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APICS Puget Sound is a partner with APICS, a not-for-profit international education organization that is respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 70,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.

APICS Puget Sound Email:   [email protected]

Phone and message: (425) 468-6178

OUR CHAPTER MISSION  

Serve supply chain and operations professionals and the business community through educational experiences, networking and mentoring which will add value to our members and business partners.

 

 

   UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL EVENTS FOR THIS QUARTER
                                                                                                                                                
Mar 13

CSCP: Certified Supply Chain Professional

CSCP: Mar 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15: 10 Saturday mornings, 8:00am - Noon Pacific Time
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Mar 17

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)

Understand the principles and objectives of business planning, including a review of the objectives of an effective forecasting program. 4 CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) POINTS
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Apr 6

CPIM 2, part 2 for Certification in Planning and Inventory Management

Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Jun 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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Apr 21

Post S&OP: Aggregate Planning

Principles and practices used for implementing the outcome of sales and operations planning 4 CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) POINTS
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PRESIDENT'S UPDATE

I wanted to give you a brief update on the new ASCM chapter model that will go into effect on January 1, 2021. On December 2nd you should have received an e-mail from ASCM that details out the changes. If you haven't received that yet, we have posted it below in blue for you to read. These changes will enable ASCM and its partners to deliver superior experiences for members and customers that are aligned with our rapidly shifting business environment. Our APICS Puget Sound chapter will become an ASCM Full Service Chapter. Under the new format we will be able to provide you improved services and benefits. I and our Board of Directors are looking forward to working with you during the upcoming New Year. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Donald Diamond Jr.                                                                                                                                                                    APICS Puget Sound Chapter President

 

Supply chain professionals learn and engage differently today. To better meet the changing needs of our members we have decided to adapt to the ASCM North America chapter structure.

These changes will enable ASCM and our partners to deliver superior experiences for members and customers that are aligned with our rapidly shifting business environment. As part of our new program, members can choose to belong to ASCM chapters and ASCm Forums.

Build your capability, your network and your career by joining a local ASCM Chapter of Forum. ASCM's outstanding volunteer partner community will enhance your member experience and professional development through local training, networking and events.

What's the difference between a Chapter and a Forum?

ASCM Chapters provide local ASCM member engagement opportunitiesand APICS training including CPIM, CSCP and CLTD certification review courses. ASCM Forums are exclusively focused on providing member engagement activities. Forums refer APICS training needs to a local ASCM chapter or directly to ASCM.

We are committed to a seamless transition for our members and are excited about the new ways we can support supply chain professionals throughout their careers.

 

Certification Maintenance Update

Expanded rules now apply to certification maintenance points.  New eligible activities include relevant project management work, reading relevant books and participating in the APICS Mentorship Program and you can include them in your application submission now.

Continuing education

Earn one point per hour of education received for attending educational programs that directly relate to the supply chain/operations management industry, including APICS courses, college/university courses, seminars and conferences, workshops, in-house educational offerings sponsored by your employer.

Presentations, publications, and educational development

Earn two points per hour of education provided for conducting the following programs related to the suppy chain/operations sponsored by your employer.

  • Conferences
  • Courses (including certification review courses)
  • Meetings (instructional)
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Points can also be earned for an article or contribution on a subject matter relating to resource management in the following:

  • Book
  • Booklet
  • Magazine
  • Monograph
  • Newsletter
  • Proceedings

 

For more certification maintenance point detail, please click this link: http://www.apics.org/docs/default-source/certification/updated-maintenance-point-structure.pdf