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November 2016 Newsletter

Click HERE to read the November newsletter!

Be sure to check out our updated education calendar for our 2017 class offerings!  We are particularly excited to offer our members discounted access to a 2-day program in March to become Certified Demand Driven Planners!

October 2016 Newsletter

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We’ve got lots of news this month from the APICS International Conference in Washington DC, and some information on an exciting new program we’ll be hosting in March 2017!

We’ve still got some scholarship opportunities available to both students and professionals, be sure to check them out if you’re considering any of the APICS certifications!


A sneak peak at the September newsletter here!

We’ve got two events coming up that we’d love to see you at:

  • 9/21 – Tour of Hirzel Canning Company & Farms
  • 9/26 – Annual Joint BGSU SCMI/APICS Dinner at BGSU

Students – be sure to check out the Scholarship opportunities available to you!

This month’s Member Spotlight showcases John Cavanagh from Johns Manville and Jessica Hirzel from Hirzel Canning Company & Farms!


Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Class Begins September 10th

Understanding and implementing the latest best practice and trends is the key to success in global supply chain management.

That’s why APICS CSCP Learning System course has been extensively updated for 2016 to match the ever-changing needs of global supply chain professionals.

APICS Toledo Chapter is offering the APICS CSCP Preparation Course, a 5 day instructor led class,  that will expand your supply chain knowledge and prepare you for the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification exam.

APICS CSCP Preparation Course: Saturday, September 10th through Saturday, November 5th

You’ll benefit from

  •  an experienced instructor
  • interaction with peers
  • a dynamic classroom environment that enhances learning and helps you stay on track.

This course

  • equips you with the knowledge and skills demanded of supply chain leaders in all sectors of the worldwide economy, including service, manufacturing, and government.
  • uses the APICS CSCP Learning System, a blended learning program featuring printed workbooks and web-based support tools designed to cover the entire APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual.

Register today for this comprehensive program and open the door to new career opportunities by setting yourself apart from other supply chain professionals. For complete details and to register, click the 2016 CSCP Class Overview & Registration form. Note there will be a $100 additional fee for registrations received after August 24th.

For more information on CSCP certification visit these webinars:

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

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

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

August 2016 Newsletter Available

Our August 2016 Newsletter is now available.

Find out about upcoming events

  • CPIM – DSP Module 3: 9/6/2016
  • CSCP – 9/10/2016
  • Hirzel Canning Plant Tour – 9/21/2016
  • Annual Joint BG SCMI Meeting – 9/26/2016

Check our new feature – Member Spotlight

  • Read about our current Chapter Chair and immediate past president Lindsay Vollmar and her new involvement with space travel
  • UT APICS Student President Zach Lozar loves football, find out some other interesting facts about Zach.

September Plant Tour – Hirzel Canning Company & Farms – Wednesday September 21st

Every month APICS Toledo Chapter hosts a Supply Chain Event for members, guests and students. Events consist of Professional Development Meetings (PDM), Plant Tours, Social and Board Meetings. This is a great way to enhance your supply chain knowledge and earn certification maintenance points.

Coming up on September 21st, Hirzel Canning Company & Farms will be hosting us for a plant tour. Ever wonder how a fresh-pack food facility operates or how your canned foods are created? Here’s your chance to find out! Click here for more information.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, September 21st
Time: 6:00 pm, Please arrive by 5:45 pm for sign in
Location: 411 Lemoyne Road, Northwood, OH 43619
Cost: FREE
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, September 20th

Send your reservation request to

Upcoming CPIM Class – Detailed Scheduling & Planning – September 2016

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program is recognized globally as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory control. Since 1973, over 100,000 professionals have earned the APICS CPIM designation. Thousands of employers look for the APICS CPIM designation when making critical hiring decisions.

Who should attend:
Planners/Schedulers, Sr. Planners/Schedulers, Buyer, Sr. Buyer, Inventory Manager, Operations Manager, VP Operations, Director of Operations, Purchasing Manager, Warehouse Manager, Manufacturing Supervisor, Plant Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain Director.

Detailed Scheduling & Planning (DSP) – Module 3
Topics include:

  • Managing inventory, planning material requirements, planning capacity requirements, and procurement and supplier planning
  • Recognizing the importance of supply chain management and deploying supply chain strategies related to scheduling, planning, and sourcing
  • Translating product-level plans and schedules generated at the master planning level into requirements that can be procured or produced
  • Planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and implementing projects that are used to manage the supply of products and services
  • Bridging the master planning area with the execution and control function

Class details:
Instructor: Sheryl Holbrook, CPIM, CSCP
Location: University of Toledo – 2801 W Bancroft St, Toledo, OH 43606 (room number TBD)
Schedule: Weekly, Tuesdays, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
September 13, 2016 thru November 13, 2016 (9 weeks)
Registration Deadline: Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Click here for more details on DSP.

You can also contact the instructor Sheryl Holbrook at  or our VP Education, Matthew Gardner, at for more information or registration.

You can also visit us at

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.

2015 – 2016 Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) Submission

The chapter board has recently made our annual CBAR submission to the APICS Mid Atlantic District.

The as-submitted score of 410 points qualifies the chapter for the Gold CBAR award and, if confirmed, will maintain the chapter’s Platinum Chapter status.

We expect to get the results of the formal review and our award level around the end of August or early September.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the chapter during the last year by attending our events, taking education classes and just being a chapter member.

2016 Chapter Annual Meeting

The chapter held its annual meeting on Wednesday June 15th, attendees heard the President’s report, Finance report, agreed to the 2016 bylaws (see About Us / Chapter Management on the website) and voted in the 2016 – 2017 Board of Directors.

The incoming board takes office on July 1st 2016 and is shown below

Chairperson                   Lindsay Vollmar, CPIM

President                      Bruce Brechin, CPIM, CSCP

Executive VP                Sheryl Holbrook, CPIM, CSCP

VP Administration        Lisa McLaughlin

VP Education               Matthew Gardner CPIM, CSCP

VP Finance

VP Membership            Jennifer Bell

VP Programs                Cyndi Sayre

VP Publicity                 Megan Murdock CPIM

VP Student Liaison    Dani Long


Of the 2015 – 2016 Board of Directors Don Gardner (VP Administration) and Vanessa Burkard (VP Publicity) are stepping down from their positions on June 30th and they were thanked for their support and efforts on behalf of the chapter.

Sheryl Holbrook was thanked for being the chapter instructor.


A copy of the Annual Meeting Minutes is available on the chapter website  (see About Us / Chapter Management)