The Future of Technology in Supply Chain Planning

APICS Tampa Bay would like to invite our members and their colleagues to attend our Professional Development Meeting from 6:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 9.

Our guest speaker is Mr. Rick Hollingsworth. He will be speaking on the topic of The Future of Technology in Supply Chain Planning.

While ERP systems have been around since the 90‘s, as the next evolution of basic MRP in the 70’s and MRP II in the 80’s, the next iteration of planning is starting to hit the market. Larger companies are defining what their technological solutions will look like in the next decade. Basically, software providers are taking the same concepts and building cloud based solutions using demand sensing concepts. They are allowing algorithms of large volumes of data to provide artificial intelligence to define demand. This evolution from prescriptive to predictive and cognitive planning will be accomplished through decision support and automation tools. This presentation will discuss the foundation of knowledge required, what is needed today to prepare for the next wave and how future solutions will be managed.

Rick Hollingsworth CSCP CPIM is a Past President of the Florida West Coast Chapter of APICS (2005 – 2007). He is a Supply Chain Solutions expert with 25 years of experience in Supply Chain Management and Planning. Currently, He works for Coca-Cola Beverages Florida as an IT Business Liaison. This role merges supply chain process with technological capabilities. He uses his expertise in SAP technology, process standardization and organic development of talent to maximize supply chain planning performance. Additionally, Rick has industrial experience in food & drug, pharmaceuticals, tobacco, textiles, chemical, telecommunications, electronics, and defense for both process and discrete manufacturing. He has spoken at national conferences on implementation techniques for production planning and has presented, globally, to Coca-Cola bottlers. He has been in the Tampa Bay area since 1992 and has been affiliated with the local chapter since 1996.

$37.50 Guests/Non-Members
$35 APICS Members

Date: October 9, 2018
Time: 6-8 PM
Event: October 9, 2018 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay
(813) 888-8800
Location: 3050 N Rocky Point Dr W,
Tampa, FL 33607
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Meet the VP of Education!

G.L. (Jerry) Kilty, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD

Jerry has been teaching APICS Body of Knowledge for twenty-three years and returns to the Tampa chapter as the VP of Education to continue teaching and administering the chapter’s education programs. In fact, he is bringing his many years of developing his own material and teaching the APICS content on-line through his company, QMS to the chapter by introducing a schedule of chapter On-Line certification review courses utilizing the APICS Learning Systems, supplementing with his own material, and creating interactive live instructor-led on-line classes. He is a recognized APICS IDP Master Instructor for CPIM and CSCP.

His work experience ranges over fifty years of industry practice with 25 years at Westinghouse Electric as a controller and 26 years of owning his own company, Quality Management Solutions, Inc., (QMS) in which he has become a subject matter expert and has completed many consulting contracts in Operations Management, Sales & Operations Planning, Lean Manufacturing, and Cost Accounting. Prior to Westinghouse, he worked on the production lines for GM factories.

Mr. Kilty’s APICS experience starts with the Tampa-FLWC chapter, where he has held several Board positions such as VP of Finance, VP of Education, Executive Vice President, Secretary, and President. From 1995 through 2014, he also became involved at the APICS Headquarter level where he served as the Region/District staff responsible for Education, the Treasurer/BOD for APICS Education and Research Foundation (E&R), and a team-participation for the rewrite of the CPIM courseware. He also served on the CIRM Certification Exam Committee, on the Conference Committee, and the APICS Board of Directors.

He has presented at several APICS International Conferences, District conferences, and chapter professional development meetings. He is a graduate of Ball State University, with a BS degree in Accounting. He is recognized by APICS as Certified in Production and Inventory Management at the Fellow Level (CPIM-F), Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD).

We are blessed to have him as a part of our chapter and serving on our Board of Directors!

Welcome New Members!

In today’s fast-paced business environment, many supply chain and operations management professionals just like you join APICS Tampa Bay.

membership_box2The Board of Directors would like to welcome our newest members:

  • Edward Smith
  • Joan Latham
  • Shanna Naismith
  • Brandon Whipkey
  • Hunter Lane
  • Adrian Gonzalez
  • Charles Berry

APICS offers a broad range of memberships to help you achieve your professional goals-whether you’re joining as an individual or company or just getting started in your career.Whatever your professional needs, APICS has a membership for you.


APICS Tampa Bay proudly sponsors the Manufacturing 5K Run or Walk for Education!

The 4th Annual Manufacturing 5K Run or Walk for Education will be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018. This is a chip timed running event (certified 5K course) that will run on the roads of Safety Harbor. The course will provide stunning views and an opportunity to run a personal best time! Participants will receive: Participant T-Shirt, Bib, Timing Chip, Finisher Medal, & post race snacks. Awards will be given to the top 3 overall Male & Female runners in the 5K.

New for 2018 is a FREE untimed Kids Dash (1/4 Mile) for ages 3 to 8.

Register here!

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Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM I)

Grow your career and your company’s bottom line in 2018 with the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM I) education & certification review course!

APICS Tampa Bay invites all local supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals to our “Certified in Production and Inventory Management” education & certification review course. The CPIM I course will take place from 1-5 PM on October 10, 17, 24, 31 and November 7.

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations.

New, streamlined, CPIM program better serves the needs of the supply chain workforce – while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.

The course will use the APICS Learning System, along with supplemental materials from an experienced IDP Master Instructor, Jerry Kilty.

It is taught via a flipped classroom style, which is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning online, that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom.It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom.

This course includes the workbook and study tools. It also qualifies for 40 APICS certification points. Your investment is:

APICS Member: $1,495 ($1,150 without the Learning System)
Non-Member: $1,695

*Prices do not include cost of the exams.

To stay competitive, companies and professionals must continue to learn and innovate. Most agree that continuous improvement is complemented by continuous learning. APICS Tampa Bay’s mission is to support that process by providing top quality Supply Chain and Operations Management education.

Date: October 10, 2018—November 7, 2019
Time: 1PM-5PM
Event: APICS Tampa Bay CPIM I Course
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.