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

December 12th 
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
123 Fayette St, Conshohocken, PA 19428
January 18th 2018
6:00PM - 8:30PM

25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
February 21st
March 14th MEGA Meeting
April 24th TBD
May 9th TBD
PAN APICS Chapter: 382 members

New Members:

Ceri Danheux
Evan Blum
Samuel Tompkins
Zachary Noll
Jiawei Chen
Robert Sargente
Shawn Wilson
Peter Austen
Haley Varlotta
Alison Kline
Connor Staub

  New Certification Attainees (Since 7/2017):

Ashton Loughery, CPIM
Dimitri Desmet, CSCP,
Melissa Kucharik, CSCP, Michael Chu, CSCP,
Michael Miller, CSCP,
 Sassaman,  CSCP

APICS Dictionary Word of the Week

activity-based planning (ABP)

In activity-based cost accounting, a continuing definition of activity and resource requirements (for both financial and operational systems) based on future demand for products or services by specific customer needs. Demand for resources is related to resource availability; capacity overages and shortfalls are corrected. Activity-based budgeting is derived from the outputs of ABP.

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November 2017

President's Message:

  We hope you are getting ready for the holidays, which are already almost upon us! Over the next several months, PAN APICS is hosting several events that should be exciting for our members. First off, on December 12, we are hosting a networking event at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken, PA where we will also make time to review our upcoming courses, explain the CPIM changes, the new CLTD certification, and the CSCP. We hope you will join us for free food and a cash bar at this event, register here!

  On January 18, we will be hosting an exclusive, behind the scenes tour at the Philadelphia Distilling Company, the first Pennsylvania craft distillery since Prohibition, located just northwest of the Sugarhouse Casino in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia. Enrollment is limited for this tour, so sign up today here!

We also encourage you to check out our suite of class offerings this spring. Beginning in January, we are offering several courses to help you obtain your CSCP, CPIM, and CLTD. We are offering Early Bird Specials for those who sign up before December 15th! You can review all of our offerings here.

  We would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and 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: Tuesday  December 12th 
Time: 5:30 PM EST - 8:30 PM
Location:  Great American Pub
              123 Fayette St, Conshohocken, PA 19428
              Free Apps!

Plant Tour:
Date: January 18th 2018
              25 E Allen St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Mark Your Calendars:
February 21st - TBD
March 14th - MEGA Meeting
April 24th - Plant Tour
May 9th - TBD

PAN APICS Chapter  Class 

Sign up by December 15th for Early Bird Pricing! 

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!
Have you passed three exams and need to finish off your CPIM? If so, we will be offering two courses in subsequent order tailored for you: Execution and Control of Operations (ECO) and Strategic Management of Resources (SMR). For more information on completing your CPIM, visit

PAN APICS also has two offerings for CSCP this Spring - a Saturday and a Wednesday course!
Lastly, PAN APICS is offering a Saturday course for the new Certification in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD)!
We are also offering bundling options that will help you save up to $50 on your exam!
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.

Sign up by December 15th for Early Bird Pricing!

PAN APICS Member Insights
Total No. of Members 382
Most Common Name
Michael  x 19
Longest tenured member 1979 (38 yrs)
2017 - New Members 96
1-2 years 134
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