President's Message

Some of life’s greatest lessons come packaged in a hard personal experience. I believe some of these lessons can and will only be achieved with service and leadership activities and responsibilities.

Phil Duncan worked at GM for 36 years and was the Director of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain/Logistics for General Motors Car Division. He has worked in several areas of the automotive business including: Engine Assembly and Manufacturing, Transmission Assembly and Manufacturing, Car Assembly Centers, Truck Assembly Centers, Metal Stamping Facilities, Polymer Facility, and Headquarters Operations. He has managed the business during both steady state operations as well as new product launches. Phil has had financial responsibility for operations that have been extremely large with tremendous complexity.

Come and join us at our next event. Our speaker Phil Duncan, at the April 3rd Professional Development Meeting: "Lessons Learned" ; will present his lessons learned during his successful career at GM.

Phil holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a Master of Business from Central Michigan University. He also attended the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.



APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is the premier source of the body of knowledge in Operations Management, including Manufacturing, Production, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Purchasing, Logistics, and Lean Enterprise. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, certifications, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

The North Texas APICS Chapter serves the Dallas and surrounding communities by sponsoring monthly professional development meetings featuring guest speakers and proving and excellent opportunity for members and professionals to meet, exchange ideas, and network with industry experts. Additionally, the Chapter provides training ...... learn more about APICS north Texas.

We look forward to having you as a member and hope to see you at our planned chapter activities! joinapics



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Next Events:

“Lessons Learned” Professional Development Meeting, April 3rdspeaker Phil Duncan. Crowne Plaza, Addison

Lean 6 Sigma Certificate Workshop, Certificate Workshop, May 15th-16th, Choctaw Casino/Resort Durant, OK

CPIM: Master Planning of Resources, CPIM education class, Mar 22nd, University of Texas Dallas

CPIM: Detailed Scheduling and Planning, CPIM education class, Apr 26th, University of Texas Dallas

CPIM: Execution and Control of Operations, CPIM education class, May 24th, University of Texas Dallas

CPIM: Strategic Management of Resources, CPIM education class, Jul 5th, University of Texas Dallas

CSCP: Certified Supply Chain Professional, CSCP education class, Oct 6th, TBD

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Professional Development Meetings are typically held monthly.  Local, regional and national speakers are featured presenting assorted topics of interest to today's operations professionals.
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Time too tight for extended classes?  Attend a part or full day seminar to pickup new knowledge  on areas of interest to you and your company.  Seminars & Workshops are held periodically on topics of Operations Management and Production and Inventory Control.
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Our plant tours feature leading companies from across our region and provide the opportunity to learn by seeing how theory is put into practice.  They also provide benchmarking opportunities and foster the sharing of best practices and professional networking.
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Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 75,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.
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The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is a new industry educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field.

The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain—from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer—and provides you with the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company's value chain. Read More.