Port Tampa Bay and the growing container business

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, June 18. This will be our last professional development meeting until September, don’t miss out! It is also Top Management Night, so bring your boss! 

Port Tampa Bay is the largest port in the state of Florida and container shipping is the fastest growing business sector at the port.  Greg Lovelace, Director of Marketing & Business Development, will provide an overview of Port Tampa Bay and discuss why the container business is growing and what trade lanes are driving the growth. 


Greg Lovelace is Director, Marketing & Business Development – Cargo & Cruise for Port Tampa Bay.  His responsibilities include new business development for the Port of Tampa with a focus on cargo development, RORO and cruise business.  He is also responsible for managing the port tariff and is involved with strategic planning.  Mr. Lovelace began his career with Port Tampa Bay in March of 1996.  He received a BS Degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of New Orleans.  Prior to his employment with the Port Tampa Bay, he was employed for ten years with Evergreen, one of the largest container shipping lines in the world.  

Greg serves on the Executive Committee of the Gulf Seaports Marine Terminal Conference, an association of U.S. Gulf ports authorized to discuss, fix and regulate rates, and previously served as their Chairman.

Greg also served as past-President of the CSCMP Central Florida Roundtable and continues to serve on the Board in various capacities. 

This event will take place at Besito Mexican Restaurant

Dinner Menu: 

Ensalada de casa (House Salad) 
Choice of entree: Pescado con pipian (Fish), Costillas al piquin (Beef short ribs), or enchiladas suizas (Chicken enchiladas) 
Dessert: Tres leches
Beverages: Coffee, Tea, or Soda

*Alcohol available for purchase 

Don’t delay registering for this event as there are a limited number of seats! 

$42 Guests/Non-Members
$38 APICS Members

Date: June 18, 2019
Time: 6-8PM
Event: June 18 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: Besito
Location: Tampa, FL
Public: Public

APICS Tampa Bay would like to invite its members and their colleagues to attend a networking event at Sea Dog Brewing Company (26200 US-19, Clearwater, FL 33761),from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019. 

Registration is open to both members, students and guests. Feel free to invite colleagues and coworkers. 

Please look for an APICS board member upon arrival to receive a name tag. Food and drinks are available for purchase. 

Bring your business cards and make some new connections! 

Free for Guests/Non-Members
Free for APICS Members

Date: May 16, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Event: May 16, 2019 Social/Networking Event
Venue: Sea Dog Brewing Company
Location: 26200 US-19
Clearwater, FL 33761

There are only a few spots left! Registration will close once full! 

APICS Tampa Bay would like to invite our members and their colleagues to attend our tour of Polypack, Inc. on April 9, 2019. Registration includes the tour and light refreshments. Please see an APICS board member upon arrival to receive a name tag. Closed-toed shoes are required for this tour. 

Polypack specializes in designing and building packaging equipment that is tailored to the needs of your application. Polypack offers a wide array of product collation modules designed to meet the packaging requirements of all industries. All Polypack end-of-line packaging machines are built with the best materials and components available including stainless steel to offer a long life span, superior performance, durability and reliability.

Polypack machines are built using solar power via a 1,629 panel integrated rooftop system. One of the most important green aspects of Polypack shrink wrap equipment is source reduction. Polypack’s shrink packaging solutions are designed to drastically reduce or completely eliminate corrugate consumption, which has a huge impact on the amount of packaging mass entering our landfills. Polypack machines use recyclable consumable materials, are known for their highly efficient shrink tunnels, and are manufactured using eco-friendly methods and materials.

All guests: $10

Advanced registration is required. We cannot accommodate walk-ins for this event. 

Closed-toed shoes required. 

Date: April 9, 2019
Time: 5:30-8PM
Event: Tour of Polypack, Inc.
Topic: Tour of Polypack, Inc.
Venue: Polypack, Inc.
Location: 3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782
Public: Public

Which YOU is showing up to work, and should it?  

A case study in predictive behaviors

APICS Tampa Bay would like to invite our members and their colleagues to attend our Professional Development Meeting from 6:00-8:30 PM on Tuesday, March 12. This will be a joint meeting with the Society of Women Engineers.

Our guest speaker is Mrs. Carissa Gudenkauf of KeyInsight Consulting LLC. She will be presenting a case study in predictive behaviors.

We all tend to act based on our beliefs about what is proper or effective in different environments – whether you are aware of it or not.  Depending on who is in the room, you may feel the need to be less dominant or assertive in your behaviors or you may hear your inner voice telling you to be more reserved or more of a “team player”.  This self-concept change can accelerate or limit your (and your team’s) effectiveness.  We will discuss the pros and cons of continuing this approach in reaching the goals you’ve set for yourself, your team and your organization.  Complete the online 6 minute assessment so your case study can be YOU.

Objectives:

  • Identify when you are flexing your natural way of being into a perceived self concept.
  • Practice a different approach the next time you feel the need to temper your natural self.
  • Create an environment where others are motivated to share their talents fully.

 Pre-Meeting Action Item Alert:  By March 9th, complete this assessment (https://assess.predictiveindex.com/VN49Z) to get the full value of this time.

A few quick notes

  • Try to complete the assessment in a quiet place, free from interruption.
  • Take the assessment in one session and take as much time as you need to complete it.
  • Starting the assessment provides explicit consent that your response may be used in accordance with The Predictive Index Privacy Policy

Hit a technical issue? You can reach The Predictive Index Customer Service at customerservice@predictiveindex.com. 

Carissa Gudenkauf of KeyInsight Consulting LLC has 20 years of experience in technical and production workplaces in roles of engineer, manager, business analyst, consultant and trainer.  Carissa earned her Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration from the University of South Florida. She is a certified Process Master, Six Sigma Green Belt and Strategist with MVP Results and the Predictive Index Assessment. Carissa is currently earning her Professional Coach Certification through the rigorous IPEC Coaching program.  She helps organizations make people decisions with a suite of science-based tools in her work with the Predictive Index and helps individuals focus their energy – and get out of their own way – with coaching.

This event will take place at Bonefish Grill in St Petersburg at 5062 4th Street N.

Entrees (Choice of):

Grilled Salmon with mango salsa  

Sirloin 6 oz center cut, perfect medium

Lily’s Chicken Goat cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts
and a lemon butter basil sauce 

All entrees are served with House Salad, Garlic Whipped Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

*Alcohol available for purchase

Don’t delay registering for this event as the registration will be closed at 25 guests. 

$37.50 Guests/Non-Members
$35 APICS Members

Date: March 12, 2019
Time: 6-8:30 PM
Event: Which YOU is showing up to work, and should it?
Venue: Bonefish Grill - St. Petersburg
Location: 5062 4th Street N.
St. Petersburg 33703
United States
Public: Public

APICS Tampa Bay would like to invite local supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals to attend a networking event at The Galerie Lounge, located at The Double Tree (3050 N. Rocky Point Dr. W. Tampa, FL), from 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Registration is open to both members, students and guests. Feel free to invite colleagues and coworkers. We will gather near the bar area.

Please look for an APICS board member upon arrival to receive a name tag. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

Bring your business cards and make some new connections!

Free for Guests/Non-Members
Free for APICS Members

Date: February 12, 2019—February 12, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Event: Networking after work!
Venue: The Galerie Lounge, located at The Double Tree
Public: Public

Course: Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

Grow your career and your company’s bottom line in 2019 with the CLTD education & certification review course!

APICS Tampa Bay invites all local supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals to our “Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution education & certification review course. The CLTD course will take place from 1-5 PM on 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 & 9/9.

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation provides a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices and standards for those in the logistics, transportation and distribution industries. The APICS CLTD designation serves the needs of both professionals and employers around the world by reducing the impact of industry skills gaps as well as assisting employers in developing the personnel needed to meet customer demand and impact bottom-line results.

Earning the CLTD credential makes you a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields. Certification demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics to set you apart from your colleagues — proving your high level of knowledge and skills. The CLTD will make you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy

The course will use the APICS Learning System, along with supplemental materials from the instructor, Jerry Kilty.

It is taught via a flipped classroom style, which is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning online, that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom.It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.

The course is:

  • Taught by an experienced IDP Master Instructor
  • Taught by an experienced Online Instructor
  • Use a significant amount of supplemental material
  • Use audience participation software

This course includes the workbook and study tools. It also qualifies for 40 APICS certification points. Your investment is:

 APICS Member: $2,270
Non-Member: $2,470

 *Prices do not include cost of the exams.

To stay competitive, companies and professionals must continue to learn and innovate.  Most agree that continuous improvement is complemented by continuous learning.  APICS Tampa Bay’s mission is to support that process by providing top quality Supply Chain and Operations Management education. 

Learn more…

Date: July 1, 2019—September 9, 2019
Time: 1-5 PM
Event: APICS Tampa Bay CLTD Course Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution
Public: Public

Course:

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM II)

Grow your career and your company’s bottom line in 2019 with the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM II) education & certification review course!

APICS Tampa Bay invites all local supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals to our “Certified in Production and Inventory Management education & certification review course. The CPIM II course will take place from 1-5 PM on 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 & 9/10.

 The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations.

New, streamlined, CPIM program better serves the needs of the supply chain workforce – while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.

The course will use the APICS Learning System, along with supplemental materials from the instructor, Jerry Kilty.

It is taught via a flipped classroom style, which is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning online, that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom.It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.

The course is:

  • Taught by an experienced IDP Master Instructor
  • Taught by an experienced Online Instructor
  • Use a significant amount of supplemental material
  • Use audience participation software

This course includes the workbook and study tools. It also qualifies for 40 APICS certification points. Your investment is:

 APICS Member: $1,995
Non-Member: $2195

 *Prices do not include cost of the exams.

To stay competitive, companies and professionals must continue to learn and innovate.  Most agree that continuous improvement is complemented by continuous learning.  APICS Tampa Bay’s mission is to support that process by providing top quality Supply Chain and Operations Management education. 

Learn more… 

Date: July 2, 2019—September 10, 2019
Time: 1-5 PM
Event: APICS Tampa Bay CPIM II Course Certified in Production and Inventory Management
Public: Public