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APICS Grand Rapids September 2014 PDM



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APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.    

The APICS membership community of over 200 local APICS chapters and international partners support nearly 40,000 members in over 200 countries. By joining APICS, professionals keep up-to-date on industry best practices, new technologies and techniques and gain access to exclusive members-only resources, networking, and cost savings on educational materials. Employers who endorse APICS membership for their employees create a more capable, knowledgeable, and productive workforce.

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APICS 2014, the premier event for supply chain and operations management professionals is coming!

Today’s boundaryless marketplace is changing the way supply chain and operations management professionals think about their important asset, their people. As organizational structures advance and evolve, new and often challenging talent requirements arise. Join the discussion at the APICS 2014 World Café to share strategies for finding, engaging, and maintaining top talent across cultures and countries.

Can’t make it to New Orleans, October 19-21? Supply Chain on is proud to livestream the World Café on the new global home for supply chain professionals. Add to my calendar.

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Visit from 8:00-9:30am CST on Tuesday October 21, 2014 to:

  • Listen to industry professionals discuss how to find, engage, and maintain top talent across cultures and countries
  • Experience and better yet, participate in the discussion with moderated virtual chat
  • Learn what your peers are experiencing in the area of our most important asset, our teams, in the supply chain organizations we serve

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Join us for the live streaming of World Café, or it's still not too late to register for APICS 2014. Register now.

Upcoming CPIM Education Events

Execution and Control of Operations
CPIM Certification Review Course CP585
December 04, 2014 6:00 PM to February 12, 2015 9:00 PM
Master Planning of Resources
CPIM Certification Review Course CP575
January 06, 2015 6:00 PM to March 03, 2015 9:00 PM
Strategic Management of Resources
CPIM Certification Review Course CP590
March 05, 2015 6:00 PM to April 30, 2015 9:00 PM
Detailed Scheduling & Planning
CPIM Certification Review Course CP580
March 24, 2015 6:00 PM to May 19, 2015 9:00 PM

Upcoming PDM

APICS-GR Griffins Hockey Game, Van Andel Arena Plant Tour, Catered Dinner
APICS-GR Members/Family/Friends
January 07, 2015
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Upcoming Plant Tour

Custom Profile Plant Tour
Plant Tour - Jenny Redes
November 12, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Upcoming Seminars

Accounting for Non-Accountants - Basic Overview of Accounting
Darrell Vande Hoef, Presenter
November 04, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CE107: Capacity Management Step-By-Step
Debra Smith, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP & Randall Schaefer, CPIM - Presenters
November 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Upcoming Conference

12th Annual Midwest Supply Chain Conference
GVSU Eberhard Center - Details TBA
March 11, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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