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Demand Driven Planner Workshop

April 11, 2018
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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3050 N St Francis
Wichita, KS 67219

This 2-day seminar will be presented by the Demand Driven Institute.  For event information and registration, please refer to their website below:

Demand Driven Planner

Please note that Wichita Chapter members receive a $100 discount on their registration.  Just input the code APICS as a promotional code when registering.

Our speaker for this seminar will be Carol Ptak.  The event location will be Airxcel at 3050 N St Francis, Wichita, KS 67219.

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.