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January 29th
Thu, 5:45p
2 Ways to Increase Your Marketability
Carol Rodriguez
Buca di Beppo - Wheeling

February 4th
Wed, 12:10p
The Economy 2015
Dr. Edward F Stuart,

February 6th
Fri, 8:00a
CPIM Class
Detail Scheduling and Planning
Ralph Kuhn CPIM
APICS-HQ Chicago

February 11th
Wed, 6:00p
CPIM Class
Master Planning of Resources
Kerry Fechner CFPIM CIRM
APICS-HQ Chicago

February 17th
Tue, 8:00a
CPIM Class
Basics of Supply Chain Management
Martin Gartner CFPIM
APICS-HQ Chicago

February 19th
Thu, 5:30p
Plant Tour
AptarGroup Facility Tour
John Washabaugh
Aptar - McHenry

February 24th
Tue, 6:00p
Women in Operations Management
Panel Discussion
Northeastern Illinois Univ.


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Upcoming Classes & Events

APICS Chicago is pleased to announce its collaboration with ISM Chicago. Welcome to ISM Chicago members - and for those interested in ISM Chicago events, please click on "Links" on the side menu.

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January 29, Career Development Meeting/PDM - 2 Ways to Increase Your Marketability
Branding Yourself & Your Supply Chain Skillset on LinkedIn with Carol Rodriquez will provide tips on how to make your LinkedIn profile into a presence that promotes you as a Brand
APICS Education & You with Eric Schaudt & Kerry Fechner will discuss how to improve your knowledge, further your professional development and your career, and add value your "Brand" with an APICS Certification. Click Here for more information, directions to Buca di Beppo in Wheeling, or to register for this event.

February 4, Webinar - Economic Outlook 2015 Dr. Edward F. Stuart, Professor of Economics, Northeastern Illinois University
WEBINAR - Economic Outlook 2015 expands points brought up in Dr. Stuart's January PDM presentation including the job market and the possibility of inflation. Take advantage of this lunch time Webinar to gain insights on economic direction during the year ahead, Join Us for Economic Outlook 2015 - the Webinar. This web meeting will be held 12:10 - 12:55P Online.

February 6, 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, February 6th at APICS HQ Chicago. Click Here for more information, directions to APICS HQ Chicago, or to register for classes.

February 11, CPIM Class - Master Planning of Resources
CPIM CLASS - Master Planning of Resources - focuses on: developing and validating a plan of supply, relating management of demand to environment; and developing and validating the master schedule. Processes used to: develop sales and operations plans; identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements; and effect an achievable master schedule consistent with business policies, objectives, and resource constraints are examined and explained with the objective of presenting how these discrete, but related processes can be directed to form the cornerstone of an integrated business planning process. Classes will start at 6:00P and will be held on 8-Wednesday evenings at APICS HQ Chicago. Click Here for more information, directions to APICS HQ Chicago, or to register for classes.

February 17, 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 8:00AM and will be held on 4 Tuesdays at APICS HQ, Chicago. Click Here for more information, directions to APICS HQ, or to register for classes.

February 19, PLANT TOUR AptarGroup Facility Tour This tour will give attendees the opportunity to see a high tech operation that includes some of the latest molding technology, a state-of-the-art BOV Assembly machine, a Vertical Lift Module (VLM), Sonic Parts Cleaner, as well as a number of Lean tools at work. Click Here for more information, the address of AptarGroup Facility in McHenry, or to register for this event.

February 24, PDM Women in Operations Management Panel Discussion
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING - Women in Operations Management, panel of Operations Professionals will discuss non gender specific issues from a gender specific perspective, as well as discussing Operations/Supply Chain Management career and advancement barriers and opportunities. Join us on the campus of Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) in Chicago. Click Here for more information, directions to NEIU, or to register for this event.

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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 the Association for Operations Management 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:

  • March 21, 2015 - May 9, 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 Chicago Chapter

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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