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Amazon Fulfillment Center Plant Tour -
Both tours have been filled!  If you want to be added to a waiting list, please email meeting@apics-sfv.org

The San Fernando Valley Chapter of APICS is proud to present our upcoming plant tour of Amazon's Fulfillment Center in San Bernardino. We’re looking forward to seeing you on August 21st at 2:00 p.m. or at 4:00 p.m. 

The tour will showcase some of the 280 major software improvements that send products to a home after a customer clicks “buy.” The million-square-foot distribution center at 1910 E. Central Ave. in San Bernardino, on the site of the former Norton Air Force Base, employs more than 1,400 Amazon Fulfillment Warehouse employees. 

Save the Dates !  

Fall Seminars Announced!  Details.

1) Organizational Cultural Assessment - Half Day Workshop - Wed, Sept 10, 2014
2) Lean 101 - Half Day Workshop - Wed, Sept 10, 2014
3) Owning the Room, Wed, Oct 22, 2014


Need another reason to get APICS certification?  Read APICS Foundation Employment Outlook 2013


APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. To learn more about apics.org

A Letter From Our President

Andy Pattantyus – President July 2013 to June 2015

Dear Members and Friends:

The APICS San Fernando Valley chapter (APICS-SFV) began its fiscal year on July 1st and I began my second year of a two year term as President. Thanks to a strong and vibrant board, we ended last fiscal year in a strong financial position. By providing real value, APICS-SFV membership grew by 33% last year! Our members actively participate by attending both programs and classes, and many are pursuing certification. Our programs and education offerings are designed to support the needs of our members and the local business community. We are here to serve you!
What is APICS all about? This is the question I get asked most often. As VP Marketing from 2010 through 2013, I had to come up with pithy one line responses. A ¼ page ad in a program guide does not leave much space for long flowery paragraphs.
APICS-SFV is all about:
1. Developing professionals
2. Providing education
3. Providing certification

Click here for the rest of the Letter from the President

APICS launches certification verification

July 2014

APICS launched certification verification, an online service available at apics.org/verification. This new service elevates APICS certification programs and helps protect the credentials of all APICS designees.

Certification verification provides prospective employers and other stakeholders with a simple, easy way to verify an individual’s certification status. The search results will indicate whether an individual’s CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM or CSCP certification status is active, suspended or expired.

A minimum of the first three letters of an individual’s last name is required for all searches. Users can then narrow search by location, type of certification and APICS ID. The results will include the last name, first name, state, country and certification status of any individuals who have earned an APICS CPIM or CSCP designation. Designees with more than one certification will appear in separate entries.

We are pleased to launch APICS certification verification as one of several ongoing enhancements to our certification programs. For more information, go to the certification FAQs page.

2:00 pm Amazon Fulfillment Center (San Bernardino) Tour

Come see the magic that happens after you click buy on Amazon
August 21, 2014 | 2:00 PM

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4:00pm Amazon Fulfillment Center (San Bernardino) Tour

Come see the magic that happens after you click buy on Amazon
August 21, 2014 | 4:00 PM

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Organizational Assessment / Lean 101

Analyze your organization's culture to enable a Continuous Improvement (CI) initiative! Learn basic Lean concepts and tools to get you there.
September 10, 2014 | 8:00 AM

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Owning The Room! A One Day Leadership Development Workshop

Cultivate your influential spark: learn practical, immediately-usable techniques to look, act, and feel more confident, powerful, and self-assured.
October 22, 2014 | 8:30 AM

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Professional Development Meeting