by Public Relations Office

Ohio-Cedarville professor John LeBlanc spoke at the Association of Operations Management (APICS) dinner meeting at Springfield`s Marriott Courtyard® hotel on Jan. 18. As the university liaison for the Springfield APICS chapter, LeBlanc presented a video titled "The Goal," based on the book by Eli Goldratt. A discussion followed, highlighting every company`s need for continuous improvement and how to add value to a product or service while minimizing waste through "Lean Thinking." Approximately 35 members were present, representing various manufacturing companies in the Springfield area. LeBlanc is an associate professor of management at Cedarville University. -30-