September 2014 Print

President's Report

The New Orleans Chapter of APICS kicked off the 2014-2015 fiscal year in June with our annual Board of Directors Transition Meeting.  In addition to hosting APICS 2014 in New Orleans, The Board has organized several events throughout the coming year to include Professional Development Meetings (PDM), networking events, plant tours, and CPIM educational classes.  In addition, we will continue partnering with the Greater New Orleans Chapter of ISM to co-host events and network with each organization. 

Last year we were recommended for the APICS CBAR Silver Award, which recognizes the hard work by our chapter in providing services to our membership.  Your Board should be congratulated for all the work they volunteered for in 2013-2014. We need your input to improve the events and activities that are provided. Please click on the link below and take the survey to help us!

Your leadership team (Board) responsibilities are:

  • President – Jim Koontz, CPIM, CSCP, CPSM
  • VP, Administration/CBAR – Dinah DeSoto, CPIM
  • VP, Finance – Mary Ann Caruso
  • VP, Membership – Gianni Iadanza
  • VP, Company Coordinators – Malcolm Bolding
  • Webmaster – David Fahr

 Watch for announcements on these and other events during the coming year.

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Calendar of Events


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Job Postings

Job Title Company Date Posted
Demand Planning / Inventory Control Manager BBB Industries, Inc   Sept 23, 2014

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Chapter Survey

We need your help in improving the events and activities for the APICS New Orleans Chapter! Please click here to complete the short survey. It should take no longer than 2 mins to complete.

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Welcome New Members

Bradley Cotten
Robert Deley
Ronald Domangue
Alan Fusilier 
Brent Gehbauer 
Errol Kiger 
Donald Powell
Heather Ritter
Mario Vaccari
Nathan Whitelatch


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Community Service

Your New Orleans APICS Chapter once again donated to the Team Gleason Foundation. This is a charity that is local and provides the following services: Help provide individuals with neuromuscular diseases or injuries with leading edge technology, equipment and services.Create a global conversation about ALS to ultimately find solutions and an end to the disease. Raise public awareness toward ALS by providing and documenting extraordinary life adventures for individuals with muscular diseases or injuries.

Team Gleason

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Not a Member? Become One!

When you join APICS, you are making the choice to be part of a community of professionals that is committed to excellence and career advancement. APICS membership provides the resources you need to excel in the supply chain and operations management profession. Join APICS to access valuable benefits, including educational and networking opportunities, career resources, unparalleled research and publications, and product discounts. Join APICS today!

Also, all members have free access to New Orleans Chapter Professional Dinner Meeting' (PDM's) and Tours and discounted access to other events! So what are you waiting for? Join Today


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