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Awarded Platinum       for 17 consecutive years

Chapter Management Excellence is an integral component to enhancing the member experience. Successful APICS chapters provide their members with opportunities for stellar education, career development, and networking.

The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Recognition (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall 
chapter management. We are proud to announce the APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter received the 2017 CBAR  Platinum Award designation, an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter.

As a member of an APICS Platinum Award designation Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies your chapter’s commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience.


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CPIM Part 1 (Basics of Supply Chain Management 2018)

Professional Development Center, June 11, 2018 - 5:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m.  10 sessions.   led by APICS recognized instructors

This course is part 1 of a 2-part series intended for Operations and Supply Chain professionals who want to improve their knowledge and skills in Operations and Supply Chain Management, gain practical knowledge and skills that can be used immediately in their job and master the APICS Body of Knowledge terminology and concepts with the intent to pursue certification. There are no pre-requisites for this course. 

The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in Part 1. This module covers manufacturing, distribution, service, and retail industries. This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring, and control that occur.  Register

Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management

  • Introduction
  • Section A: Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Section B: Demand Management
  • Section C: Master Planning
  • Section D: Materials Requirements Planning
  • Section E: Capacity Management
  • Section F: Purchasing
  • Section G: Inventory Management

APICS Certification - What is it worth?

A 2016 APICS Operations Management Salary and Employment Report provides important information on the impact of an APICS certification to your career.  Proceed to the 2016 Salary Report


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UpComing 2018 CPIM, CSCP, Principles Classes, Professional Development Meetings, Seminars and other events

 Date  Event
Jun 11 CPIM Part 1 -
Jun 14-15 Seminar: A New Style of Management: Shifting from "Me" to "We" Thinking & Action @ COC (8 hrs)
Sep 12 Principles of Inventory Management


Raising the Bar on Supply Chain Management

The APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter is offering CPIM, CSCP and Principles courses with partners Professional Development Center and College of the Canyons.  In House classes are available for companies who have multiple departments who need instructor based training.  Courses and seminars on Lean, Cycle Counting and Inventory Management are all delivered by APICS recognized instructors.  

Contact: for more information.

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Companies are invited to post Operations Management and Supply Chain Opportunities.  Proceed to Jobs.

CPIM Legacy 5 Course Certification Key Dates

For those who have been working on their CPIM certification under the 5 course program referred to as the legacy program, take note of the following key dates:
Jun 30, 2018   Last day to purchase MPR, DSP, ECO, SMR exam credits, ATTs, courseware and study tools
Dec 15, 2018   Last day to purchase exam retakes
Dec 31, 2018   Last day to take MPR, DSP, ECO and SMR exams

Jun 30, 2018   Last day to purchase MPR, DSP, ECO, SMR exam credits, ATTs, courseware and study tools

CPIM Part 1

June 11, 2018
5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
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Professional Development Center, Glendale Community College
2340 Honolulu Avenue
Montrose, CA 91020

APICS CPIM Part 1 (Basics of Supply Chain Management 2018)

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A New Style of Management: Shifting From "Me" to "We" Thinking & Action

8-Hour Workshop - An Introduction to the Deming Management Method
June 14, 2018 | 12:00 PM

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PDM's & Seminars

SFV Principles of Inventory Management

SFV Principles of Inventory Management
September 12, 2018 | 5:00 AM

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Plant Tour

July 19, 2018
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
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Plant Tour TBD


We are currently working on a new plant tour, stay tuned!

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