New Members: February 2016

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

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

  • Rebecca Ellerhorst
  • Abby Lamont
  • Brent Lee
  • Kathryn Lyublanovits
  • Helen MacLennan

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. (more…)

Manage Your SLOB!

SLow moving and OBsolete inventory

This is a guest post from Greg Foskey, CSCP, Chief Financial Officer for Technology Transfer Services (TTS) in Tampa, Florida. Greg is an APICS Associate Instructor and serves on the Board of Directors for APICS Tampa Bay. Learn more about Greg on LinkedIn.

Many companies have inventory on hand that is providing no value and is not expected to provide value in the future.

Bricks in the Bathtub

Not incorporating nuances like returns, substitutions, etc., the concept of SLOB, or SLOW MOVING AND OBSOLETE inventory can be illustrated using bricks in a bathtub.

Florida TRADE
Manufacturing Job Expo

Fl-TRADE-cornerExplore available job opportunities in manufacturing and meet 20+ industry employers from throughout Hillsborough County. Bring your resume and dress in business attire!

Date: April 7, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Event: Florida TRADE Manufacturing Job Expo
Sponsor: Florida TRADE Advanced Manufacturing
Venue: Hillsborough Community College, Brandon Campus
Location: 10414 E. Columbus Drive
Tampa, FL 33619
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Plant Tour:
Hydrodyne Engineering, Inc. 

APICS Tampa Bay invites local supply chain, operations management, and logistics professionals to our Professional Development Meeting on April 12, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Hydrodyne Engineering, Inc.


This will be a joint tour with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Tampa Bay and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Hydro-Dyne Engineering provides a full line of exceptional quality water and wastewater screens, screenings handling and grit removal equipment – all engineered to best fit the needs of specific applications. (more…)

Date: April 12, 2016
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Event: April 2016 Professional Development Meeting
Venue: Hydrodyne Engineering, Inc.
Location: 4750 118th Avenue North
Clearwater, FL 33762
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Manufacturing and Supply Chain
Job Fair

Learn about career opportunities within the Manufacturing and Supply Chain sectors.


Connect with some of our area’s hottest employers looking to fill current job openings.

Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Event: Manufacturing and Supply Chain Job Fair
Sponsor: LINCS in Supply Chain Management and Florida TRADE consortiums
Venue: St. Petersburg College EpiCenter
Location: 13805 58th Steet North
Clearwater, FL 33760
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Master Planning of Resources Webinar

Master Scheduling - a balancing actThis Master Planning of Resources Webinar will focus on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with a company’s business policies, objectives, and resource constraints.

During this webinar we will:

  • Look at the various systems involved,
  • Explore the master planning of resources,
  • Identify and evaluate various forecasting techniques, and
  • Describe customer service, order management and customer relationships


Date: March 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT
Event: Master Planning of Resources Webinar
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Become a well-informed supply chain manager in our Master Planning of Resources course.