November 2017 Print

Chapter President's Message

What a great way to start the New Year!  You can push your career in the right direction with a new CPIM certification.  Certification is now quicker, with just two modules / exams.

We have a great instructor - Jack Kerr!  The current class on the second module (Part 2) is winding down, with only one more class remaining.  Watch for our newsletters, visit us on Facebook or check out our website for more exciting news and class information!  From your APICS North Central Ohio Chapter board members, wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Your Chapter President,

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In The Spotlight

Christine Evans is the Demand Forecaster at Gorman-Rupp Pumps. She is also the V.P. of Finance for the Chapter and contributor to the newsletter. Christine received her CPIM certification in 2012.

I was fortunate to be able to attend the annual APICS conference in San Antonio this year. If you have never attended the conference, I highly encourage you to look into it. Next year, the conference will be held in Chicago at the end of September.

The second session of the conference that I sat in on was about Supply Chain Alignment - the Critical Success Factor. Hans Kremer, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, talked about the right inventory mix at the right time. He also mentioned getting rid of silos. No matter what our role is, sharing information and working together are very important. One thing that Hans said that really stood out for me was efficiency vs. effectiveness. How many times have we heard that we need to be more efficient or that the machine needs to set-up and run larger quantities to keep costs down and efficiencies up? By being efficient, are we really being effective? Is the right inventory mix on hand? Are customer orders shipping on time? By being effective, we are doing the right things. However, being efficient is about doing things right. In the supply chain, we need to be able to efficiently be effective. By combining these two, a company can produce higher quality products faster and with less waste. How is your company aligning their supply chain? Are you being efficiently effective? We want to hear from you. Email us your thoughts. Please let us know if we can publish your comments and quote you or if you would prefer the comments to be anonymous.

Hope to see you next year in Chicago!

Christine F. Evans, CPIM

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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.  More details will become available in the next couple of months.

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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 January Part 1 class (previously Basics).

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Membership Anniversaries

Happy APICS and North Central Ohio Chapter Membership Anniversary to:

 Scott Hinton

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.


Noah Burke Kyle Gerber
Shannon Reutter Kevin Spencer

Current Membership:

North Central Ohio Chapter:  44
Ashland University Student Chapter:  9

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 Anna at MEMBERSHIP@APICS-NORTHCENTRALOHIO.ORG

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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

Paul Bond 

VP Finance

Christine Evans, CPIM

VP Membership

Anna Walter

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