Biography of:

    Eric W. Schaudt, CPIM CSCP
Position     Manager, Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
Company     Large Global Security Company

Eric is with the Operations Planning & Control department of a large global security company in Rolling Meadows, Illinois and is the Manager of Material Requirements Planning (MRP). His organization is responsible for material planning & analysis and for all the production programs.

Additionally Eric is the chair of the MRP council, comprised of multiple sites throughout the US. The council provides professional network opportunity for MRP Leadership, fostering organizational learning and awareness amongst the MRP professionals to improve cross-site familiarity with business processes, people, technologies & tools and align Corporate, Sector and Campus MRP initiatives and objectives.

Collaborative focus on: proven MRP principles; policy deployment, robust and coordinated processes, improved communication and efficient execution of requirements. Additionally focus on the development of realistic, achievable and predictable schedules. Council activities include policy development, performance metrics, continuous improvement and employee development.

The company provides security systems for domestic and foreign military customers. Eric has over 37 years of experience in manufacturing and operations management. He has held a variety of positions where he has been responsible for managing manufacturing activities, production planning and scheduling, and electronics testing. He has served as the Business Partner responsible for the Procurement team in the conversion activities to SAPís production planning and materials management modules.

Eric is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); has an Associate of Science Degree - Electronics, Bachelorís degree in Behavioral Sciences, and Master of Science degree in Management.

Eric has been an active volunteer for APICS - The Association for Operations Management. His active participation began locally in the Chicago chapter in 1997. He has volunteered regionally as the VP of Region 13 (Illinois & Indiana). He also served as VP of Chapter Development, responsible for the continuous development of a chapter network comprised of 203 chapters in North America and Mexico. Eric has served on the APICS board of directors for eight years.  During that tenure, in addition to VP of Region 13, Chapter Development VP he also served as Secretary/Treasurer, Chair-elect and Chairman, 2011. Currently Eric is serving as a board member of the APICS Foundation.  He is also an active member in the following APICS committees - Certification, and Collaboration.

Eric was honored to receive the APICS Voluntary Service Award presented at the International Conference in Kansas City in 2005.

As an instructor of APICS courses, Eric is a Qualified Lead Instructor for Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Qualified Associate Instructor Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) courses for the Chicago chapter.

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