Greetings from the New Haven APICS Chapter, and Happy New Year.
Do you want to:
- Increase your salary - on average designees see a 10% increase
- Improve your hiring potential by 65%
- Maximize ROI on systems and technologies
- Reduce your organization's costs
- Provide more value to your organization
- Understand how to increase customer satisfaction
- Build your credibility and set yourself apart from peers
These are some sample results of becoming APICS Certified!
If you are not familiar with APICS' certification offerings, then they are, briefly:
- CPIM - Covers internal business subjects such as materials management, master scheduling, forecasting and production planning
- CLTD - Learn to integrate all aspects of logistics operations, extending from inbound materials management, outbound distribution, and reverse logistics.
- CSCP - Covers external business subjects such as the extended supply chain, from organizations' suppliers through to the end customers
The fundamental business process areas as defined by the Supply Chain Operating Reference (SCOR) are: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, and Return.
- The CPIM program covers, in detail, the first three of these processes in two different courses totaling 60 hours of education and requires passing two exams to be certified.
- The CLTD program covers, also in detail, the last two of these business processes in one course of 40 hours, and requires passing one exam to achieve certification
- The CSCP program is a management-level course covering all five of the business process areas, in one 40 hour course, and also requires passing one exam to be CSCP certified.
To see a summary grid comparing the requirements of these three programs, please
We are offering CPIM Part-1 in two formats beginning in March, both of which will be 20 hour classes.
One will be offered through the New Haven chapter, in the normal 3-hours per week, 7-week format. That class will be offered at Cooper Surgical in Trumbull, on Mondays from 3:00PM to 6:00PM during the period March 5 - April 19, The cost of this class will include membership in the APICS New Haven chapter for all who are not APICS members, as well as the cost of the Part-1 exam. For more information,
The second offering will be in conjunction with Central Connecticut State University, in a 3-full day format. The course will be conducted at CCSU's campus in New Britain, and will run from 9:00AM to 4:30PM on three successive Fridays March 9 through March 23. For more information, and to register,
To view a less than 30 minute webinar about the revised CPIM program,
Understanding that you all are busy professionals, with outside as well as corporate lives, we are going to be trying a new way of offering both CSCP and CLTD classes later in the spring.
These classes will be run using a technique known as the "flipped classroom". As such, the major responsibility for learning will belong to the class attendee, using both the APICS Learning Systems and a multi-directional attendee/attendee/leader white-board/chat room where attendees will discuss the materials and problems with each other as well as with the course leaders.
The course leaders will monitor the chat room and module by module quiz results, and will hold a webinar once a week to discuss attendee questions, respond to problem areas revealed by the results of the module quizzes, and introduce new materials.
We may meet in person two or three times during the duration of the course as needed.
On Thursday, March 29, the New Haven chapter, in conjunction with Quinnipiac University, will host an all-day seminar at QU's North Haven facility.
The seminar topic will be "Critical Thinking", and will be led by Michael D. Ford, a well-known international speaker. Mike holds the CFPIM, CSCP, CQA, CRE, CQA credentials, and has led over 250 events of this style in the US, Canada, Nigeria, and South Africa, and has over 4,000 hours of classroom presentation experience.
This seminar will run from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, and will be followed by
a Professional Development Meeting from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, also led by Mike. The subject of the PDM will be "Ice Cream Sundae Production". More information on these presentations will be available in the coming weeks.
Be sure to reserve the date.