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Events for 2011

Date Event Topic Location Contact
1/19/2011 Profit from Solar Panels,
The Fuel that can Power Your Home or Business, Joint IIE / IoPP meeting

Dinner Meeting Sheraton 4 Point, Harrisburg, PA
1/22/2011 Future City Competition - project judging Volunteering Philadelphia, PA http://www.futurecity
3/3/2011, 3/5,2011
Capital Area Science & Engineering Fair - project judging Volunteering Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, PA
8/9/11 Tour of Starbucks Roasting Plant
York, PA
12/14/11 ASQ: Top Reasons for Failure in Supply Chain Projects Speaker
York, PA
Fred Hammond at

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2011 Past Event Descriptions

12/14/11: ASQ Dinner Meeting
Top Reasons for Failure in Supply Chain Projects

American Society for Quality, Harrisburg Section 503, presents their December 2011 dinner meeting, entitled "Top Reasons for Failure in Supply Chain Projects" by Christian Lancaster.

This presentation explores the root causes for failure in well-intentioned supply chain initiatives.  Through the use of real world examples and case studies this talk will explore these failures and use the DMAIC process as a guide to assess when and why they occur.  Areas of discussion will include supply chain network strategy, warehouse layout planning and design execution, and ERP/WMS implementation.  In addition, Mr. Lancaster will demonstrate how the use of process selection and analytical methods allow one to qualify and quantify the impact to avoid similar mistakes within their own organization.  St. Onge Company President, Mike Jones, will be on hand for a question and answer session following the presentation.

Christian Lancaster is a Project Engineer with St. Onge Company. Headquartered in York, PA, with seventy employees, St. Onge is a highly respected supply chain engineering firm boasting a wide range of national, international, and Fortune 500 clients.  The company was recently named one of the World's Top 100 Supply Chain Partners, an honor it has received three of the last four years.  Mr. Lancaster has over 8 years of supply chain consulting experience and has worked on over 100 projects for 80 clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida in Industrial Engineering, earned a Certificate of Advanced Logistics from Universite d’aix Marseille and is currently completing his Masters of Business Administration through the University of Massachusetts.  He lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife Jennifer who is expecting their first child in February.  

8/9/2011: Tour of Starbucks Roasting Plant

1/19/2011: Profit from Solar Panels,
The Fuel that can Power Your Home or Business

IIE and IoPP present Michael F. Barnes, President of I Need Solar.

Retailer chains like Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, and Safeway look to the sun for energy savings by installing solar panels on their roofs to generate electricity on a large scale. I Need Solar will present the benefits of residential or commercial panels.

Meeting Location:
Sheraton Four Points
800 West Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA

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