March 2020 Newsletter
President's Message

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be postponing this week's MEGA Meeting. Please mark your calendars for October 7th, as we will be rescheduling the MEGA meeting for then. If you have registered for the event, please be on the lookout for an email regarding refunding your registration fee.

As of now, we do have a few other events coming up - a mini-PDM on April 22nd as well as a Transportation Week event on May 13th in coordination with the Traffic Club of Philadelphia.

As a friendly reminder, applications for the Janet Hillier Scholarship are now open until April 15th. For more information, please see below and check out the section of our website here .

Lastly, we are currently enrolling for our SCOR course in April as well as our new CSCP exam-prep bootcamp - sign up today!


Jennifer Hill
President, PAN APICS
Welcome New Members
Lauren Lillis | William Rhim, Jr. | David Hoffman | Kevin Hsu
Francis Lumpkin | Chloe Lins | Timothy Scattergood
We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!
April 22, 2020 - Mini-PDM Meeting
Speakers: PAN APICS Board Members Candice Winters & Kathleen Gaffney
Topics: US Tariffs on China Products and a topic TBD
Location: Great American Pub, Conshohocken, PA
Registration Coming, Mark your Calendar!

May 13, 2020 - National Transportation Week Meeting in Conjunction with the Traffic club of Philadelphia
Speaker: Joe Barbieri, Sr. Director, Supply Chain at Five Below
Topic: How Transportation & Logistics works with Manufacturing and Inventory on an International/Domestic Basis
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Fort Washington, PA

The Below Event is Hosted by the Traffic Club of Philadelphia
National Transportation Week Luncheon
Thursday May 14, 2020
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Upstairs at Yards Brewery, 500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia
TCP Member Registration: $50.00  
Non-Member Registration: $75.00
Register at:

June 10, 2020 - Top Management Meeting
Location: TBD

Oct 7, 2020 - MEGA Meeting
Reminder: Janet Hillier Scholarship Applications Now Open!
The PAN-APICS Chapter is proud to present the Janet Hillier Scholarship. This scholarship has been created in memoriam of former PAN-APICS volunteer, Janet Hillier. A volunteer for over 30 years, Janet was a fixture on the PAN APICS Board of Directors, in the classroom as an educator, and at PAN-APICS events. The PAN-APICS chapter and our members are forever indebted to her for her time spent advancing supply chain and operations management with the APICS name in this region. Janet passed suddenly in 2015 and will forever be missed.

PAN-APICS encourages students to pursue higher education towards furthering their career in Supply Chain Management. The Janet Hillier Scholarship will award $2,500 towards any educational expenses, including books & supplies to one student per year. The winner of the Scholarship will be selected by the PAN-APICS Board of Directors and awarded at the PAN APICS Top Management & Awards Night on June 10, 2020. Funds will be dispersed directly to the student and can be used towards any educational expenses, and not restricted to tuition only.

Please submit all applications to the PAN APICS Executive Vice President at  VP-EXEC@PAN-APICS.ORG . Submissions should include the application, one page essay, copy of the student resume, and transcript. The letter of recommendation must be submitted directly by the faculty member to the same email address. Applications open on  March 1, 2020  and the submission deadline is  April 15, 2020 .

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in or related to Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or Transportation.
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled at an accredited college, university or junior college with a graduation date of 2021 or later.
  • Must be a student member of PAN APICS (can register through for free).
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Must attach the most recent school transcript.
  • Applicant must complete the 2020 Janet Hillier Scholarship application.
  • Must submit a copy of student resume.
  • Faculty member must submit one letter of recommendation directly to VP-EXEC@PAN-APICS.ORG.
  • Must submit a one page essay submission (250 to 500 words) on an explanation of your goals and desired roles in supply chain management and how this scholarship will help you.

For more information,  click here ! The scholarship application  can be found here .
CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional
Are you self-studying for the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Exam?

PAN APICS is offering a three-session bootcamp to get you prepped and ready to cross the finish line!

This course is intended for APICS members and non-members who have already purchased the CSCP learning system and are self-studying for the exam. The course will review the content most pertinent to get you prepared for the exam so you can earn your CSCP credential!

Instructor: Art Hudson, MBA, CSCP, CLTD, CPIM
Dates: May 2, 9, 16
Time: 9am - 3pm
Cost: $1,000 for members, non-members

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!
Thomas Holena, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD