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October 14, 2020 Professional Development Meeting - NO CHARGE

October 14, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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7:00 Presentation

There is no fee for the PDM this month.  No registration needed.  Just use the link below on the meeting date and time.
"50 Years in Manufacturing"
Have you ever secretly reported your employer to a regulatory agency and then secretly
orchestrated a scenario to correct their offenses?  Randall has.  Have you ever plotted
with a few peers to do what’s best for your company when the company is dead set
against it?  Randall has.  Have you ever flown in the face of institutional gender
discrimination?  Randall has. 
Randall began his career in the 1960s and experienced things that even now make him shake his head in disbelief. Those bizarre and
humorous incidents will be the subject of this presentation.  Put down your tablets and note pads because this is intended as pure entertainment.  Valuable lessons are
rampant but you will have to infer them for yourself.  Expect gasps and laughter.

Randall S. Schaefer CPIM
Randall Schaefer, CPIM, editor of the popular “Lessons Learned” feature in APICS magazine, is a veteran speaker to APICS and other manufacturing-based groups.  Randall is an Industrial Philosopher with 49 years of manufacturing management experience in such diverse industries as automotive, capital equipment, farm machinery, and appliances. He has a degree in philosophy from Wisconsin State University- Stevens Point, has been APICS certified for over 30 years and has done a tour of duty on APICS’ CIRM test writing committee. Randall is a veteran APICS instructor who taught APICS CPIM review classes as well as his own seminars on inventory management and cycle counting. He is a veteran speaker at APICS international conferences as well as chapter meetings of APICS and other manufacturing based professional organizations. Randall is a regular contributor of feature articles to APICS magazine and edited the popular “Lessons Learned” feature for twenty years. He is co-author of the Society of Manufacturing Engineer’s handbook, Material and Parts Handling in Manufacturin

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