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APICS Tampa Bay


APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience.


Founded in 1985, the Florida West Coast Chapter serves the Tampa Bay area of Florida area including Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties.

APICS Tampa Bay 2013-2014
President's Message


It is amazing how fast the past year has gone! Our chapter had a terrific year thanks to you our local APICS members, partners, and guests as we experienced growth in many areas. We continued to connect with related organizations in offering joint professional development meetings and educational offerings. Having personally served on the APICS Tampa Bay board for many years, it strikes me to see how we as a chapter continue to improve. APICS Tampa Bay has been recognized as platinum for twenty years! This is primarily a result of our local members and on behalf of the chapter leadership team I want to say thanks.


The lively monthly networking, reliable educational offerings, and first class career services would not be possible without you our members and friends investing in yourselves and those around you!


I would also like to specifically thank my fellow board members for their insight and hard work over the past year without which our success would not have been possible: John Reynolds-Executive VP, Robert Wolf-Secretary, Bill Davis-VP Membership, Gary Clauer-VP Education, James Moore-VP Marketing, and Maria Schmitz-VP Programs. Special thanks also to Steve Quiggle-Career Services Manager, Joseph O’neill-Company Coordinators Director, and Steve Mahoney-Director of Technology.


The chapter also recognizes: Bill Davis as Member of the Year, Aerosonic as Company of the Year, John Reynolds as Instructor of the Year, and Nathan Smith as Volunteer of the Year.

Enjoy your summer as we prepare for another awesome APICS year!

I’ll see you in September,



Material Costing in the Global Marketplace

Professional Development Meeting

June 10, 2014


PDM Follow-Up Information


Mr. Tom Borkes has provided his contact information for anyone interested in any/all of the  following:


1. Receiving a paper on manufacturing material I wrote covering many of the points we discussed.
2. Presenting a supply chain or material management paper in the session I am chairing at the 2015 Pan Pacific conference in February on the island of Kauwai.  I can supply a session description and details about the conference.
3. Being put on a mailing list to be kept informed of the progress of the Jefferson Institute of Technology (JIT) and Jefferson Electronic Manufacturing Center (JEM).


Tom Borkes
Founder, The Jefferson Project
email: jeffer2@earthlink.net

APICS Education

Upcoming Courses

APICS Tampa Bay is offering the following APICS body of knowledge courses through its education provider, Quality Management Solutions, Inc.:
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course: September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 23, November 6 from 1 PM to 5 PM Eastern Time with a registration deadline of September 2, 2014.
  • Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) course: Mondays, September 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM Eastern Time with a registration deadline of September 2, 2014.
  • Execution and Control of Operations (ECO) course: September 9, 16, 23, 30 with a registration deadline of September 2, 2014.


All courses are comprehensive on-line 100% synchronous, instructor-led delivered in virtual sessions. For more information on course content and costs please visit Quality Management Solutions, Inc. at  http://www.qmsincus.com or contact Jerry Kilty at (727) 725-7674 or qmsjerry@tampabay.rr.com.

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August 2, 2014
Career Workshop
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Grace Family Church
5101 Van Dyke Road
Lutz, FL 33558

August 5, 2014
Transitioning Professionals of Tampa Bay
7:30 - 5:30 PM EDT

Holiday Inn Express & Suits
3990 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677
August 7, 2014

Kaizen for Enhanced S&OP
2:00 PM -3:00 PM EDT

APICS Extra Live Webinar


September 9, 2014

ERP Systems Implementation - The Dos and Don'ts
5:30-8:00 PM
Bascom's Chop House
3665 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater FL 33762
September 11, 2014

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Registration Deadline:  September 2, 2014
Quality Management Solutions, Inc.
On-line & Instructor Led
100% Synchronous