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BSCM and MPR start in June. See our Calendar of Events.
The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate your organization's production and inventory activities. CPIM education is essential if you are involved in: production and inventory management, operations, supply chain management, procurement, materials management or purchasing.
3D Printing – The Future is Here A car dashboard printed in one piece. Image courtesy of 3DSystems 3D printing is no longer a novelty, limited in function and a luxury afforded by few. It has become a strong tool used by designers, engineers, researchers and manufacturers, from initial design to final product production. If you can’t
Why do so many companies try to implement lean but fail? The journey toward sustainable, continuous improvement starts with the Gemba Walk. You cannot devise useful Kaizen/continuous improvement programs sitting at your desk, but just going out and watching does not solve your problems, either – it only makes you an “industrial tourist.” On May
Please join APICS San Gabriel Valley on Thursday, April 28, 2016, for a Professional Development Meeting (PDM) on Pull Systems with lean expert Mike Osterling. Pull systems surround us – as simple as the morning delivery of bread to the corner market, and as complex as releasing airplanes for takeoff based on available time slots
The Basics of Supply Chain Management class has a new start date – Monday, June 20, 2016. Note: There will be no class on July 4, 2016 in observance of Independence Day. Go to the APICS San Gabriel Valley Calendar of Events. Go to the class registration page. To request another APICS CPIM class,
APICS Inland Empire Spring 2016 Symposium: Emerging Supply Chain Trends Saturday April 30, 2016 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM Full announcement and registration information here. Our expert Executive Panel will provide their perspective on trends that are shaping the future of Supply Chain. C.J. Nord: Chairperson: Institute of Supply Management, Policy & Steering Committe Member:
APICS San Gabriel Valley hosts educational events called Professional Development Meetings (PDM) on weekday evenings featuring presentations and discussion by supply chain and manufacturing excellence experts. Dinner is included and you do not need to be an APICS member to attend. In order to serve you better, we would like your feedback on two matters:
This success story is from a student who has attended on-site CPIM training. The instructor he speaks of is Mr. Bob Ratcliffe, one of APICS San Gabriel Valley’s instructors, who is also a past president and a current board member of the APICS San Gabriel Valley Chapter. Success Story The APICS courses have been a
This three-part case study describes how a client’s retail customer was inadvertently derailing the client’s sales, the investigation to determine the exact factors and what was done to fix it. Results: Not only did the client become much higher profile to the customer’s retail staff, but going that extra mile – providing meaningful sales training
Excerpt of Case Study: The company had three North American return material authorization (RMA) receiving facilities: two in Southern California and one in Mexico. Monthly, the three facilities were receiving approximately 120 RMA shipments, amounting to almost 2 million pieces with a dollar value of $1.5 million. At the start of the project, $250,000 in