APICS Columbus April 2020 Newsletter 

President's Report

April 2020


Dear Supply Chain Professionals,

Supply Chains across the world are experiencing unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Our profession is front and center to provide essential needs in combating the spread of this virus. Workplaces are being disrupted with having non-essential employees working from home where they can. We are currently in the middle of this pandemic facing new challenges where we need to band together as professionals to work together for solutions.

During this time, the APCIS Columbus Chapter is unable to deliver instructor-led classes, professional development meetings, and networking social events due to the need to physically distance ourselves and limit the spread of the virus.

We have postponed our April PDM to 5/19 with e-Ventus. We are currently in talks with e-Ventus to attempt to still host the PDM, but possibly virtually instead of in person. We will update the Columbus chapter once we have finalized the details. This presentation will be on “Supplier Portals: Providing the Agility to Respond to Supply Chain Crises.”

Our Board of Directors has decided to start offering online classes for 1 on 1 tutoring for learners preparing for their certification exam. The idea of these tutoring sessions will be with a learner who has reviewed all the certification material and needs further clarification on a specific topic. Please contact [email protected] to setup your tutoring session, or if you have further questions. We are also working on putting together options on how to provide instructor led FULL courses online as well, as an alternative.

Again, please check out and like our social media pages, I've provided links to make it easier to find us on Facebook (@apciscolumbus), Instagram (@apics.columbus), twitter (@apicscolumbus), and LinkedIn (@APICS Columbus). We are working on providing the most up to date information on all of our social medias. 


Adam Korte, CSCP, SCOR-P

[email protected]

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PDM Section

APICS Columbus May PDM will be a Presentation from e-Ventus at The Brio in Polaris. May 19th, 2020, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Registration from 5:15-5:30. For more information, go to apics-col.org to sign up for the PDM. Dinner will be provided.

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Welcome New Members

Welcome New Members: Tracy Andrews, Rui Sun, Kody Kohler, Lauren Judge, Vanessa Hayslip, Jacquelyn Newberry, Xinmeng Li, Ruowen Zhang, Shawn Fosnaugh, and Vonetta Ross. 

Welcome Back: Douglas Grubbe, Taylor Turner, and Robert Waugh. 

Congratulations: Anne Marie Wilson, CSCP; Robert Waugh, CSCP

Membership TOTAL:

Current Membership Total:  151
Professional Member  136
Student Associate   21
Corporate Member   10
Young Professional   3
Academic Professional   1
Retired Member   1


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Educational Offerings

Your Columbus APICS Chapter supports three certification options.  Whether you are interested in the CPIM, CSCP or the most recent CLTD certifications, we offer review classes to help you achieve your goal.

We are currently offering a turoring refresher course online upon request, please request for a class by contacting [email protected].

Currently all instructor-led courses in person are on hold until further notice. 

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Calendar of Events

Date Speaker Location
5/19/19 e-Ventus Presentation Brio in Polaris, OH


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