The Supply Chain Management Industry is a rapidly growing and changing field. Because of this, APICS Detroit feels it is important our members have the opportunity to experience these advancements hands on. Through planned events, tours, and conferences, our members come face to face with the many different aspects of Supply Chain, and receive the most current information.

Join us at the upcoming events!

Linas Polteraitis, Adient's VP of Global Commodity Procurement

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Location: Schoolcraft College - VisTaTech Center, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48152 | View Map

Cost: $30 (Member) | $40 (Non-Member) | $10 (Student)

Join us on February 6th for dinner & discussion of Strategic Procurement with Linas Polteraitis, Adient's VP of Global Commodity Procurement.

APICS Greater Detroit Chapter is hosting a Professional Development Meeting focusing on Strategic Procurement and we would love you to join us. We welcome Linas Polteraitis, Adient's VP of Global Commodity Procurement. Adient is a leader in automotive seating, supplying 23 million seat sets per year.

Linas has nearly twenty years of experience in the automotive industry within Purchasing & Supply Chain Management. He has enjoyed success in the North American and Asia Pacific regions at companies such as Isuzu, DMAX, ZF/TRW, Aptiv, and now Adient. Learn more...


5:30 PM: Doors open, networking, cash bar opens

6:00 PM: Dinner served. Premium Buffet Menu:

  • Roast sirloin (G)
  • Seafood penne with baby spinach, mushrooms, and lobster saffron sauce
  • Roasted redskins potatoes (V)(G)
  • Stir fried veggies with fresh ginger and garlic (V)
  • Tomato, basil, and mozzarella salad (V)(G)
  • Fruit Boat (V)(G)
  • Chef's choice assorted dessert table
  • (V) Vegetarian (G) Gluten Free

6:45 PM: Presentation on Supplier/Buyer Relationships and Creating Value in Purchasing

7:15 PM: Q&A and Discussion

7:30 - 8:00 PM: Networking

Future Events - More details to come soon!

Week of March 2nd: Student focused career event. Exact date, time, location TBD

Plan on joining us to meet with Supply Chain students, discuss career goals and network with future business leaders!

SAVE THE DATE: April 23rd. Plan on joining us to tour one of the coolest distilleries in Detroit!

Networking and tour of The Whiskey Factory (Production location for Detroit City Distillery) Check out their website:

SAVE THE DATE: May 27th: Hear from Judith Whipple, Professor Supply Chain Management MSU.

Join us for a great presentation, discussion and dinner at Location: Schoolcraft! Judith Whipple's profile:

June - NAIAS Auto show focused event, details TBD

August - 3rd Annual Southeast MI Golf Outing with CSCMP

Join in the FUN for the for 18 HOLES OF GOLF! There will be PRIZES for golf & tons of RAFFLE Prizes! Sponsorship opportunities also available!

More to come!!