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Previous Events
Supply Chain 101 (STEM Program)
Tybee Island Maritime Academy- 5th Graders
Presented by Scott Luton, CSCP
September 5, 2018


Great things happen with chapters join forces! Volunteers from both APICS Atlanta and APICS Savannah spent the morning teaching Supply Chain 101 to 40 students at Tybee Island Maritime Academy.  Bright kids with big futures...maybe even in supply chain!

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CPIM Certification Workshop (Part #1)
Chicken of the Sea Canning, Lyons, GA
Presented by Geoffrey LeRoy, CPIM, CSCP, CTLD
September 7, 2018 


Congratulations to Chicken of the Sea Canning, Crider Foods and Diamond Crystal Brands for completing the APICS Production and Inventory Management certification training. Good luck to them all on the formal APICS CPIM exam.

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APICS Regional Supply Chain Leadership Forum
Atlanta, GA
Two Days of Speakers, Breakout Sessions, and Tours
October 19-20, 2018


Two days full of touring facilities, sharing best practices, hearing from incredible speakers, and networking with fellow supply chain professionals.  Sponsored by APICS Atlanta, APICS Charlotte, APICS Industrial Crescent, APICS Savannah, TalentStream, and Supply Chain Now Radio.

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Honda of South Caroline Mfg, Inc. Factory Tour
Timmonsville, SC
October 26, 2018


Thanks to Michele Pridgen and the Honda Manufacturing of SC team in providing APICS Savannah and APICS Charleston Chapter members a tour of their world-class manufacturing facility in Timmonsville, GA. A special thanks to Sree Rajagopalan for organizing the event.

Gulfstream Product Support Distribution Center Tour
Savannah, GA
November 14, 2018


Outstanding Gulfstream Tour of their Customer Support Distribution Center. Many thanks to the
Gulfstream Team including David Manns, Corey Ingram, Stephen Phillips and APICS Savannah Board of Directors for organizing this event for the APICS Savannah members. A world-class facility!!!

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APICS Savannah and NAWIC Joint Chapter Meeting
Savannah, GA
November 27, 2018


The NAWIC Coastal Georgia (National Association of Women in Construction) and APICS Savannah Chapters conducted a joint professional development lunch meeting on Tuesday, November 27th at Tubby's Thunderbolt from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Geoffrey LeRoy, the APICS Savannah President presented, "Current Trade and Tariff Policy Changes and Their Affect on Our Savannah Businesses."  The event was very well attended by many local business leaders and the presentation was particularly interesting.

Holiday Networking Party
Savannah, GA
December 12, 2018


The December 12th Chapter Holiday Networking Extravaganza for APICS Savannah Members was a great event!  Many of our Chapter's members, peers, friends, and affiliates joined us for the great opportunity to eat, drink, and be merry.

We couldn't have asked for a more fabulous event location, The Mighty 8th Museum Pub.  The three hours of networking was followed up with many holiday raffles and door prizes.

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CLTD Workshop
Savannah Technical College
December 18, 2018


Congratulations to Ivette Torres, Ronald Winders, Danyel Hall, Jimmy Seckinger, Berthenia Colonel, and Deroux Topping for completing the APICS CLTD (Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution) Certification Workshop.  A major step in advancing your career!

Supply Chain 101 STEM Program
Tybee Island Maritime Academy 5th Graders
January 17, 2018


Georgia Port Authority with APICS Atlanta Board Member Bill Stankiewicz hosted a Supply Chain 101 class at Georgia Port Authority (GPA).  Tybee Island Maritime Academy (TIMA) 5th graders participated in an exercise of PPE equipment usage, port safety guidelines, and opportunities working in the shipping industry at the 4th largest port in the USA.

CPIM Certification Workshop Part 1
Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, GA
January 16, 2019


Congratulations to the Gulfstream Team for completing the CPIM Certification Part 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management workshop.  CPIM certification is recognized as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management.  Companies and Gulfstream Aerospace rely on CPIM designees to maximize ROI and increase customer satisfaction. Good luck to you all on the CPIM exam!

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APICS Top 50 Chapter Symposium
Orlando, FL
January 25-26, 2019

In our 2nd year of business, the APICS Savannah Chapter was honored by being invited to the APICS Top 50 Chapter Symposium held in Orlando, Florida January 25th and 26th.  This was a great event for the Chapters to exchange best practices and take in some awesome presentations from the APICS corporate leadership teams.

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The APICS Value Presentation to Students at Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA
February 19, 2019

APICS Savannah Chapter's President, Geoff LeRoy, presented to the Georgia Southern University's Student Logistics Association about the "APICS Value Proposition" and "Careers in Logistics and Supply Chain."  The presentation was very well received with many students staying after the event to grab a few minutes with Geoff.  The APICS Savannah Chapter has almost 80 Georgia Southern student members, and are hopeful to have an APICS Student Chapter at Georgia Southern in the near future.

Securing the Future of Your Supply Chain:
"Current State of Enterprise Vulnerabilities and Threats"
Professional Development Dinner Meeting, Savannah Technical College
February 21, 2019

The APICS Savannah Chapter, in conjunction with Savannah Technical College, conducted a professional development dinner meeting on Thursday, February 21st at Savannah Technical College (Crossroads Campus).  Paul Strzelec and Thong Nguyen shared their unique perspective on how to shape a security-minded culture starting with leadership responsibilities accompanied by an organization-wide change in behaviors that transcend diverse, distributed operations with networked relationships.  There was good attendance from the Savannah Chapter membership, and they learned current state, real-world threats.

Savannah Traffic Club Annual Oyster Roast
Captain Butler's Retreat
February 21, 2019

Along with many other local organizations, APICS Savannah sponsored the Savannah Traffic Club's Annual Oyster Roast at Captain Butler's Retreat on February 21st.  This is a wonderful event with many fine sponsors with proceeds going to a student scholarship fund.

S&OP VS Master Scheduling  – February 24, 2021


A virtual webinar conducted by Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP who will present "Sales & Operation Planning vs Master Scheduling- How they are the same and how they are different." Since these two processes are so often confused, this short session will explain how S&OP and Master Scheduling are the same AND how they are different.
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TPS - Toyota's Secret To Surviving Crises


When all automakers struggled to make ends meet during the COVID pandemic, Toyota announced record profit and became the largest automaker. Toyota uses TPS and a set of practices which make them resilient against any crisis; recall crisis, Fukushima disaster, COVID pandemic, chip shortage to name a few. Toyota uses these as opportunities to become fitter and stronger. In this seminar Sensei Ritsuo Shingo will give you a glimpse of some practices at Toyota, which make them successful. 


DATE: Tuesday, October 26, 2021


​​TIME:  ​​5:00pm - 6:00pm (EST)

​​LOCATION:  ​​FREE Virtual PDM Via Zoom 


Ritsuo Shingo, former president of Sichuan Toyota China, has served more than 40 years at Toyota starting from shop floor to top floor. He was involved in setting up the first Toyota plants in the US and UK including NUMMI and Kentucky. He pioneered Toyota's expansion in China which contributed to the success of Toyota during the pandemic. He is a known figure inside Toyota for his success in creating a profitable manufacturing plant in China within one year. 

Thunderbolt Marine (TMI) Tour - April 28 2022

TMI is where Savannah's charm, hospitality, and history of maritime tradition welcomes yacht captains, crew, and owners worldwide for maintenance, refit, and repair. 


TMI's world-class facility includes a state-of-the-art spray booth that provides lighting and temperature controlled conditions for painting that can be matched by no other. TMI's In-House Team of skilled craftsmen and well accomplished tradesmen deliver quality work at competitive prices.


TMI has 2400 linear feet of hard-standing space in addition to the service building and a centerboard pit. We have a combined 6000 linear feet of slip space on floating concrete docks. The service basin is dredged to maintain an average 16-foot depth. The Wilmington River is big, deep, and calm enough to conduct short sea trials.  Thunderbolt Marine is located at 3124 River Dr, Savannah, GA 31404. 

Daniel Defense Factory Tour - - Friday, May 20, 2022


Daniel Defense is a family owned and privately held firearms manufacturer located in Black Creek, Georgia.  Founded in 2001 by President/CEO Marty Daniel, the company was born from Marty’s vision to create custom rifle accessories for his personal rifles.  Twenty years later, Daniel’s concepts have evolved into one of the most recognizable brands in the firearms world, consisting of the world’s finest AR15-style firearms, bolt-action rifles and accessories for civilian, law enforcement and military customers.  Daniel Defense’s iconic brand remains unmatched in quality, precision, and world-class customer service.  At Daniel Defense, we celebrate the liberty of our country, the enthusiasm of our customers and employees and the quality and accuracy of our products.  To learn more, visit:  Daniel Defense is located at 101 Warfighter Way, Black Creek, GA  31308

Port of Savannah Tour - - June 29, 2022 
Since 1945, Georgia’s ports have served as magnets for international trade and investment, enriching the state’s economy to benefit all Georgians. The Georgia Ports Authority is dedicated to providing customers with the most efficient, productive port facilities in the nation, and to creating jobs and business opportunities to benefit more than 9.7 million Georgians. The GPA is committed to maintaining its competitive edge through development of leading-edge technology, marketing and operations to move cargo faster. And, the Authority is working hard to identify what must be done today to sustain growth, performance and security for tomorrow.
Georgia’s deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick, together with inland terminals in Chatsworth, Bainbridge and Columbus, are Georgia’s gateways to the world. They are the critical conduits through which raw materials and finished products flow to and from destinations around the globe.
The Port of Savannah, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America, is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. Together, these facilities exemplify the GPA’s exacting standards of efficiency and productivity. Garden City Terminal is the fourth busiest container handling facilities in the United States, encompassing more than 1,200 acres and moving millions of tons of containerized cargo annually.
Burnt Church Distillery Tour - - Friday, September 16 (5-7 PM)

Come join the ASCM Savannah Chapter members and peers at a tour of the Burnt Church Distillery in Bluffton, SC. We'll go behind-the-scenes and learn how each of their spirits come to life and how the rich history of Bluffton effected the origin of the distillery. 


We will start the Burnt Church Distillery tour by taking a deep dive into the history, science and creativity behind making the finest spirits in the Lowcountry. On the Distillery Production Tour, we will be guided by a master distiller as we walk through the multiplicity of steps to making bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, moonshine, agave and rum. From grain to barrel and bottling, this is an in-depth experience that finishes nicely with a tasting or cocktail.  Registration includes the tour and a basic flight (4) ¼ pours of their carefully crafted bourbon, whiskey, vodka, gin, moonshine, agave and rum.


Also, during this tour, we will take a trip into the past while experiencing the future of Lowcountry hospitality! We will learn about the storied history of Bluffton and how it progressed through the antebellum age to present day, when Distillery co-founders discovered the mysterious origins behind Burnt Church Road.  The tour continues through the Distillery’s campus as guests gain insight about the mechanics and ingredients that make our South Carolina-sourced products the best in class.  To learn more, visit:

Port City Logistics Tour - - Tues., October 18, 2022 (1-3PM)

Come join the ASCM Savannah Chapter members and peers for a tour of Port City Logistics' new corporate headquarters and flagship 1.2M feet-squared warehouse.


Port City Logistics, a third-party logistics company, expanded their Chatham County operations which created 200 new jobs and include an $80 million investment for construction of a new headquarters and warehouse facility at 5816 Hwy. 21 in Port Wentworth.

Port City Logistics was founded in 2001 in Savannah. They are a full-service logistics company that provides warehousing, drayage and over-the-road trucking, as well as brokerage transportation solutions to a highly diversified customer base.

Today, the company operates nine distribution centers within a 10-mile radius of the GPA including Foreign Trade Zone, Customs Bonded, Food-Grade and e-commerce specializations. They have more than 4 million square feet of warehouse space, and come see how there new 1.2 million-square-foot facility gives them the agility to service any customers' 3PL needs.

Lummus Corporation Factory Tour - - Wed., November 9, 2022 (1-3PM)
Join the ASCM Savannah Chapter members and peers on a tour of the Lummus Corporation factory. Lummus Corporation is the world's leading full-line supplier of machinery and replacement parts for the cotton ginning industry with a storied history dating back to the mid 1800's. Come join us for this exciting tour of this world-class facility.
"The Roaring 2020s in Supply Chain Management:
Three Trends That Will Challenge Supply Chains in the Coming Decade"
An Executive Webinar - - Wed., November 15, 2022 (7 PM)
Virtual Lunch & Learn Executive Webinar: "6 Tools to Navigate a Contracting Economy & Create New Revenue - - Tues., November 8, 2022 (12-1PM)
The ASCM Savannah and world renowned International Business Coach Deborah Peters have partnered to bring you this exciting virtual Professional Development Meeting.
Navigating a contracting market is challenging.  In this webinar Deborah brings 20+ years of experience Coaching CEO’s in 19 countries in a wide variety of industries. You will learn the Six Tools to Navigate a Contracting Market that include;
  1. Growth Mind-Set As Part of Business Model
  2. Envisioning New Possibilities & Future Growth
  3. Pivoting From Solving Problems to Creating Success
  4. Revamping the “Fly By the Seat of Your Pants Business Plan”
  5. Turning Set-Backs into a Set-Up
  6. Evolving and Innovating Beyond Current Circumstances

Mitsubishi Power  Facility Tour - - February 8, 2023


On February 8, join the ASCM Savannah Chapter members and peers for a tour of Mitsubishi Power manufacturing facility located in Pooler, GA .  Mitsubishi Power is a world leader in power generation and energy storage solutions.   It provides power generation solutions that include cleaner natural gas and green hydrogen; renewable energy; long- and short-term energy storage; environmental controls; services; and digital solutions for plant operation and maintenance.

In-House Capabilities

  • Gas and Steam Turbine Assembly

  • Low and High Speed Balancing

  • Combustor Component Manufacturing

  • Generator Repair and Rewinding

  • Valve Repair

  • Blade Rings

Mitsubishi Power is a power solutions brand of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, MHI is one of the world's leading heavy machinery manufacturers with engineering and manufacturing businesses spanning energy, infrastructure, transport, aerospace, and defense.

Lineage Logistics Fresh Storage Facility Tour - - April 20, 2023

March 24, 2023  11AM-1P

Lineage started with the purchase of a single warehouse in Seattle, WA in 2008. They have developed into an organization that is deeply rooted in generations of cold storage expertise and on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Come tour their newest facility having just opened on Feb. 20th , with their Grand opening scheduled April 20th.  
Lineage branches may be far-reaching, but the roots run deep – in fact, Lineage’s work dates back to the founding of New Orleans Cold Storage in 1886! Between then and now, Lineage has welcomed some of the world’s leading cold storage companies, many of which are family owned and operated, into the Lineage family. Lineage remains grounded in their heritage and embrace the many owners, family members and employees of these companies who continue to work with Lineage today.
The Lineage name combines their unique legacy and expertise with the connectedness of cold chain logistics. Similarly, the shield represents the companies that were built by entrepreneurs and families over decades and generations and today form Lineage. It is also symbol of the collective strength behind the company—"our people".


Averitt Express Savannah Facility Tour

May 24, 2023  2PM-4PM

March 24, 2023  11AM-1PM 

The Averitt story began over 50 years ago with Thurman Averitt and Gary Sasser and a small trucking company hauling dry goods between Nashville, TN and Livingston, TN. Today, Averitt is one of the nation's leading freight transportation providers, handling shipments moving around the globe. 

Averitt is an award-winning freight transportation and supply chain service provider.  Come learn first-hand about their world-class supply chain solutions: 


  • Regional & North America

  • Final Mile

  • Local Customization

  • Expedited Ground & Air

  • Pool Distribution


  • Dry Van & Flatbed

  • Production & Event Logistics

  • Expedited

  • Intermodal


  • Dry Van, Flatbed & Refrigerated

  • Customized Trailers

Distribution & Fulfillment

  • Warehousing

  • Order Fulfillment

  • Retail & E-Commerce

  • PortSide® (Drayage, Transloading, Storage and Inland Transport)

  • WMS Technology

Integrated & Global Solutions

  • Cross-Border (Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands)

  • International Ocean/Air NVOCC

  • Full-Service Customs Brokerage

  • Brokerage

  • Averitt Enterprise Technology

Facility Details

•80,000 Sq. Ft of Warehousing Space

•New #285K facility in 2Q23

•50 Dock Doors

•28’ Clear Height

•40 Trailer Parking Spaces

•30 x 40’ Chassis

•12 x 20’ Chassis

•Secure Yard and Lot

•24/7 Security

•On-Site Weight Scales

•6 Reefer Container Generator Hook-Ups



We had a great tour at:






1:30PM TO 3:30PM  

LOCATION: 218 East Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31415, Phone: (912) 234-8201


Visit Delta Metals Website

Delta Metals Incorporated is Southeast Georgia’s largest sheet metal and roofing contractor. Founded in 1959, our goal is to provide clients with the highest quality service at competitive prices. Our production capabilities are unmatched, and we are ready to serve all of your metal building needs. All products are fabricated locally in our 100,000+ square foot production facility in Savannah and delivered to the jobsite to meet your construction schedule.


We produce sheet metal duct systems for industrial and commercial HVAC systems. We also perform custom sheet metal fabrication using galvanized steel, stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminum. For your commercial and industrial roofing needs, we manufacture built up, modified bitumen, single ply PVS and EPDM, as well as custom fabricated metal roofing systems from steel, aluminum, and copper. Lots of automation to show case here.

Delta Metals has been practicing green, or sustainable, building concepts for many years, long before it became a buzzword.  We fabricate almost all of our products in our facility, rather than on site, so we can control waste and quality.  We recycle all our scrap metal and use recycled metals when possible. We are also proud to use American steel.  Since our products are made of metal, they can last for a lifetime or longer, reducing waste in our landfills. When a building is renovated or destroyed, the metal can be recycled, again reducing waste.  Delta Metals also uses low and no-VOC caulking and sealants. Our roofing products and insulation meet the highest standards in reflective and low energy roofs.  Finally, we constantly make changes to our shop to reduce energy use.  While many companies are touting how green they have become, Delta Metals has been green for decades.  We have a LEED® expert on staff to help you with LEED® accredited projects. Let our staff work with you to meet your sustainable goals.


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