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Classes Start Soon!

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.

What is Basics of Supply Chain Management?

Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) covers basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain. In Basics you get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization.


PDM: 3D Printing with Kash Gokli on June 22nd

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

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Gemba Walk with Samuel Obara of Toyota Honsha – May 26, 2016

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

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Pull Systems with Lean Expert Mike Osterling; Thursday, April 28, 2016

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


BSCM Change of Date – Monday, June 20th

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

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:


PDM Survey – Please give us your opinion!

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:

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Student Success Story – CPIM Training

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

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Case Study: How Big Box Retail Sales Practices Derailed a Quality Product

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

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We Won’t Take it Anymore: A Return Materials Authorization Case Study

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


Winter 2016 Training Classes – New Dates

Please note that our three Winter 2016 CPIM class start dates have changed. Class Name New Start Date Day of Week # of Sessions Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) Jan. 25, 2016 Mondays 10 Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP) Jan 26, 2016 Tuesdays 9 Execution and Control of Operations (ECO) Jan 27, 2016 Wednesday