Michelle Perkins 
APICS Tampa Bay 
(727) 386-9660 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM 

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Bascom's Chop House 
3665 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

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APICS Tampa Bay
June 13, 2017 
Professional Development Meeting 

The Great Game of Business

APICS Tampa Bay invites local supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals to our "Top Management Night" Professional Development Meeting on June 13, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at Bascom's Chop House, 3665 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater FL 33762.

Our guest speaker is Mr. David Buker of The Buker Group in Orlando, FL. David will be speaking on the topic of The Great Game of Business. 

There have been many comparisons between Business and Sports.  Having a Game Plan, a Play Book, Scoreboards, Performance Measurements, Improving Performance, Involving the TEAM, Playing Above the Rim, Scoring and Winning, and much more.

They are all part of both Business and Sports. There are many interesting parallels here that can help you run and improve your Business. Why should we look at Business as a Game, because it produces better results, and it's much more fun.  

Got a Problem?

Gather the TEAM.

Put an Incentive on It,

Keep the Score.


Watch it go away!     

This presentation will show you how you can play the Great Game of Business in your company.  It will give examples of how other companies have played the Game.  It will also explain how one company used the Game to implement and improve its Total Supply Chain Performance by over 50%.  It's a great story.  

Come and here stories about 50 years’ experience in Playing the Game of Business! 

David Buker, CFPIM

David Buker, corporate executive, consultant, and accomplished speaker, is President of The Buker Group located in Orlando, Florida.  He provides strategic consulting, turnaround consulting, mentor consulting, and entrepreneurial consulting to emerging growth companies.  

Mr. Buker has spent more than 45 years in business management and consulting for major corporations all over the world.  Mr. Buker develops and presents management seminars and training programs that have a strong track record of inspiring managers and improving results and performance.  For many years, he has been an accomplished speaker and keynoter for conferences and conventions worldwide. 

David Buker’s management career includes more than 20 years of management experience in managing manufacturing companies.  He has held positions as Director of Production Planning and Processing, Director of Materials, VP of Manufacturing, and Assistant to the President with responsibilities for Strategic Planning and Profit Planning for firms such as Hyster Company, Barber-Greene, and Dresser Industries.  

Mr. Buker has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with Honors from Wheaton College, and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago’s Executive Program. 

David Buker has earned the reputation as “The Corporate Coach” who helps management teams improve results, performance, productivity, and profits.  Many top corporations seek out his rare blend of management expertise, strategic insights, practical perceptions, and communication and motivational skill.

Our dinner meeting includes your choice of soda, iced tea and coffee, dinner rolls and a fresh garden salad.  Entree choices are Salmon Oscar, Chopped Steak, and Chicken Dijon with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Vegetable Medley.  Dessert is a choice of New York Cheese Cake or Belgian Chocolate Torte.


  • 5:30-6:00 Check-In / Registration / Networking
  • 6:00-7:00 Organizational Announcements / Dinner Service
  • 7:00-8:00 Professional Development Program 

Dessert is a choice of New York Cheese Cake or Belgian Chocolate Torte.

Register as a Guest or APICS Menber and save the date! You can pay in advance during registration with a debit/credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover) or PayPal.  Payment at the door is accepted by credit/debit card, check and cash. Registration is:

$37.50 Guests / Non-Members
$32.50 APICS Members 

Please join us for dinner, networking and professional development with Tampa Bay area supply chain, operations management, transportation and logistics professionals!

By registering for this event you submit your information to APICS Tampa Bay, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this and other events.

APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management. We're the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience.