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Jim Boes, CPIM, Past President presenting Denise McKinney, CPIM with her certification pin.


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APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD); and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference-Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With more than 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

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CONGRATULATIONS to APICS Grand Rapids 2016-17
Organization of the Year:  Johnson Controls
Instructor of the Year:  Randall S Schaefer, CPIM
Member of the Year:  Daniel W Braun, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP

Supply Chain Management Conference 2017 presentations

"Networking for Results; The Power of Personal Contact"
by Michael Hughes

"ASQ Supply Chain Synchronization"
by Kevin Kensinger

"Seven Macro Developments Reshaping Supply Chain Management"
Courtesy of Steven Melnyk, PhD

"A Leader, a Manager or a Boss: Who Are You?"
by Amit Chandra, PhD


CLTD Education Event

Apr 11

CLTD Certification Review Course

Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) Become a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields.
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CPIM Education Event

Apr 10

CPIM Part 1 Certification Review Course

Start your CPIM journey with universally recognized entry-level supply chain training. Learn the Basics of Supply Chain Management and prepare for the CPIM Part 1 exam.
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Upcoming Professional Development Meeting

May 9

May 9, 2018 Professional Development Meeting

Gene Anderson, PhD - “Life Is Too Important To Be Taken Seriously”
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Mar 26

Excellence in Manufacturing Operations

Shridhar Bhat, CPIM, PMP & Tod Schwartz, CFPIM, CSCP - Presenters
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May 2

World Class Cycle Counting Seminar

Randall S. Schaefer, CPIM - Presenter
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May 15

Capacity Management Step-By-Step Seminar

Debra Smith, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP & Randall Schaefer, CPIM - Presenters
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