Women in Operations Management
Women in Operations Management Panel Discussion
Women in Operations Management
Steps that will advance your career. How to break into management. Things
you can do to inspire the confidence of the people you work with. These are
gender specific concerns.
In fact, most of the issues that are part
of day-to-day Operations Management are not gender specific, or
"women's" concerns and issues per se, however women often bring a
different perspective to the many considerations that make-up Supply Chain and Operations Management
than the perspectives held by many of their male counterparts ... And, there are
gender specific issues that still persist such as how to break the 'glass-ceiling' -- and when broken, how to help
pull other women past it. This is your opportunity to hear about
these Operations and Supply Chain Management issues from a panel of women who are successful
Professionals. The considerations that will be discussed are important for
anyone in or considering a career in Management. APICS members and other
Supply Chain and Operations professionals, University faculty, staff and students from NEIU and
from all other area Universities and Colleges are invited and encouraged to
Panel Moderator - Stephanie Sherrod, Licensed Customs Broker,
Certified Customs Specialist, CSCP, CLTD is the Transportation and
Customs Manager at Gogoair, an inflight WiFi company. Before Gogoair, Ms. Sherrod
was the Import Export Project Lead, at NEC Display Solutions where she was responsible for:
Providing day-to-day guidance, expertise and the knowledge necessary to manage the import
and export compliance program; maintaining rate negotiations; and providing direction regarding
transportation issues and related services. Prior to NEC Display Solutions, Ms. Sherrod dealt
with Customs Broker compliance and related issues at logistics firms including, DHL Global
Forwarding, Nissin Customs Service, and Pro Logistics. Ms. Sherrod holds a Bachelor of the Arts (B.A.)
degree from Kent State University. Ms. Sherrod’s LinkedIn page features her business motto,
“Keep Calm and Call Your Licensed Customs Broker”, as well as an informative summary on Trade Compliance
entitled, “What You Don’t Know About Trade Compliance Will Cost You”.
Kim Choin, CPIM, Financial Analyst, has enjoyed an 18 year career
with Vaughan & Bushnell, a "Made in the USA" hand tool manufacturer located in Hebron, IL.
Ms. Choin is a high energy supply chain professional who was actively involved
with the Board of the APICS Highlands Chapter. Recently, Ms. Choin joined the Finance Team
that is part of the APICS-Chicago Board of Directors. Ms. Choin holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.)
degree from Columbia College Chicago.
Dawn Duvall, CPIM, is the Director of Supply Chain and IT at Milton Industries
the leading brand and “Made in USA” manufacturer of Pneumatic Air Accessories and Fittings.
As Director of Supply Chain and IT at Milton, Ms. Duvall is responsible for inventory control, S&OP, supplier management,
purchasing, customer service, ISO and overall IT. Before coming to Milton Industries, Ms. Duvall was the
Director of IT/Production at Chemtech Plastics Inc., a medium sized precision injection molder and
contract assembly provider, where Ms. Duvall was in charge of logistics, warehousing, purchasing, scheduling,
customer service and IT. Ms. Duvall received a Bachelor of Science (BSE) degree in Elementary Education with
a minor in History from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition, Ms. Duvall received a
Master of Science (MSE) degree in Computer Education from Cardinal Stritch University.
Ms. Duvall is an active member of APICS-Chicago frequently helping with Program related duties.
Carrie Horton, CPA, LSSGB, is
Senior Treasury Analyst at ACCO Brands Corporation, which is one of the
world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and
print finishing solutions. Ms. Horton began her career at ACCO in 2014
in a Finance development program where, over a two-year period, she
rotated through various corporate finance and accounting functions,
which included roles in Credit, Accounts Receivable, Treasury,
Financial Planning & Analysis, and Internal Audit. Ms. Horton received
her Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Accounting from Northeastern
Illinois University (NEIU). Ms. Horton is the Vice-Chair of NEIU's
College of Business and Management (COBM) Executive Advisory Council
(EAC), and also serves as a member on the NEIU Alumni Advisory Board.
Additionally, Ms. Horton is an active volunteer in her community, and is a member of the Treasury Management Association of Chicago (TMAC).
Further, Ms. Horton, who maintains a commitment to continued learning, is registered to sit for the CFA Level 1 Exam in June 2018.
6:00 - 6:45 Registration and Informal Networking. Light food and refreshments will be available.
6:45 - 7:00 Announcements and Introductions
7:00 - 7:45 Panel Discussion and Q & A
7:45 - 8:30 Meet the Panelists.
In addition to the insights from the panel discussion, this event provides an excellent opportunity to network before the panel discussion starts, as well as the opportunity to meet the panelists and continue networking after the panel discussion.
(APICS members receive certification maintenance points for attending
APICS-Chicago thanks Northeastern Illinois University for hosting this event.
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Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)
is a fully accredited public university serving approximately 12,000
students in the Chicago area with an affordable, high quality academic
experience. Of note, NEIU's College of Business and Management is AACSB accredited.
Go to www.neiu.edu for more information.