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CONGRATULATIONS to APICS Grand Rapids 2016-17
Organization of the Year:  Johnson Controls
Instructor of the Year:  Randall S Schaefer, CPIM
Member of the Year:  Daniel W Braun, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP

Supply Chain Management Conference 2017 presentations

"Harvesting Operational Efficiency at AGCO"
by Michael J. Bradford, CIRM
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"ASQ Supply Chain Synchronization"
by Kevin Kensinger

"Seven Macro Developments Reshaping Supply Chain Management"
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CPIM1 Certification Review Course

Start your CPIM journey with universally recognized entry-level supply chain training. Learn the Basics of Supply Chain Management and prepare for the CPIM Part 1 exam.
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CPIM2 Certification Review Course

Complete your CPIM preparation journey. Prepare for the CPIM Part 2 exam with comprehensive training for internal operations covering master planning, detailed scheduling, execution and strategic management of resources.
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Certified Supply Chain Professional Certification Review Course

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November 8, 2017 Professional Development Meeting

Michael Hughes, North America’s Networking Guru - "Networking for Results; The Power of Personal Contact"
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January 20, 2018 Professional Development Meeting

Dr. Steven Melnyk - "The Emergence of the Supply Chain Leader"
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February 7, 2018 Professional Development Meeting

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March 14, 2018 Professional Development Meeting

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May 9, 2018 Professional Development Meeting

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Better Inventory Management Seminar

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Improving Operational Planning Seminar

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Apics News

Loyola University wins International Student Team Competition at APICS 2017
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New SCOR 12.0 Model Launched at APICS 2017, Advancing the Global Standard for Supply Chain Excellence
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APICS Advances Supply Chain Careers with Global Student Competition in Collaboration with Deloitte
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APICS Honors Johnson Controls and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals with its 2017 Awards of Excellence
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