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The North Shore Chapter  is preparing for our next season of Professional Development Meetings (PDM). Interested? We'd love to hear from you! If you or someone you know would like to present at our meetings, please contact

Lean, Keen, & Green!
The Future of Supply Chain Management

 Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Please join us on Tuesday, November 14th, as we welcome Keith Launchbury, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDP, President of Keith Launchbury & Associates, and Past President of APICS International.

The problem with many companies today is that while they have done an impressive job of applying lean concepts to their own internal processes, they have not done the same across their entire supply chain processes. There is no question that the concepts of lean are equally applicable especially when you consider the amount of waste of energy, material and time that is prevalent in many global supply chains today. The challenge is how to apply the concepts of lean across multiple enterprises, often running different versions of different ERP systems, and this challenge of sharing accurate demand information in a timely fashion is becoming a significant obstacle to streamlined and effective supply chain management.

During this presentation, Keith will explain the rapidly changing nature of the retail marketplace, and the implications for all suppliers to the retail world. He will explain the way in which suppliers must adapt to this new business reality, and the principles which they must adopt to be competitive in this new business environment.

PDM Schedule


5:30 pm

Dinner and Presentation

6:15 - 8:15 pm 

Please make your reservation by 5 pm, Friday, 11/10/17

Directions to the Hilton Boston/Woburn

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