September 2019 Newsletter
President's Message

We had a great time on Wednesday celebrating our 60th anniversary! Thank you for everyone who was able to come out - the event was great!

Next month, we are looking forward to the "Mini-Mega" Meeting on October 9th. This event brings together all of the supply chain and operations management organizations in the Delaware Valley as well as students and young professionals. The event is a great source for networking and finding a mentor/mentee. There will also be a raffle where each attendee has the chance to win a $20 gift card!

As a reminder, our website has a job listing section. If you are either seeking a job or looking to post a job, our postings can be located here.

Lastly, enroll in one of our fall courses today! Registration closes TOMORROW for our courses that begin in September!

As always, if you are interested in getting involved with any of our board positions, please email me at .


Jennifer Hill
President, PAN APICS
Welcome New Members
Emma Blosfelds | James Gallo | Hannah Polito | Priyanka Sharma
William Pettit | Anastasia Zaikina | Kathryn Skupski
We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
October 9th - Mini-MEGA Meeting

This annual event with the other supply chain organizations in the area has been a success in the past - please join us this year to network!

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Location: Manayunk Brewing Company (upstairs, River Club)
5:30-6:30p - Networking & Dinner
6:30p-7:00p - Presentation
"How to Network Successfully" by Robert Murray, CPSM
7:10p-8:30p - Q&A and Further Networking

Save if you register before September 27th!

There will also be a raffle where each attendee has the chance to win a $20 gift card!

For more information and to register, please click here!
CPIM - Certified 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 three options this Fall:
  • CPIM Part One - Basics of Supply Chain Management - Tuesdays beginning September 24th via Web Video-Enabled Conferencing Only - Details Here
  • CPIM Part One - Basics of Supply Chain Management - Three Saturdays at Temple Ambler beginning September 21st - Details Here
  • CPIM Part One - Basics of Supply Chain Management - Bootcamp - October 15-17 at Temple Center City - Details Here

We will be offering CPIM Part 2 in the Spring 2020 so that you have a fast-track option to complete your CPIM!

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 Manager

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 Fall:
  • CSCP - Thursdays beginning September 19th - In Person in Ambler AND via Web Video-Enabled Conferencing - Details Here
  • CSCP - Saturdays every other week beginning September 21st - In Person Only at Temple Ambler - Details Here

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 September 24th and another 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
Kevin Ong, CPIM | Michael Solomon, CSCP | Charles Goletz, CLTD