June 2018 Print

Chapter President's Message

Hello! My name is Noah Hill and as of June 1st, I have accepted the privilege of becoming the board president for the North Central Ohio Chapter of APICS.  For those I have not met, I look forward to seeing you at upcoming Professional Development Meetings (PDM’s) and other events.

I joined the chapter in May 2017 and recently completed my CPIM in February of this year. I joined APICS for the professional development and networking, and as your president I am looking eager to continue providing both pillars of APICS to our Chapter.

The board is always looking for new ideas for PDM’s and other events for our Chapter, if you have any ideas for a PDM or your org would like to host a PDM, please let us know!

Your Chapter President,

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Upcoming Events


If you were not able to attend APICS 2017 in San Antonio, TX, planning can start today.  The 2018 annual conference will be held September 30th - October 2nd in Chicago, IL.  The conference has several learning paths to choose from.  Whether your focus is on planning, delivering, sourcing, returns, making or enabling, there is valuable information for everyone. Early registration ends soon so register today to attend this year's conference!


We are currently scheduling events for 2019.  We would love to tour your facility!  This is an excellent opportunity to show off your business processes and operations and let the community know what you do. If you are interested in scheduling an event, please contact us today.

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Certification and Education

Did you miss out on the current class to obtain your CPIM certification?  Are you still interested?  Do not delay any longer.  Planning has started for the next class.  Click here to email us to be added to the mailing list for the upcoming Fall 2018 Part 1 class (previously Basics).

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Membership Anniversaries

Happy APICS and North Central Ohio Chapter Membership Anniversary to:

Christine Evans - January
Lynn Jones - March
Benjamin Barker - April
Thomas Schmidtgesling - April
Victoria Branham - May
Jonathan Diercks - May
Bradley Edens - May
Angela Fidler - May
Noah Hill - May
Gerald Kreider - May
Becky Machiusi - May
Neamit Patel - May
Robert Perry - May
Christopher Gribben - June

We use the month and year of the members original APICS join date for recognition of their anniversary. This may not be the month the membership renewal is due.

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Welcome New Members

The North Central Ohio Chapter welcomes our newest members to the chapter and APICS.


Bryn Campbell  
Nicole Cantri  
Laura Hampton  
Bradley Muntin  
Anthony Seal  
Leah Smith  

Current Membership:

Current Membership Total: 32
Professional Membership 18
Enterprise Professional 13
Student Associate (not included in total) 11
Academic Professional 1


Are you asking yourself: "Why become a Member?"

With an APICS membership, you will gain access to industry tools and resources necessary to expand your supply chain knowledge and grow your professional network.

  •         Education and events - Enjoy discounts on local events and seminars. Members also receive discounted registration for the APICS annual conference focusing on end-to-end supply chain solutions.
  •         Global connections - Attend events at a local chapter or take advantage of online networking opportunities to connect with a global network of supply chain professionals. 
  •         APICS magazine - Keep up on the latest news and trends with our essential publication. Members receive a free subscription this industry-leading supply chain publication.
  •         APICS Dictionary - Expand your industry vocabulary with 4,800 supply chain, logistics, and operations management terms and definitions. 
  •         Career resources - Advance your career with access to our members-only job board, mentor center, webinars, career planning resources and more! 
  •         Research reports - Stay on the cutting-edge with research reports that include analyses and best practices.

Interested in joining APICS and the North Central Ohio Chapter - CLICK HERE

Questions on joining or member benefits:  Contact Brad at MEMBERSHIP@APICS-NORTHCENTRALOHIO.ORG

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Recap of Recent Events

In May, the Chapter held its last meeting of the 2017-2018 Chapter year at Bella Bleu's in Ashland. What a beautiful location! After a delicious meal, Chapter President, Noah Hill, presented recognitions in several categories.

Congratulations to Ben Barker, Victoria Branham, and Noah Hill on their CPIM certifications!
Ben Barker accepting his certificate of recognition

Seventeen new members joined the Chapter in the past year and were recognized.  In addition, Brad Edens and Christine Evans were recognized for 5 years of membership.

Gorman Rupp Engineered Systems was recognized as the Company of the Year.  They hosted a tour of their facility earlier in the year and has provided the Chapter with support.
Company of the Year award

Congratulations to everyone for a successful year!  Your membership and support is appreciated!

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Chapter Contacts

We LOVE Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations Management! Do you have a related personal story to share? Contact one of the volunteers on the Chapter Board of Directors.  We would enjoy planning an event with you as our guest speaker.

Board of Directors of the North Central Ohio Chapter for 2017-2018

Chapter President

Noah Hill, CPIM


VP Finance

Christine Evans, CPIM


VP Marketing

Scott Hinton, CPIM and Ben Barker, CPIM


VP Membership

Brad Edens, CPIM


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