Upcoming CPIM Classes – Basics of Supply Chain Management

We are pleased to announce that in January 2016 a new series of CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) classes will begin.

The first module Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) will be offered Tuesday evenings at the University of Toledo from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Classes start January 26th ending March 29th, 2016. Click here for registration information.

If you are unsure what CPIM involves, click here for a free demo or read about how CPIM can benefit you.

If you have any questions about classes or any of the APICS education programs please contact our VP of Education, Sheryl Holbrook at education@apicstoledo.org

2014 – 2015 Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting Award Announcement

We are delighted to announce that the chapter has been evaluated as meeting the requirements for the Gold Award for 2014 – 2015.

This means the chapter maintains the Platinum Chapter Status.

It is the 9th successive year we have received the Gold award and our 5th successive year of being a Platinum chapter.

To qualify to submit for CBAR we had to meet the 16 performance criteria laid down in the APICS Channel Partner Agreement.

CBAR is divided into 10 sections with a total of 66 questions, points are scored for each question and to receive the gold award a chapter must score at least 345 points, we scored 397.

Thanks to all our members for supporting the chapter during the year, we plan to get our 10th Gold next year.

September Newsletter Now Available

Our September newsletter is now available at September 2015 Newsletter.

Amongst other information

  • Five chapter members have CPIM exam successes
  • Program schedule is filling up
  • Programs and classes postcard
  • What our student chapters are doing


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!

Certification Classes Coming Soon

We are pleased to announce that in August we will be resuming our CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) classes and we are also offering a CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) class starting in September.

We are offering the Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP) module of CPIM starting on Thursday August 20th and details about the class and the registration form are available here

If you are unsure what CPIM involves you can see a free demo using this link

The Certified Supply Chain Professional class starts on Saturday September 12th and more information and the registration form are available here

APICS also offers a free demo of the CSCP Learning system, just click on this link

If you have any questions about these classes or any of the APICS education programs please contact our VP Education, Sheryl Holbrook, education@apicstoledo.org

Toledo Chapter Now on Twitter

As one of her first actions, Vanessa Burkard CPIM, our VP of Publicity, has got the chapter on Twitter @APICSToledo

We’ll be using this to keep in touch and hope chapter members and others interested in what we are doing will start to follow us.

And the chapter is also on LinkedIn, join our group Toledo APICS Chapter (#69) to find out what’s happening or to pass on information or articles about operations or supply chain management you have found helpful.

The more knowledge we share the more progress everyone can achieve.

Chapter Annual Meeting and Results of 2015 – 2016 Board Elections

The chapter annual meeting was held on Monday June 8th at Gradkowski’s, Toledo.

Chapter President Bruce Brechin presented his report covering activities for the year and VP Finance Don Gardner reported on the chapter’s financial position. Extracts of their reports will be published in the Summer Newsletter in late July.

Attendees then voted to accept the revised chapter bylaws available here

The meeting concluded with elections for the 2015 – 2016 Board of Directors.

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

Chairman                           Bruce Brechin, CPIM, CSCP (First Solar Inc.)

President                            Lindsay Vollmar, CPIM (Owens Corning Inc)

VP Administration                Don Gardner, CPIM (DTE Energy)

VP Education                      Sheryl Holbrook, CPIM, CSCP

VP Finance                         Dave Pakulski, CPIM, CSCP (Northwood Industries)

VP Membership                  Lisa McLaughlin (La-Z-Boy)

VP Programs                      Cyndi Sayre (Whirlpool Corporation)

VP Publicity                        Vanessa Burkard, CPIM (Schindler Elevator Corporation)

June Newsletter Now Available

Our June newsletter is now available at June 2015 Newsletter

Read about new members, education achievements, Allermuir plant tour, and many other items including information about Certification Maintenance, Lifetime Certification and the upcoming merger with the American Society for Transportation and  Logistics.

APICS Announces Proposed Mereger with AST&L

On May 5th APICS announced a proposed merger with the American Society of Transportation and Logistics.

For full details please use this link APICS and AST&L Merger

May Chapter Newsletter Published

Our May newsletter is now available, read it and find out:

  • Another 3 chapter member achieved their CPIM certification
  • Allermuir Plant Tour on May 19th
  • Chapter Annual Meeting in June
  • APICS 2015 Conference – Las Vegas

May 2015 Newsletter

If you can’t open the attachment here is the link to the newsletter on the chapter website

May 2015 Newsletter