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October 18th
Tue, 6:00p
8th Annual business Case Competition
Area Universities
APICS-HQ Chicago

October 20th
Thu, 9:00a
Principles of Sales and Operations Planning Class
Anthony Zampello
APICS-HQ Chicago

October 21st
Fri, 9:00a
Sales and Operations Planning Workshop
Anthony Zampello
APICS-HQ Chicago

October 27th
Thu, 9:00a
Principles and Practices of Demand Management
David Ross
APICS-HQ Chicago


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September 20, PDM Using Simulation as a Supply Chain Management Tool 
Laurence Simon CPIM, CSCP, SSGB
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING - Using Simulation as a Supply Chain Management Tool - The Fresh Connection, will demonstrate why and how simulation can be an effective tool for Supply Chain/Operations Managers. This is a chance to participate in a Fresh Connection simulation that will be led by an experienced Supply Chain/Operations Senior Manager and simulation facilitator.  This event will be held at the Fountain Blue on Mannheim Rd. in Des Plaines. Click Here for more information, directions to the Fountain Blue, or to register for this event.

October 18, PDM The Fresh Connection - 8th Annual Business Case Competition
Presentations by Participating Local Universities
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEETING (PDM) - The Eighth Annual Business Case Competition, The Fresh Connection, will have the area's University Student Chapter teams working on The Fresh Connection simulation as introduced during our September 20, PDM. Teams will be focused on issues that most APICS members, and business in general are confronted by - planning, cross-functional coordination of activities, vendor selection, lead-times, production management, customer service, and, in particular, how all of these concerns, large and small, come together in terms of financial results as measured by ROI over the mid-and-long term. In short, these teams will work toward improving functional execution to drive overall improvement. The advantage that the simulation provides is that it will compress time so that the participating teams, and us - the attendees, will be able to see the efforts and the effects. What are the keys to effectively direct and support change? Join us at APICS HQ for the 8th Annual APICS-Chicago Business Case Competition to see the answers and the actions that lead to them.
Click Here for more information, directions to APICS Headquarters, or to register for this event.

October 20, Seminar Principles of Sales & Operations Planning Class APICS in collaboration with APICS-Chicago
Presenter Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
SEMINAR - APICS Principles of S&OP seminar provides managers and planners a comprehensive review of the principles and functions of S&OP. Attendees will participate in exercises and discussions on the elements of data collection, demand and supply planning, and conducting the pre- and executive S&OP meetings. The presenter will lead attendees through sales and marketing planning, resource requirements planning, distribution planning and more.
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October 21, Seminar Sales & Operations Planning Workshop APICS in collaboration with APICS-Chicago
Presenter Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP
SEMINAR - APICS S&OP Workshop - The one-day S&OP Workshop fills the gap between understanding S&OP and being able to work the 5 Step S&OP process by providing participants an opportunity to perform a simulated S&OP process from beginning to end. Based on a company case study, participants will be using excel spreadsheets and graphs to conduct the 5 Step S&OP process in make-to-stock and make-to-order environments. The focus is on S&OP teams who will be responsible for defining product families, developing the demand and supply plans, and problem solving.
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October 27, Seminar Principles and Practices  of Demand Management with David Ross CFPIM, CSCP, Senior Manager, Professional Development for APICS
APICS in collaboration with APICS-Chicago
SEMINAR - Principles and Practices  of Demand Management. This seminar is designed to assist beginning as well as experienced demand planners to acquire a firm understanding of the principles and functions of forecasting and customer and demand management. Participants will come away from this seminar with a basket of practical tools that can be immediately put to use to make their demand management environments work more smoothly, increase productivity, and reduce operational costs.
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Please Note: Still accepting registrations -- The 2016 APICS International Conference & Expo will be held September 25 - 27, in Washington DC where you’ll gain relevant knowledge, foster relationships, and explore trends. Click Here for more information -- Business happens at an ever more demanding pace. Plan your Conference attendance NOW. Do not let 2016 go by without attending Conference.

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:

  • September 3, 2016 - October 15, 2016

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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