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!

Welcome New Members!

In today’s fast-paced business environment, many supply chain and operations management professionals just like you join APICS Tampa Bay.

membership_box2The Board of Directors would like to welcome our newest members:

  • Diana Mejia
  • Mei Nelson
  • Mark Zarycki
  • Kent Olsen
  • Leanna Edwards

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.

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LIVE2LEAD Tampa Bay

Learn the art of the shift at LIVE2LEAD Tampa Bay, a leader development experience designed to equip you with:

– new perspectives,
– practical tools
– and key takeaways.

You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed rebroadcast event.

Learn the art of the shift from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading with renewed passion and commitment. At LIVE2LEAD Tampa Bay you will hear from:

– John C. Maxwell; New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert.
– Tyler Perry; World-renowned filmmaker, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.
– Carly Fiorina; 2016 presidential candidate and former CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
– Daniel Pink; New York Times bestselling author and time management expert.
– Debra Searle; Professional adventurer, public speaker and Serial Entrepreneur.

LIVE2LEAD Tampa Bay will take place from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM, on Friday, November 2nd in the Brandon Campus Conference Center of Hillsborough Community College, 10414 East Columbus Drive, Tampa, FL 33619.

Take advantage of the $20 discount by using the Promotional Code “FLWC2018” during registration. The Chapter will also receive a $20 donation for everyone who participates!

Register now at https://l2l-110218.eventbrite.com

Meet the VP of Education!

G.L. (Jerry) Kilty, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD

Jerry has been teaching APICS Body of Knowledge for twenty-three years and returns to the Tampa chapter as the VP of Education to continue teaching and administering the chapter’s education programs. In fact, he is bringing his many years of developing his own material and teaching the APICS content on-line through his company, QMS to the chapter by introducing a schedule of chapter On-Line certification review courses utilizing the APICS Learning Systems, supplementing with his own material, and creating interactive live instructor-led on-line classes. He is a recognized APICS IDP Master Instructor for CPIM and CSCP.

His work experience ranges over fifty years of industry practice with 25 years at Westinghouse Electric as a controller and 26 years of owning his own company, Quality Management Solutions, Inc., (QMS) in which he has become a subject matter expert and has completed many consulting contracts in Operations Management, Sales & Operations Planning, Lean Manufacturing, and Cost Accounting. Prior to Westinghouse, he worked on the production lines for GM factories.

Mr. Kilty’s APICS experience starts with the Tampa-FLWC chapter, where he has held several Board positions such as VP of Finance, VP of Education, Executive Vice President, Secretary, and President. From 1995 through 2014, he also became involved at the APICS Headquarter level where he served as the Region/District staff responsible for Education, the Treasurer/BOD for APICS Education and Research Foundation (E&R), and a team-participation for the rewrite of the CPIM courseware. He also served on the CIRM Certification Exam Committee, on the Conference Committee, and the APICS Board of Directors.

He has presented at several APICS International Conferences, District conferences, and chapter professional development meetings. He is a graduate of Ball State University, with a BS degree in Accounting. He is recognized by APICS as Certified in Production and Inventory Management at the Fellow Level (CPIM-F), Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD).

We are blessed to have him as a part of our chapter and serving on our Board of Directors!

Welcome New Members!

In today’s fast-paced business environment, many supply chain and operations management professionals just like you join APICS Tampa Bay.

membership_box2The Board of Directors would like to welcome our newest members:

  • Edward Smith
  • Joan Latham
  • Shanna Naismith
  • Brandon Whipkey
  • Hunter Lane
  • Adrian Gonzalez
  • Charles Berry

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.

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APICS Tampa Bay proudly sponsors the Manufacturing 5K Run or Walk for Education!

The 4th Annual Manufacturing 5K Run or Walk for Education will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018. This is a chip timed running event (certified 5K course) that will run on the roads of Safety Harbor. The course will provide stunning views and an opportunity to run a personal best time! Participants will receive: Participant T-Shirt, Bib, Timing Chip, Finisher Medal, & post race snacks. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall Male & Female runners in the 5K.

New for 2018 is a FREE untimed Kids Dash (1/4 Mile) for ages 3 to 8.

Register here!

Join us at APICS 2018!

Influence, Inspire, Innovate At APICS 2018!

Join us in Chicago for APICS 2018, the leading supply chain conference! This year’s conference takes place from September 30 – October 2, 2018.  Chicago is a city unlike any other; the perfect venue to highlight the industry, innovation and forward-thinking that APICS is known for.  The conference takes place right in the heart of the city, right on the Chicago River, and steps from Michigan Avenue at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

September 30–October 2, 2018
Chicago, Illinois

Register today!