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December 2nd
Wed, 3:30p
Plant Tour
Ferrara Candy Company DC Facility Tour

Ferrara Candy - DC

December 8th
Tue, 12:10p
Risk in the New Age of Supply Chain Management
Anthony Bria

December 15th
Tue, 5:30p
Holiday Networking Event

RAM Restaurant


        September 25-27, 2016
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Upcoming Classes & Events

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November 18, PDM Transportation Today: Challenges and Opportunities
A Workshop Session which will be led by Pete Alle, VP, Supply Chain at Oberweis Diary
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING (PDM) - Transportation Today: Challenges and Opportunities, workshop session is designed with participants interaction in mind. The presenter will provide examples from his experience, and will encourage and facilitate sharing by participants -- In today's competitive environment, to be successful it is imperative that Supply Chain leaders understand, and make visible, the various levers that are available to maximize transportation effectiveness in delivering business results. This workshop session will examine several aspects of these levers. This event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Northbrook. Click Here for more information, directions to the Crowne Plaza, or to register for this event.

December 2, PLANT TOUR Ferrara Candy Company Distribution Center Since Ferrara Candy Company was created through the merger of Ferrara Pan Candy, Inc. with Farley's & Sathers Candy, Inc. it has been innovating and growing its capabilities. This facility tour of the state-of-the-art Distribution Center in Bolingbrook is an opportunity to examine an operation that has been rapidly brought online as a key part of Ferrara Candy's ability to continue to grow and to sustain itself as the largest non-chocolate candy manufacturer in the U.S. Click Here for more information, the address of Ferrara Candy Company's Distribution Center in Bolingbrook, or to register for this event.

December 15, Holiday Event
All Professional Welcome - Network & Have Fun
Network with other professionals while enjoying some holiday cheer - and pizza. (Only $12.50, a portion of which supports our donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository), cash bar available. This event will be at the Ram restaurant - 9520 W. Higgins, Rosemont Click Here for more information, directions to the Ram restaurant, or to register for this event

January 15, CPIM Class - Detailed Scheduling and  Planning
CPIM CLASS - Detailed Scheduling and Planning - focuses on material and capacity scheduling and planning explaining capacity requirements planning in detail and introducing other capacity-planning techniques, including process-dominated scheduling. Classes will be held on three (3) Fridays starting at 8:00 AM, January 15th at APICS HQ Chicago. Click Here for more information, directions to APICS HQ Chicago, or to register for classes.

January 21, PDM Economic Outlook 2016  Dr. Edward F. Stuart, Professor of Economics, Northeastern Illinois University
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING - Economic Outlook 2016, will look at the forces that are likely to shape the economy in the year ahead. Dr. Stuart will combine serious economic insight with a touch of humor as he explains the economic machinations and uncertainties that continue to reshape the financial landscape. This event is held in joint with the Highlands APICS Chapter at the Millrose Restaurant, South Barrington Click Here for more information, directions to the Millrose Restaurant, or to register for this event.

January 23, CSCP Class - Certified Supply Chain Professional
CSCP CLASS - Certified Supply Chain Professional - The CSCP program takes a broad view of the field, extending beyond internal operations to encompass all the steps throughout the supply chain; ¯from the supplier, through the company, to the end consumer - providing the knowledge to effectively manage the integration of these activities to maximize a company's value chain. Classes will be held on six Saturdays at APICS HQ Chicago. Click Here for more information, directions to APICS HQ, Chicago, or to register for classes.

January 27, CPIM Class - Basics of Supply Chain Management
CPIM CLASS - Basics of Supply Chain Management - This course provides basic definitions and concepts for planning and controlling the flow of materials into, through, and out of an organization emphasizing the relationships among activities and functions that occur in the supply chain as goods, services, and information move from vendors/suppliers to the customers/consumers. Classes will start at 6:00P and will be held on 11-Wednesday evenings at APICS HQ, Chicago. Click Here for more information, directions to APICS HQ, or to register for classes.

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Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

APICS-Chicago offers Chapter Member pricing on Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program classes to the Members of ISM Chicago and to the Members of the Greater APICS-Chicagoland Chapters: APICS-Fox River; APICS-Highlands; and APICS-Rock Valley. To receive the member rate, Members of ISM Chicago, APICS-Fox River, APICS-Highlands, and APICS-Rock Valley interested in registering need to contact the Chapter Administrator.

Computer Based Testing (CBT) for the Certified Supply Chain Professional's (CSCP) exam is now being offered through Pearson VUE under the auspices of APICS the Association for Operations Management.

While the CSCP Computer Based Testing (CBT) is administered by Pearson VUE, APICS has an eligibility requirement that must be satisfied in order to take the CSCP CBT exam. The process for becoming certified is as follows - To become a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP): (1) you must complete an Eligibility Application and have the application approved; (2) register for the CSCP Exam; and (3) take and pass the CSCP Exam. To save yourself time and expense, please do NOT register for the exam until you are notified that you are eligible. This means that you should fill-out and submit your eligibility application as soon as possible.

You can Click Here to go to the APICS website CSCP  page, which has information on Eligibility and a link to the Eligibility Application.

The CSCP Course schedule has been planned to support the Computer Based Testing (CBT) Exam Window of:

  • October 31, 2015 - December 19, 2015

You can Click Here go go to Pearson VUE's website to schedule a date within the exam window for the CSCP Computer Based Test (CBT).

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CPIM Review Classes

Classes are offered throughout the year for
• Basics of Supply Chain Management
• Master Planning of Resources
• Detailed Scheduling and Planning
• Execution and Control of Operations
• Strategic Management of Resources
• and more

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Considerations:
 • Start or Continue toward a CPIM Click Here to view Course offerings.
 • Maintain your CPIM Certification Click Here to download CPIM Maintenance Bulletin with Journal and Application

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APICS builds knowledge and skills in operations management professionals to enhance and validate abilities and accelerate careers. We help our members and their organizations successfully compete and build a stronger global economy.
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