APICS DC METRO NEWS January 2020 Print

President's Report

Thanks for taking time to read the latest news from the DC Metro APICS Chapter!


Welcome to another issue of the DC Metro / Cumberland Valley APICS Newsletter.  The aim of this publication is to keep you informed of current and recent events, educational information, and updates. 

Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!  As part of our holiday community support effort we want to thank the APICS members that came out to serve dinner to families in need for the Franklin County Support Circles in Chambersburg, PA in December.  It was a nice way to close out 2019.  We are excited about some of the upcoming activities that are planned for 2020. 

A couple of events happening in the near future include February 20th we have Shawn Wolf presenting “Leading in a Dynamic Environment” at the John Allison Public House in Greencastle, PA, and in March a tour of Caldwell Manufacturing in Williamsport, MD. We hope to see you all there.

We offered several classes for certification last year for CPIM with the last being completed in the Fall of 2019.  For 2020 we have a CSCP class that is planned to start in early 2020 that has been filled.  Please send any suggestions for additional classes that you may be interested in to [email protected].

We look forward to meeting everyone at the various upcoming events and trainings and we encourage your participation.

Best regards,

Greg, Jodi & Gerry



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Upcoming Courses and Events


CSCP coming this spring, click learn more to see if this class is for you and watch for further mailings on this topic! For more specific information or questions contact our education board member at  [email protected]

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Chapter News

APICS gives back to the Community

In December we held an event which gave us, as a chapter, a chance to give back to our community. Durning this event we were able to provide a meal at a support circle meeting to famlies in need. Below are some photos from this event and a thank you letter we recieved from the families. Thanks to all who came out to help! 


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Upcoming Programs

We have a lot in store for you this year - please come out and join us!

February 20, 2020 - PDM by Shawn Wolf

Shawn Wolf is the COO, Corporate Services at Sonco Worldwide.  Join us as he presents a professional development meeting (topic TBD).

Caldwell Manufacturing Company Tour

March 19, 2020
5:30 PM EDT - 7:00 PM EDT

Caldwell Manufacturing Company Tour
9850 Prosperity Lane
Williamsport, MD 21795

Join us for a tour of the Caldwell Manufacturing Company in beautiful Williamsport, MD!  Caldwell is a longtime premier supplier of spiral, block and tackle, constant force spring, and hybrid window balances.  Caldwell Manufacturing has been in business for 131 years and producing spiral balances continuously for more than 60 years.  Their fastest growing balance in the industry is the Constant Force Spring - also called coil spring balances.  Caldwell's block and tackle balances are a popular and growing platform, and used to be the standard for wood window designers.  However, block and tackle balances are now incorporated into vinyl and composite material windows.  Caldwell's ULTRA-LIFT hybrid balances feature an engineered solution to multiple sash balance components that create low friction with high lift assistance during operation.  Come visit Caldwell Manufacturing with us and learn more about their company and their operations!


PDM presented by David Rizzardo

April 21, 2020
5:30 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT

John Allison Public House
155 South Antrim Way
Greencastle, PA 17225

Join us for a Professional Development presentation on Lean Management given by David Rizzardo.

We can't wait to see you at one or all of our events!

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Career Opportunities

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Crossword Fun

Brain buster

Test out your supply chain knowledge with this fun crossword puzzle, answers will be provided on the next newsletter.




Answers for November's Crossword:

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A choice or feature added to the good or service offered to the customer for customizing the end product. An accessory enhances the capabilities of the product but is not necessary for the basic function of the product. 

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