February 2020 Newsletter
President's Message

As spring is approaching, we are looking forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events - we have a networking tonight in Conshohocken and our annual flagship event, the MEGA meeting, on March 11th!

As a friendly reminder, applications for the Janet Hillier Scholarship open March 1st - for more information, please check out the section of our website here .

We are currently enrolling for our CPIM Part 2 and SCOR courses - sign up today!


Jennifer Hill
President, PAN APICS
Welcome New Members
Timothy O'Donnell | Robert Goldsmith | Robert Rowe | Timothy Welcher | Monish Abraham | Francine Vinche | Nicholas Nawrocki | Carly Shelton | Yissel Samaniego | Ardita Koka | Alex Thompson | Iris Lee | Emily Larson | Matt Spohn | Preethi Nagaraja
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!
February 12, 2020
Networking Event
Topic: Supply Chain Jobs & Careers
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

May 13, 2020 - Transportation-Themed Meeting
Details TBD

June 10, 2020 - Top Management Meeting
Location: TBD
Reminder: Our New Referral Program for PAN APICS Courses!
Have you taken a course with PAN APICS before?

We are pleased to announce a new referral program for our chapter for members and nonmembers who have taken a past PAN APICS course!

If you have taken a PAN APICS Course AND successfully refer a student to an upcoming PAN APICS course, you will be eligible to receive a $100 gift card for  each successful  student referred!

Restrictions apply. Please see the  attached document  for more information.

Questions? Reach out to our VP Education at  vp-education@pan-apics.org .

We appreciate your continued support for the PAN APICS chapter and hope to have a successful launch of this program!
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 enrolling for the 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 our New Certification Attainees!
Kevin Joyce, CSCP | Kenneth Foran, CPIM, SCOR |
Arthur Hudson, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD | Laurel Oldenburg, CPIM, CLTD |
Sameer Ahmed, CLTD