Next Professional Development Meeting:  January 14, 2021 - 7:00 PM

 

In this new environment APICS Lehigh Valley is proud to offer learning opportunities virtually.  We value the safety of our members and their families.

For the January PDM we will be offering a course through Linkedin Learning focusing on quality management throughout the supply chain.  Meeting orginzational quality standards for products and processes is vital to customer satisfaction, both externally and internally, and therefore to cost control and profit attainment..

Quality Management Foundations

Steven Brown

"A company's success is largely determined by how well its employees understand and manage quality in their daily activities. In this course, instructor Steven Brown defines quality from a business perspective and covers major quality frameworks, tools, and strategies that you can leverage to more effectively manage quality in your company. Learn how to differentiate between the different ways quality is defined within your organization and your supply chain. Explore the key characteristics of major quality management frameworks, how several important quality tools help to improve performance, and how each of the three major quality strategies can contribute to a company's long-term success.

Learning objectives

  • Functional views of quality
  • Frameworks for quality management
  • Deming's 14 points
  • Pareto analysis
  • Lean quality methods
  • The six sigma method
  • Benchmarking
  • Measuring the cost of quality"

 

 

Please register normally and you will be sent a link to join via zoom.

 

This special PDM is extended to our members at no charge.

 

Upcoming Professional Development Meeting:  February 11, 2021 - 7:00 PM

 

In this new environment APICS Lehigh Valley is proud to offer learning opportunities virtually.  We value the safety of our members and their families.

For the February PDM we will be offering a course through Linkedin Learning focusing on lean inventory management throughout the supply chain.  Controlling waste in the supply chain helps optimize working capital, and inventory waste can often be a significant contributor.

Lean Inventory Management

Steven Brown

"By leveraging lean principles in your organization, you can cut down on waste, improve quality, and enhance your business processes. In this course, discover how to apply lean principles to one of the most crucial of these processes—inventory management. Instructor Steven Brown begins by discussing how inventory fits into the seven wastes of lean, as well as how to forecast inventory for lean. He then goes over lean tools—including 5S and Kanban—and discusses lean tactics that can help you build and deliver high-quality products on time. To wrap up, he highlights lean strategies that can help you manage supplier inventories and inventory buffers, continuously improve, and make lean inventory management part of your company culture.

Learning objectives

  • Describe what takt time is and why it is used.
  • Explain how using standardized parts reduces costs.
  • Summarize the importance of quality at the source.
  • Cite who should manage lean inventory.
  • Describe how to create a lean culture in your business."

 

 

 

 

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