December 2019 Newsletter
President's Message

Thank you to everyone who came out to our holiday networking event on December 11th! We had a great turnout and were pleased to see everyone prior to the close of 2019.

On behalf of the PAN APICS Board of Directors, we would like to extend the warmest of wishes to you and your families this holiday season!

A few friendly reminders: our spring course schedule is currently enrolling and early bird specials are coming to a close soon! Also, the Janet Hillier Scholarship opens March 1, 2020 for applications. Please get the word out for those who would be interested in applying! More information can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you in 2020!


Jennifer Hill
President, PAN APICS
Welcome New Members
Christopher Byrne | Akshaya Srinivasan | Jacob Sweitzer
Jeanette Heacock
Mark your calendar for one of our upcoming events!
January 9, 2020
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Location: Crowne Plaza - Philadelphia King of Prussia
260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA

February 12, 2020
Topic: Creative Networking Event
Location: Great American Pub
123 Fayette St, Conshohocken, PA

March 11, 2020 - MEGA Meeting
Topic: Supply Chain Management - A Customer's Leap of Faith?
Location: William Penn Inn, Gwynedd, PA

June 10, 2020 - Top Management Meeting
Location: TBD
CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional
The premier certification for end-to-end supply chain, the CSCP offers the opportunity to master the extended supply chain, from organizations’ suppliers through to the end customers. This is more of a "10,000 foot view" of the supply chain in comparison to the CPIM.

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is the first and only supply chain certification that encompasses the end-to-end global supply chain. APICS CSCP designees gain the skills to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors, and customers located around the world.

Earning the CSCP credential makes you a recognized expert in the supply chain field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. It makes you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy.

The CSCP curriculum covers the following:
  1. Supply Chain Design
  2. Supply Chain Planning and Execution
  3. Supply Chain Improvement and Best Practices

Typical professions of CSCP participants: Consultants, Materials Manager, anything with Supply Chain in title, Analysts, Director, Logistics Manager, Purchasing Manager, Operations Manager, Buyer, Project Ma nager

If you have 3 years of related business experience, a Bachelor's Degree, or another APICS Certification, sign up for an instructor-led class today! We are offering a Wednesday class this spring!

We are offering two options this Spring:
  • CSCP - Saturdays every other week beginning February 1st- In Person Only at Temple Ambler Details Here
  • CSCP - Thursdays beginning February 4th - ONLY via Web Video-Enabled Conferencing - Details Here

CPIM - Certification in Production Inventory Management
The premier certification for internal supply chain operations, the CPIM offers the opportunity to master an organization’s internal operations and obtain in-depth understanding of materials management, master scheduling, forecasting, production planning.

The APICS CPIM credential offers growth, advancement and recognition. This credential is based on global research involving employers and practicing operations professionals at all levels to ensure APICS maintains an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in our ever-evolving business environment. 

Becoming a CPIM proves your internal operations knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your CPIM certification defines you as an internal operations expert and leader. 

Typical professions of CPIM participants: Buyer, Planner, Product Planner, Material Manager, Supply Planner, Supply Chain Analyst, Inventory Analyst, Demand Analyst, Supply Chain Manager

We are offering two options this Spring:
  • CPIM Part One - Basics of Supply Chain Management - Three Saturdays at Temple Center City beginning February 8th- Details Here
  • CPIM Part Two -Every other Saturday at Temple Ambler beginning March 14th- Details Here

SCOR-P - Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional Endorsement
What is SCOR?
Moving the needle on supply chain performance isn’t easy. APICS has worked with thousands of global supply chain organizations to build company-wide engagement to create and deploy powerful, transformative programs. For 20 years the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model has been the cross-industry, global standard for supply chain excellence. The SCOR Professional program provides employees with the major process components of the SCOR framework: Plan, Make, Source, Deliver, Return, and Enable. This helps companies increase the speed of system implementations, improve inventory turns, and drive measurable supply chain process improvement and business performance.

It’s the best supply chain process framework, and it just got better.

New SCOR model for the modern supply chain The world’s leading supply chain framework now incorporates many emerging drivers of supply chain success, including:
  • Omni-channel, metadata, block chain, and other emerging topics
  • Modernized best practices and processes to better align with digital strategy
  • Updated people skills and training, based on APICS body of knowledge
  • Sustainability standards based on The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
  • Tighter alignment of supply chain management costs with SCORmark benchmark
  • Process workflows generated by the SCOR BPM Accelerator, ensuring accurate data mapping

Typical   professions/job responsibilities of SCOR participants: Production management, operations management, supply chain management, procurement, materials management, inventory management

Sign up for an instructor-led class today! We are offering a three-day course beginning April 21st!

Congratulations to the following members on their one year anniversary!
Jawan McAllister | Melonie Moncrieffe | Steve Won