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Certification and Education

Employers worldwide know that CPIM designees have the proven knowledge and skills to strategically streamline operations. Are you ready to distinguish yourself in supply chain management?

Basics of Supply Chain Management - Instructor Led Module Review Course

Over three Saturday sessions, participants will be led by an APICS IDP Instructor through a review of the Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) module.

This module will cover key terms and concepts in topic areas including:

  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Demand Management
  • Master Planning
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Management and Production Activity Control
  • Aggregate Inventory Management
  • Item Inventory Management
  • Purchasing and Physical Distribution
  • Lean and Quality System
  • Theory of Constraints

Sessions for this offering will take place May 13, May 20 and June 3, 2017 beginning at 8:30 AM and ending around 2:30 PM, when the targeted content for the day has been covered.


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In The Spotlight

Scott Hinton recently obtained his CPIM designation after completing instructor led review courses through the North Central Ohio Chapter. Here's what Scott had to say about his CPIM program experience.

        "My APICS CPIM experience began as an opportunity for me.  My company, The Wooster Brush Company, offered it to me as a chance to learn more and grow in the inventory and scheduling functions I am responsible for.  My boss is certified and I have always been impressed with the depth of his knowledge.  I have to admit I was somewhat apprehensive about trying to get certified in an area I didn't have a great deal of experience in yet. The North Central Chapter of APICS has been helpful throughout the entire process and I am proud to say I am affiliated with them.  The facilities for instruction were top notch thanks to the Gorman-Rupp Company.  The Chapter had experienced, knowledgeable instructors come in to review the material.  I was always impressed with the amount of on-the-job experiences they had to share.  My advice for those thinking about enrolling in the APICS CPIM program is to start the journey now and stick with it.  You will come out of it with way more than a certification. I have learned so much working towards my certification.  I know it will guide my career path until the day I retire.  Although it was one of the hardest things I have done in my life, it is also one of the greatest accomplishments as well. I think my company is beginning to understand the value of an APICS certification.  Nothing can replace experience, but if you can wear the many different hats and understand the different areas of your organization you will be able to do your job better and be successful. That is what an APICS CPIM certification helps you do."

Scott Hinton, CPIM        
THE WOOSTER BRUSH COMPANY                                

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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The North Central Ohio Chapter will be holding it's Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner at the Deer Ridge Golf Course and Black Dog Tavern on May 23, 2017 starting at 5:30 PM.

Save the date now and plan to attend as Member accomplishments, Top Management support and the Chapter's Company of the Year are recognized.

Deer Ridge Golf Course

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Welcome New Members

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

With an APICS membership, you’ll 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. 

Current Membership:

North Central Ohio Chapter: 28
Ashland University Student Chapter: 2

Interested in joining APICS and the North Central Ohio Chapter - Click Here

Questions on joining or member benefits:

Contact Anna at membership@apics-northcentralohio.org

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Chapter Contacts

Board of Directors of the North Central Ohio Chapter for 2016-2017

Chapter President

Paul Bond


VP Finance

Christine Evans, CPIM


VP Education

Bradley Edens, CPIM


VP Membership

Anna Walter


VP Marketing 

Daniel Fowler, CPIM



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