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!!!

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.
Click here for more information or to register
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. 

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