September 2018 Print

From the President

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again.  Where did the summer seem to go? We endured smoke, haze and poor air quality. According to most reports, this has been the worst on record for forest fires in terms of costs to fight, land and homes lost.

On a logistics front, in order to fight these fires, we got the help from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. I can only imagine how detailed the planning must have been.

Now, as September starts the kids are going back to school. That means that we too will we being the annual learning called PDM’s.

As a Board, we have worked to build a PDM series that is relevant and interesting. This includes workshops. We also have registration open for CPIM courses. I encourage everyone to view the apics-fraservalley.com website. We have a storefront and link to education classes.

Later this month is the APICS 2018 world conference in Chicago, IL. I will be fortunate enough to attend the conference and the learning paths presented. I’m looking forward to bringing back many ideas.

Coming Sept 19 at Newlands, we have Steve Jackson as a presenter. Steve has been a frequent presenter and I look forward to his presentation. He also is scheduled to host a training workshop as an extension of the PDM. Please don’t forget to resister for the PDM and workshop.

If anyone feels the calling to give back, the board could always use more members or friends of the board to keep the chapter operational.

I hope you join me in the start of another year of learning and growth.

Arnold

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Next PDM

Meet our Presenters: Steve Jackson & Derek Barichevy

This session is unashamedly about massive, fast profit growth in smaller manufacturers based on results being recorded in the USA in 2018,

East Coast & West Coast two experienced Theory of Constraints consultants are specializing in a certain niche market.

That niche consists of small manufacturers where the owners are tired of performance improvements that don't translate to profit growth. These people are explicit -- their priority now is to finally bank some serious profits.

What constitutes "small?" Mostly $5 MM to $20 MM in sales.

These 2 guys -- like many TOC consultants -- are so confident in their profit-growing strategy and tactics that they only take on clients willing to pay their fee in the form of 20% of the additional profits actually banked by the business in the first 12 months.

When an owner with an unimpeded profit mindset meets a strategy & tactics that provide a direct cause-effect connection between decisions and actions and profit ... what's the outcome?

A $5 MM metal fabrication shop banked $300,000 in profits in the first 6 months after years of break even.

An $8 MM residential cabinet company increased profits by $700,000 in 12 months.

What exactly did these businesses -- and others like them -- actually do?
They focused on what some TOC consultants call a "Throughput Operating System." They kept it simple and stayed focused.

These 2 consultants have been friends and business colleagues of Steve Jackson since 1988. They applied "Classic" TOC, with a couple of "twists" that Steve will be sharing as he takes us through the breakthrough performance factors.

Register now: TOC - September PDM Registration

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Next Workshop

A $5 MM metal fabrication shop banked $300,000 in profits in the first 6 months after years of break even.

An $8 MM residential cabinet company increased profits by $700,000 in 12 months.

These extraordinary numbers are typical of the results being recorded in 2017 & 2018 by small manufacturers in the USA implementing the "Throughput Operating System" arising from Theory of Constraints.

The financial outcomes accompany boosts in whole-plant productivity, reductions in cycle time, lead time, and inventory, while on-time performance reaches record levels - and stays there. And sales growth is an essential part of the whole, of course, and cannot be taken for granted.

The two TOC consultants helping their clients to generate these results are so confident in their approach that they only take-on clients prepared to pay their fee in the form of 20% of the additional profits actually banked in year 1.

What they do to produce such outcomes so consistently is a combination of "Classic" Theory of Constraints with a couple of twists of their own added to the mix. They are producing bigger results today than at any time in the 35-year history of the Theory of Constraints.

The good news is, they have been Steve Jackson's friends and colleagues since 1988. They are happily sharing with Steve their own custom additions to the classic TOC implementation that they believe make a difference.

And in this 1-day workshop, Steve will take participants step by step through the "Throughput Operating Strategy." He'll cover the elements that are making the approach so successful, as well as introduce some of the common "bumps in the road" his colleagues are encountering -- bumps that mean even these spectacular results could be improved upon.

Register now: TOC - Workshop - Register Now

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Education

Here we are it is fall again and school has just started. I continually read and hear colleagues discussing how hard it is to get good candidates for Supply Chain positions. Why are there no good people out there? In the next sentence they ussually follow up with, "We don't have money in our budget for training." 

Do you see any issue with these statements? Do they resonate within your organization?

So many organizations are looking for Supply Chain professionals although ther are not looking internally at their most valuable assets!  

As you can see on our website there are multiple positions open within the supply chain. Now is the time to invest in yourself and ensure that you have the right combination of experience and education to get that next promotion or are successful in being the candidate for the postions that are plentfiul in British Columbia.

As a volunteer ran and non-profit organization we are here to provide Supply Chain training in the Fraser Valley. We currently have registration open to both CPIM Part1 & CPIM Part 2 to run consecutively this fall and then in January.

We are hosting these courses in Abbotsford at the Quality Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday's. This format will allow you to avoid those evening classes after a full day of work. 

Registration is currently open for the following courses; the links to the registration pages are included below:

Instructor Led Certification Review Courses

CPIM Part 1 - CPIM Part 1 - Registration Page     

CPIM Part 2 - CPIM Part 2 - Registration Page

Location: Quality Hotel & Conference Centre, Abbotsford. (3 Saturdays)

Please feel free to contact myself or anyone on the Board of Directors if you have any questions on certification and course offerings. As a small organization we can tailor educational offerings to be held in house for smaller groups. 

Please feel free to contact myself or anyone on the Board of Directors if you have any questions on certification and course offerings.

Sincerely,

Tim McBride CPIM, SCMP
VP of Education

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