February 6-7, 2019

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Early Bird rate is $150 until November 1, 2018!

The Florida Supply Chain Summit Program is being developed by a Florida Statewide Steering Committee made up of 30 key stakeholders from business, industry, government and educational institutions.  Enjoy Keynote & Panel Presentations from Industry Leaders!

  • Blockchain for supply chains
  • Global trade trends/trade policy
  • Supply chain automation/technologies
  • Information technology/data analytics/cybersecurity
  • Workforce preparedness
  • Advanced manufacturing – broad state appeal
  • Leveraging Florida market trends for business growth
  • Omnichannel / e-commerce / last mile delivery

Register today! 

Date: February 6, 2019—February 7, 2019
Event: Inaugural Florida Supply Chain Summit
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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.


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, November 13.

Our guest speakers are Mr. Jerry Kilty and Ms. Patti Gander. They will be presenting information that they gathered from the APICS 2018 Conference in Chicago, IL. The theme of the conference was “Next is Now” emphasizing that companies and individuals should be at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape of Supply Chain. They will also be discussing trends in Supply Chain as reflected in the management processes of Plan, Source, Make, Deliver and Enable.

They will update you on an exciting announcement made at the conference. Come hear the news and network with fellow Supply Chain professionals!

This event will take place at Bonefish Grill in South Tampa.

Entrees (Choice of)


LILY’S CHICKEN Goat Cheese, spinach, artichokes & Lemon Basil Butter


All entrees are served with Garlic Whipped Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables

CHEESECAKE drizzled with chocolate and caramel

*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: November 13, 2018
Time: 6-8 PM
Event: November 13, 2018 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: Bonefish Grill - South Tampa
(813) 876-3535 [
Location: 3665 Henderson Blvd
Tampa 33609
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

The Power of Your Resume

Dates: October 23, 24, & 25
Investment: Free!

A powerful RÉSUMÉ gets the interview; the INTERVIEW gets the JOB.

Most hiring managers today look for an achievement-based résumé – what you can do for a company. Deluged with more résumés than ever before, they will spend five seconds or less deciding whether to read further.

Why would a hiring manager NOT look at your résumé? You’ve broken one of the rules. Don’t make resume mistakes you can avoid!

During this 75 minute webinar, you will learn about the positives and negatives of résumés, including:
• Overall appearance
• Layout effectiveness
• Completeness and presentation of header information
• Clarity and support of objective
• Education & experience documentation and organization
You will learn how to use the Power of Your Resume to get the interview, and so much more!

The Power of Your Resume webinar is FREE and takes place at 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM, & 9:00 PM on October 23, 24, & 25.

Your résumé is a sales document designed to get you the interview. Don’t let your job or lack of a job define who you are.

Date: October 23, 2018—October 25, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM, 12:00 PM, & 9:00 PM
Event: The Power of Your Résumé
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.


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

The Future of Technology in Supply Chain Planning

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, October 9.

Our guest speaker is Mr. Rick Hollingsworth. He will be speaking on the topic of The Future of Technology in Supply Chain Planning.

While ERP systems have been around since the 90‘s, as the next evolution of basic MRP in the 70’s and MRP II in the 80’s, the next iteration of planning is starting to hit the market. Larger companies are defining what their technological solutions will look like in the next decade. Basically, software providers are taking the same concepts and building cloud based solutions using demand sensing concepts. They are allowing algorithms of large volumes of data to provide artificial intelligence to define demand. This evolution from prescriptive to predictive and cognitive planning will be accomplished through decision support and automation tools. This presentation will discuss the foundation of knowledge required, what is needed today to prepare for the next wave and how future solutions will be managed.

Rick Hollingsworth CSCP CPIM is a Past President of the Florida West Coast Chapter of APICS (2005 – 2007). He is a Supply Chain Solutions expert with 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Planning. Currently, He works for Coca-Cola Beverages Florida as an IT Business Liaison. This role merges supply chain process with technological capabilities. He uses his expertise in SAP technology, process standardization and organic development of talent to maximize supply chain planning performance. Additionally, Rick has industrial experience in food & drug, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, textiles, chemical, telecommunications, electronics, and defense for both process and discrete manufacturing. He has spoken at national conferences on implementation techniques for production planning and has presented, globally, to Coca-Cola bottlers. He has been in the Tampa Bay area since 1992 and has been affiliated with the local chapter since 1996.

$37.50 Guests/Non-Members
$35 APICS Members

Date: October 9, 2018
Time: 6-8 PM
Event: October 9, 2018 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay
(813) 888-8800
Location: 3050 N Rocky Point Dr W,
Tampa, FL 33607
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

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!