APICS Columbus June 2017 newsletter 

President's Report

Dear Supply Chain professionals,

      We had an excellent plant tour at Mettler Toledo last month. John Hoggatt and Tim Ezzi delivered a very informative presentation and Q&A session. The attendees were very impressed with the continuous learning culture that the company had developed and maintained over the years. If you miss the event, we invite you take a look at our photo galleryOur PDM schedule will resume on September 12th with a guest speaker from the city of Gahanna explaining the transformation that took place when the city decided to implement continuous improvement methods, such as Lean and Six Sigma. Click here to learn more. 

      As you have heard before, APICS has reconfigured CPIM exams from 5 to 2 parts. There is a substantial increase on the course and exam fees for the new format. If you are a member and you are pursuing CPIM designation and planning to take our courses, the time to act is now!

      For the legacy CPIM format, you will only need to pay $475 (course) and $195 (exam) for BSCM (part#1). Once you pass, you only need to take one more exam (part#2). Furthermore, APICS will give you $100 off for your part#2 exam when you purchase BSCM exam by Aug 31st and take the exam by Jan 7th 2018. Under the new format the BSCM (part#1) fees jump to $1125 (course) and $495 (exam). That's $1050 in savings!

     The Columbus chapter is offering BSCM review classes on 7/15 and 7/22 with the old pricingRegister now to take advantage of this one time saving opportunity. Please send an email to education@apics-col.org if you have any questions.

      As my term is coming to an end at the end of June, as the chapter president, I want to take this opportunity to thank the board members for their help and support. I am also delighted to announce that Burl Scott has been selected as the chapter president for the next term. With his experience and knowledge, I have no doubt that the chapter will thrive even more. Please join me in congratulating Burl for his new role. Thank you and have a great summer!

To your success,

Reinard Winata, CPIM

President@apics-col.org 

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