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December 2017:Starbucks in China, DC Tech Lessons & More Print

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FAST COMPANY VIDEO: I TRIED TO BUY MY BOSS THE PERFECT GIFT 

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WHY STARBUCKS SUCCEEDED IN CHINA: A LESSON FOR ALL RETAILERS 

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HOW ONE LAS VEGAS ED SAVED HUNDREDS OF LIVES AFTER THE WORST MASS SHOOTING IN U.S. HISTORY

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WHAT DC TECH LEARNED IN 2017

DC inno headlineDC Inno: "[W]hat 2017 taught us, is that the Washington, D.C. metro area’s startup scene is somewhere between those two images of the overly cautious federal government types and the overly careless Valley innovators." 

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Upcoming Courses and Events

FEBRUARY 4-DAY SCOR-P WORKSHOP

SCOR workbookFeb. 6 Registration Deadline Approaching

February 27-March 2, Sterling, VA

The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model is the world’s leading supply chain framework, linking business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified, integrated structure. 

Scope: SCOR-P training introduces attendees to the full scope and contents of the APICS SCOR framework.  Attendees will learn the Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return and Enable components of the framework from an end-to-end supply chain perspective. 

Who Should Attend? From industry newcomers to consultants, project or program managers, IT systems analysts, Lean practitioners or companies experiencing rapid growth will develop actionable steps to align operating performance with executive strategy, improve fulfillment processes and learn systemwide management skills.  Registration closes 2/6/18 so materials can be delivered by 2/9, 2.5 weeks before this immersion workshop begins. 

Costs: All-inclusive membership registration of $2795 (Nonmember $3245) covers materials, endorsement exam fee, lunches and tuition.  We will happily bundle your Plus membership fee for an additional $220 (click on the “New Member” ticket of $3015).  Materials consist of the following:

  • SCOR-P Participant Guide
  • SCOR-P Framework
  • SCOR-P Endorsement Exam Credit (valid for two months)

Schedule: This 4 full-day workshop runs from Tuesday, 2/27 through Friday, 3/2/18 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. PLEASE NOTE, a minimum of 6 students are required to hold the course. If we do not have enough registrations by February 6, 2018 then we will refund your payment in full. 

Curriculum: Sessions are highly interactive with heavy emphasis on memorization, group discussions, real life examples and in-class projects. By the end of these four days, you will be able to deploy the SCOR model in your enterprise to:

  • Improve fulfillment efficiency from process and cost perspectives
  • Increase the speed of project and system implementations
  • Implement well defined, sustainable processes
  • Understand benchmarking and performance improvement best practices
  • Recognize typical deliverables for any supply chain improvement project
  • Use SCOR tools and techniques to identify key project elements

Instructors: Ms. Janice Gullo, CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P, and Mr. Gerald Verno, SCOR-P, CLTD 

photo of janice gullo  photo of gerald verno

 

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CPIM TRANSFORMATION – THE NEW CPIM VERSION 6.0 

CPIM part 1APICS is streamlining the CPIM program to better serve the needs of the supply chain workforce - while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.   

 

 

CPIM Part 2Features and benefits of the new CPIM Version 6.0 include:

  • Only 2 exams - CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – required to earn the CPIM credential.

  • Already taken CPIM BSCM? - The current CPIM BSCM exam counts toward the new, streamlined CPIM Part 1.  

  • Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster.

  • Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals.

  • New CPIM Learning System, a proven APICS certification preparation method that combines reading materials with online practice tests and tools.

  • Ability to purchase the entire CPIM bundle, including the complete CPIM Learning System, CPIM Part 1 exam and CPIM Part 2 exam.

View the webinar: CPIM TRANSFORMED FOR TODAY'S BUSY PROFESSIONAL

CHECK OUT THE FAQ'S for details on the new CPIM Learning System and exams.

Upcoming CPIM Courses:  

NEW! Teleclasses allow you and your colleagues to participate in the same class, no matter where in the world you are each located. Our classes just became more convenient and affordable than ever before!

1/17-2/28    

CPIM PART 1 TELECLASS, WEEKLY 9AM-1PM

1/17-3/7        

CPIM PART 1 TELECLASS, WEEKLY 5-9 PM

 

CERTIFIED LOGISTICS, TRANSPORTATION & DISTRIBUTION (CLTD) WORKSHOPS

CLTD graphicCLTD covers concepts, tools and processes which illustrate the supply chain-wide system perspective of logistics.  CLTD emphasizes the microanalysis of logistics, distribution and transportation services. 

Managing a logistics systems requires oversights of transportation, order processing, inventory and the combination of warehousing, material handling and packaging.  All these components are integrated through a network of facilities with a goal to support customer service, manufacturing and purchasing operational requirements.

Who Should Attend?  Industry newcomers, logistics professionals, importers and exporters, 3PLs and 4PLs will learn the latest technologies and LTD trends.  Anyone active in daily management of warehousing or working within a multi-level distribution network will benefit from the best practices presented in this workshop, as will anyone involved in the transportation modes of trucking, rail, ocean, airline or pipeline operations.

Course Dates   Course Name

2/12-2/16

  FULL WEEK CONUS CLTD, FEB 2018

5/11-6/8

 

5-FRI CLTD WORKSHOP, MAY-JUN 2018

6/11-6/15

 

FULL WEEK CONUS CLTD, JUNE 2018

  

 

CSCP CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

CSCP systemFrom manufacturers to service providers, regardless of whether a firm’s clients are businesses or consumers, for-profit or not, supply chain management (SCM) impacts all organizations.  Customers already demand high quality and low prices.  In today’s global markets, user convenience, delivery speed, and promise date reliability are becoming increasingly important from a value perspective.  As a result, flawless deployment has become essential to competing successfully in a global marketplace.

CSCP takes a broad view of SCM, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the links throughout a value chain network—from supplier to end consumer—and how to effectively integrate, manage, and innovate these activities to optimize supply chain performance.  Web tools with an online dictionary, e-flashcards, practice questions, pre- and post-tests are included with each Participant Learning System.

 

Course Dates

 

 

Course Name

1/5-2/2

 

 

5-FRI CSCP WORKSHOP, JAN-FEB

1/16-4/3

 

 

CSCP TELECLASS, WEEKLY TUES 9AM-1PM

1/24-3/28

 

 

ROCKVILLE PUBLIC WEEKLY CSCP COURSE, JAN-MAR

1/29-2/2

 

 

FULL WEEK CONUS CSCP, JAN-FEB 2018

6/4-6/8

 

 

FULL WEEK CONUS CSCP, JUNE 2018

 

  

ON-DEMAND CERTIFICATION CLASSES

Employers, not seeing a class or timeframe that meets your company needs? Our Master Instructors will be glad to schedule any certification class for your group on a day and time that meets your needs. 

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APUS tuition offer

GET A 5% TUITION GRANT THROUGH THE APUS-APICS PARTNERSHIP

APICS and American Public University System are working together to offer you flexible and affordable online courses, certificates, and degree programs, with a 5% tuition grant, no transfer credit fee, and a book grant that provides undergraduate books and ebooks at no cost to you.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS AND APPLY TODAY>>

 

CONGRATULATIONS NEWLY CERTIFIED MEMBERS

CSCP

New CSCPs:
Linda McAdam     JLG
Robert Shank       JLG

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New CPIMs:
Whitney Hiebler      GE-MRAS
Brandon Mayo        GE-MRAS
Gerard Erdman       GE-MRAS
Adam White            West Marine

 

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Erica Bassuk
Raaj Bhavsar
Minh Tu Bui
Corey Cunningham
Dennis Dabney
Daniel Darvalics
Taiwo Esho
John Funes-Cerruffo
Holly George
Efrem Gobena
Trevor Harris
Ruffine Massavala Tembi
Lisa McDaniel
Veera Padmanabhan
Misty Pichardo
Matthew Rando
Thomas Rivard
Ian Watson
Eugene Webb

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Career Opportunities

The opportunities listed below indicate a preference for APICS certification. LEARN MORE ABOUT APICS CERTIFICATION

SUPPLY CHAIN HEALTH CONSULTANT, Deloitte (Arlington, VA)
PUBLIC SECTOR - LOGISTICS ANALYST, PwC (Washington, DC)
PRODUCTION PLANNING MANAGER, Novavax (Gaithersburg, MD)
SUPPLY PLANNING LEAD, WR Grace (Columbia, MD)
SUPPLY CHAIN DATA ANALYST, Inova Health Systems (Falls Church, VA)
SENIOR SUPPLY CHAIN ADVISOR, Camris Intl (Arlington, VA)
MATERIAL PLANNER 3, Cubic Corportation (Ashburn, VA)
PLANNER/SCHEDULER, QC LAB OPERATIONS, Lonza (Walkersville, MD)
HEAD OF SUPPLY CHAIN WALKERSVILLE, Lonza (Walkersville, MD)
DIRECTOR OF MATERIALS, JLG (Hagerstown, MD)
MGR SUPPLY CHAIN, Ventura Foods (Chambersburg, PA)

 

ADVANCE YOUR CAREER WITH APICS PROGRAMS AND CERTIFICATIONS

 

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