President's Welcome Message
Welcome to APICS Tampa Bay’s 2019-2020 year! The Board of Directors have been busy this summer planning the years ahead for our organization. Stay tuned, for I think you will find a form of professional development that fits your needs while at the same time have fun and meet like-minded professionals.
Our field of discipline is constantly changing; Operations Management has evolved into Supply Chain Management. When I joined APICS, it was all about planning and control, now it is everything from raw material to consumption. Not to mention technology! Internet of Things, (IoT) Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain are all hot topics. Throughout all the changes, APICS Tampa Bay has remained a constant with the focus on enhancing professional development. We begin the year with a Social/Networking event at The Canopy @ The Birchwood Hotel in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Please join us to learn more about our plans for the year at this event.
During the year, we will be offering several options for preparing for any one of our certification programs, tours, webinars, Professional Development Meetings (PDM) and networking meetings for both our members and non-member guests. We will be focusing on three priorities: 1. Create value for our members and communities. 2. Provide education offerings that are impactful and relevant to the current challenges in supply chain. And 3. penetrate new market segments.
Join us on September 10th to meet the Board of Directors and have a fun evening.
See you then,
Jerry Kilty, President
APICS Tampa Bay