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October Webinar

October 27, 2016  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

APICS Southeast District Webinar Series presents

“Best Practices for Maintaining Your APICS Certification”

featuring Mr. Chris Barnes, CFPIM, CSCP, LSSYB President, APICS Atlanta moderated by Scott W. Luton, APICS Southeast District Staff

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In early 2016 the APICS Atlanta Board realized, through happenstance, many members were unaware of the requirement to maintain certification every 5 years. As we further investigated this finding, we learned many people, although generally aware of the maintenance requirement, were unfamiliar with the basic guidelines for maintaining certification, and more importantly were not familiar with ways/sources to acquire maintenance points.
This webinar serves to outline the basic APICS certification maintenance requirements and uncover maintenance point sources in an effort to help you preserve the currency of your hard-earned APICS certification credentials.

About the presenter: Chris Barnes is a supply chain thought leader with HighJump, President of APICS Atlanta and founder of Lean Atlanta Consortium. He has over 20 years experience developing and managing multiple client, engineering consulting, strategic planning and operational improvement projects in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing environments. Barnes holds a B.S., Industrial Engineering and Economics Minor, from Bradley University, and an MBA in Industrial Psychology with Honors from the University of West Florida. He is a certified APICS instructor and holds CFPIM and CSCP designations. He served on the international Board of Trustees for the Institute of Industrial Engineers and is Past President of WERC Atlanta. He presented to and/or trained over 1500 people and authored the book “WMS: Phase 1: Assessment & Selection” a WERC Publication:

September Professional Development Meeting

Top Management Night organized by the USC Student Chapter

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WHEN: MON, SEP 19 AT 6:30 PM

WHERE:  Darla Moore School of Business – 1014 Greene Street Room 124, Columbia, SC 29208 – View Map

Our USC Student’s will be leading our Top Management Night.  Our goal is to understand how our professionals got into the Supply Chain field and what career moves lead them to the position they currently hold.  We have Supply Chain Professionals from companies including Select Comfort, Jarden Materials, and Prysmian.   The chapter will provide food and drink for the event.  As this is a school night, parking is available in the parking garage behind the Koger Center.

This is also a great opportunity to meet our USC GSCOM students.

August Webinar 8-25-16 noon

“Lead Differently: To Engage the New Workforce, Dive in to Different”


featuring Ms. Elba Pareja-Gallagher, CSCP Founder & President,
moderated by Scott W. Luton, APICS Southeast District Staff

August 25, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Free to register

A tsunami of global forces is changing our workplaces. Employee engagement is stuck. The contemporary workforce wants to be led differently. With a tight labor market and employee turnover costs ranging from 150% – 200% of annual salaries, companies cannot afford to delay leadership transformation. To create and sustain empowered, mission-driven teams, managers today must invest their time and intelligence on the right acts and activities. In this webinar, Elba Pareja-Gallagher will explain how combining Blue Ocean Strategy techniques and inclusive human capital strategies, can help managers execute a new model of leadership and career development that delivers happy employees and high performance.

November PDM – China’s Global Impact



Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

China’s economy has accounted for 40% of the world’s economic growth during the last two centuries. This lecture focuses on the ways in which the world’s second largest economy is impacting the owrld in different ways, including business, international relations, culture, and higher education.
Pizza and networking will occur 6:30-7:00 with the lecture to follow.
We are meeting in the Sonoco Pavilian. Enter the plaza, and it is right in front of you.

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

2015-2016 Professional Development Meeting Schedule

Date Speaker Topic Location
09/16/2015 Jakob Wilson & Steve Hainey Advancing S&OP Results Before Installing 3rd Party Software USC Darla Moore School of Business
10/14/2015 Panel Material Managers Night USC Darla Moore School of Business
11/18/2015 John Noble Univ. of Notre Dame – China's Global Impact  USC Darla Moore School of Business
01/13/2016 TBD Plant Tour LocationTBD
02/10/2016 Student Driven TBD USC Darla Moore School of Business
03/09/2016 TBD Plant Tour – Airport Columbia Metropolitan Airport
04/14/2016 Speaker TDB Interactive Team Building Activity USC Darla Moore School of Business
05/11/2015 All Awards Presentation River Rat Brewery
06/2016 a Friday all day Bus Trip Summer Road Tip Location TBD

October PDM – Plant Tour – Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Come join us for a tour of one of Columbia’s newest employers and manufacturing plants!
Plant Tour – Nephron Pharmaceuticals
Register  at APICS MidCarolina – Current Events
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


Nephron Pharmaceuticals
4500 12th Street Extension
West Columbia, SC 29172