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APICS MidCarolina February PDM – How South Carolina Infrastructure affects logistics – SCDOT – Ron Patton, Deputy Secretary for Intermodal Planning

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

This presentation is to explore the work South Carolina DOT is doing to improve the infrastructure from deepening the Port of Charleston to setting up intermodal logistic hubs to improve the business economy in our State.  Learn how infrastructure is driving business in our State.

Pizza and Networking from 6:30-7:00, talk to follow.
USC School of Education – Wardlaw Building
820 South Main Street
Room 126
Columbia, SC 29208
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)

September PDM – Advancing S&OP Results Before Installing Third-Party Software

No enterprise resource planning system can address all companies’ unique sales and operations planning (S&OP) reporting requirements out of the box. Thus, businesses struggle with how to get these needed figures. Attend this educational session to gain insights on using ad hoc analytical solutions in real-world S&OP rollouts and enhancement projects. You will learn how to progress your organization’s S&OP reporting prior to purchasing third-party software packages and gain access to no-cost sample Excel tools to employ at your workplace. This educational session qualifies for 1 elective hour toward the APICS S&OP Education Certificate.


Presenter – Steven Hainey, CPIM, CPF, C.P.M., CPSMDirector of Supply ChainJarden Applied Materials

Presenter – Jakob Wilson, CPIMStrategic Sourcing BuyerJarden Applied Materials

Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

MidCarolina APICS End of Year Tour, Awards and Networking

Friday, April 24, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

River Rat Brewery
1231 Shop Road
Columbia, SC 29201

Come join our End of Year Celebration and Tour.  We will get tour of the Brewery and Q&A on how River Rat Brewery got started, plan their production, and built their Supply Chain and Distribution system.  Then we will retire to the deck which we reserved for sandwiches and refreshments and member recognition’s.  The chapter will cover the food but it will be “Buy Your Own Beer”.  See you there for a great night.

March PDM – Tour of Pontiac Foods

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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Ever visit Sandhills and smell the aroma of coffee in the air?  It is coming from Pontiac Foods, which grinds coffee and spices and is owned by Kroger. We have a unique opportunity to visit their facility.  March 11, 2015

Pontiac Foods is a GMP-required facility so no Jewelry, Watches, Cellphones, Cameras, recording devices etc. or open- toed shoes allowed in Production Areas. Hair nets/ Beard Nets and smocks as well as Earplugs will be required as well as long as we are in the production areas. An info sheet will be provided to those who sign up.

Pontiac Foods
813 Bookman Rd
Elgin, SC 29045


February PDM – Leaders vs.Managers: What You Need to Know!


APICS PDM – Leaders vs.Managers: What You Need to Know!

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)

Darla Moore School of Business
1014 Greene Street
Columbia, SC 29208

This session is focused on the critical role both leaders and managers play in the future success of the business. We outline the key operational differences between leaders and managers, and how to develop leaders at all levels of the organization, which becomes increasingly important during times of rapid and complex change. Given the complexity facing organizations today, this information is timely and relevant.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will understand the specific traits and roles of “leaders” versus “managers” and how they complement one another in a successful organization

  1. We will outline the need to have leaders at all levels of the organization, and how individuals can be both leaders and managers within an organization
  2. Participants will learn how to assess the correct balance of leaders vs. managers within their organization based upon the rate and complexity of change occurring within their environment

Top Management Night at USC


Organized by the USC APICS Student Organization

Supply Chain Panel

  •  Joshua Tallon, W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  •  Steve Hainey, Jarden Applied Materials
  •  Rod Taylor, Bose Corporation
  • Steve Rudnicki, Westinghouse
  • Dr. Manoj Malhotra, Chairman of the Moore School’s Management Science
  •  Jamey Friel, Roche Pharmaceuticals



APICS January 2015 PDM – Top Management Panel

APICS MidCarolina – Professional Development Events
Top Management Panel
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)

“NEW” Darla Moore School Of Business
1014 Greene St.
Columbia, SC 29208


Q&A panel with top managers of local companies on their career paths and thoughts on global supply chain. Event will also have networking with USC students from the Global Supply Chain and Operations Management program.