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Arrow Down April's Professional Development Meeting (PDM)

“Push vs. Pull: What's it Really Worth?”
Presented by, Joyce Lewis, MAEd, CPIM, CSCP, C.P.M.,
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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The Topic: “Push vs. Pull: What's it Really Worth?”

As Supply Chain professionals, we've often encountered the decision to employ either a push or pull (or both!) method when designing replenishment strategies in a manufacturing environment.  According to the APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge Framework (OMBOK), Third Edition, a push system is characterized by producing items on a schedule in advance of customer need.   The use of a pull system is one of the five principles of Lean and is employed when items are produced only when demanded for use by a customer or to replace items taken for use.

So, what does a transition from a push to a pull strategy REALLY look like in a manufacturing environment?  Can you visual the change in inventory levels throughout the supply chain? What's the immediate financial impact when transitioning to a one piece flow model (even if you're not producing "one piece" at a time)?  What's the change really worth?

Arrow Down Who should attend ?

Professionals in all areas and levels of supply chain, manufacturing, and operations management as well as strategic and tactical managers involved in product development will benefit from this presentation.

Arrow Down About our speaker, Joyce Lewis, MAEd, CPIM, CSCP, C.P.M.

Joyce Lewis has more than 22 years of experience in various aspects of the high technology industry, and more than 12 years of experience in the art and science of education. Her leadership experience spans the global business value chain from strategy development, new product introduction, marketing, and operations, and all aspects of Supply Chain Management. Much of her career experience includes leading program implementations for mega-growth manufacturers in high-tech industries, specifically focused in both process development and employee education programs. Through this, she has developed approaches to apply formal and rigorous methods such as Project Management, Six Sigma, and Lean.

Joyce Lewis
Joyce Lewis, MAEd, CPIM, CSCP, C.P.M.

"Ms. Lewis" currently privately consults with various Fortune 50-250 corporations in all aspects of Supply Chain Management and Operations Management, specifically in the areas of ERP system implementations, business process improvements, and all demand/supply-related activities. She recently managed Fixed Assets for the Higley Unified School District, in addition to providing Instructional Technology support and training at Phoenix educational institutions. 

Before applying supply chain concepts to education, Joyce was responsible for implementing worldwide SAP Production & Planning (PP) and Materials Management (MM) systems and training for Innovex, Inc.,

Joyce is an active member on the APICS Los Angeles Chapter Board of Directors serving as 2013-2015 President as well as a Chapter Certification Review Course Instructor.  

She holds a Bachelor's of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Purchasing and Logistics from Arizona State University, and received the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award for both the Supply Chain Management Department and College of Business (now W.P. Carey School of Business). 

Joyce also holds a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and was recognized five times as “Instructor of the Year” by several APICS chapters in the past 3 years.


Arrow Down Future Meetings

May 20, 2015

- To Be Announced

June 17, 2015

- To Be Announced




LOCATION: Double Tree Club Hotel
ADDRESS: 7 Hutton Centre Drive,
Santa Ana, CA 92707

5:30 to 6:30 pm

6:30 to 7:15 pm
PRESENTATION: 7:15 to 8:30 pm
COST: $25 Members
$30 Non-mem's
$15 Students
AT THE DOOR: $30 Members
$35 Non-mem's
$20 Students
DATES: Third Wednesday of the Month (10/year - see events calendar)

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