Category Archives: Professional Development

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.