Career Services Manager Announcement: Rob Wolf, CSCP, CLTD

The Board of Directors for APICS Tampa Bay is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Wolf, CSCP, CLTD, as Career Services Manager.

Rob is an accomplished Supply Chain, Distribution, Transportation, and Operations Professional, seeking a leadership role using continuous improvement, department integration, increased operational performance, and strong fiscal management.

The Career Services Manager is an “in-transition” volunteer member actively seeking employment and is charged with supporting the Chapter’s employment-related services connecting local employers and APICS members. Specific duties are:

• Supporting member companies in identifying and sourcing local supply chain management candidates
• Identifying and communicating resources which may be of assistance to member job seekers
• Using the APICS Career Center to assist members in obtaining employment

Please join us in welcoming Rob in his board position as Career Services Manager. If you are unemployed, underemployed or interested in changing careers, please connect with Rob using his LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/robwolfcscpcltd .

Rob and the Chapter are here to serve you!

Strategic Thinking and TOWS

APICS Tampa Bay would like to invite our members and their colleagues to attend our Professional Development Meeting from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, January 8. 

Our guest speaker is Mr. Craig Williams. He will be presenting on the topic of strategic thinking and TOWS. 


Effective change management requires strategic planning to identify the market vision and path to the desired future state.  Operations tactical decision-making and actions drive the enterprise from the current status to meet this future state.  At least they’re supposed to.  How well this happens is directly influenced by your enterprise’s strategic planning talent, policies and procedures.

“Strategic Thinking and TOWS” is presentation covering two related concepts: a review of effective strategic thinking and planning practices and an interactive presentation on TOWS, an updated, advanced version of SWOT.  

TOWS takes SWOT and upgrades it to provide a more structured, time-phased and prioritized approach, adding strategic-to-tactical planning linkages.  Using TOWS effectively “pulls” your operations tactical planning and decision-making towards your identified future market state.  

This interactive presentation will have a live, group TOWS exercise to model the process.  The principles discussed should be applicable with almost all enterprise activities.

Craig Williams is currently the Supply Chain Supervisor for Attwood Marine, a premier supplier of marine products and accessories.  Prior to his current role, Craig has twenty-plus years experience in materials planning and procurement management  in a variety of high-tech manufacturing operations, including space, military and commercial avionics products with Honeywell Space and Strategic Systems and Smiths (GE) Aerospace, concentrated beverage products with Coca-Cola Minute Maid and high-speed diesel engine powertrain products with Yanmar America. 

Craig is active in APICS, the association for Supply Chain and Operations Management professionals, and is APICS CPIM certified.  Craig served on the APICS Southeast District Staff, has previously held local chapter officer roles (Programs, EVP and President), and has been an APICS CPIM instructor.

Craig graduated with a BSBA in Business Management from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.  He lives with his wife and family in Clearwater, Florida.

This event will take place at Bonefish Grill in St Petersburg.  

Click here for more information.

Date: January 8, 2019
Time: 6-8 PM
Event: January 8, 2019 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: Bonefish Grill - St. Petersburg
Location: 5062 4th Street N.
St. Petersburg 33703
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

APICS Tampa Bay achieved the 2018 Platinum award!

The Florida West Coast Chapter has achieved the APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) Platinum award level.  This award demonstrates the chapter’s dedication to providing exemplary member services and professional development opportunities to APICS members and customers.

The CBAR program was created by APICS volunteer leaders, to recognize chapters that go beyond the minimum required standards, to provide exemplary service to their members and customers.  Adherence to the guidelines established in CBAR and the Partner Agreement ensures the growth, development, and value-added continuous improvements of APICS chapters by evaluating each chapter against a set of criteria that has a direct and positive impact on chapter performance.

Welcome new members!

In today’s fast-paced business environment, many supply chain and operations management professionals just like you join APICS Tampa Bay. 
The Board of Directors would like to welcome our newest members:
  • Hallie Horvath
  • John Cicero
  • Keith Warren
  • Elouise Benitez
  • Rafael Urena
  • Tara Wright
APICS offers a broad range of memberships to help you achieve your professional goals-whether you’re joining as an individual or company or just getting started in your career. Whatever your professional needs, APICS has a membership for you.

Topic:
“The Value of Networking”

APICS Tampa Bay, the leading association for supply chain and operations management, invites members of local professional associations, the academic community and business professionals to our Eleventh Annual Holiday Networking Event on December 11, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel, 3050 North Rocky Point Drive West.

We are quite excited to have Mrs. Teresa Conte, the Marketing Director for McFarland, Goud, Lyons, Sullivan law Firm, as our guest speaker this year! Her presentation will provide an exciting perspective on the value of networking. She will enlighten the audience as to what networking can do for you and will provide tips on how to be very effective at developing your network.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn how to build relationships
  • Value of networking
  • Social media impact on networking

Bring your business cards and come make some new connections!

Teresa C. Conte is a graduate of The University of North Florida with a double major in Marketing and Management. She is originally from Long Island and moved to Dunedin, Florida.

She has had many opportunities in her career through the relationships she has built with her classmates, employers, civic organizations, and volunteer positions. Her networks are professional along with boosters for her 4 children’s activities.

She started her career in banking working in the collection department (First Union National Bank) and worked her way to Vice President of the Bank (Bank of America & Iberia Bank). Through networking with other professionals, she met the managing partner of McFarland Gould Law, who approached her, to start their grass root marketing department at the law firm with the goal was to teach all employees on how to market their areas of practice.

She has been a Rotarian since high school and is the past President of the Oldsmar Eastlake Club. She has won Rotarian of the year twice in the last five years.

She is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas – Class of 2013 – She served on the selection committee, 2017 was Selection Committee chair, and Recruitment Chair 2016.

She has served on the Board of Directors for Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. as the Secretary for nearly 12 years. The organization provides HUD certified home buyer education classes, down payment assistance to first time homebuyers, rehab loans, and small business lending opportunities.

She serves on the Board of Directors for Directions for Living for the last 4 years. Direction for Living is Pinellas counties largest public mental health provider and child protection agency.

Date: December 11, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
Event: Eleventh Annual Holiday Networking Event
Topic: "The Value of Networking"
Venue: DoubleTree Hotel
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Career Services Manager Announcement: Craig Williams, CPIM

The Board of Directors for APICS Tampa Bay are pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Williams, CPIM as Career Services Manager.

Craig is an accomplished Supply Chain, Materials Management, and Operations Professional seeking a leadership role using analytics to build effective teams, improve operational performance, and increase supply chain ROI.

The Career Services Manager is an “in-transition” volunteer member actively seeking employment and is charged with supporting the Chapter’s employment-related services connecting local employers and APICS members. Specific duties are:
• Supporting member companies in identifying and sourcing local supply chain management candidates
• Identifying and communicating resources which may be of assistance to member job seekers
• Using the APICS Career Center to assist members in obtaining employment

Please join us in welcoming Craig in his board position as Career Services Manager. If you are unemployed, underemployed or interested in changing careers, please connect with Craig using his LinkedIn profile at http://www.linkedin.com/in/craigwilliamscpim.

Craig and the Chapter are here to serve you!