January 2020 Newsletter
President's Message

We hope you had a great holiday season and a Happy New Year! We are looking forward to seeing you in 2020!

Please check out a few of our upcoming events - we have opened up registration for our annual MEGA meeting on March 11th and have a networking event before then on February 12th in Conshohocken.

We are currently enrolling for all of our classes - sign up today as some of the registrations close soon! Please see below for details.

We are looking forward to a prosperous 2020!


Jennifer Hill
President, PAN APICS
Welcome New Members
Chamila Dissanayake | Erin Spooner | Janet Snyder | Andre McLeod | Michael LaMorte | Garrett Kruser | Brian Foran | Kevin Donnelly
Kevin Brembs | Aleksander Pantic | Keith Cavanagh | Gena Patouhas
Juddson Corl | Swetha Sakhamuri | Jamie Cummings
Mark your calendar for 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

June 10, 2020 - Top Management Meeting
Location: TBD
Introducing 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!
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 our New Certification Attainees!
Naomi Tillinger, CPIM, CSCP | Cedric De Coen, CPIM
Heather Heilman, CPIM | Timothy Caters, CSCP