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 Next Professional Development Meeting: March 20th

AstraZeneca, 8848 Trade Port Dr, West Chester

Tour is Limited to 40 people - register early!

AstraZeneca West Chester, Ohio, plant is a global supplier of two forms of Type II Diabetes drugs currently distributed in over twenty countries worldwide. The plant is responsible for manufacturing, filling, packaging, and distributing the pharmaceutical products to all of these markets. There is a certain complexity when it comes to manufacturing a sterile injectable which takes a great deal of support onsite to monitor both the facility and the manufacturing areas. There is also a lot of support needed when it comes to quality and change management, ensuring that our practices at West Chester meet the rigorous regulatory standards set by the different agencies that oversee production of sterile pharmaceuticals. The supply chain is complex due to our pharmaceutical products being cold chain and having different testing requirements for the different markets we are in. There is a great deal of planning that goes into each batch of our product to ensure that it manufactured to the requirements of that market and gets to them in the proper state. It truly takes a team at West Chester to continually support each and every one of our patients with our products on time every time throughout the world.


2017-2018 Board of Directors:

President:  Jeff Draper

Treasurer/Past President:  Shelley Hoesl

Secretary:  Roberta Savage

VP Education:  Chan Stevens

VP Programs:  Lisa Vaughn

Programs Coordinator:  Karen Tucker

VP Membership:  Tim Lenz

VP Marketing:  Bob Pfender

UC Student Chapter Liaison:  Rick Alley


Big thanks to everyone above!  This chapter would not be possible without members stepping up and doing the work required to advance education and professional development in Supply Chain and Operations Management.


For those interested in obtaining CPIM or CSCP certifications, dates for upcoming classes are listed to the right on this web page.  Should you have any questions, please contact Chan Stevens at Education@apics-cincy.org.

 New Members

Finally, I would like to personally welcome the new APICS members listed below.  We are glad you have joined our local chapter.  New members can attend their first PDM meeting for free.  Contact Tim Lenz at Membership@apics-cincy.org for assistance with registering.



Jeff Draper - President



                            Welcome New Members
Benjamin Bialorucki Mike Cain Surya Elangovan
Lisa Gonzalez John Hardiman Buford Harvey
Deanne Hensley Franklin Hicks David Himes
Matt Hoadley Richard Hobbs Gregory Hudson
Ryan Ipp Toni Jackson Colin Kerrigan
Ranga Rao Kosuri Steve Luebbe Paul Madix
Reineiro Medina Kevin Mullins Kapil Nandwana
Michael Pierce Jeremy Powers Benjamin Randall
Neal Rothchild  Terell Shaw Vince Shelton
Mare Specht Randie Stone Donna Turner
  Bo Vitale  

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