May 9, 2018 PDM

Gene Anderson, PhD presenting  “Life Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously.” 

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APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD); and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference-Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With more than 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

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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

The Board of Directors currently has two openings for the 2018-19 program year:  PDM & Special Events Director and Director-at-Large.  If you have interest in either of these positions or if you have questions as to what the positions entail, please contact Tracy Knuff, CPIM, CSCP, President-Elect.



Supply Chain Management Conference 2017 presentations

"Networking for Results; The Power of Personal Contact"
by Michael Hughes

"ASQ Supply Chain Synchronization"
by Kevin Kensinger

"Seven Macro Developments Reshaping Supply Chain Management"
Courtesy of Steven Melnyk, PhD

"A Leader, a Manager or a Boss: Who Are You?"
by Amit Chandra, PhD


CLTD Education Event

Sep 9

Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Certification Review Course

Become a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields. These classes are offered on Saturdays.
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CPIM Education Event

Sep 11

CPIM Part 2 Certification Review Course

APICS CPIM Part 2 provides individuals with the understanding to plan, execute, monitor, evaluate and improve production and inventory activities within an organization’s operations by improving efficiency, maximizing technology Return on Investment and s
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Sep 25

CPIM Part 1 Certification Review Course

The APICS CPIM Part 1 seminar covers the frameworks and the body of knowledge necessary to execute, control and improve all internal operations of an organization.
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Feb 12

CPIM Part 1 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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Feb 19

CPIM Part 2 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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CSCP Education Event

Sep 10

Certified Supply Chain Professional Certification Review Course

CSCP focuses on the mastery of the extended supply chain — extending beyond internal operations from organizations' suppliers through to the end customer.
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Feb 25

Certified Supply Chain Professional Certification Review Course

The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations.
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Oct 15

Improving Operational Planning Seminar

Shridhar Bhat, CPIM, PMP & Tod B Schwartz, CPIM-F, CSCP - Presenters
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Nov 7

World Class Cycle Counting Seminar

Randall S Schaefer, CPIM - Presenter
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Mar 18

Excellence in Manufacturing Operations

Shridhar Bhat, CPIM, PMP & Tod Schwartz, CPIM-F, CSCP - Presenters
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Apr 3

Better Inventory Management

Randall S Schaefer, CPIM - Presenter
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