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Changes to CPIM Program Structure

At the APICS International Conference in Washington, DC, APICS announced that in the second half of 2017 the current 5 module structure of the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program would be revised to a 2 module structure.

Announcement here

Content of the current Basics of Supply Chain Management module will be enhanced and Modules 2 – 5 (Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling & Planning, Execution & Control of Operations and Strategic Management of Resources) will be revised with duplication removed and content updated.

Additional information is available on the APICS Blog and there are some Frequently Asked Questions here

We’ll continue to provide more information as it becomes available.

Toledo Chapter Member Nominated to APICS Supply Chain Council Board

We are delighted to announce that Mike Bunge, CPIM, CSCP, Director of Global Sourcing at Libbey Inc., a 20 year member of APICS and former VP Publicity for the Toledo chapter, has been nominated to the Board of Directors of the APICS Supply Chain Council for a 3 year term starting January 1st 2017.

Click here for the nomination announcement and the full list of the 2017 APICS SCC Board of Directors and the 2017 APICS Board of Directors.

Congratulations Mike, great to see your knowledge of Supply Chain Management being recognized by APICS and we look forward to your contributions to, and development of the Supply Chain Council and its activities.

APICS Education Selector – Which Program is Right for You?

APICS Education Selector

APICS has recently introduced an Education Selector on the website. This is aimed at both individuals and companies trying to determine the appropriate certification offering. The selector can be found by clicking on Which program is right for me?under the Education tab on the APICS home page www.apics.org or click here.

Anyone with questions about the various APICS educational offerings (and there are many others besides the certifications) can contact Sheryl Holbrook our Vice President of Education by email at education@apicstoledo.org.

 

Boost Your Career with CSCP

Supply chain and operations management jobs are in great demand and today’s employers seek supply chain and operations professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant knowledge to meet the challenges of global supply chain management. Learn more about the globally recognized program that sets the standard for supply chain management in this three part free webinar series.

You will discover:

  • Supply chain success: why it’s more critical than ever
  • The benefits of APICS CSCP certification—for you and your employer
  • What topics the APICS CSCP program covers
  • How to get started and frequently asked questions

Save the dates:

CSCP Webinar Part 1: Why Every Supply Chain Professional Needs the APICS CSCP Certification

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

CSCP Webinar Part 2: Prepare for the APICS CSCP Exam with Confidence

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

CSCP Webinar Part 3: Taking the APICS CSCP Exam with Confidence

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST

The local APICS Toledo Chapter has an upcoming class that will cover all three modules in five full-day alternate Saturday sessions: September 10, September 24,  October 8, October 22 and November 5.

For more details or to register visit APICS website. You can also contact us at education@apicstoledo.org for more information and details on upcoming CSCP classes.

 

New APICS Certification Announced

APICS announced its newest certification APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) at the recent APICS 2015 International Conference in Las Vegas.

Read the formal press release here.

Read the  flyer here APICS Certification in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution

The chapter looks forward to being able to add this certification to our education program to help our members advance their careers through continuing education with APICS.

How to prepare for the CPIM exams

CPIM Webinar Part 2 – How to prepare for the CPIM exams

Date:  Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

This webinar will cover the learning options available to you and help you formulate a study plan so that you take your exam with confidence.

  • The average number of hours needed to study for the exam
  • Choosing the best learning option for you: online or classroom, self-directed or instructor-led
  • Selecting the right study resources
  • The best time to schedule the exam
  • Q&A

Click here for more information and to register today!

Supply Chain Council (SCC) to Merge with APICS

On April 30, 2014, APICS announced that the boards of directors of both APICS and Supply Chain Council have approved an agreement under which Supply Chain Council (SCC) will merge with APICS upon ratification by SCC member vote. The transaction is expected to be complete in mid-July.

The merger unites two industry leaders with complimentary offerings to create the premier global provider of supply chain research, education and certification programs. Together, SCC and APICS offer a single-source solution for individuals and corporations looking to evaluate and improve supply chain performance.

More information is available by using either of  links below:

Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS Announcement from APICS on April 30th

Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS Comment by Abe Eshkenazi, APICS CEO on May 2nd

APICS 2014 Conference – New Orleans October 19th – 21st

The biggest annual event in the APICS calendar, more than 2000 operations management and supply chain professionals from over 40 countries will gather in New Orleans in October this year.

This is the opportunity to network with your worldwide peers and to attend conference educational sessions covering a variety of different learning paths and enhance your knowledge by learning from world class practitioners.

Get more information using this link http://www.apics.org/events-landing-page-2014/2013/09/26/apics-2014

And watch the APICS video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2qll1tJc8E&feature=youtu.be

Chief Supply Chain Officers Rank APICS as First in Professional Associations

Click on the link to read how the respondents to SCM World’s 2013 survey of  Chief Supply Chain Officers ranked the associations that train and certify professionals http://info.scmworld.com/blog31-01.html 

We are proud to say APICS and the APICS certifications CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) and CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) were ranked first by a large margin.

 

New APICS Logo

Announced October 1st at APICS 2013 International Conference the new APICS logo.

http://www.apics.org/about/overview/newsroom/media-landing-page/2013/09/27/new-apics-brand-reinforces-leadership-role-in-supply-chain-and-operations-management

Some examples are shown below – we will be updating the website with the new logo as soon as possible.

APICS Logo - Multiple