December 2020 Print

President's Report

This newsletter marks not only the end of an "interesting" and "challenging" year, but also my retirement from Lexmark on the 21st.  I have been a transplant to Kentucky for the past 13 years, and look forward to retirement in this great Commonwealth - great people, and great bourbon!

By now you may have received notification directly from ASCM/APICS about upcoming changes.  We discussed some of those changes in the last newsletter, and again, they do not have any real effect on our local operations.  Look for more from ASCM/APICS and this newsletter as more details are offered.

Your Board of Directors is working on monthly webinars/web meetings for you, which qualify for any certification maintenance points, and will hopefully provide interesting and useful content as well.  Web meetings will typically be held on WEDNESDAYS at 7:00 PM.  Registration is required, is free, and links to the meeting will be emailed to registrants the day of the meeting.

Our first meeting of 2021 will be on WEDNESDAY 13 JANUARY 2021 at 7:00 PM.  Dave Magee of BCTC and Kirby Easterling of EKU will provide some insights to their respective supply chain programs.  These undergraduate programs provide students with great learning and internship opportunities - but perhaps more importantly to our local businesses - a trained, knowledgeable recruiting pool of our next generation of supply chain leaders.  Be sure not to miss this opportunity to learn about these programs and discover how they may benefit your company.  You may also find that your organization has something to share with these student programs to benefit all.

With that, the Board of Directors and I would like to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!  We wish you, your families, colleagues and friends the best of the season and best wishes for the new year!

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2021 wil lcontinue to offer challenges to supply chains around the world.

Now is a great time to consider certifications from ASCM/APICS to ensure that your supply chain professionals are up-to-date and up-to-speed!

Contact Ted Nicholson at BCTC Workforce Solutions for programs for your company or a group of organizations. [email protected]

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