Kurt Grela, VP Programs 
APICS DC Metro Chapter #127 


Tuesday August 11, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
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11790 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20191

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Supply Chain Risk Management Professional Development Meeting 

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APICS DC Metro and WBB are pleased to follow up on our highly successful March Supply Chain Risk Management workshop with a Professional Development Meeting on Tuesday, Aug 11.


The keynote presentation will be given by Christoper Tafe, Special Agent with Homeland SecurityInvestigations (HSI), National Security Division, Counter-Proliferation Investigations Unit. Special Agent Tafe will provide an overview and update on the Administration’s effort tofundamentallyreform the current U.S. export control system in order to enhance U.S. national security and the competitiveness of key U.S. manufacturing and technology sectors.  He will also discuss Homeland Security Investigations' role in enforcing U.S. export laws and provide an overview of a criminal case involving the illegal transfer of export controlled technology to the People’s Republic of China.

Irvin Varkonyi

Following Mr. Tafe is Irvin VarkonyiPresident of Supply Chain Operations Preparedness Education (SCOPE), who will give a demonstration of the Risk Assessment Heat Map. We'll explore the interaction between government and private sectors to protect global supply chains while we simultaneously optimize supply chain performance. The Risk Assessment Heat Map will be an interactive exercise assessing strengths and weakness in supply chains, focusing on the probability of threats and vulnerabilities.


12:00 – 12:30 PM              Lunch and Welcoming Remarks - WBB

12:30 – 1:15 PM                 Keynote Speaker: Export Control Reform Initiative Presentation / Q&A

1:15 PM – 1:25 PM            Break

1:25 PM – 2:10 PM            SCRM Presentation / Q&A

2:10 PM – 2:55 PM            SCRM Exercise

2:55 PM – 3:00 PM            Concluding Remarks – WBB

Registration:  Student - $10, Government - $15, APICS member - $20, Non-APICS member - $25

Reasons To Attend:

  • Earn Credit Hours for Your APICS SCRM Certificate
    This PDM qualifies for 1 of the 12 credit hours needed to obtain theAPICS Risk Management Education Certificate. The certificate requires a total of 12 hours of core and elective topics. Attendees at the PDM who continue to participate in an additional 11 hours of the core topics, including the seven hour SCRM workshop by attending the APICS Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Oct 5-7, 2015, and signing up for four hours of online webinars, will have fulfilled the certificate’s requirements. If you attended our March 2015 event, you have already earned 7 hours towards certification! For more information on SCRM Certification, see the APICS website
  • Earn Credit for Continuous Learning The seminar also can be counted towards federal acquisition professionals’ requirement for continuous learning.