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Free certification webinars coming soon!

Three FREE public webinars that focus on each of the APICS certifications (CPIM, CSCP and CLTD) are coming in April and May. Each of these webinars provides detailed information on the credential, outlines learning options, and explains how to formulate a study plan to prepare for the exam with confidence.

If you are considering becoming a candidate for certification,  sign up today.

April 6, 2017 - Why Every Supply Chain Professional Needs the APICS CSCP
April 19, 2017 - Why Every Logistics Professional Needs the APICS CLTD
May 4, 2017 - Why You Need the APICS CPIM to Master the Fundamentals in Business

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APICS SCOR Overview Seminar

Chicago, IL May 4, 2017

Registration closes this week for the APICS SCOR Overview Seminar

The SCOR Overview seminar introduces the SCOR framework and basic steps to effectively manage a SCOR improvement program. This one-day format is designed to be an accessible next step in learning to achieve operational excellence through supply chain.

Upon completion of the Overview, participants will be able to:
Explore the origins and goals of the SCOR Reference Model framework.
Work with the five central parts of the SCOR framework: Performance, Processes, Practices, People, and GreenSCOR
Summarize a SCOR improvement program
Understand the impact that S&OP output has on the distribution plan

Member  $399  Non-member  $499

Thursday, May 4th 9:00am-5:00pm

APICS Headquarters (1st Floor) 
8430 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60631


Member Dues Increase

Change Effective September 1, 2017

To provide products and services that continue to set the industry standard and support valued members, APICS has recognized the need to increase member dues for the first time in almost 10 years.

Effective September 1, 2017, annual dues will increase about 10% for each membership category. Current members will receive notice of the dues increase in their renewal notices beginning May 1, 2017

Members, or those considering membership in APICS, may want to consider joining early or renew early to circumvent this fee increase.


Series for 2017 includes a new 3-credential overview

Which APICS Certification is Right for Me? 

This webinar was held February 28, 2017. Over 1000 people registered!

Click here for the Recorded Presentation ■ Participant FAQs

Why Every Supply Chain Professional Needs the APICS CSCP 
This webinar was held April 6, 2017.

Click here for the Recorded Presentation

Why Every Logistics Professional Needs the APICS CLTD
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST 
Click here for the Recorded Presentation

Why You Need the APICS CPIM to Master the Fundamentals in Business
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST 
To Register, Click Here 


Why China Won’t Own Next-generation Manufacturing

China  is slowing down.  Its rapid growth and world force domination is declining.  The attraction for American manufacturers is gone due to rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation and intellectual property theft.  American manufacturers leveraging technology level the playing field and with the elimination of significant transportation delays, it will be increasingly difficult for China rise to a dominant low cost manufacturing position.

This Washington Post article provides more information as to why.

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

Wanted: 1.4 million new supply chain workers by 2018

The logistics industry has a recruiting problem. It's huge, making up 8.5% of GDP, and growing fast. But to most job seekers, it's misunderstood -- or invisible.

A posting was submitted to the LinkedIn APICS Group to an article contributed to Fortune CNN magazine by Anne Fisher

That article can be found through this link to the magazine

Start Planning for APICS 2017


APICS 2017 brings together more than 2,000 attendees, 60+ educational sessions, 12 facility tours, two keynotes and countless networking opportunities. This year’s theme of Leadership explores the many opportunities that have emerged through the rise of supply chain, and the skills it takes to excel in today’s complex, dynamic global environment. 



Why loook at SCM as a career choice?

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