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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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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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

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

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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

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Basics of Supply Chain Management Starts Monday, January 25, 2016

The APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management Course starts Monday, January 25, 2016. Course Description The Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) is the first course of CPIM training. The Basics of Supply Chain Management explores the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. In this 10-session course, you receive

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Invoices with Wings – An Automated Approval Workflow System

Excerpt of case study: Before paying a vendor invoice, Accounts Payable (A/P) required an approval from the internal customer that had ordered the product or service. Large invoices also required additional executive sign-offs based on a dollar-value approval hierarchy. The A/P department, with a staff of 17 people, was responsible for securing the approvals before