The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall chapter management. We are proud to announce the APICS Winona Lacrosse Chapter received the 2017 CBAR Platinum Award designation, an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter. As a member of an APICS Platinum Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience.

 

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APICS Special announcement

I’m very pleased to share exciting news. The merger of APICS and American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) is final.

The merger expands, extends and deepens the end-to-end supply chain body of knowledge that fuels APICS global supply chain research, education and certification programs. The merged organization offers unmatched content and subject matter expertise that will enable individuals and organizations to meet key supply chain challenges.

This agreement acknowledges the importance of transportation and logistics, and the tremendous innovation impacting delivery processes today. It also reflects our commitment to keeping our content and capabilities at the forefront of our industry, providing our members, customers and the supply chain community at large the most up-to-date, relevant and complete body of knowledge. This is a strategic combination that paves the way for us to fortify supply chain education and certification in the areas of transportation and logistics.

While we are excited about the possibilities ahead, our main objective is to continue to provide excellent service to our members and customers. Thank you for your support as we move forward with these exciting changes.

Best regards,

Bob Collins, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP
Senior Director of Professional Development
APICS | APICS Supply Chain Council

To Renew Your Membership or Join as a new member click HERE - once you arrive at the HQ membership screen you will have to click on "Join APICS" or log in and then click on "Renew Now"

For APICS new member application click here: APICS MEMBER APPLICATION

APICS CERTIFICATION and MAINTENANCE

Do you want to know about APICS Certification? How about information on maintaining your Certification? Check out this PowerPoint presentation: CERTIFICATION/MAINTENANCE

 

The Winona/LaCrosse Chapter is hosting CSCP  -- Deadline for signup is MAY 15

 When:  June 1 and June 29

Where: TBD

 Cost: $1100 Members $1500 Non-Members - make checks payable to Winona/LaCrosse  APICS

Space is limited - email  IDykstra@aol.com to reserve your spot

New Certification Information.

CPIM will be moving from 5 modules to 2 modules.The two new modules are BSCM and SMR

Content from MPR, DSP and ECO will be incorporated into the two newly revised modules

If you have passed 2-3 of the old exams, it is most cost effective to complete the old version.

The chapter will be offering the old CPIM all year as often as demand dictates to assist students in completing the process

The new version of CPIM will be offered 4th quarter when the materials are out. 

Questions-IDykstra@aol.com

Topics for Coming PDM's (More info on PDM's to come)

NEW APICS Exam Progress Tracker. APICS announces new tool -- click here for more info

 

Streamlined Certification Maintenance Information

For CPIM Course Outlines: Click here OUTLINES

CSCP Educational Opportunities: INFO

Requirements for CPIM/CSCP Certification Maintenance 

Every 5 years- 75 points required. Membership counts 6 points per year-Where to accumulate points: 1.Company classes and training 2.APICS meetings, webinars, workshops  etc ( for item 1 & 2 all events counts 1 point per hour)          3.  Serve as an APICS volunteer-chapter board, committee etc               4.  Attend the APICS conference ( for item 3 & 4 Go to APICS.ORG , my apics, and then my apics certifications)

 

 

 

Critical Dates for the End of Legacy CPIM

June 30 last day to purchase exam credits

June 30, 2018
Discontinue sale of MPR/DSP/ECO and SMR workbooks,self study kits and EXAMS

December 31, 2018  Last day to take legacy MPR/DSP/ECO/ SMR exams

Note: Waiting on Contest results

2018 Charles K. Nelson (CKN) Student Paper Contest

Happy, Healthy New Year 2018 to all, I am happy to be back coordinating this paper contest that was created to honor a past great leader of the Terra Grande District of APICS.  I am honored to coordinate this effort this year. 

Again this year the area chapter previously known as the Terra Grande District and the Heartland District will be conducting a student paper contest.  As many of you know, Chuck Nelson was a great leader in APICS, especially in the Terra Grande District, prior to his passing away in 2007.   

The deadline for submissions will be April 15, 2018 and winners will be announced in June 2018 Papers must be submitted to me electronically at rharris@msstech.com.  The File name must contain the title and the author’s last name.   Prizes of $1000 and $500 will be awarded for first place and second place for both Undergraduate and Graduate papers.  Please see attached submission forms and rules. 

The Principles Courses

Does your company want your planning group to have a better understanding of how your system functions?  But you do not wish them to pursue APICS certification.

Then the Principles Courses are your solution: 

Each course is 2 days and costs $300 per person.   The chapter will conduct these classes if there is demand from our members. Review the attached descriptions and see if this would work for your company. For further information contact IDykstra@aol.com       SEE DESCRIPTIONS

Winona/Lacrosse

The Chapter would like to announce that of the 88 members in the Chapter, 75 people have taken one or more CPIM classes in the last 12 months. 40 members have a CPIM Certification, 15 are Certified is CSCP, and 4 have a CIRM Certification