Newsletter

Each month the Fox Valley Chapter produces a newsletter with information about upcoming PDMs, educational offerings, seminars and other events of interest.

December 2018 Print

The Beacon Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 

Wind Point Lighthouse - Racine, WI

 

     

Happy Holidays

from the

APICS Fox Valley Chapter!

 

We will not be holding a PDM in December so our members
can spend extra time with their families this holiday season

 

 

Please join us for our January PDM on

Wednesday, January 9th!

More information to follow

 

 

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President's Report

Hello fellow APICS Fox Valley Chapter members!

As in the past, we have no PDM for the month of December. People always have so many things going on in preparation for the holidays. Rest assured, your board of directors is still hard at work making arrangements to bring you quality events and networking opportunities.

With the new year fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions. Perhaps an APICS certification is something you're interested in pursuing. We've got you covered! We're planning to run CPIM parts 1 and 2 beginning in January. See inside this newsletter for more details.

If expanding your professional network is among your thoughts for New Year's resolutions. We've got you covered there as well. Our next PDM is scheduled for January 9th. Details will be coming soon but it's not too early to mark this date on your calendar.

I mentioned this in my letter last month but if you haven't had the chance to check out the video about the launch of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), please click on this link and watch an introductory ASCM video. Local APICS chapters will continue as providers of education and networking opportunities but I feel the new organization will give us all even more membership value in the coming year.

I'm excited to see what the future holds for our organization. I hope you are as well!

Happy Holidays!

Jody

Jody Suess, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
President 2018-2019
APICS Fox Valley Chapter
jsuess@new.rr.com

 

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Welcome New Members

The APICS Fox Valley Chapter would like to welcome the following new members:  

 

Matthew Shambeau

Parker Wedig

Colton Vollmer

 

Do you know someone who would benefit from being involved with APICS?  Encourage them to join by using the link below!

Join APICS!

 

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CPIM Certification Review Course

Make becoming CPIM Certified part of your New Year's Resolution!!

The APICS Fox Valley Chapter is happy to announce that we are offering APICS CPIM Part 1 (Basics of Supply Chain Management) Certification review course


APICS CPIM PART 1 - (BASICS OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT)

Introduces the definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of products and services into, through and out of an organization. Explains fundamental relationships among the various activities that occur in the supply chain network from suppliers to customers. Aids and supports APICS certification exam preparation. This course is part 1 of a 2 part series.

Earn your Certification in Less Time with the New 2 Part Format

Previously you had to complete and pass an exam for each of the following modules:

Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)
Master Planning of Resources (MPR)
Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP)
Execution and Control of Operations (ECO)
Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

 

The new format now consists of completing and passing two modules:

CPIM Part I which covers the legacy Basics of Supply Chain Management course
CPIM Part II is a combination of the remaining 4 legacy modules

 

Course Information

This will be a blended format as we will have seven 3 hour class room sessions along with some on-line coursework

Class Meeting Date Start Time End Time
January 21, 2019 5:30PM 8:30PM
January 28, 2019 5:30PM 8:30PM
February 4, 2019 5:30PM 8:30PM
February 11, 2019 5:30PM 8:30PM
February 18, 2019 5:30PM 8:30PM
February 25, 2019 5:30PM 8:30PM
March 4, 2019 5:30PM 8:30PM

 

Class Meeting Location: DJ Bordini Center Fox Valley Technical College

Cost: $1,195 with Materials

Register Now

 

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APICS Fox Valley Chapter Sustainable Company Award

 

Has your organization taken on the initiative to become more sustainable?

APICS Fox Valley Chapter would like to recognize an organization for their efforts in sustainability during our Top Management night in April 2019.  

To apply for the award click here: Sustainable Company Award

 

 

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Professional Development Meeting & Tour Schedule

 The Fox Valley APICS chapter holds monthly Professional Development Meetings (PDMs) September through April. A tentative listing of these activities is posted below.

 At each meeting a presentation will give insight into a current operations management topic. This becomes your opportunity to stay ahead of the competition by learning about new and emerging trends in your field and how to improve your company’s operational performance. In addition, the meetings offer an opportunity to network with other operations management professionals.

 The mission of the Fox Valley Chapter of APICS is to be the area’s leading provider of quality learning and networking opportunities that enable our members to be leaders in the management of resources in manufacturing and service industries.

 We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

  APICS Fox Valley Chapter 2018 - 2019

PDM Meeting Schedule

Date
Time
Location
Speaker
Topic
Wednesday
January 9th, 2019
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Liberty Hall
Mike Anhalt
Johnsonville 
IBP and S&OP
process
  
More 2019 PDM Events Coming Soon!
Watch your inbox for details


Please also visit the chapter website at www.apicsfv.org for more information!
 

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CPIM UPDATES

 

  2018 CPIM Certification Review Course Schedule

APICS CPIM Part 1 and APICS CPIM Part 2

 

Reserve your spot for our next APICS CPIM Part 1 or APICS CPIM Part 2 course offering.   We have created a registration link for prospective students to show their interest by adding their name to a list of students that would like to take the APICS CPIM Part 1 or APICS CPIM Part 2 course.  Once we have enough prospective students on the list, we will schedule a class start date with Fox Valley Technical College.

Click here to add your name to the APICS CPIM Part 1 prospective student list.

Click here to add your name to the APICS CPIM Part 2 prospective student list.

 

If you any questions related to the APICS CPIM certification review courses, please email our VP of Professional Development at vpprofdev@apicsfv.org .

 

APICS CPIM Part 1

 (formerly Basics of Supply Chain Management)

Introduces the definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of products and services into, through and out of an organization. Explains fundamental relationships among the various activities that occur in the supply chain network from suppliers to customers. Aids and supports APICS certification exam preparation. 

 

APICS CPIM Part 2

APICS CPIM Part 2 combines key concepts from the field of operations management. Details four areas of knowledge: Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations, and Strategic Management of Resources. The concepts included apply to both manufacturing and service organizations.

 

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CLTD UPDATES

Become a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields. Certification demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics to set you apart from your colleagues — proving your high level of knowledge and skills. You'll be a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy.

Why you should earn the CLTD designation

Gain recognition in the field as a logistics expert

  • Build credibility and set yourself apart from peers
  • Learn latest trends in global supply chain logistics
  • Impact your organization's bottom line
  • Demonstrate logistics mastery of knowledge

 Class Schedule / Information

Classes are proposed and will only be held if required registration numbers are met.  Click here to add your name to the prospective student list.

 If you are interested in participating in a future offering please click on this link or email our VP of Professional Development at vpprofdev@apicsfv.org  to let us know.

 

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CSCP UPDATES

 in

partnership with Fox Valley Technical College

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional

Classroom Course

APICS CSCP education is essential if you are interested in:

  • increasing your knowledge and expertise in the field of global supply chain management
  • facilitating supply chain functions or working with ERP systems
  • creating common frameworks within your company to address your supply chain challenges and opportunities

An APICS CSCP designation will help you:

  • master the necessary tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities, including suppliers, plans, distributors, and customers around the globe
  • acquire the skills you need to create consistency and foster collaboration through best practices, common terminology, and corporate communication
  • understand how to leverage technology to improve the entire supply chain process
  • increase your professional value and secure your future

 

 Class Schedule / Information

Classes are proposed and will only be held if required registration numbers are met. Click here to add your name to the prospective student list.

 If you are interested in participating in a future offering please click this link or email our VP of Professional Development at vpprofdev@apicsfv.org  to let us know.

 

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