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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.

Click the image for APICS info, but Contact the Chapter for Your pricing.





CPIM Reconfiguration: The World Is Coming to an End – But You’ll Be Just Fine!

New information on the New CPIM

At the APICS annual conference, in Washington, D.C., in September, APICS CEO, Abe Eshkenazi, announced that the iconic Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) certification will be reconfigured in 2017.

Get Updated Details By Clicking Here

Your Hair Dresser or Barber is Licensed or Certified. So is your Pharmacist.

Why aren't your Supply Chain employees?

In all 50 states, those who cut and/or style your hair have to be licensed or certified to work in that profession.  You visit them every couple weeks or months.

Pharmacists must be trained, licensed and certified, and rightfully so.  They dispense products that affect your health many operating dispensing facilities(ie Pharmacies). They have a responsibility and requirement to manage and track how those medical products are received, stored, dispensed, used and interact.

Everyone accepts the above as the 'norm', the way of doing business.

Yet most businesses, manufacturing, distribution, service or otherwise, deal with millions of dollars of inventory on a daily basis, affecting their profitability, sustainability, even existence, mainly with employees who learned the job on their own, or from someone else who learned on their own.

These key people within your organizations should have some definable, measurable standard of knowledge that identifies they understand the Body of Knowledge enabling them to perform those tasks well.  They should become APICS Trained and Certified in whichever discipline applies to their roles of responsibility.  In todays business environment, it really is almost a business necessity.

Your employees need an understanding of how and why your planning and execution systems work the way they do. Planning software today all operate on the same principles  but an understanding provides for a zeroing in on an error when results are not as expected. Implementations go much smoother when everyone has the same understanding and terminology of why and how it all works. Businesses have to understand that software is not a solution, but a tool that helps solve a business problem.

Speaker/Writer John Capron, CPIM, has posted a blog on LinkedIn Pulse on the same topic.  You can read it here.

Want to know more?  Contact your local APICS Chapter, or visit the APICS website at APICS.org and review training and certification topics. 


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.

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

Start Planning for APICS 2017

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.

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