hear the sounds of animals coming from the National Zoo. Or venture into the hotel’s natural surroundings to enjoy a quiet hike or invigorating run through Rock Creek Park.

APICS 2016 features:

A world-class educational program

Connecting with professionals from all the sides of the value chain enables you to foster relationships, explore trends, debate challenges, strengthen processes and heighten efficiency. APICS 2016 offers a robust educational program covering end-to-end supply chain topics.

Powerful general sessions

APICS conferences feature well-known, dynamic speakers. These respected business leaders, authors and innovators share their knowledge and experiences with conference attendees.

Nonstop networking opportunities

Connect with peers and industry experts from around the globe and exchange ideas at conference receptions, luncheons, career events and more.

Experience the APICS 2016 Expo

Learn about innovative new products and services that are shaping the supply chain future at the APICS 2016 Expo. This is your opportunity to talk with vendors about your specific needs and see firsthand the emerging tools and technologies advancing the field of supply chain and operations management.

Facility tours

See supply chains in action when you attend one of our facility tours.

Supply Chain Management in Healthcare, a Changing Landscape

April 26, 2016

APICS Greater Detroit and MARHMM Present: Supply Chain Management in Healthcare, a Changing Landscape

Presented by: Ed Hisscock, Trinity Health

The healthcare landscape is changing dramatically from both a demographics perspective (baby boomers coming of healthcare heavy utilizer age) and a regulatory perspective (Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, Price Gouging). In this presentation Ed Hisscock from Trinity Health will discuss the current state of the healthcare supply chain and some of the present challenges for both the Industry and Trinity Health.

Introduction: Healthcare Industry, Trinity Health

Healthcare Supply Chain Overview:

Demand Profile, SKU Proliferation: Lack of Standards, Preference over Evidence Based Criteria

Contracting Strategies: Group Purchasing Organizations, Self-Op Strategies

Logistics: Distribution Dependencies, Self-Op Strategies

Challenges: Demand Peaking (baby boomers), Payment Mechanisms Changing (ACO), Regulations Tightening (HIPAA), Supplier Price Gouging

About the Speaker

Ed Hisscock is Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Transformation Officer for Non-Labor Spend at Trinity Health, a leading catholic healthcare ministry. Ed has returned to Trinity Health to lead the enterprise sourcing and contracting efforts and the supply chain transformation.

Prior to rejoining Trinity Health, Ed co-founded Optimé Supply Chain, a software solutions provider, and founded Appleseed Healthcare Resources, a supply chain consultancy. As an entrepreneur, he co-developed multiple supply chain optimization technologies and personally served over 100 healthcare provider organizations in the US and Europe.

Before his entrepreneurial journey, Ed served the provider sector at Mercy Health Services, later Trinity Health where he held several key supply chain positions in both the corporate and hospital settings. At the corporate office he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of an enterprise supply chain Information Technology (IT) and content management strategy and directed the sourcing and procurement of the organizations IT spend. In his role at the hospital, he designed and implemented a shared services cooperative and led the development of a contract and supply data warehouse.

Ed began his career in healthcare with American Scientific Products, later Baxter Healthcare. In his work at Baxter, Ed piloted a new services venture in contract materials management and consultation, led a regional distribution center and a regional technical services team and facilitated many change management, product management and educational events.

Ed holds an Electronics Engineering degree in from the Ohio Institute of Technology, a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science from National Lewis University and a Master’s degree in Supply Chain from Michigan State University.

PRINCIPLES OF MRP SEMINAR IN DETROIT!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

PRINCIPLES OF MRP SEMINAR IN DETROIT!

Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) is a vital component in the supply chain. It acts as the bridge between master planning and production in a system. MRP helps to determine requirements and keep priorities. The APICS Principles and Practices of MRP seminar assists beginning and experienced planners using a MRP system. Through classroom discussion and practical, hands-on exercises, this seminar will help attendees gain a firm understanding of the principles and functions of MRP in the manufacturing process.

Attend this seminar and learn how to

  • Understand the objectives and functions of MRP
  • Work with the different types of demand placed on the inventory resources of the company
  • Use MRP-generated action messages when performing MRP output maintenance
  • Determine when it is time to release manufacturing and purchase orders
  • Develop performance measurements to determine the effectiveness of the MRP in priority management

By the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will have acquired practical tools to make MRP environments work more smoothly, increase productivity and reduce operational costs.

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