Meridian Star


July 7, 2013

Avery Productions Corporation promotes Boyd

MERIDIAN —     Joe Boyd, Avery Productions Corporation administration manager, has recently been promoted to materials manager.

    Through Meridian Community College’s Workforce Development training, Boyd recently earned a double endorsement as an APICS Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM) and an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). Boyd completed 52 weeks of intense training and testing at the MCC Workforce Development Center in Meridian.  

    The APICS program provides someone the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operation.

    APICS certifications are recognized worldwide as a standard of professional excellence and quality within the manufacturing and service industry.

    In his new position, Boyd will have leadership responsibility for all material planning/scheduling, raw material movement and inventory control activities for the local plant located on Highway 45. For the past nine years Boyd has been employed by Avery, he has served in four different locations and has held multiple positions in manufacturing and supply chain warehousing.

    “My overall goal was to enhance my knowledge base for my current job as well as prepare myself for the next step in my career,” Boyd said. “The fact that the class was available through MCC Workforce Development and the testing module site was convenient for me helped me stay motivated through completion.”

    APICS is a not-for-profit educational organization consisting of nearly 60,000 members in the production/operations, materials, and integrated resource management areas.

    To learn more about the APICS CPIM Certification Review Courses or the MCC Workforce Development Center, call 601-482-7445.

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