February 2019 Print

President's Report

I am writing this note waiting for the Super Bowl  to get started.  It has been a long time since I stayed up for the whole game - mostly because I have to work the next day, but also because I have seen some lean years in terms of teams in cities I used to live in (Philadelphia being a recent exception).  

We have survived the BIG FREEZE and now are seeing the BIG WARMUP.  This weather is enough to make you sick - but even worse, it has negatively affected supply chain activities.  Trucks couldn't move, tracks in Chicago had to be set on fire to allow trains to circulate.  Thousands of flights were disrupted, and more.  We have definitely proven this week that we are not masters of our own destiny!  The good news is that Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow - so if you believe in groundhog predictions, we will have a few short weeks to spring.  I know II am ready.

By now you have seen information on APICS move to ASSOCIATION for SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (officially 19 January 2019).  If you have not yet checked out  the ASCM web site, I encourage you to do so.  Rember, if you are an APICS member, your membership stays the same, you will eventually receive new membership cards.  The other item to remember i s that certifications remain as APICS designated.  The APICS web site will continue for quite some time.

Don't miss our February meeting.  If you have not yet seen the BCTC Advanced Manufacturing Center at the BCTC Georgetown campus - you should.  If you were there  two years ago - come back and see all of the improvements.  We will also talk about non-traditional supply chains.

Have a great month!


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