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Member Activities

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, and Kurt Sparkman, Supply/Demand Manager, at Whirlpool Corporation on earning his CSCP designation.

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, Director of Operations for Airxcel, Inc., and Arthur Craig III of Worthington Steel Company.

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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Learn about the CSCP program and how to earn the credential

Today's employers seek supply chain and operations professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant knowledge to meet the challenges of global supply chain management.

That's why the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification is critical to your success. This educational program is designed to help you meet those challenges, enhance your career and elevate your organization's performance.

Click Here for more info.




Germany’s Midsize Manufacturers Outperform Its Industrial Giants

Take A Hint From This Harvard Business Review Article

I think most readers have been aware of the focus most large US companies have on constant short term profitability to appease the stockholders and business reviewers. Businesses lay off thousands of workers, or move their work out of country, and the stock analysts improve the rankings for the stock market forecasts without considering the ripple and longer term effects those actions have on the economy overall.  It is another government agency or another businesses problem, not that businesses anymore.

Most people still think that the drivers of the economy are those large corporations but it is really the Small and Medium businesses across the country that more directly affect the country's economy and well-being. 

A recent Harvard Business review article looks at the SME environment in Germany to provide some examples on that business segments success and ideas that most American SME's should look to embrace to help them thrive in the long term.  Good reading.

New APICS Membership Model is Here Now

The new, two tiered Membership pricing and benefits model is being rolled out now.  If you are pursuing certification, your membership costs will be affected.  If you are not, you can save money.

For an overview of the pricing and benefits impact, 
click here.

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.

CSCP 2016 Is Here

Start Planning for APICS 2016.


Join more than 2,000 of your peers for three days of interactive learning and networking. Advance your impact with more sessions, more facility tours and more opportunities to exchange ideas at the conference dedicated to supply chain and operations professionals — APICS 2016.

Washington Marriott Wardman Park
Washington DC

Click Here to register and for more information

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


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