|No Professional Development Meeting scheduled for November|
APICS Sacramento is always on the look out for great presenters at our networking dinners as well as interesting factory and plant tours. If you are interested in speaking to our network of professionals, please get in touch with us. We are easy to reach on many social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter @apicsacramento our find our Linked In group "APICS Sacramento Chapter" to introduce yourself and learn more about our members.
If you prefer to contact our Chapter President, Rick Merritt, directly, please send an email to him at email@example.com.
If you have a few hours a month that you can dedicate to the exploration of Operations Management, this is an excellent opportunity to extend your network and, at the same time, enhance your resume! We look forward to hearing from you!
Understand the scope of operations management and how you fit into the profession. The OMBOK is available exclusively to APICS members. Download your complimentary electronic copy of the OMBOK now.
We are now planning next year's programs and invite you to submit an abstract to be a speaker. This is a great way to improve your communication skills, share your knowledge with your peers, showcase your employer, and grow! more...
In a recent issue of the Western Massachusetts newspaper - The Republican - the columnist D.C. Stewart indicates that he and his wife were discussing the option of buying a new television. They were confused by the current television options. Their confusing choices were HDTV, plasma HDTV, LCD, LCD HDTV digital cable ready, HDTV capable, HDTV digital or EDTV. Is this a serious problem? Is this a pervasive problem? The answer is yes, to both questions. more...(PDF)
APICS brings you the first comprehensive educational program designed for operations and supply chain management professionals, the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). The CSCP program was launched at the 2005 APICS International Conference and Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri. more...
New CSCP FAQ.
APICS The Association for Operations Management announced the creation of a new industry certification to meet the rapidly changing educational needs in the field of supply chain management. The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation is designed for professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of supply chain management, those currently working in the field of supply chain management, and for those individuals working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems. Read the entire press release here in Adobe Acrobat format.
On January 1, 2005, APICS—The Educational Society for Resource Management changed its name to APICS The Association for Operations Management and use the new tag line— Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success. The APICS Board of Directors unanimously approved the name change at its October 9, 2004, meeting, and APICS unveiled the new name publicly at the 2004 APICS International Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California, on October 12, 2004. more...
Find answers to your questions about the rebranding of APICS.
An article contributed by Ira Smolowitz, Ph.D. Professor of Finance and Dean, Bureau of Business Research and Program Development at the American International College, Springfield, MA.
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Were You Certified Before 1999?
If so, your deadline for submitting an application for CPIM certification maintenance is coming up.
The new certification maintenance for CPIM/CFPIM kicked into gear January 1, 2003. Get your records together and submit the application no later than the month in which you were certified years ago. Helpful information is at www.apics.org/Certification/Maintenance/maintenance.asp in the certification section of the site.
APICSacramento can help with a customized Excel spreadsheet (version 2000) you can use
to keep track of the points you've already earned, and plan for points to help you
reach your maintenance goal.
Click here certification_maint_record.xls to download/view the Excel 2000 version,
or here certification_maint_record.zip to download a zipped copy.
And, if you've earned your certification within the past 5 years, your maintenance application is due in the month 5 years after your certification date. Start accumulating points now!
Keep track of your certification status. You snooze, you lose.
Just a reminder to those of you who are Certified; certification maintenance points may be earned by attending the Professional Development Meetings. Your attendance is recorded at each month's meeting with your signing in at the beginning of the meeting. One point is earned for each meeting attended.
"I am working for a small pharmaceutical start-up company in its infancy. There is inadequate knowledge or experience of materials management within the company and I feel it's vitally important to establish sound practices as soon as possible, particularly to ensure compliance with FDA.
The introductory class seems to be oriented towards traditional manufacturing processes rather than situations I am dealing with immediately. But the concepts presented are valuable and I intend to apply the inventory control and forecasting methods."
Brenda - Aphton Corporation
"I became my company's planner 3 months ago with minimal knowledge. In this short 5 weeks (Intro to Mat'ls Mgmt class), I'm able to confidently perform my job."
Edna - Michael's Company
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