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September Professional Development Meeting

September 19, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043

Brexit Insights and Intrigue: Untangling what Brexit means for your supply chains

Confused as to what Brexit is?
Wondering how it will affect your supply chains?
Wondering if you even need to be worried?

You are not alone.Join us to untangle the web of economic, political, and trade issues that surround Brexit on Sept. 19.

Dr. Cynthia Kalina-Kaminsky, who has been actively talking with people on both sides of “the pond” on just this subject will present an uncomplicated overview of just what Brexit is layer by layer and what it means for your supply chains in the UK, traveling through the UK, affected by the UK and EU, and how a U.S. trade deal with the UK fits in.

Join us – your supply chains and strategic planning will be glad you did

Speaker Bio:

Cynthia Kalina-Kaminsky, Ph.D.
Process & Strategy Solutions, PLLC

Enable Growth…Align Performance…Make & Move Product

Mixing industry, academia, and federal government experience, Cynthia consults, mentors, and advises in operational, supply chain, and business transformation. Since 2001, her company, Process & Strategy, has been helping organizations increase competitive value, scale and grow.

Global investors and financial entities rely on her to increase their understanding of the benefits, risks, and opportunities of integrating emerging technologies such as blockchain into new and existing operations, processes, and supply chains.

For over 8 years, she held a strategic alliance with the Overseas Private Investment Corp’s Enterprise Development Program to enable bilateral economic growth between the U.S. and developing countries. One of her projects, a food safety initiative within India’s dairy supply chain, was a use case in the portfolio of projects the U.S. White House created for the 2010 Presidential trip to India.

In the academic area, she was a Professor of Industrial Manufacturing and Supply Chain Project Management for the Defense of Defense, Defense Acquisition University (DAU) where she developed curriculum, lead creative teams, and provided industry-based supply chain and operations training to the men and women of DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency). She instructs APICS CSCP, CPIM, CLTD, is a Master SCOR-P instructor. She is a sought-after guest lecturer for UM-Boston, University of New Hampshire and has worked with MIT’s Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence program.

Companies such as BAE, Raytheon, Amgen, American Airlines, Lockheed Martin, Garrett Metal Detectors, Atlas Copco, Parker Hannifin, Forte Payment Systems, Sky Works, Philips, Microsoft, Community Coffee, Tea Forte, and Apple Computers have had employees train and work with her to advance their supply chains and operations.

Cynthia received her B.S. and M.S. in engineering from The University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign. She has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from UT-Arlington. Certifications include: CPIM, CSCP, SCOR-P, CLTD, Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and Level III certification in Production, Quality, and Manufacturing from DAU.

Please link in with her and her network of supply chain and operations professionals at 

About the Meal:

Ministrone Soup
Caeser Salad

Choice of:

-Chicken Parmigiana
-Bourbon Chicken
-Mediterranean Salmon

Green Beans with roasted red peppers
Roasted Rosemary Baby red potatoes
Apple Cobbler with Salted Carmel Ice Cream


$30.00 Members

$30.00 Non-Member Ticket

$20.00 Member not in Workforce or Retired

$20.00 Full Time Student


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