October 2019 Newsletter
President's Message

We have now entered the fall and before you know it, it will be holiday season! Thank you for everyone who has come out to our events this year and we hope to see you before the year ends.

We had a great event earlier this month at the "Mini-Mega" Meeting with nearly 60 people in attendance! This annual event has been a success for four years now and we look forward to this event each year.

We are still enrolling for several of our Fall Course offerings - registration closes soon!

As always, if you are interested in getting involved with any of our board positions, please email me at President@pan-apics.org . We also would like to announce that Dale McClung, former President of PAN APICS, has rejoined the board as our VP of Finance.


Jennifer Hill
President, PAN APICS
Welcome New Members
Chanakaya Adibhat | Kelvin Filpo | Alanna Torunian | David Goodwin
Rod Nadal | Misrat Akinyele
Thank you to everyone that was able to join us at the Mini-Mega!
A few attendees with our VP Marketing, Dan Gallagher (right) at the Mini-Mega!
Mark your calendar for one of our upcoming events!
December 11, 2019 - Holiday Networking Happy Hour
Location: TBD, Center City, Philadelphia

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 20, 2020 - Top Management Meeting
Location: TBD
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 November 12th!

Demand Driven Planner
PAN APICS is proud to partner with ASCM and the Demand Driven Institute to host the Demand Driven Planner workshop. The Demand Driven Planner (DDP) program is designed for planning, purchasing and supply chain personnel interested in and responsible for implementing and maintaining a DDMRP implementation. Designed by the leading subject matter authorities at the Demand Driven Institute, the Demand Driven Planner program is comprised of 13 modules of in-depth DDMRP education. The DDP Program is THE official preparatory course for DDI’s Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) Certification test.

What is DDMRP? Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a multi-echelon planning and execution method to protect and promote the flow of relevant information and materials through the establishment and management of strategically placed decoupling point stock buffers. DDMRP is the supply order generation and management engine of a Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM). DDMRP can best be summarized as Position, Protect, Pull.

Time : 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Days : November 5th and November 6th, 2019 [Tuesday & Wednesday] --DATE CHANGE
Instructor: John Melbye, CSCP, DDLP, DDPP
Location: Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Lunch will be served.
Course Fee Includes : Demand Driven Planner Instructor-led Course, Lunch [exam fee not included]

Train the Trainer
This learning by doing workshop provides participants with successful presentation techniques which can be applied to any scenario or topic you may need to share with a small group or audience. Its purpose is to enhance your communication skills, leadership development and professionalism. Attending TTT/PPP will increase your confidence and effectiveness as a trainer, n, consultant, team leader, project manager, salesperson or public speaker.

TTT/PPP is a hands-on, do-it-yourself, intense 2-day immersive experience. Attendance is strictly limited to 12 slots to ensure individualized coaching. TTT is the first of two required workshops for candidates wishing to teach ASCM/APICS courses or programs.

Curriculum: TTT involves 2 full days of instruction, providing best practices such as proper media selection, room preparation, body language, engaging adult learning styles, asking open-ended questions, and dealing with distractions. This workshop includes videotaping participants as they demonstrate their ability to deliver a 5-minute and a 10-minute presentation. These pivotal assignments enable constructive peer critiques, giving presenters an opportunity to learn how the audience perceives their message. Our workshop is unique in our ability to provide a FUN, SAFE atmosphere where people can develop a personal presentation style guaranteed to optimize their effectiveness and the quality of their message.

Time : 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Days : November 9th and November 10th, 2019 [Saturday & Sunday]
Instructors: Joni Holeman , CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD and  Maryanne Ross , CPIM-F, CIRM, CSCP-F, CLTD-F
Location: Temple University Center City, 1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Lunch will be served.
Course Fee Includes : Train the Trainer Instructor Led Course, Lunch

New Certification Attainees
Mark Harrold, CLTD