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Professional Development Meetings (PDMs)

 Tuesday, March 12, 2024


Six Executive Keynote Speakers 

 "Making Better Supply Chain Decisions"

Executive Keynote Speaker

Peter Sherman, CMBB, CQE, CSCP

 Managing Partner


Topic Summary:

Are your employees making poor decisions based on information that was relatively expensive to collect and research? In this interactive presentation, we’ll explore our decision-making styles, share compelling research on Big Data, and present a simple but powerful decision support system to help you make better decisions. Attendees will participate in an enlightening diagnostic survey about their own decision-making style and receive powerful tools for decision making.

About the Speaker:

Peter brings 25+ years’ experience leading and deploying continuous improvement programs within manufacturing, logistics, service, and healthcare industries.   Peter is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, an ASQ-Certified Quality Engineer, and an APICS-Certified Supply Chain Professional. Peter began his career in Japan as a M.I.T. scholar in 1986. There he worked with Dr. Edwards Deming and learned Japanese quality principles including the Toyota Production System, Kaizen, and Gemba Walks. 

Peter spent 10 years with AT&T as a Sr. Black Belt and 4 years as Director of Process Excellence for Cbeyond Communications.  As Managing Partner of Riverwood Associates, LLC, Peter has designed LSS training curriculums and trained / certified 3,200+ LSS Yellow Belts, 900+ Green Belts and 50+ Black Belts.  He has written more than 80 articles on quality and process improvement in ASQ’s Quality Progress, Quality Magazine, Quality Digest andSCMNow.  Since 2018, Peter has been the author of the SCMNow Magazine’s Operational Excellence column.  Peter holds a B.S. in Construction Engineering from University of Florida; a M.S. in Civil Engineering from M.I.T.; and an MBA from Georgia State University.  Since 2014, Peter has served on the Board of the ASQ Atlanta Section including Section Chair, Immediate Past Chair and Programs Chair.



Century Center Office Park

2200 Century Parkway 

Suite #0003 

Atlanta, GA 30345 




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Registration and Networking


Dinner (LoyalQ BBQ - Beef Brisket and Chicken)


Special Presentation for Job Seekers and Career Management Advice

Dave O'Farrell, O'Farrell Career Management


Chapter Announcements


Keynote Speaker

Peter Sherman, Riverwood Associates



Wrap Up and Adjourn 


Members: $25 

Non-Members: $40  
Students: $10

Limited Seating Available!

Register Early To Reserve Your Place!

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Special Guest Speaker


Dave O'Farrell

O'Farrell Career Management


Learn How You Can Accelerate Your Career Opportunities

Dave O’Farrell helps supply chain leaders like us (among others) manage our careers. His 10K first level connections on LinkedIn include 800 supply chain and logistics professionals.


He serves as a board member, VP of Marketing, and social media manager for ASCM Atlanta. He also teaches a 25-minute career management topic at all nine PDM meetings each year.


Dave is a keynote speaker, outplacement consultant, and executive recruiter. He helps employers on both ends of the employment life cycle – when they’re hiring and when they’re firing.


On the front end, he provides executive recruiting services. On the back end, Dave helps employers soften the blow when they let employees go by offering the best outplacement services on the planet.


His services are a coveted employee severance benefit. 


In addition to O’Farrell Career Management and ASCM Atlanta, Dave volunteers as the leader of a job search ministry, he’s a local and national member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and he manages social media for another HR group in south metro Atlanta.


He’s collaborated with clients across the USA – and a few overseas.


In September 2023, one of his clients landed a dream job at his #1 target company, a company regarded as the best employer in Georgia. He earned a 90% raise.


Join us each month for our “Career Management Moment.” Learn how to:


  •  Launch your career

  •  Land a dream job

  •  Get a raise

  •  Earn a promotion

  •  Avoid the layoff list


Career Management Curriculum » 2024


January: Energize Your Career: Supercharge Your Career in the New Year


February: Crushing the Behavioral Interview: From Both Sides of the Conference Table


March: Crushing the Interview Q&A: From Both Sides of the Conference Table


April: 7 Career Management Tips for Turbulent Times » 7 Things You Must Do Before You Are Laid Off


May: 16 Ways to Make Your Message More Persuasive


Reach out to Dave by email or through his LinkedIn page.

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