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


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,

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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Training Success Stories

Here are some recent success stories from manufacturers that have trained their staff on APICS courses. President of fitness equipment manufacturer: Due to our expanded growth in the e-commerce area, we find ourselves in the enviable position of having over 200% growth over the past 6 months. We now handle Walmart.com for all of the


APICS Courses Start January 2016

APICS classes start in January 2016. APICS Course Offerings Basics of Supply Chain Management Basics of Supply Chain Management is the first course in the CPIM lineup. Students learn: How to manage the complete flow of materials in the supply chain from suppliers to customers The “ins and outs” of the manufacturing, distribution, service, and

QR Codes: Relevance in the Supply Chain?

So, just what are QR codes and why are they so popular?  First, a little background.  QR stands for “quick response” and the technology was created in 1994 by Denso Corporation.  Denso is currently the largest automotive parts supplier for Toyota Motor Corp.  Toyota utilized QR codes to track vehicles as they moved through the