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The Michiana Chapter would like to congratulate Jeff BeardMaster Scheduler, at Armstrong International in earning his CPIM Certification and Orlean Hamilton, Supply Chain Process Analyst at NIBCO, Inc. on passing the APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management exam. Congratulations also go out to Kurt Sparkman, Supply/Demand Manager, at Whirlpool Corporation on earning his CSCP designation as well as David Swald, Shift Operation Manager at MSC Industrial Supply  and so did Ankit Singh, Sr. Supply Chain Analyst at Lippert Components, and Michael Ludwig, Supply Chain Analyst at Whirlpool Corporation.

We would also like to welcome Ganesh Vaidyanathan, Chair of Decision Sciences with IUSB as a new Academic Professional Member to the Chapter.

We welcome Merritt Dilts of the Center for Business Excellence as an Honorary Chapter Member.

As Regular Professional Members, we welcome Carl Murray of Airxcel, Inc., and Arthur Craig III of Worthington Steel Company. We also welcome Scott Gervais of Conn-Selmer back after a 6 year absence from our Chapter and Aaron LaFleur, of Lippert Components, a transfer in from the Southern Willamette Valley APICS Chapter.

Are You Studying For APICS Certification On Your Own?

We would prefer a Chapter Instructor-Led class for your training

But we also realize that we can't always align our resources with your needs as our instructors have jobs as well. 

The Chapter can and will help you where there is opportunity to do so regarding your study material costs.  We can offer discounts on member and non-member pricing in most cases on primary resources like Participant Workbooks, Authorizations to Test and now, the CPIM Self-Study materials. The APICS CPIM Self-Study Kit is a new resource created to help candidates prepare for the CPIM exams. This new kit is designed for candidates who are unable to attend an instructor-led class, but need quality material to help them study for an APICS CPIM exam at their own pace.  In some cases, other materials can be obtained at a discount although not in every case.  But where we can, we would like to help.

Just email us at Education@apics-michiana.org and we will let you know what you can do to save a few bucks along your certification journey.

Look to your APICS Michiana Chapter for help.

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New APICS CPIM Structure Reflects Evolving Needs of the Supply Chain Management Industry

New configuration streamlines exam process, creates a more effective and efficient program for members

APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announced that one of its flagship certification programs, the CERTIFIED IN PRODUCTION AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (CPIM) PROGRAM, will be reconfigured to better serve the needs of the supply chain workforce. 

Read the APICS Newsroom Announcement By Clicking Here

AMA Virtual Career Fair

Register and find your next career opportunity!

You are invited to attend the AMA Virtual Career Fair being held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Don't miss this opportunity for you to connect with employers who have open positions, from the comfort of your home or office. Click Here to Register

Check out the new CLTD Learning System website at learncltd.com

Your one stop for gathering information on the latest APICS Certification due out July 1, 2016

Click the logo to go to the learncltd.com website.

Click this link for the Free Demo which includes a guided tour, a view of the online tools and a sample reading excerpt.

For an overview of this new certification, watch this video by Bob Collins, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, APICS Senior Director of Professional Development by Clicking Here.

Is Your Company a Chamber of Commerce Member?

Take Advantage of our APICS Michiana Discounted Membership Offer!!

SJ Chamber of Commerce

Elkhart Chamber of CommerceIf you are employed by or are a company looking to join APICS Michiana and you are a  Chamber of Commerce member, click here for more information on this discounted APICS Membership program for first time APICS Michiana members.

The Real Value of Supply Chain Certification

Curious about what a supply chain certification really means for your career? Here’s your answer.

A July 19, 2016 article in Supply Chain Management Review

Questions from students who want to know if supply chain certifications are really worth the time, trouble, cost and effort

Click here for the article

Supply Chain Management Certifications

Offered by Professional Organizations and Universities

There are more offerings than ever for supply chain professionals looking to improve their skills and further their careers.

Click here for the Supply Chain Management Review • July/August 2016 PDF download

Why Your Business Should Invest In Your Employees Through APICS

Check How Ingersoll-Rand Benefited by Making Material Management a Core Competency

Read the case study on Goals and Objectives Ingersoll-Rand set and realized and their return on investment in the development of their personnel through Certification validated APICS education.   Access the case study - click here.

CSCP 2016 Is Here

Benefits of Investing in APICS

For You and Your Company

Investing in your employees is the same as investing in your organization’s future. Give your employees  the tools they need to make your company successful by investing in an APICS education.

Ignite your  employees with one of the many APICS educational choices. 

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Investing in APICS education and certification provides the following benefits for your employees:
The ability to think strategically, act tactically, and streamline operations by refreshing existing skills and learning new ones
• Increased functional knowledge leads to more accurate forecasts and maximize the use of systems and technology
• An understanding of how diverse functions within a company are linked through enterprise resources planning (ERP)
• Improved performance from understanding standard industry terminology
• The ability to perform at a higher level within their existing role and prepare for future roles