Category Archives: Plant Tours


Register here: Columbia Canal Water Treatment Facility Tour

Come see a flow process that we rely on everyday, fresh water!

We will be touring the Columbia Canal Water Treatment facility, seeing the process, and discussing the following topics:

 1)      How do you forecast demand of water and monitor that demand?

2)      How do you monitor inventory of freshwater in the system?

3)      What is the process for creating freshwater?

4)      What would be the throughput time from intake to distribution pipe to the city?

5)      How do you forecast long range capital investments?

If you go to our website ( you can hear a short podcast of the Chicago Water Treatment facility, toured during the APICS International Conference.  

Come join us!

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Friday, March 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
Columbia Water Treatment Plant
300 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 29201

2019 PDM APICS Tour of BOMAG America

BOMAG Americas makes road pavers and soil compactors right in Ridgeway, SC. This equipment ranges from personal to road sized. Come and visit on the APICS Tour.

  1. Intro to Bomag and how we got where we are today
  2. Brief review of Service and Production Parts planning process
  3. Warehouse processes
  4. Review of Production Planning
  5. Plant Tour
  6. Q&A

Register Here

Date And Time
Fri, February 1, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

BOMAG America
125 Blue Granite Parkway
Ridgeway, SC 29130


A world leader in recycling, Sonoco Recycling collects more than 3 million tons of paper, plastic, metal and other materials in more than 100 cities and towns across the U.S. each year. A unit of Sonoco, a multi-billion dollar global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, and supply chain services, our recycling roots date back to the 1920s. Sonoco operates 40 recycling facilities globally and help more than 15,000 retailers, manufacturers and communities save money, save resources and create clean, renewable energy.
Join us on November 8 for a tour of Sonoco Recycling.

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM (EST)
Sonoco Recycling
1132 Idlewilde Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29201
Register Here

March PDM – Tour of Pontiac Foods

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

Sign up here

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


September PDM Plant Tour

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Conquest Brewery
Free event! MICA Member Event.  Advanced reservations required


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947 South Stadium Road, Columbia, SC 29201, USA

The APICS MidCarolina Chapter is touring Conquest Brewing, a new local brewer to explore Supply Chain and Operations Management. Even a small micro brew has to source it’s raw materials, perfect its manufacturing process, and establish distribution channels and packaging.