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General Manager, North America
Director of Global Logistics and Distribution Operations
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m. ET
Please join APICS Pittsburgh Chapter for their monthly Professional Development Meeting. They have an exciting opportunity to tour Goodwill Southwestern PA Retail Operations Center (ROC). Enjoy dinner after the tour while networking with peers.
March 21, 2018
Presented by Carla Howard, Director, Transformation Office Avnet, Inc.
Who should attend?
Supply chain professionals seeking ways to improve the communications within their organization.
Carla’s responsibilities include partnering with leaders to ensure strategic initiatives include a strong Change Management strategy and plan, and change leaders receive appropriate training and support to successfully lead change. She serves as change manager on large global projects and provides Change Management coaching, classroom training, and train-the-trainer workshops aimed at leading the people side of change. Her team is responsible for the management and evolution of the Change Management strategy and tools deployed across Avnet’s global footprint. This includes the creation of custom workshops, training, and tools to support strategic initiatives and business needs, and managing relationships.
Carla and her team provide global support through the facilitation of Change Management workshops, coaching leaders on their roles as executive sponsors and influencers, and providing guidance on mergers and strategic projects. Customizing these activities for cultural fit and regional customs is a critical component of this international work.
Double Tree Club Hotel 7 Hutton Centre Drive Santa Ana 92707
Networking 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Dinner 6:30 to 7:15 pm
Presentation 7:15 to 8:30 pm
How to Achieve Real Business Returns from your Digital Transformation
A Free, Educational Webinar: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 • 2:00 p.m. ET
IoT and the digital transformation as stand-alone concepts will not result in ROI, and when approached incorrectly, may exacerbate current issues around data collection and analysis. It is important to identify the business areas that can most benefit from the use of these new tools and to understand where IoT and analytic technologies fit into your manufacturing organization’s business processes. To achieve that you not only need the right solutions, but consider the cultural impact on your organization as IT blends more and more with traditional engineering and business disciplines.
Live2Lead is a supply chain leadership workshop designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways.
You’ll learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading with renewed passion and commitment!
Why You Need the CPIM Certification to Master the Fundamentals in Business
Today's employers seek supply chain and operations professionals with the most
up-to-date, relevant knowledge to meet the challenges of global supply chain management.
What does the future of planning and optimization hold for the modern organization?
Join the most visionary minds in supply chain and operations to explore the answer to this question and more at Quintiq World Tour 2018 happening September 20th in Philadelphia.
Registration is now open to reserve your seat for this unique one-day conference featuring industry thought leaders, in-depth case study presentations, and planning technology experts.
When: March 15, 2018
Where: Chicago, IL
The APICS Principles and Practices of Demand Management seminar is designed to assist both beginning and experienced demand planners to acquire a firm understanding of the principles and functions of forecasting and customer and demand management. The seminar provides an in-depth discussion of how to create effective forecasts and the various types of standard forecasting models available to today’s demand planner.
When: Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 2:00 p.m. ET
High-performance product development teams know the process from design to production is often anything but “happy.” Multiple design iterations within a short product launch timeframe can delay productivity and increase costs. Learn how Brooks Running “runs happy” with 3D printing for design validation, saving them costly, time-consuming outsourcing and project delays.
Lynn Sarkany has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Strategic Planning from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Institute of the Claremont Graduate University. She has over 20 years experience in working with a diverse array of business types. Her consulting career has included work with Toyota, Edward Jones, American Express, and Pueblo Radiology in Ventura and Santa Barbara.