FORMAN, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
is president of PIM
Associates, Inc. Howard has over 30 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
Howard is an active member of the Northern
New Jersey Chapter of APICS where he is a Past President. He is a
frequent speaker at various APICS dinner meeting, seminars, workshops,
and conferences. He previously earned his CFPIM, CIRM and CSCP
certification and is a qualified CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, Lean Enterprise
Workshop and Global Sourcing series instructor. He is a graduate of
Fairleigh Dickinson University with a MBA and BS in Business Management.
H. FRAME, CPIM, CSCP
- An educator, trainer, seminar
presenter and management consultant with experience in implementations
and customer support for customers around the world. Chet is the
founder and head of Border Business Consultants, a
bilingual, international consulting and training firm focused on
improving efficiency in operations, supply chain management, and
business processes through Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen. Mr. Frame has
more than thirty-two years of hands on experience working in Operations
Management and Logistics Management, having worked with companies like
Tyco, Thomson Consumer Electronics, Philips, Cummins, Johnson & Johnson,
General Electric, Johnson Controls, Teleflex, Delphi, Lexmark, and Lear.
Chet holds a Six Sigma Administrative Green Belt.
Recently, BBC has expanded its market
to include process improvement projects in Eastern Europe and Western
Asia with companies like Ideal Standard (the European business unit of
American Standard), Curtis Electronics, Epiq, Novartis, and Hamilton
Data Systems. They have been involved with process improvements with a
division of Dover in the U.S. and Canada. Helping people acquire the
skills necessary to understand continuous improvement and empowering
them to make changes has lead to many successful projects.
One of the
APICS nationally recognized presenters and trainers; Chet trains the
trainers and led the TEAM Process in APICS. Chet is certified as CPIM,
and CSCP, and he is an instructor for Train-the-Trainer and Learning
Dynamics for Instructors in English and Spanish. Chet is the Past
President of the El Paso/Juarez Chapter of APICS and is currently
serving on the staff for APICS Terra Grande District. He taught the
first CPIM classes in Spanish.
is the proprietor of Granite State
Webs, a firm specializing in Internet Website Consulting and
Management. Quinn has 25 years experience in various types of
management from Customer Service Manager, to Purchasing Manager. His
operating and management experience includes Production Planning, Shop
Floor Scheduling and Inventory Control. A hands-on practitioner, his 10
years as Purchasing Manager grew a company from 40 employees at 20
million in annual revenues to one of 450 employees with annual revenues
of 200 million. His 6-person department was responsible for 20 million
dollars worth of inventory and documented 100,000 dollars a year of cost
reductions. With a strong background in Purchasing and Planning he
specializes in putting together creative win-win inventory scenarios for
sgi (formerly Silicon Graphics, Inc.) gaining extensive knowledge with
managing and optimizing logistics processes and procedures for the
deployment of over $20M in spare parts to support 7x24 customer install
base across the U.S.
currently the Supply Chain Manager of Navtrak Inc., during the last 6+
years he has held a variety of responsibilities in materials and
operations management. In his role, Bruce provides experience in
developing cost cutting, high performing teams focused on achieving
organizational objectives resulting in positive bottom-line outcomes.
the last 18 years in Logistics & Supply Chain Operations, his specific
work experience involves process development & improvement; operational
design; support development; distribution strategies; 3PL relationships.
received his B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park and
served in the US Air Force for 4 years.
Twenty years in manufacturing line operations,
beginning in 1964, including shop supervision, scheduling and materials
management, and operations management. Implementation of automated
requirements planning and participative management systems. Two years of
consulting in the mid-1980’s for Dr. Eli Goldratt, specializing in the
application of finite scheduling techniques and constraints theory.
Founded Synchronous Management in 1986 to focus on the hands-on
application of lean techniques in purchasing, manufacturing, and
distribution. Experienced in training and application of value stream
mapping, pull/kanban system design and implementation, cellular
manufacturing, plant layout, changeover reduction, and lean performance
metrics. Hundreds of clients have ranged in size from $1MM per year to
over $1BB per year in annual sales.
Manufacturing environments served include high-volume, repetitive
production, engineering prototype shops, job shops, vertically
integrated fabricators, and purchase-and-assemble shops. Industries
served include casting and forging, machinery, aerospace, biotechnology,
electronics components and assembly, food processing and consumer
products. Pioneering work includes capacity-based lot-sizing techniques
for changeover-intensive resources, make-to-order kanban for the
non-repetitive job shop, and Virtual Pull for complex supply chains. (Synchronous
Management, 51 Seaside Ave. Milford, CT 06460, Office: 203-877-1287,
Cell: 203-671-8533, Email:
LAUX , CPIM, C.P.M Way
back machine……..Beginning with Dialogic Corp Scott continuously expanded
his circle of responsibility; gaining positions of increasing
responsibility throughout his 19 years of Supply Chain Management
Dialogic Corp; a leading supplier of computer telephony products was
acquired by Intel Corp June ’99 for $780M. The company had 1998 revenues
of $294 million and a 25% average growth rate for the 5 years prior to
acquisition. For Dialogic and Intel Scott’s expert knowledge of
planning, purchasing and logistics supported upsides within lead-time
and maintained low levels of excess during downturns, but most
importantly focus was on maintaining low levels of inventory and JIT
delivery for production requirements. Scott then managed a $40M annual
International supplier base (Shanghai, China with subsidiaries in Hong
Kong, and Singapore) for Class 1 medical devices at Pride Mobility
Products Corp. Scott’s responsibilities with Pride Mobility also
included demand management of International subsidiaries located in
Australia, Italy, and the UK as well as Domestic Distribution centers in
five (5) states.
Scott is currently the Director,
Supply Chain Management for Navtrak, Inc. located on the Eastern Shore
of Maryland and doing business nationally. Navtrak is a fast growing
SaaS (Software as a Service) Technology Company Maryland that provides
MRM (Mobile Resource Management) and AVL (Automated Vehicle Location)
solutions to Companies with Mobile Fleets. Navtrak Inc.; Ranked #19 in
Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Program for revenue growth of 316%.
brings us 19 years (and counting…) of Supply Chain experience in both
Technology and Class A medical device industries.
Having gained the majority of his
experience in leadership roles for smaller, venture backed start up
technology companies; Scott is a self-motivated, results-driven leader
who thrives in a dynamic environment where change is the norm.
As of the past six (6) years Scott has developed a
strong background in Service Operations for Navtrak, Inc. managing their
remote staff (nationally dispersed) of Regional Field Engineers.
Scott holds CPIM
designation achieved in 1998 through APICS, C.P.M in 2000 through ISM,
and most recently achieved Black Belt certification in 2008.
LEE JUVRUD -
Principal in the Meridian Group, Company Culture Consultants, Janice
works with leaders who know that company culture is the real bottom line
— because it affects everything that happens in the company.
years of experience her work includes leading a culture change for a bio
tech start-up at risk of losing their IPO and FDA approval. Their new
culture developed the Executive Team from a complacent team to an
enthusiastic, responsible team securing all their deadlines.
Consulting to the Executive Team of an international institute led the
team and employees to a culture of employees who felt they had a stake
in their organization. This revitalized team and employees secured 1.2
million funding which had been at risk.
Group is an industry leader in culture change solving complex issues
such as: removing silos between divisions, increasing productivity,
reducing costs, improving safety, ensuring successful process and system
improvement initiatives, improving reliability and customer
satisfaction. In unionized companies Meridian Group improves
union/management relationships. For example, in a division of a national
supermarket chain; eliminating employee grievances, signing contracts 24
months earlier than previous years, reducing workers compensation claims
from draining 25% of net profits to well below industry norms and
improving productivity 10% to 40%.
clients include Chevron, Hewlett, Levi's, UPS, Giant, Ghirardelli
Chocolate, Safeway Stores, Lucky Supermarkets, Jewell-Osco, Cal-Trans
and numerous small to medium-sized companies.
joining Meridian Group, Janice managed a residential remodeling company,
increasing sales from $20,000 to 1.2 million by developing a culture
where success was the only option. She was awarded "Contractor of the
Year" by the International Remodeling Contractor's Association, the "BIG
50" award by Remodeling Magazine and was featured in the Sunday NY Times
article highlighting the remodeling industry.
received an MA in Organizational Change and Leadership at JFK University
School of Management, Walnut Creek, CA.
working with clients you will find Janice spending time with her family,
hiking in the highlands of Northern New Jersey and finding the best
blues in the tri-state area.
LIDDELL, president and founder of SKYE
Business Solutions, is an insightful and trusted advisor to
organizations interested in improving their performance and results.
Based on more than 20 years of experience in organizational and business
development, he objectively evaluates organizations and their employees
to identify opportunities for increased efficiencies and productivity.
Recognizing that employees play a key role in a company’s performance,
David utilizes his analysis to create customized employee training and
development solutions designed to enhance employee performance,
leadership skills, team building, strategy planning and organizational
widely respected for his skills as an expert problem solver, trainer,
speaker, facilitator and coach. As a certified 360 Solutions training
partner and Profiles International strategic business partner, he brings
proven expertise to his creation of customized employee development
A. MARINO, CPIM is a Senior Partner of
Marino Associates, LLC; Mr. Marino has more than twenty-five years in
materials and manufacturing with experience in ERP, Lean/Agile
Manufacturing process JIT, MRP II, Capacity Planning, Supply Chain
Management, and Global Procurement. Dan has experience with SAP’s R3,
Oracle, Microsoft Navision, and other state of the art ERP systems. He
has managed and completed many successful implementations of Lean
Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management. Dan has a degree in Business
Management and Industrial Engineering. He is a Certified Instructor for
Boston University in their Lean Certification program. Dan has managed
the efforts of three acquisitions, two in the US and one in Europe. His
expertise in facility layout and product flow, Kaizen Blitz, and Value
Mapping, allowed for the consolidation of plants and major improvements
in material flow and logistics. He is a frequent speaker and educator on
the local, national and international level. www.dmarinoassociates.com,
MARY ANN MAULDWIN, CFPIM,
CSCP is a graduate of the University of
North Carolina. She has a Bachelors’ in English and Secondary Education
and an Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is certified at
the fellow level in production and inventory management. Mary Ann
achieved APICS’ new Certified Supply Chain Professional certification in
December 2006. Mary Ann has spoken at numerous international conferences
and seminars throughout the United States. She has also published
articles on supply chain management and lean manufacturing processes.
Mary Ann has worked as a consultant, Director of Materials, Purchasing
Manager, and Director of Supply Chain Management. She is now Director of
Operations for Roush and Yates Racing Engines. She was elected to the
Board of Directors for Roush Yates in 2010. Mary Ann joined Roush and
Yates in May, 2004. According to Mary Ann, “It has been an exciting
opportunity to utilize the APICS body of knowledge and lean
manufacturing principles in another industry, especially one that is
constantly changing.” Mary Ann has served on the APICS Board of
Directors as Region XI Vice President for two years and as VP of
Education – SIGs in 2005. At the Charlotte APICS chapter level, Mary Ann
is Chapter President and an instructor.
accomplishments in the racing industry were featured in the February 4,
2010 edition of Wall Street Journal. Mary Ann is currently working on a
book on operations management in sports and entertainment.
of Summit Group
has spent the past 30+ years as a Placement Professional serving most of
the manufacturing sector and specializing in "Contingency Search" and
"Interim Professionals". He has observed evolutionary changes in hiring
procedures as well as the emergence of numerous "magical marketing
techniques". And while there are no magic pills, Gary has developed an
efficient method of teaching candidates more effective ‘real life’
presentation techniques... satisfying the
desires of the candidates as well as fulfilling the requirements of the
position and the expectations of the hiring authorities.
In addition, Gary has been a member
of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of APICS since 1981; presently
serves as Treasurer for Central Jersey Chapter of APICS and
Secretary for West Jersey Chapter of APICS. He is Past President
of the Board of Unity Church of NYC, Treasurer of The Eric Butterworth
Foundation and Adjutant for the Military Order of the Purple Heart -
W. SCHUSTER has held the appointment of
Director, Affiliates Program in Logistics at the MIT Center for
Transportation and Logistics and is currently working as Co-Director
Administration and Research Associate, the MIT Data Center.
Prior to MIT, Ed worked in various corporate management positions at
Welch's and Oscar Mayer. His interests are the application of models to
logistical and planning problems experienced in industry. He has a
bachelor of science in food technology from The Ohio State University
and a master in public administration from Gannon University with an
emphasis in management science. Ed also attended the executive
development program for physical distribution managers at the University
of Tennessee and holds several professional certifications. In 2004 he
won the E. Grosvenor Plowman award given by the Council of supply Chain
Management Professionals (CSCMP).
Edmund W. Schuster, Co-Director, The Data Center, Laboratory for
Manufacturing and Productivity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
A. SMITH, CFPIM, CSCP, CPSM CPSD - Gary is Director of Supply Chain
Operations for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), a position
that he has held since 2004. He is responsible for sourcing, procuring,
warehousing, and delivery of over 25,000 items in the repair and
maintenance of the Authority's 175,000+ apartments in 334 developments.
Prior to joining NYCHA, he spent most of his career in the private
sector in supply chain management and consulting. Gary also serves as
Director of Education for CSCMP's New York City Roundtable and Director
of Facilities Management Sourcing Group for the New York City Chapter of
ISM. Gary holds a degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia
Institute of Technology.
has spent the last 30 plus
years as a practitioner
and coach developing leading edge processes for
manufacturing, logistics, and supply chain management. He is a teacher,
writer, and S&OP Coach with an extremely strong track record of success.
worked with many of the world’s leading corporations and has authored
six books – including Sales & Operations Planning-The How To
Handbook, 3rd Edition, and Sales & Operations
Planning-The Executives’ Guide three of which are used in the APICS
certification program. He is S&OP Editor for the Foresight Journal of
the IIF (International Institute of Forecasters) and writes a quarterly
column on S&OP.
also heads up the consulting practice for TF Wallace & Company. Bob is
also one of the inaugural members of the Seminar 1 Hall of Fame.
Principal, Tanzco Management Consulting, LLC - has an MBA
from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Masters of Industrial Engineering
from Purdue, and a BS in Chemistry from CCNY. He is a Certified
Manufacturing Engineer from SME and a Certified Quality Engineer from
ASQ. Glenn is VP of Programs for the Mid-Hudson Chapter of APICS and is
the current Chairman of ASQ Section 302 where also serves as their
Glenn is an ISO
9001/ISO 14001 Certified Lead Auditor and has achieved the RABQSA-OI
level as a Business Improvement QMS Auditor. Glenn is a subject matter
expert on RoHS and REACH has given numerous workshops on these
Glenn is the
principal of Tanzco Management Consulting LLC, which provides training
and consulting in Lean Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, REACH, RoHS and
Supply Chain Management. Glenn teaches Organizational Behavior and
Operations Management courses at Mount Saint Mary College and Marist
T. WALSH, CPIM, QI, LSSMBB, Lean Sensei
- Founder and
President of the Quality Solutions Group; a Business Education, Training
and WorkforceDevelopment company specializing in Lean Supply Chain
Management, Quality Tools Training, Strategic Quality Management, and
Continuous Improvement Programs. QSG has dozens of satisfied domestic
clients in all industries, and has been successful in serving the needs
of international clients in Mexico, Canada, France, Italy and India.
Michael has 30 years of business
experience incorporating senior management, and as a consultant, and as
a practitioner and as an educator. His operating and management
experience includes materials, purchasing, quality, inventory control,
logistics, production and security. Michael has been an APICS member
for nearly thirty years. Mike has been an APICS Qualified Instructor
since 1996 and is a frequent speaker at chapter meetings, regional/
international conferences and workshops. Michael currently serves APICS
as the President of New Bedford APICS Chapter # 1. Mike is the Executive
Director of Seminar 1 (www.Seminar1.org)
– the premier and longest running Supply Chain Educational Conference
and Exposition for the Northeast region. Mike
has also created the 2 Day Lean Certificate Workshop featured at Seminar
A. YARUSAVAGE, CTL, C.P.M.,
has held a number of transportation, logistics,
and purchasing management positions in his 36-year career. Currently he
is a principal in Fortress Consulting and an Executive Consultant to the CATTAN Services Group. His most recent positions include North American
Manager of Logistics for M-real USA; Manager of Transportation
Procurement for Verizon Wireless; and Director of Technical Logistics
for NBC Olympics, where he won an Emmy for his work in the 2000 Sydney
Games. George also was part of the GE Corporate Transportation staff
and helped start a family jewelry business. In addition, he has the
unique distinction of being re-hired by three former employers: NBC,
GTE/Verizon, and Continental Forest Industries.
George has a BS in
Logistics from Penn State, an MBA from NYU, and has earned three
logistics certifications: the CTL (Certified in Transportation &
Logistics) from the American Society of Transportation & Logistics
(AST&L), the CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) from
APICS, and his lifetime C.P.M. recertification from the Institute of
Supply Management (ISM). He was also a Registered Practitioner before
the Interstate Commerce Commission prior to its demise.
George’s professional activities have
included holding various local and national offices in a number of
professional organizations. Today he is AST&L’s Vice Chairman and has
served as President, Chairman, Secretary, and Program V.P. He is also
currently the Secretary and Education Chair of the NYCONN Roundtable of
the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, and Treasurer &
Past President of ISM-7 Counties. In addition he is the Treasurer of
ISM’s national Logistics and Transportation Group.
ROSS, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
a full time APICS Instructor since October 2001. She brings us 18 years
of manufacturing expertise within the medical, plastics, automotive,
electronic, and metalworking industries. Maryanne has extensive
experience in scheduling, purchasing, production, and inventory control,
along with three years of material management for a tier-one supplier to
General Motors. She has earned the APICS designation of Qualified
Instructor, holds three APICS certifications, and holds the
Logistics Institute’s P-Log certification.
Maryanne has been a member of APICS
since 1989. She has developed interactive exercises to enhance the
entire suite of APICS Fundamentals and CPIM review courses, and has been
instrumental in creating activities and enhancements for the CSCP
modules. She is also a trained instructor for the new APICS Lean and
Global Sourcing workshops.
Maryanne has held a number of officer
positions at the chapter and district level. She is now serving on the
APICS Board of Directors as the Mid Atlantic District Director. She has
developed and presented at Congress for Progress, Seminar 1, APICS
International Conferences, an APICS Webinar, APICS Leadership
Institutes, and at many District and Chapter events.
In her spare time, Maryanne enjoys
spending with her family and her three Dachshunds. She is a Civil War
buff, and enjoys hiking, gardening, and bird watching. She is a
graduate of the Dale Carnegie Leadership Development course and
continues to serve as a Dale Carnegie Team Leader. Maryanne is a
trained facilitator of the Covey Speed of Trust workshops. She
is an avid reader of motivational materials, and enjoys doing
motivational presentations for church and civic groups. She can be