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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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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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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

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You Can Only Take Excel So Far

Excerpt of Case Study: Excel is an excellent data analysis tool. If you need to dissect, or “slice and dice,” amounts of data there is probably no better tool available for regular business users. However, Excel used in business processes has two inherent weaknesses… Read full article.

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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