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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
January 18th 

Distillery Tour
Philadelphia Distilling Company
February 22nd
Networking Event

Field House
March 14th MEGA  Meeting

William Penn Inn
April 24th Lunch and Plant Tour

Holt Logistics
May 9th TBD
PAN APICS Chapter: 369 members

New Members:

Frank De Vries
Anderson Oerth
Weiwei He
Tina Adams
Ross Friedman
Carson Cohen
Crystal Rose
Jan Blazek
Deepak Mishra
Jake Greenberg
Mark Harrold
Steven Khu
Edward Buckalew
Brian Snayberger
Candice Winters
Jennifer Hirsch

  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

inventory turnover

The number of times that an inventory cycles, or "turns over," during the year. A frequently used method to compute inventory turnover is to divide the average inventory level into the annual cost of sales. For example, an average inventory of $3 million divided into an annual cost of sales of $21 million means that inventory turned over seven times. Syn: inventory turns, turnover.

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January  2018

President's Message:

The PAN APICS executive committee hopes you all had a great holiday season and a Happy New Year!

This is the last week to sign up for our courses that begin in January. We encourage you to check out our suite of classes and sign up so you can obtain your CSCP, CPIM, or CLTD.   You can review all of our offerings here . If you are not sure which certification is right for you, please see our write up here.

I also want to take the time to say that we have opened up registration for our annual flagship event, the MEGA meeting, which sponsored by all of our local supply chain organizations. 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. Next week, we are hosting a limited enrollment tour of the Philadelphia Distilling Company on January 18th. In addition, we have the following events coming up: a networking event on February 22nd at the Field House in Philadelphia, the aforementioned MEGA Meeting on March 14th, and a lunch and tour of Holt Logistics on April 24th.

We hope to see you at one of these events in the coming months!

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

Plant Tour:
Date: January 18, 2018
Time: 6:00p-8:30p
              25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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 - TBD

PAN APICS Chapter  Class 

For all courses, we are offering bundling options that will help you save at least $50 on your exam!
Also, all courses will be held at the Temple-Ambler Campus.
For any and all questions, please reach out to To view all of our course offerings, click  here.

Have you already passed Basics of Supply Chain Management? If so, PAN APICS is offering the CPIM Part 2 Course in the spring! With the reformatted CPIM, this is now the only remaining course and exam you need to take in order to obtain the CPIM!

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

Deadline - January 10th !

PAN APICS also has two offerings for CSCP this Spring - a Saturday and a Wednesday course!

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

Deadline - January 10th (W) and 12th (S)!

Lastly, PAN APICS is offering a Saturday course for the new 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

Deadline - January 19th!

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