November 2019 Newsletter
President's Message

On behalf of the PAN APICS Board of Directors, we have an important announcement relating to the APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) program. We are proud to announce the APICS Philadelphia Area Network Chapter received the 2019 CBAR Platinum Award designation , an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter.

As a member of an APICS Platinum Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience. PAN APICS also has been designated a Premier Channel Partner as well as one of the Top 50 APICS Chapters!

These designations are a reflection of the hard work that our board members, instructors, members, and volunteers have put into this chapter over the last several years. We look forward to continuously serving the needs of our members and community!

A few other announcements - we look forward to seeing you at our holiday networking event on December 11th at Fado in Philadelphia! Also, our spring course schedule is now published on our website. Lastly, a friendly reminder, the Janet Hillier Scholarship opens March 15, 2020 for applications. Please get the word out for those who would be interested in applying! More information can be found here.


Jennifer Hill
President, PAN APICS
Welcome New Members
Aaron Borszich | Nicholas Filippo | Mervin Hong | Hedy Griggs
Edward Connell Hennesse | Christina OLear | Sohan Patel | Brian Russell
Griffin Fulkerson | Robert Fekete | Marissa Kohl
PAN APICS is proud to be recognized as a Premier Channel Partner and CBAR Platinum!
Mark your calendar for one of our upcoming events!
Holiday Networking Happy Hour
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Fado Irish Pub
1500 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

January 9, 2020
Location: TBD
Topic: Artificial Intelligence

February 12, 2020
Topic/Location: TBD

March 11, 2020 - MEGA Meeting
Location: William Penn Inn, Gwynedd, PA

June 10, 2020 - Top Management Meeting
Location: TBD
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