How to Plan, Schedule and Sequence for Demand-Based Manufacturing

APICS Cleveland
September, 2013
“The mission of the Cleveland Chapter is
to continue to be the premier provider
of operations management education in
the greater Cleveland area.”
How to Plan, Schedule and Sequence
for Demand-Based Manufacturing
By: Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA,CRE
Principal TQM Works Consulting
This presentation provides attendees with the means to
align their purchasing and production plans with market
demand. It is based on LEAN concepts that minimize all
inventories: raw materials (RM), work-in-process (WIP)
and finished goods (FG). The facilitator will engage participants in hands-on examples that demonstrate the calculation of material flow from receiving parts, through
sub-assembly, and ultimately end item production. Attendees will learn:
The concepts behind demand-based manufacturing.
The requirements needed to execute flow.
How to calculate flow rates for RM, WIP and FG.
How to sequence mixed-model production (MMP)
to match demand.
 An algorithm that effectively sequences MMP.
Note: participants will require pencils and calculators to
perform the math exercises (or be good at math!).
How to Plan, Schedule and Sequence for
Demand-Based Manufacturing
Michael D. Ford
The City Club
850 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
2nd Floor Conf Rm
Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
5:30—6:15 PM Arrival / Registration
6:15—7:00 PM Dinner
7:00—8:00 PM Presentation
8:00—8:30 PM Discuss / Closing Remarks
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Program deadline for registration is
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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President’s Message
City Club venue for 2013-14
About our Speaker
5. CSCP class offered
6. Membership Info
7. Train the trainer workshop
8. BOD Contact Page
President’s Message
Welcome to the 2013/2014 APICS Season
The Board has been busy planning the upcoming year. Our new Director of
Programs, Dan Zubricky, has an exciting program schedule. Our Professional Development Meetings (PDMs) will continue to be held at the City Club
in downtown Cleveland. The 2013 PDMs will consist of speakers in September and November and a plant tour in October. We do not have a December
2013 meeting due to the holidays. 2014 will bring more speakers and another
plant tour taking us to the conclusion of the year with the last meeting in
May 2014. APICS continues to be the global leader and premier source of
the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.
The Cleveland chapter will continue to bring cutting edge materials, meetings and tours to its members.
APICS 2013
September 29–October 1, 2013
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
Orlando, Florida, USA
Please consider attending the leading annual gathering of supply chain and operations management professionals
Supply chain and operations management professionals are expected to achieve maximum productivity, meet consumer demand, and remain agile amid instability and unpredictability. Each year, the APICS annual conference
offers relevant education, best practices, and thought leadership to help attendees lead their organizations and enable these goals.
At this year's conference in Orlando, you will learn the strategies and tactics you need to leverage your customers
as a strategic asset—from mining big data to developing better collaborative relationships and more. At APICS
2013, you’ll learn how to create more sustainable, resilient, strategic, and value driven supply chains.
APICS 2013 will attract more than 2,000 attendees from 40 countries, offering a range of learning and networking
opportunities including
Board Positions
APICS has a few positions open on the Board. Please consider being a volunteer on the Board to network with other professionals, improve your skills which will enhance your career, and to continuously learn and have fun while
doing so. If you have any interest in joining the team, please contact me.
Best regards,
Dr. Robert Stoll
APICS Cleveland Chapter
[email protected]
September 2013 PDM….About Our Speaker:
Michael D. Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQE
Michael D. Ford, is Principal of TQM Works Consulting.
He provides innovative solutions based on 27 years of
experience in retail, distribution, manufacturing, and consulting. His work history includes software implementation, business planning, inventory control, distribution
planning and corporate training. This includes a broad
range of experience from ETO to MTS, as well as nonprofits, service, and Department of Defense.
He has presented at over 260 industry events throughout
the U.S., Canada, Nigeria and S. Africa, and has provided over 4,100 hours of classroom training. Ford is regularly invited to speak at major international conferences
such as APICS, 6-Packed, and SAPICS (South Africa).
Ford is a graduate of SUNY-Buffalo, earning a B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Ford combines his technical expertise with personal skills to develop a unique “outside the box” approach to life’s challenges. He specializes in delivering training that is “edu-taining.”
Ford has been recognized as a “subject matter expert” (SME) within the field of operations management and served on the review team for APICS CPIM courseware updates
and currently as an SME for the APICS Principles courseware.
Contact information: [email protected] or 607.624.4853 (cell).
Cleveland Chapter of APICS will offer the 2013 version of CSCP (Certified Supply Chain
Professional) Instructor-Led classes in preparation for CSCP certification exam. Classes
are scheduled for Parker Hannifin Corporation located in Mayfield Hts. This is a 14 week
program starting the evening of September 10 through December 10. To register, please visit
our website. CSCP provides a deeper integration of day-to-day best practices, techniques,
and technologies, enabling you to maximize your organization’s efficiency and boost the
bottom line. Questions can be directed to Steve Nemeth, CPIM, CSCP at
[email protected] Group discount pricing is available.
Stay competitive with an APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain
Professional) certification!
APICS Cleveland Chapter 2013-2014 PDM Venue at
The City Club is located downtown at 850 Euclid Ave
Directions: Convenient garage parking is available in the APMCO
parking garage immediately West of and next door to City Club building.
Covered access to the building is available via a walk-way bridge on the
4th level of the garage. Once in the building, take elevator to 2nd floor
for dinner and meeting. Please bring your parking ticket to the PDM for
From the West Take I-90 east to E. 9th Street exit, E. 9th Street North
to Prospect, left on Prospect. AMPCO Parking is on the right about 1/2
From the South via I-71 I-71 North to I-90. I-90 to E. 9th Street, E. 9th
Street North to Prospect., left on Prospect. AMPCO Parking is on the
right about 1/2 block.
From the South via I-77 I-77 North to Exit 163 (E 9th St exit), E. 9th
Street North to Prospect, left on Prospect. AMPCO Parking is on the
right about 1/2 block.
From the East I-90 west to Exit 173A (Prospect Avenue exit), Right on Prospect, past 9th Street. AMPCO Parking is
on the right about 1/2 block down.
Directions are also available at:
ATTENTION all APICS Chapter Instructors–
Do you want or need the following training to apply for the APICS Qualified Instructor Program or just need this special training to
enhance presentation skills? If so; plan to attend the
Train-The-Trainer Workshop (TTT) - Columbus, Ohio
October 25-26, 2013 (Fri/Sat)
Note: TTT is being held in conjunction with the Mid-Atlantic District Meeting.
This Train the Trainer Workshop is designed to provide attendees with skills, techniques and workable methodologies to successfully deliver adult training in any subject.
During this interactive workshop, you will write instructional objectives, formulate lesson plans, and personally present two
training sessions. One session will be 5 minutes in length and the second will be 10 minutes. During these sessions the
attendee will use the procedures, tools, and techniques learned in this workshop. Both sessions will be recorded and critiqued specifically for you. Most find this real-time-learning process to be so effective that they can put their new skills to
use immediately upon completion.
This class is designed to improve the delivery of your future training sessions allowing you to instruct in a confident, more
results-oriented manner. This material understands various student learning preferences and prepares you to address the
unique needs of today’s learner.
Who Should Attend: People who instruct or want to instruct adults.
 Advanced
Class Activities:
During the first part of the class, we will meet each other, learn the specifics of the course, its purpose, the basics of successful instruction and the overall objectives we plan to achieve.
During the remainder of the two days, we will cover the following topics: the training process, learning objectives, lesson
plans, the components of communication and motivation, training evaluation, media selection, and challenges. These sessions will include your active participation in training demonstrations, some of which will be recorded and replayed for critique by your peers and the workshop instructors. This interactive workshop facilitates learning by doing.
At the conclusion of this workshop, the participants will understand how to:
Use visual aids
Motivate learners
Effectively use media
Lay out a training room
Write learner-centered instructional objectives
Deliver training that meets learning objectives
Effectively prepare and deliver a training session
Prepare visuals that are clear, effective and related to the topic
And much, much more
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Classroom hours: 15
Format: Two-day workshop (8:00 AM – 5:30 PM.)
Location: Embassy Suites-Columbus Airport, 2836 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219
Rate: $129/night + tax (includes breakfast)
Reservation information and room block code will be provided once district meeting is announced.
Price: $400
Fee includes: Textbook and classroom supplies, Lunch & coffee breaks
Transportation, Lodging, other expenses: on your own
Minimum class size: six students (we reserve the right to cancel the class if registrations are not at minimum by September
27, 2013)
Completion award: Certificate
Instructor: Pamela Somers, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Leann Goettel @ 800-444-2742 x5522 or [email protected]
There is a maximum of 10 seats available - so make your reservation NOW!
Payment information:
by check: mail to Leann Goettel, 4619 Williamsport Road, Monongahela, PA 15063 – make check
payable to APICS Pittsburgh Chapter.
by credit card: (Visa/Master Card/Discover) – call credit card information into Leann Goettel –
800-444-2742 x5522.
About the instructor
Pamela Somers, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Principal, Saw-Whet Solutions
Somers is principal of Saw-Whet Solutions, a training and consulting firm specializing in progressive supply chain and operations management
strategies, including systems implementation, Just-in-Time, lean, total quality management, and sales and operations planning, with a focus
on managing change. She has more than 24 years of comprehensive training and practical experience. Somers is recognized by APICS as a
master instructor for instructor development programs and review courses for both the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) exams.
Somers currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council (CSCSC) and is a former director of the
APICS Canadian District. She has served as a member of the APICS Finance Committee, the Chair of Governance Committee, and the
APICS Board of Directors.
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