March 21, 2018
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Kells Irish Restaurant
112 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97204

Use supply chain simulation software to test your knowledge.

  • Test your supply chain skills as each table will make two rounds of supply chain decisions to see which team can make the best Return on Investments of a troubled company.  
  • This Professional Development Meeting uses the same Fresh Connection simulation software used by APICS in student case competitions in the last few years. 
  • The event will be facilitated by Chuck Nemer who is a certified Fresh Connection simulation software trainer.  Chuck has facilitated multiple regional student case competitions and also hosted a similar event like this at another Chapter in Michigan.
  • The take away from this event is to gain insights on how KPI’s by area can cause overall company profitability to suffer if they KPI’s are not balanced between areas of the business.


The registration fee covers the cost of dinner.  APICS members also get the first drink on the chapter.  Membership has its benefits.

Chuck Nemer - Facilitator/Instructor Bio:

Chuck Nemer is a trainer/consultant with 40 years of experience in Supply Chain Management, Lean, Leadership, and APICS. He also teaches Operations Management at an urban based university in St Paul Mn. He is active both locally and nationally in his APICS professional society as well, in the areas of instructor development and curriculum development. 

Chuck also has a second business where he is an educational support associate on behalf of InChainge to universities who utilize The Fresh Connection and The Cool Connection supply chain simulations within their classroom.  Chuck currently works with approximately 60 universities and 2000 students annually in supporting the use and play of the simulations in the classroom

Chuck has spent 40 years in various areas of Operations, Supply Chain Management, and Leadership.  Within those 340 years, he has taught for 40 years; professional certification classes for APICS and on his own on behalf of colleges in their outreach programs to local and regional manufacturing firms.  Chuck has a Bachelors degree in Accounting from the University of Minnesota, a Masters degree in Leadership from Augsburg College in Minneapolis Mn., CPIM and CLTD certification from APICS, and on-line curriculum development certificate from the Wisconsin Technical College System.

APICS PDM Wednesday March 21st agenda:  (Pacific Time)


  • 5:30 PM -  People start arriving and check in   
  • 6:00 PM - Professional Development Meeting officially begins (Networking)
  • 6:20 PM - Dinner begins
  • 6:55 PM – Chapter Introductions & business  (Lynnann – Chapter President)
  • 7:05 PM – Introduce Facilitator (Jon)
  • 7:05 PM – Evening Overview  (Chuck and Jon)
  • 7:10 PM -  Case Problem introduction and TFC walk through  (Chuck)
  • 7:30 PM -  Walk through reports for case  (Chuck)
  • 7:40 PM -  1st round Teams given instructions for 1st round and discuss to make decision 
  • 7:50 PM -  Decisions Finalized (Facilitator compiles team’s results/ROI)  & Participants take a break (Bio break and drink refill)
  • 7:55 PM -  Results shared (Chuck shares the results)
  • 8:05 PM -  2nd round Teams discuss next decision
  • 8:15 PM -  Decision Finalized and results compiled (Chuck)
  • 8:20 PM -  Results shared with teams (Chuck)
  • 8:35 PM – (optional)  3rd round Teams make decision for third round
  • 8:45 PM – Result finalized
  • 8:50  PM – Final take aways from the evening, reminders for upcoming events, meeting end.  (Chuck, Jon)



$30.00 Members
$25.00 Earlybird rate before March 11

$40.00 Non-Members
$35.00 Earlybird rate before March 11

$20.00 APICS Student Members