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APICS Puget Sound Chapter is a partner with APICS, a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 70,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.

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 President's Update

APICS-PS will be ending its fiscal year June 30, 2017, and therefore will have an election of officers for the Board of Directors.  A nominating committee is in place and has selected candidates for the upcoming election.  As a reminder, all APICS members (current membership ID + APICS-PS members) are eligible to vote for the positions of President, Vice-President, and Secretary.  All other BOD positions are appointed 2-year assignments. 

Currently, APICS-PS has a key initiative entitled, “Voice of the Customer,” underway.   This initiative seeks information from both APICS members and non-members how this chapter can better serve the needs of both individuals and companies.  Because of this initiative, we now have an active survey process in place that occurs after every event that is offered.  Survey results have indicated that the quality content of both tours and Professional Development Meeting speakers has been very satisfactory.  The recent lean tour of Qualitel in Everett was rated overall as very satisfactory, and mention was made of the impressive Lean progress that Qualitel we demonstrated.  I encourage all readers of this newsletter to feel free to contact (president@apics-ps.org) me with any ideas, needs, or comments of how APICS-PS can provide service to you or your company.

As many of you are aware, the Legacy Certificated in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) courses and certification exams are being changed from 5-sections and 5-exams to just 2-Modules and 2- exams beginning in October 2017.  It is worth noting here that if anyone currently has passed the BSCM exam, this qualifies as having passed the Module I exam in the new 2-Module CPIM certification process.  There will be one more Legacy BSCM course offered between June-October 2017, and the new Module II course will be offered in October 2017.  So, it is realistic to achieve the CPIM certification by January 2018, by completing these two exams.

The newest APICS certification, Certified in Logistics, Transportation & Distribution (CLTD) course is offered starting in May of 2017 and includes 40 hours of instruction (3 Saturdays in May, and 2 Saturdays in June), that will prepare the participant for the certification exam.  Both the CLTD and the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) courses offer comprehensive on-line learning systems that provide a pre-test, quizzes for each section of the courses, a post-test, and numerous Operations Management tools.  People that have taken the 40 hour courses and taken advantage of the on-line learning systems have a high success rate of passing the certification exam.  If your job is in the area of logistics, transportation or distribution, the CLTD material will give you a visualization of the end to end supply chain.

Finally, Kocer Engineering & Consulting in partnership with APICS-PS is offering a 5 part Lean business processes workshop beginning May 9th.  This workshop will include principles from Lean, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and 6-sigma.  

Sep 9

Basics of Supply Chain Mgt - Public course at Karman in Bellevue

3 all day classes (Part 1 of either the new two part CPIM format or Course 1 (BSCM) of the legacy five course CPIM format), Course dates - 9/9, 9/16, and 9/23.
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Oct 7

CSCP Fall 2017, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4.

demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations.
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