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Webinar - MRP and Kanban - Together Again!

Most companies who attempt to implement pull/kanban struggle with three issues.

First, how do we right-size and re-size our supermarkets? Over-sized supermarkets result in production of unneeded items, and under-sized supermarkets result in stockouts. 

Second, what techniques are appropriate for signaling replenishment? Too often, cumbersome manual techniques are chosen, and the pull system is abandoned.

Third, don't we still need MRP, even with kanban? And, how do we make kanban and MRP work together?

In this webinar, learn how to harvest key MRP data to size and resize your supermarkets with ease. Explore the application of automated, visual pull techniques. And, see how to link pull/kanban to your existing requirements planning system.

Date:  Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. 

For reservations, please visit our website (www.apics-wichita.com), send an email to rsvp@apics-wichita.com or call Kevin Parker at (316) 636-8224.  You will need to provide your full name.

The President's Message

I hope everyone is having a great summer! Before we took our summer break, we had some great events! In May, our tour of AGCO in Hesston was fascinating and, in April, we had a wonderful seminar by Mark Woeppel of Pinnacle Strategies on the topic of project management. 

I am equally excited about our events coming up this fall! We start out with a presentation by Don Blake who will draw from his extensive experience at Boeing and Spirit to enlighten us on the topic of "Establishing A Culture of Quality and Continuous Improvement for a ‘Greenfield’ Factory”. Then those of you that sign up for our October tour will have the opportunity to see and learn about the new Eisenhower Airport before it opens! 

I also want to be sure everyone knows that we have a new President Elect on our board. His name is Chad Molen. He holds the position of Director of Operations for Viega here in Wichita. We believe Chad is an excellent addition to our board and feel he will be a great help in our continuing efforts to improve the offerings that APICS Wichita provides.


While I don’t really want to admit how old I am, I know I am not alone. So, I wanted to mention that I recently took advantage of the life time certification status that is available for your APICS certifications when you turn 62. It as simple as sending an email and including a copy of your driver’s license! If you are at that age or beyond, be sure to contact APICS at certification@apics.org.


I hope to see everyone at our first PDM on Tuesday, September 9 and am looking forward to another great year for our APICS Wichita Chapter! 

Bill Carroll 

Bill Carroll, CPIM, Ph.D.
President, 2013-2015
Wichita Chapter of APICS

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November 11

PDM - MRP and Kanban Webinar

December 9

Tour - Location TBD

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