Professional Development Meetings (PDM)

APICS Gold Award

Our monthly Professional Development Meetings (PDM) are open to members and guests. We enjoy a great meal, socialize, network, and hear a presentation on a topic of interest.

September 2017 Meeting

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Location: Youngest Brother Restaurant, Newburgh, NY (see directions map below)
Social: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Presentation:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
Members $22; Non-Members $25; Military $17
Reservation:
RSVP via the registration link (see below)

We would like to have all reservations made by Monday, 11 September 2017

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Our Presentation

ISO 9001:2015 - Top Business Management’s Leadership Role to Review and Manage Product and Service Quality Performance in a Planned ‘Management Review’

You will hear from Don Costello who has over 45 years of Engineering and Quality Assurance experience that includes 30 years in aerospace programs and 15 years as Quality Manager and Worldwide Director with a Danbury, CT manufacturing organization. He has been a semi-retired quality and ISO 9001 consultant for the last 20 years.

This meeting presentation will review a roadmap to help enable top business managers to demonstrate their leadership commitment to deliver quality products and services in today’s competitive environment in a planned Management Review. Attendee participation and best practice sharing may enable members to benchmark their Management Review against a consensus. Responses and noteworthy examples may be compared to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standard to help learn the latest Management Review expectations.

Our Presenter

Donald Costello, P.E.

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Donald Costello is the Principal Consultant for DMC Services, a registered Professional Engineer, and Exemplar Global (formally RAB/QSA) ISO 9001 Auditor and is ISO 9001:2015 transition audit scope qualified. He received his BS, Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, and MS, Management Engineering from the University of Bridgeport. Don has retired from the Branson Ultrasonics Corporation, Division of the Emerson Electric Corporation, where he was Branson’s Worldwide Director of Quality Program Development, Environmental and Safety Compliance. While at Branson he was responsible for managing and auditing the ISO 9001 QMS, and ISO 14001 EMS programs, plant facility and maintenance activities, site operations energy cost reduction management, and environmental/safety/security regulation compliance. This involved auditing and training responsibilities at manufacturing sites in Mexico, China, Japan, Slovakia, and Canada. His consulting experience includes helping small to medium sized companies improve their ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, and conducting internal and gap audits. His earlier aerospace and aircraft program career includes engineering, reliability and quality assurance leadership experience with three United Technologies Corporation divisions and the Perkin-Elmer Corporation.

Don is married, has two sons and three grandchildren, and currently divides his time between Danbury, Connecticut and the Charlotte, North Carolina area. He is currently the Danbury, CT ASQ Section Programs Chair.

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October 2017 Meeting

Top Management (senior level management) from any company that attends will be recognized at this meeting.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Location: River Station Restaurant, 1 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY (see directions map below)
Social: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Presentation:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
Members $22; Non-Members $25; Military $17
Reservation:
RSVP via the registration link (see below)

We would like to have all reservations made by Monday, 9 October 2017

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Our Presentation

The Power of One Less

During the past twenty-four months, companies have struggled to enhance their supply chain by driving down inventory levels and controlling supply chain costs. Companies have wrestled with the dilemma of balancing both customer service and inventory while attempting to enhance profitability. This has proven to be a very difficult task for most companies. The power of one less has proven to be an effective tool to help manage and control inventory levels, supply chain costs, and improve quality. Learn the basics of using the power of one less; how to identify improvement opportunities; define an improvement work action plan; and how to implement this program at your company.

Our Presenter

Howard Forman CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD

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Howard Forman is president of PIM Associates, Inc. Howard has over 35 years of experience in the operational and supply chain environments, specializing in ERP system implementations, demand planning / forecasting, inventory reduction, supply chain management, operation, lean and business process improvements.

Howard is an active member of APICS. He is a frequent speaker at various APICS dinner meeting, seminars, workshops, and conferences. He previously earned his CFPIM, CIRM, CLTD and CSCP certifications. He teaches all APICS certification courses plus tailored operations and supply chain management education and training classes. He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a MBA and BS in Business Management.

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For Tappan Zee attendees, the River Station Restaurant is right next to the Poughkeepsie Metro-North Station (southside).

Parking options for the River Station Restaurant

  1. Handicapped spots: River Station has two off of North Water Street at the north end of the restaurant.
  2. River Station Restaurant main parking: On the west (river) side of the restaurant off of Main Street.
  3. River Station Restaurant overflow parking: On North Water Street, north of the restaurant past a private home. However, it is often chained off.
  4. Main Street: As signs permit.
  5. Train Station parking garage: You may have to pay.
  6. Train Station parking lot: You won't have to pay, but check the signs. Some spots are reserved for monthly commuters on weekdays. Other spots are reserved for patrons of the shops facing the parking lot.
  7. Rinaldi Blvd: The west (river) side has four-hour free parking until 800p. The east side and median spots are reserved for monthly commuters on weekdays.

November 2017 Meeting

Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Location: Youngest Brother Restaurant, Newburgh, NY (see directions map below)
Social: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Presentation:
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner:
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
Members $22; Non-Members $25; Military $17
Reservation:
RSVP via the registration link (see below)

We would like to have all reservations made by Monday, 6 November 2017

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Our Presentation

Present for Impact

Effective communication is a skill that is expected of all of us in our day to day work activities. The ability to clearly and effectively share work output is an expected task that is usually learned through trial and error. This presentation addresses how to Present for Impact.

At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:  

  • Answer the question “so what?”
  • Use the appropriate pyramid structure for the target audience:
  • Understand Grouping
  • Present the Argument
  • Select the exhibit design that best conveys the message
  • Utilize good presentation skills to create impact
  • Understand that effective meetings require planning

Our Presenter

Steve Mazzuca

Board Certified Principal Data Scientist

IBM Corp.

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Steve Mazzuca is a Principal Data Scientist with IBM. He has a technical background that combines hands-on experience and knowledge of data analysis, quality management, process improvement and Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques which he uses to drive continual improvement into IBM account management. He is recognized as a leader who is able to work with diverse, global teams to drive improved quality of delivery in a measurable and sustainable fashion. He currently is leading  a team providing support to one of IBM's largest outsourcing clients. He is also an inventor with 6 patents and 1 pending.He sits on the Technical Advisory Boards for SUNY College at New Paltz and SUNY Ulster Community College as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the Mid-Hudson Workshop for the Disabled.

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December 2017 Holiday Party

Wednesday

13 December 2017

Dining Location: Gunk Haus (see directions map below) 387 South St., Clintondale (Highland), NY
Social (at Bar; cash bar):
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Dining: Will be a la carte, with each attendee responsible for their own dining charge, tax & tip (We have reserved seating)

A La Carte Menu (German Specialities) Can Include One or More Dining Choices

Menu Choice

Appetizer

Price Range

Provided by Mid-Hudson APICS and Section 302 ASQ at Bar

Main Course

Side Dish

$(9.00 - 24.00)

$(1.50 - 4.00)

Dessert

Provided by Mid-Hudson APICS and Section 302 ASQ

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Our APICS/ASQ Holiday Party Location

Gunk Haus Restaurant and Biergarten in Clintondale (Highland), NY

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Gunk Haus is a German gastropub located in Clintondale, NY.

They serve thoughtfully prepared comfort food made from carefully sourced ingredients. They are seasonal when they can, local when possible, and as organic as sensible. They make everything from scratch, and they like to pair the food with great beer.

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Gunk Haus Restaurant and Biergarten

387 South St.
Clintondale, NY

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February 2018 Webinar

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Webinar Presentation: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Webinar Registration: You need to make a reservation for this webinar via the registration link (see below)

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Our Webinar Presentation

Robotic Automation

This webinar presentation will discuss Robotic Automation as to how it affects capacity, process, flow, LEAN, and adds value to an organization’s complex manufacturing processes. The recent robot install at Volvo Trucks, NA BIW will be used as the launching point for this discussion. Talking points will be tied back directly to the APICS Body of Knowledge as it pertains to an industrial manufacturing setting. You will learn how APICS principles still apply in the world of Robotic Automation.

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Our Webinar Presenter

Chris Urbane CSCP, LSSGB

Senior Industrial Engineer

Volvo Group Trucks Operations

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Chris is a Senior Industrial Engineer for the Volvo Group Trucks Operations in Dublin, Virginia. He’s responsible for developing & organizing assembly processes to meet the plant’s goals for quality, delivery precision, flexibility & effectiveness. He supports the production line teams and business teams by leading process improvement, product introduction, quality in station & cost improvement efforts. He’s the current President of the APICS Roanoke Regional Chapter, and Past President of the Champlain Valley APICS. He’s also an Associate APICS CSCP Instructor. He has a BS in Business Technology & Management from Vermont Technical College, and an MS in Engineering Management from Clarkson University.

March 2018 Meeting

TBD

April 2018 Plant Tour

TBD

May 2018 Meeting

TBD

June 2018 Meeting

TBD

Past PDMs

This is a Listing of Our Past PDMs, by Date, with Topics Presented

Date

Speaker Topic

14 September 2017

10 May 2017

12 April 2017

9 November 2016

Lean Performance Indicators - A Road Map for Supply Chain and Operations Success

FMEA: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

Plant Tour of LSI Industries in New Windsor, NY

Agile Software Development: The Case For Replacing The User Story With A Business Story

12 October 2016

8 June 2016

11 May 2016

13 April 2016

9 March 2016

Plant Tour of VirTis Brand of SP Scientific in Gardiner, NY

18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile

Improve Your Business With Designed Experiments

Gold Mining With Kaizen Tools

The Marriage of ISO and Lean Six-Sigma

11 November 2015

Process Behavior Analysis

16 September 2015

The Dating Game - A Practitioner’s Guide to Supplier Selection

13 May 2015

Data-Driven Marketing: What IBM Has Learned Through Its Use Of Data

8 April 2015

Cycle Counting...What You Know...What You Don't Know

11 March 2015

Gain Valuable Insights into Your Competitive Edge

12 November 2014

Tired of Always Getting the Wrong Software for Your Business Operation?

8 October 2014

18 Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn® Profile

17 September 2014

Superior Demand Planning with Statistical Modeling

11 June 2014

Laboratory Accreditation for Testing Labs (Ask the Assessor?)

14 May 2014

Student Presentation: Challenges Facing U.S. Industrial Manufacturing in 2014 with a Specific Focus on the Mid-Hudson Valley - Part 2
Main Presentation: Build Success - Manage Your Company Culture

9 April 2014

Student Presentation: Challenges Facing U.S. Industrial Manufacturing in 2014 with a Specific Focus on the Mid-Hudson Valley - Part 1
Main Presentation: The Idea-Driven Organization

12 March 2014

Training the Industrial Athlete of the Future

13 November 2013

Total Cumulative Lead Time - Manufacturing’s Critical Path: What’s the probability that you will deliver on-time?

18 September 2013

The Master Production Schedule: Master of All Schedules

12 June 2013

Do You Know the Impact Poor Quality is Having on Your Supply Chain and Its Impact to Your Business?

8 May 2013

Where is Your De-Coupling Point?

13 March 2013

St. Francis Hospital takes the Challenge to Continually Improve Patient Safety and Clinical Quality

14 November 2012

Sales and Operations Planning: Beyond the Basics

10 October 2012

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Continuous Loop Simulation

19 September 2012

We Can't Fix It If We Don't Know What's Broken...An MRP Exercise

13 June 2012

Understanding the Fundamentals of MRP

9 May 2012

Quality Service Skills

11 April 2012

Navigating Your Career Path...in this rapidly changing world

14 March 2012

Master Scheduling: The Paradigm

9 November 2011

Cut Through the Hype – A Fresh Approach to ERP Selection

12 October 2011

The Match Game

21 September 2011

The Status of Mount Saint Mary College’s School of Business

15 June 2011

Visual Tools for Process Improvement in Healthcare

18 May 2011

Navigating Your Career Path...in this rapidly changing world

13 April 2011

Resumes & Interviews: How to Organize & Present Your Expertise

9 March 2011

If You Think Requirements Engineering Is Just For The IT Folks…Think Again

10 November 2010

Lean For The Office

13 October 2010

21st Century Manufacturing Not Without The Basics

15 September 2010

Lean in Healthcare

12 May 2010

Lean Eyes

14 April 2010

Take the Mystery Out of Six Sigma

10 March 2010

Alcoa’s Real-World Experiences Applying Kaizen

13 January 2010

Value Stream Mapping and Plant Layout

9 December 2009

Visual Basics

Past Workshops

This is a Listing of Our Past Workshops, by Date, with Topics Presented

Date

Workshop Topic

20 April 2016

Master Scheduling Workshop

20 April 2016

Sales & Operations Planning Workshop

5 November 2014

Demystifying Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Workshop

14 & 15 May 2014

Lean Sigma Yellow Belt Workshop

9 April 2014

Demystifying Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Workshop - Joint with Tappan Zee Chapter - Held at Tappan Zee Location

10 September 2013

Cycle Counting - The Road to Enlightenment (1/2 day)

10 September 2013

Inventory Optimization - It's Time to Better Manage Inventory (1/2 day)

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