February 9, 2016 – Joint Dinner Meeting with APICS

Program:  40 Years of Supply Chain Management: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

The early days of Supply Chain Management presented many of the same challenges that are faced today.


The tools available in the 1970’s were crude and incomplete by today’s standards.

However, Materials Management professionals got the job done to the best of their ability and companies were profitable as a result of their efforts. As time progressed, technology moved forward and business processes improved at an incredible speed.

Materials Management morphed into Supply Chain Management. MRP became MRP II, which in turn expanded to ERP. And companies still struggle to have the right product in the right quantity in the right place at the right time (at the right cost) via processes like Inventory Management, Cycle Counting, Production & Capacity Planning, Demand Planning, and Transportation & Logistics.

Joe Kirchner, CPIM

Joe Kirchner, CPIM

Join Joe Kirchner as he takes you through the challenges faced, successes and failures, and SCM improvements that supported the field of Supply Chain Management from the mid-1970’s through 2015.

In addition to the APICS Body of Knowledge and available technology, the people involved in the 40+ year journey make for a fascinating and, at times, amusing presentation that validates that SCM goals and aspirations have not changed that much.

Date: February 9, 2016
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Event: February 2016 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: Bascom’s Chop House
Location: 3665 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater 33762
United States
Public: Public

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Sign up now for A Manufacturing and Supply Chain Job Fair

March 23rd – 12 pm – 3 pm

St Petersburg College

SPC EpiCenter

13805 58th St N., Clearwater, FL  33760

Learn about career opportunities within the Manufacturing and Supply Chain sectors right here in Pinellas County!

Connect with some of our area’s hottest employers looking to fill current job openings right now!

Apply for Entry Level, Professional and Management positions!


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Space is limited for FREE workshops from 9 am to 12 pm:


SPC EpiCenter

13805 58th St. N, Clearwater, FL 33760

For more information: Contact Marta Przyborowski at 727.341.7973 or przyborowski.marta@spcollege.edu

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