September 2018 Print

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Summer is coming to an end, fall is fast approaching, and the BOD at OGV is excited to network with new and familiar faces! Let's kick off this season right with the annual Golf Tournament, hope to see you all there!

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Welcome New Members

We'd like to welcome our new members to APICS Ontario Grand Valley Chapter:

                       Kaitlyn Brujins

                       Sean Elliot 

 We look forward to welcoming you at one of our events!

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The weather may still be warm and sultry but it is that time again!  Registration for Conestoga courses is well underway and Part 1 of the CPIM program is being offered this year from 20September through 13December on Thursday evenings as APIC0210.  As always we encourage you to register early for this course as the College has minimum registration requirements. 

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Innovation 2019 is quickly approaching and we have lots of exciting news up-and-coming. 

Save the date for February 1st, 2019 for the annual conference. 

Keynote Speakers Keith Launchbury and Claire Bloom will be speaking at our lunch and dinner sessions. Both have very exciting topics!

Keith will be presenting on the future of Supply Chain and Claire will be delivering a very interactive dinner session. 

Click here for more information about Innovation 2019.


Our call for speakers is now open! If you are interested in speaking at conference please follow the below link, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

Click here for more information. 

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This Month's Event

Calling all golfers and non golfers! Only one more week to register for the first event of the season! 

Come out for our annual golf challenge and networking dinner event! No need to be an expert golfer we encourage all levels of expertise! You can also sign up and join us for the dinner portion of the evening. Dinner gives you an opportunity to meet the BOD, new professional, enjoy a tasty meal and an educational session to end the night!

We have speaker Dave Searle 

The practical experience Dave has gained over the past 40 years working in manufacturing and on the leading edge of ERP effectiveness with companies across North America, Europe and Africa, has equipped him with the in-depth understanding needed to help companies improve performance and achieve business objectives, particularly in the area of supply chain and shop floor execution processes.

Dave has extensive hands-on experience, and uses his unique strengths to uncover inefficiencies and the underlying root causes, and works with manufacturers to increase their capability and effectiveness with ERP.  He is certified by APICS with CPIM and CSCP designations and is a former President of the OGV Chapter.  Over the past 10 years he has established an independent practice but continues to work in partnership with his long standing associates Doug Dedman and Duncan McLeod of DBM System Inc.

Presenting Synchronizing the Supply Chain (Linking S&OP to the Master Schedule).

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) is a process that when established correctly becomes the vehicle for the business managers to effectively run their business.  The Master Schedule is the vehicle that ensures that the agreed upon S&OP plan is driving the ERP system, and therefore synchronizing the Supply Chain.   It’s critical that this synchronization exists, because if it doesn’t, there is no possibility that what the business managers are expecting, is going to happen.  When synchronization is lacking, it more or less guarantees that the business managers are consigned to a life of frustration.  This presentation will highlight the key concepts of how the synchronization can be achieved; by taking a family plan and transforming it to an item plan with a link to the Master Schedule.  This ensures that the Supply Chain is driving to the only agreed upon set of numbers.

Click here to learn more about this event!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected]

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General Announcements

The OGV Board of Directors are looking for some new faces to add to our current board. 

If you are interested in a position please e-mail [email protected] for more information!

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