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APICS Buffalo Top Management Night Featuring Carol Ptak

April 18, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043
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About the Event:  Precisely Wrong – Why Conventional Planning Systems Fail and What to do About it

At the heart of most supply chains lies a planning tool called Material Requirements Planning (MRP). Invented in the 1950s, codified in the 1960s and commercialized in the 1970s, MRP became THE way of life for supply order generation and synchronization throughout the world. Yet the people that interact with MRP everyday know that something is very wrong. They may not be able to explain exactly why, but they know that if they did exactly what MRP told them to do, it would have disastrous consequences for their company and their career.

What if there was one fatal flaw in MRP that makes it distort the relevant information that planners, companies, and supply chains are desperately seeking? What if correcting this one fatal flaw would allow the promise of MRP to be attained and the bullwhip to be effectively mitigated? Precisely Wrong: Why Conventional Planning Fails and How to Fix It will expose this fatal flaw and trace its impact to everyday situations encountered by planners and buyers and the larger supply chain.

Additionally, an elegant solution to overcome this flaw will be revealed. Readers will walk away with a new depth of understanding about conventional planning systems and a list of things they can begin to implement the very next day.  This work goes beyond the planning mechanisms of an organization and shows a roadmap for all levels to drive adaptation, protect and promote the flow of relevant information, and survive and thrive in the today s complex and volatile environment.

Features

  • Provides a unique and simple view of the core problem underlying these systems, enabling a company to see a clear and relevant planning picture.
  • Gives companies an essential description of the most known and pervasive issue in supply chain called the bullwhip effect , and how it relates to the core problem.

 

About the Presenter: Carol Ptak

Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute (www.demanddriveninstitute.com) and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak spent four years at IBM Corporation culminating in the position of global SMB segment executive.

A leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved bottom line performance, Ms. Ptak's expertise is well grounded in four decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant and educator in manufacturing operations. Her pragmatic approach to complex issues and dynamic presentation style has her in high demand worldwide on the subject of how to leverage these tools and achieve sustainable success.
 
She holds an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology and completed the EMPO program at Stanford University. Ms. Ptak is a frequent educator at the university level and presents at many key technical conferences around the world including South Africa, France, Israel, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands and fourteen APICS International conferences. She is the author of numerous articles and the books Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning 3/E with Chad Smith, MRP and Beyond, ERP, Tools, Techniques and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain, Theory H.O.W. with Harold Cavallaro, Necessary but not Sufficient with Dr. Eli Goldratt and Eli Schragenheim. Together with Dean Gilliam she updated Quantum Leap, originally written by John Constanza. Ms. Ptak has lent her name to the internationally coveted Ptak Prize for Supply Chain Excellence that is awarded annually by ISCEA (International Supply Chain Education Alliance.)

Ms. Ptak is certified through APICS at the fellow level (CFPIM) and was certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) with the first group internationally. Ms. Ptak was the President and CEO of APICS, The Educational Society for Resource Management for the year 2000. Prior to her election as APICS President, she served on the Society in a variety of positions. 

About the Meal

We are pleased to offer the Salvatore's Country Club Buffet.

Register: Online at www.apics-buffalo.org or call APICS at PPM OffiCenter (716) 648-0972
Notes: Reservations requested by April 13 at 7pm but may be accepted later pending space availability.

APICS- Buffalo Cancellation Policy:
Please call us at call APICS at PPM OffiCenter (716) 648-0972 by 2:00 p.m. of the day prior to the  scheduled event to notify us of any changes or cancellations.Cancellations after this time are subject to billing if a replacement cannot be found.

Tickets

$35.00 Member
$40.00 after 07:00 pm April 13
$30.00 Earlybird rate before April 2

$35.00 Non-Member
$40.00 after 07:00 pm April 13
$30.00 Earlybird rate before April 2

$30.00 Member not in Workforce or Retired

$30.00 Full Time Student Member

$240.00 Table for 8

 


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