Linville, Ray P

SOLE President Adrian Stephan attended the January meeting of the goldaward winning Seattle Chapter (16 03). The technical program included a discussion by John Niles and Laurie Brown, CPL, on Boeing’s dependability cost model. The model is being applied to the Next Generation 737 airplane program to reduce maintenance costs. The chapter’s February meeting featured John Hartman, a certified quality engineer and auditor. Hartman discussed the International Standards Organization (ISO) quality standard (designated ISO 9000), including recent developments in Europe.

The January guest speaker for the gold-award winning Greater Washington Area Chapter (02 01) was Gordon Tassi, a former senior official with the General Services Administration. Tassi discussed rebuilding the federal offices in Oklahoma City and the logistics problems caused by the 1994 bombing.

Capt. Mike Zimmerman was the guest speaker at the January meeting of the platinum-award winning Indianapolis Chapter (0411). Zimmerman is the SR71 program manager for the U.S. Air Force and discussed logistics aspects of his program. The chapter also presented a honorary SOLE membership to Jerry Baker, Systems Maintenance & Technology.

The Greater Atlanta Chapter (03 03) heard Linda Allen, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems (LMAS), discuss the LMAS Commercial Advocate Program at its March meeting. The chapter’s newsletter is on the Web at http://www.

The platinum-award winning Suncoast (Clearwater, Fla.) Chapter (03 06) continues its outstanding program activities. At its December workshop, over 60 members and guests heard John T. Stimadorakis of AMT Corporation explain surface mount technology and related support issues.

At its January workshop, Bill Ash of Honeywell’s Space and Strategic Operation discussed high reliability applications of plastic encapsulated microcircuits. Later that month at its evening meeting, Ed Sudbury of MIS Credit presented the topic “Do You Know What’s on Your Credit Report?”

At its February workshop, David Toth discussed “Third-Party Logistics.” Toth is National Account Manager for SonicAir. In addition, the chapter was a major participant in Florida Log ’97, the fourth winter conference sponsored by six Florida chapters.

SOLE District 3 held a dinner meeting to kickoff Florida Log ’97. Ray Wilson was the speaker. His topic was “Logisticians by Choice – 30 Years of Evolution.”

Robert J. Eckelbarger, Manager of Logistics Systems for H.E.B. Grocery Co., spoke to the San Antonio Chapter (07 03) on his company’s logistics operations at the chapter’s January meeting.

The gold-award winning St. Louis Chapter (06 01) featured Mary Gentile of the National Association of Safety Trainers at its January meeting. Her topic was “Flying Safe in a Dangerous World.” Its February meeting was held in the TWA Dome, which the chapter toured after its dinner. At it’s January meeting, the platinum award-winning Spaceport Chapter (0312) heard Jerry Hughes, Store Manager for Scotty’s, discuss logistics influences in retail order processing, organizational structure, and product lines. Its February meeting featured a round-table discussion of Florida Log ’97 lessons.

The Greater Jacksonville Chapter (0317) recently heard Michael Godoy discuss the logistics of preparing the Gator Bowl stadium for a Jaguar game. Godoy is with S&G Services.

Vicki Sonntag, acting Executive Director of the Alliance for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), spoke at the January meeting of the Trident (Silverdale, Washington) Chapter (16 09). She discussed AME’s efforts to improve the competitiveness of small and mediumsized manufacturers. AME is a cooperative venture by the State of Washington and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

At the January meeting of the goldaward winning Southern Indiana Chapter (0410), Clifford Alligood and Steve Haines of Computer Sciences Corporation conducted a briefing and demonstration on Joint Computer-aided Acquisition and Logistics Support (CALS). For its February meeting, the chapter toured Crane Division’s Lithium Battery Testing Facility.

The January meeting of the goldaward winning Ventura County (Calif.) Chapter (09 08) also included a JCALS demonstration. The meeting theme was “Staying Current in JCALS.” The demonstration was presented by the Logistics Process Department of Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Editor’s Note: Chapter newsletters are the only source for this column. Make sure your editor is sending monthly issues to SOLE Headquarters and the Logistics Spectrum staff.

Ray P. Linville, CPL, Editor

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