April 2020 Newsletter
President's Message

We hope you are staying safe and healthy during this extremely difficult time.

We have several important announcements. As of now, PAN-APICS has suspended all in-person events; however, we are going to host a virtual PDM-Lite on April 22nd at 6PM on the Zoom conferencing system. We hope you can join us for this event where two of our board members will be speaking. Candice Winters will be discussing The Impact of US Tariffs on China Products, and Kathleen Gaffney will be talking about The COVID-19 Impact on Supply Chains. Register now here .

Secondly, we have extended the deadline for this year's Janet Hillier Scholarship. We will now be accepting scholarship applications until October 31, 2020. For more information, please see below and check out the  Scholarship section of our website.

Lastly, we are proud to announce that PAN-APICS has made two monetary donations to help those fighting in the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Philadelphia. A donation of $2,500 has been made to the  Thomas Jefferson University Hospital COVID-19 Better Together Fund  and another donation of $2,500 has been made to  MANNA , a non-profit organization in Philadelphia that cooks and delivers nutritious, medically appropriate meals and provides nutrition counseling to neighbors who are battling life-threatening illnesses. We know that this crisis is far from over, and will be looking to make some additional donations over the coming weeks. If you have any recommendations for local organizations in need of charitable contributions, please send me an email at  President@pan-apics.org .


Jennifer Hill
President, PAN APICS
Welcome New Members
Andre Jones | Mai Nguyen | Alex Trias | Philip Henry | Aastha Puri
Seyeon Park | Jason Howie | Mary Bracarella | Senthilkumar Krishnan
Christian Centenera
We hope you can join us for our upcoming virtual event!
April 22, 2020 - Mini-PDM Meeting
Speakers: PAN APICS Board Members Candice Winters & Kathleen Gaffney
Topics: US Tariffs on China Products and COVID-19's impact on the supply chain
Location: Great American Pub, Conshohocken, PA

Please mark your calendars for upcoming events, although there is uncertainty regarding in-person events for the rest of the year.

June 10, 2020 - Top Management Meeting

Oct 7, 2020 - MEGA Meeting
Janet Hillier Scholarship Timeline Extended until October 31st
The PAN-APICS Chapter is proud to present the Janet Hillier Scholarship. This scholarship has been created in memoriam of former PAN-APICS volunteer, Janet Hillier. A volunteer for over 30 years, Janet was a fixture on the PAN APICS Board of Directors, in the classroom as an educator, and at PAN-APICS events. The PAN-APICS chapter and our members are forever indebted to her for her time spent advancing supply chain and operations management with the APICS name in this region. Janet passed suddenly in 2015 and will forever be missed.

PAN-APICS encourages students to pursue higher education towards furthering their career in Supply Chain Management. The Janet Hillier Scholarship will award $2,500 towards any educational expenses, including books & supplies to one student per year. The winner of the Scholarship will be selected by the PAN-APICS Board of Directors and will be announced on November 30th. Funds will be dispersed directly to the student and can be used towards any educational expenses, and not restricted to tuition only.

Please submit all applications to the PAN APICS Executive Vice President at  VP-EXEC@PAN-APICS.ORG . Submissions should include the application, one page essay, copy of the student resume, and transcript. The letter of recommendation must be submitted directly by the faculty member to the same email address. Applications open on  March 1, 2020  and the submission deadline is  October 31, 2020 .

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in or related to Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or Transportation.
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled at an accredited college, university or junior college with a graduation date of 2021 or later.
  • Must be a student member of PAN APICS (can register through apics.org for free).
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must attach the most recent school transcript.
  • Applicant must complete the 2020 Janet Hillier Scholarship application.
  • Must submit a copy of student resume.
  • Faculty member must submit one letter of recommendation directly to VP-EXEC@PAN-APICS.ORG.
  • Must submit a one page essay submission (250 to 500 words) on an explanation of your goals and desired roles in supply chain management and how this scholarship will help you.

For more information,  click here ! The scholarship application  can be found here .
CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional
Are you self-studying for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam?

PAN APICS is offering a three-session bootcamp to get you prepped and ready to cross the finish line!

This course is intended for APICS members and non-members who have already purchased the CSCP learning system and are self-studying for the exam. The course will review the content most pertinent to get you prepared for the exam so you can earn your CSCP credential!

Instructor: Art Hudson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, CPIM
Dates: May 2, 9, 16
Time: 9am - 3pm
Cost: $1,000 for members, non-members
Location: Online via Zoom Conferencing System

Congratulations to our New Certification Attainees!
Brett Martin, CSCP