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

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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:

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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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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

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Detailed Scheduling and Planning Starts January 26, 2016

The APICS Detailed Scheduling and Planning (DSP) course starts on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Course Description Detailed Scheduing and Planning (DSP) is a CPIM training module that teaches the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. This 9-session course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and

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Execution and Control of Operations Starts January 27, 2016

The APICS Execution and Control of Operations course starts on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Course Description Execution and Control of Operations (ECO) is a CPIM training module that teaches you how to translate plans into operational activities and define and apply techniques in the operations field. This 9-session course aims your staff at the next