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Adaptive Sales & Operations Planning

April 10, 2018
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM
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Caesar's Table
125 N Market
Wichita, KS 67202

Carol Ptak will be our speaker for this meeting.  Carol will give us an overview of Adaptive Sales and Operations Planning which is the integrated business process that provides management the ability to strategically define, direct and manage relevant information in the strategic relevant range and across the enterprise.

Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute and was previously a Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence at Pacific Lutheran University. Before going to academia she was Vice President and Global Industry Executive for Manufacturing and Distribution Industries at PeopleSoft, where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing.  Ms. Ptak spent four years at IBM Corporation, culminating in the position of Global SMB Segment Executive.

A leading authority in the use of ERP and supply chain tools to drive improved bottom-line performance, Ms. Ptak has an expertise that is well grounded in four decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant, and educator in manufacturing operations. Her pragmatic approach to complex issues and her dynamic presentation style make her a person in high demand worldwide on the subject of how to leverage these tools and achieve sustainable success. 

Ms. Ptak holds an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology and completed the EMPO program at Stanford University. She is a frequent educator at the university level and presents at many key technical conferences around the world, including conferences in South Africa, France, Israel, Australia, Ireland, and the Netherlands and 11 APICS International Conferences.  She is the author of numerous articles and the books Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning, third edition, with Chad Smith; MRP and Beyond; ERP: Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain; Theory H.O.W.: How Organizations Could Work with Harold Cavallaro; and Necessary but Not Sufficient with Eli Goldratt and Eli Schragenheim. Together with Dean Gilliam, she updated Quantum Leap, originally written by John Constanza. Ms. Ptak has lent her name to the internationally coveted Ptak Prize for Supply Chain Excellence that is awarded annually by ISCEA, the International Supply Chain Education Alliance.

Ms. Ptak is certified through APICS at the fellow level (CFPIM) and was certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) with the first group internationally. Ms. Ptak was the President and CEO of APICS for the year 2000. Prior to her election as APICS President, she served at the Society in a variety of positions.



Caesar's Table, 125 N Market, Wichita, KS 67202

The main entrance for Caesars Table is on the East side of the building facing Market St.

There is parking for about fourteen cars in front and near the entrance.  There are about seven parking spaces on each side of Market Street to the East of the building.

There are about twelve parking spaces in the lot on the Northeast corner of Market & 1st St., just North of Weigand Realtor building. (It is the parking for the realty office)

There are about twenty parking spaces just South of the Commerce Bank parking garage just West of Main Street. Enter the alley just North of 125 No. Market. Proceed West to the alley, turn left and the lot is about 50’ and turn right into the lot.

Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

5:30 PM     Registration and social
5:45 PM     Buffet dinner
6:30 PM     Speaker
7:30 PM     Adjourn

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Registration Deadline: Monday, April 9, 2018 at noon.


$15.00 Dinner and speaker presentation (members)

$15.00 Dinner and speaker presentation (guests)

$5.00 Dinner and speaker presentation (student members only)

$0.00 Presentation only (members)

$0.00 Presentation only (guests)