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In This Issue:
President's Message
Upcoming PAN APICS Chapter Events
Upcoming Classes
Member Statistics
APICS in the News

Date Event
February 22nd
Networking Event

Field House
March 14th MEGA  Meeting

William Penn Inn
April 24th Lunch and Plant Tour

Holt Logistics
May 9th Location
June 13th Top Management
PAN APICS Chapter: 369 members

New Members:

Zafer Louisa
Jennifer Payne
Nicholas James
Andy Lau
Noel Silber
Kere Sheard
Winston Fan
Angeline Sutedjo
Amy LaGrossa
Marcos Zerpa
Michael Morrison
Bujar Gjoka
Chaelin Lee
Anthony Massey
Kathleen Laufenberg

  New Certification Attainees 
(Since 10/2017):

Ashton Loughery, CPIM,
 Parker, CPIM,
Bradley Webb, CPIM,
Wendy Hentz, CPIM,
Michael Hilliard, CPIM,
Mehmet Sevinc, CPIM
Roksana Orzechowski, CSCP

APICS Dictionary Word of the Month

demand chain

1) A demand chain is composed of the enterprises that sell a business's goods or services. 2) Supply chain as seen from the viewpoint of the customer, the entity who chooses among competing products and services and thus controls the demand.

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February 2018

President's Message:

We hope your 2018 is off to a great start, and we can't believe it is mid-February already!

The MEGA meeting, which sponsored by all of our local supply chain organizations, is just a few weeks away on March 14th. This is our flagship event so we hope you can join us!

This year's speaker is Thomas Derry, CEO of the Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM). His speech is titled, "Winter into Spring: A Time of Endings & New Beginnings for Supply Chains," where he will focus on how logistics and supply chain will be changing over the next decade.

We also have some other upcoming events we are looking forward to. Come out this Thursday, February 22nd, to a networking event at the Field House in Philadelphia! Aside from the MEGA Meeting, mark your calendars for a tour of Holt Logistics on April 24th, a networking event (location TBD) on May 9th, and our Annual Top Management Night on June 13th!

Lastly, we have posted our Fall 2018 Class Schedule - details are below and at

We hope to see you soon!

  Dale McClung
PAN APICS Chapter Upcoming Networking Events, Plant Tours and PDMs:
Join PAN APICS at one of our upcoming events!

Networking Event:
Date: February 22, 2018
Location:  Field House
              1150 Filbert St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

MEGA Meeting:
Date: March 14, 2018
Location:  William Penn Inn
               1017 Dekalb Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19436

Lunch and Plant Tour - Holt Logistics :
Date: April 24, 2018
Lunch:   Max's Seafood Cafe
34 N. Burlington Street
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Tour:     Holt Logistics
101 South King Street, 
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
[The two locations are a ~5 minute walk from each other!]

Mark Your Calendars:
May 9th - Networking Event, Location TBD
June 13th - Top Management Night, Location TBD

PAN APICS Chapter  Class 

For all courses, we are offering bundling options that will help you save at least $50 on your exam!

Sign up before August 15th for our "Early Bird Special" of $100 off!
For any and all questions, please reach out to To view all of our course offerings, click  here.

PAN APICS is offering the CPIM Part One, Basics of Supply Chain Management, beginning in September 2018. We are offering two styles - a weeknight course on Tuesdays at Temple, Ambler and a "Bootcamp" style course (3 straight days) at Temple, Center City October 22-24.

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


PAN APICS also has two offerings for the CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) course beginning in September - a course that meets on Saturdays and a course that meets on Thursdays!

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

PAN APICS is also offering a weeknight course for the Certification in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution!

Typical  professions/job responsibilities of CLTD participants: Logistics Manager, Logistician, Logistics Analyst, Logistics Planner/Specialist, Distribution Manager, Global Sourcing, Import/Export, Inventory and Logistics, Supply Chain Logistics, Traffic Analyst/Manager, Transportation/Fleet Manager, Vendor-Managed Inventory, Warehouse Operations Manager, Warehousing Distribution, Reverse Logistics

Lastly, PAN APICS is offering the Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional Endorsement (SCOR-P) in a three-day course, from October 8-10 at Temple, Center City. 

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.

PAN APICS Member Insights
Total No. of Members 369
Most Common Name
Michael  x 19
Longest tenured member 1979 (39 yrs)
2017 - New Members 137
1-2 years 186
3-5 years 48
6-10 years 40
11-20 years 37
21-25 years 15
>25 years 29
Student Chapters  3
CPIM Certified 72
CSCP Certified 102
CLTD Certified 4