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Calendar of Events

November 2019 APICS Schuylkill Valley Meeting

Tour of Boscov’s Distribution Center

Exeter Township, Reading PA

DATE:   Tuesday, November 12, 2019

TOPIC: Tour of Boscov’s Distribution Center

SPEAKER:  Robert Goonan, Senior VP Logistics, Boscov’s

LOCATION5 Birchmont Drive, Exeter Township, Reading, PA 19606


5:30 – 5:45pm      Registration

5:45 – 6:00pm      Welcome, Tour Overview

6:00 – 7:30pm      Warehouse Tour

7:30 – 8:30pm      Dinner On Your Own at Exeter Family Restaurant, 4800 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606 (Please let us know if you will attend.)

TOUR IS FREE but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by Thursday, November 7th, 2019, by registering on the APICS Schuylkill Valley web site, , or by contacting David Jankowski at [email protected], or call 610-781-1108.

Please note that registrations are limited!


Important Information About Our Plant Tour

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for touring a plant. High-heeled or open-toed shoes are not recommended. No cameras or photography of any kind is allowed.


Directions to Boscov’s and Other Information

Address: Boscov’s Distribution Center, 5 Birchmont Drive, Reading, PA 19606; Inside Security:  610-370-41261.

Google maps will give you a good view of the Warehouse property.

  1. Travel on Rte 422E towards Pottstown/Morgantown.
  2. Take the Mt. Penn exit. Make right turn at top of the ramp onto East Neversink Road.
  3. Take the 2nd right onto Birchmont Road. (NOT 1st right which is the entrance to Godiva).
  4. Park in the Employee’s lot on left, then enter at the Employee entrance (follow signs, walkway on left side of warehouse).
  5. Please check in with security and get a temporary visitor badge when entering the building.


Directions to Exeter Family Restaurant:

Make left turn from Boscov’s property onto East Neversink Road, continue to 3rd traffic light and make a right turn onto Business 422 East (Perkiomen Ave) towards Pottstown. After you pass the 47th St. light, you will see the restaurant located next to Jiffy Lube on the righthand side. Ask for APICS reservation.

IMA Meeting:Male/Female Communication: Building Collaborative Relationships 

DATE:                  Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

TOPIC:                Male/Female Communication: Building Collaborative Relationships (1.5 CPE)

SPEAKER:          Janette Press, CMA, MBA, EA, QuickBooks Consultant, GrowthForce

LOCATION:         Crossroads Family Restaurant, 4643 Pottsville Pike, Reading, PA


5:30 – 6:00pm     Registration/Networking

6:00 – 6:15pm     Welcome and Chapter Announcements

6:15 – 7:15pm     Dinner

7:15 – 8:40pm     Presentation

PRICE:          $30.00 Members/Guests - Students $20 (with advance registration)

MENU:          Broiled Stuffed Flounder or Roast Beef Au Jus

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by 3pm, Mon, Nov 11th by contacting

Tim Trout at [email protected] or 610-903-4908

About our Topic

As the workplace becomes more diverse, men and women are faced with the challenge of building greater appreciation, enthusiasm, and strategies for working together. Most of us know from our daily experiences that men and women (and people in general) often see the world differently and, those differences can lead to confusion, miscommunication, or awkward interactions. Those differences are also a source for diversity of opinions and creative problem solving when leveraged properly. This workshop explores the culture of both genders with an eye toward building stronger communication and more collaborative interactions.

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize gender and stylistic differences and their impact on effective communication.
  2. Identify benefits of diverse communication styles in the workplace.
  3. Define and apply strategies to improve communications.


About our Speaker

  • QuickBooks Consultant and Small Business Success Catalyst with GrowthForce LLC based in Houston, TX.
  • Area of specialty: construction and service-based businesses
  • From 2010 through 2018 had accounting, bookkeeping and QuickBooks Advisory practice serving small businesses in the Berks County.
  • QuickBooks Advanced Certified ProAdvisor
  • QuickBooks educator and trainer
  • Certified Management Accountant and Enrolled Agent
  • Education:
      • BS Horticulture Delaware Valley College (now University), Doylestown, PA
      • MBA Marketing & Communications, Alvernia University, Reading PA


IMA CMA Recognition and Student Night

October 15, 2019
5:30 PM EDT - 8:15 PM EDT

Crossroads Family Restaurant
4643 Pottsville Pike, Reading (on Rt 61 just South of Rt 222)
Reading, PA 19605

IMA CMA Recognition & Student Night

DATE:                  Tuesday, October 15, 2019

TOPIC:                Creating Your Own Future  (1 CPE)

SPEAKER:          Janet Treer, Executive Coach, Consultant, Author, The Treer Group

LOCATION:         Crossroads Family Restaurant, 4643 Pottsville Pike, Reading, PA

AGENDA:            5:30 – 6:00pm     Registration/Networking

6:00 – 6:15pm     Welcome and Chapter Announcements

6:15 – 7:15pm     Dinner

7:15 – 8:15pm     Presentation

PRICE:          $25.00 Members/Guests - Students Free (with advance registration)

MENU:          Buffet

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED by 3pm, Fri, Oct 11th by contacting

Tim Trout at [email protected] or 610-903-4908


About our Speaker

For more than 25 years, Janet Treer has excelled in business management and helping companies establish and exceed their goals. The Treer Group is dedicated to maximizing business success, while advancing careers and creating more positive business cultures.

Janet Treer created The Treer Group in 2007 to help companies, organizations and individuals achieve greater success through improved management, enhanced collaboration and better utilization of resources. Drawing on her decades of business success, Janet utilizes a results-oriented, highly-effective approach that creates real, sustainable change from within an organization. Through her guidance and facilitation, stakeholders recognize areas in need of improvement, discover solutions that are practical for them and implement long-lasting change that becomes part of the organizational culture. Better analysis, better buy-in, better results.

Janet strongly believes in creating long-term, sustained change that comes from within the organization. Clients benefit from her expertise in assessing companies, teams and individuals, and then helping them develop and implement highly-effective strategies and action-plans to achieve ongoing, positive results.

Prior to founding The Treer Group, Janet was Regional Vice President of Operations, Premedia Technologies, for industry giant RR Donnelley, the world’s largest full-service provider of print and related premedia services. She also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Veitch Printing Corporation and Veitch Digital Partners, a leading one-to-one marketing and printing company in Lancaster, PA. She played a key role in leading an emerging segment of the communications industry, bringing powerful integrated marketing services to an array of customers.

Janet has led numerous professional seminars and training sessions for participants from a broad array of organizations ranging from small privately held companies to Fortune 100 corporations. Included were participants from such companies as Apple, MIT, John Wiley and Sons, Xerox, Oxford University Press, Hewlett Packard and many others.

Janet has been active in business and professional development organizations for over two decades. Among these are: Center for Creative Leadership, Columbia University Graduate School of Business Program, Smith College-Smith Management Programs, W. Edwards Deming’s The New Economic Age Seminar, Six Sigma Champion Certification, and Western Michigan University, to name a few.

She has also played key roles in community organizations, such as: United Way of Lancaster County – Board of Directors, Community Impact Council; The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce – Board of Directors, Women in Business Advisory Group Champion, Women in Business Mentoring Advisory Group, Envisioned Future Task Force and Ambassador; Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology – Board Financial Audit Committee; Girl Scouts of the USA – Huron Valley Council Board of Directors President and more.



$25.00 Buffet

Upcoming Supply Chain Conferences


June 18-19, 2020 | Chicago, IL

The leading networking and educational event for S&OP and integrated business planning

Details to come!

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ASCM 2020 
September 13-15, 2020 | New Orleans, LA

ASCM 2020 is the flagship conference from the global leader in supply chain transformation, innovation and leadership.

Check back in early 2020 for more ASCM 2020 details! 

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APICS CPIM - Certified in Production and Inventory Management

This program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company's global

The CPIM program consists of five modules with two exams, one for Part 1 and one for Part 2. Each module reflects critical areas in production and inventory management.

Classes for Part 1 of this critcal course are forming to begin in March 2020. Contact the [email protected] for more information.

Part 1: 

Module 1 – Basics of Supply Chain Management 

Part 2:

Module 1 – Strategic Management of Resources
Module 2 – Master Planning of Resources
Module 3 – Detailed Scheduling and Planning
Module 4 – Execution and Control of Operations

Basics of Supply Chain Management 

This is an introductory course for production and inventory management personnel.  This course provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization.  It explains fundamental relationships among the activities that occur in the supply chain from suppliers to customers.  In addition, the course addresses the types of manufacturing systems, forecasting, master planning, material requirements planning (MRP), capacity management, capacity requirements planning (CRP), production activity control (PAC), purchasing, inventory management, distribution, quality management and just in time (JIT) manufacturing.         

Master Planning of Resources

Master Planning of Resources explores the processes used to develop sales and operations plans and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The focus is on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives, and constraints.  

Detailed Scheduling and Planning   

Detailed Scheduling and Planning focuses on techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course examines material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning.         

Execution and Control of Operations 

Execution and Control of Operations focuses prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing evaluation feedback on performance. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories.

Strategic Management of Resources 

Strategic Management of Resources explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course focuses on aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.





Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD)

The CLTD certification sets the standard for logistics certification and provides you with the information you need to meet today’s supply chain logistics challenges.


A CLTD course is planned to begin in March 2020. For more information contact the [email protected]



As a CLTD designee, you will stand out from your peers, and demonstrate a commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations.

The CLTD designation will help you:

  • Master the essential knowledge needed for the logistics, transportation and distribution industry
  • Expand your outlook on the logistics field and enable you to bring new ideas to your organization
  • Remain current with global logistics trends and developments
  • Boost your confidence with recognition as a logistics expert
  • Provide you with the tools you need to help reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction


The new APICS CLTD course consists of eight important modules:

Logistics and Supply Chain Overview

Capacity Planning and Demand Management

Order Management

Inventory and Warehouse Management


Global Logistics Considerations

Logistics Network Design

Reverse Logistics and Sustainability


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Upcoming Meetings

Get ready for another year of exciting programs from APICS-SV and other local professional organizations. Here is a preview of what is in store. Watch the APICS-SV website for details to come. 

October 7th: ASQ-Risk Management.

October 15th: IMA. "Creating Your Future". Executive Coach Janet Treer. Details here.

November 6 or 7th: IMA Accounting and Auditing Conference.

November 12th: APICS/IMA/ASQ/IIE. Facility Tour. Boscov's Distribution Center.

November 14:IMA. Male/Female Communications. Janette Press, CMA, MBA, EA, QuickBooks Consultant, Growthforce.

December 11th: ASQ Holiday the Works in Wyomissing.

December 13: IMA Tax Conference.

January 13th: APICS/IMA/ASQ/IIE/ISM. Berks County Business Panel. Sustainability Strategies. Chef Alan's in West Reading.

February 3rd: ISM. Career Ready Berks.

March 10th: IMA/ISM/APICS/ASQ. IMA Ethics Topic Meeting.

April: ISM Plant Tour at Cambridge Lee.

May 21: APICS/IMA/ISM/ASQ. Supply Chain Technology Topics Meeting.



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