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APICS-Buffalo Top Management Meeting

May 15, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM

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

About the Event: 

The Death of Old School Profit Thinking: Staying current, competitive, and profitable by embedding ethics and environmental aspects customers judge you on

Not only are Millennials and Generation Z buyers judging you on how you treat the planet (comparing your marketing image to what you actually do), but so are your competitors and even your existing customer set.

You already know that social media has made corporate ethical transgressors rapid targets for global anger, and you’ve read the research showing environmental care is profitable, but still, how does a company, especially one with any size to it, successfully embed ethical and environmental aspects into its performance without unleashing huge losses due to attempting to integrate new tech, new metrics, new requirements, and new focus points that usually sit on top of what is already established and working?

That is the question we will answer during our Top Management Night on May 15, 2019.

Join us and you’ll learn the formula for common sense adjustments utilizing globally accepted metrics to create powerful, organized changes in your processes, your strategy, and your performance. You’ll know the why behind the how of structured, proven change. Your competition will feel under assault since they will not be able to implement ethical and environmental process changes quickly using their traditional methods. Meanwhile, you have a definitive plan for continuing your forward momentum and defying conventional wisdom that states it’s impossible to integrate ethics, environmental focus, and legacy systems without everything becoming a patchwork of workarounds. No patchwork, no workarounds, just performance results you can bank.

About the Presenter:

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

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

Register: Online at or call APICS at PPM OffiCenter (716) 648-0972
Notes: Early Bird reservations by May 7 at 5pm will entered in a separate raffle.

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.


$40.00 Member
$30.00 Earlybird rate before May 9

$40.00 Guest
$30.00 Earlybird rate before May 9

$30.00 Student Member


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