June 2017 Print

President's Report

As the warmer weather of summer is soon upon us, we are looking forward to new opportunities for learning with APICS Maine! With the upcoming launch of the newly reconfigured CPIM program in August 2017, APICS Maine chapter is offering the existing BSCM course one last time. 

Our Chapter also has an important Professional Development Meeting coming up next week on Tuesday, June 13th. Don't miss out on "The Rise: Envisioning the Future of Supply Chain," a free event to be held at Kaplan University in South Portland.

If you are new to the Chapter or interested in becoming a member, you will soon discover more great opportunities the Chapter can offer you, your team, and your company. The board and I look forward to seeing new faces and old friends!

Please review the sections of this newsletter for news and events that can help your organization continue its journey of operations excellence. Thank you for your continued support!

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Welcome New Members

Donald Couture, Allagash Brewing Company

Ryan Howe

Shaun Sazue, Kardex Remstar, LLC.

Jennifer Tisdale

David York, Allagash Brewing Company


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The Current CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) course is coming to Portland!

CPIM BSCM Scope:  As we prepare for the launch of the reconfigured CPIM program in August 2017, the APICS Maine chapter will be offering the existing BSCM course one last time.

This gateway module of the CPIM certification review series introduces Supply Chain concepts and emphasizes basic terminology. The BSCM module traces the complete flow of inbound materials from your suppliers; through planning processes, transformation operations, and materiel management activities; and distribution of outbound end items to your customer. Get a comprehensive overview of successful manufacturing strategies with a solid understanding of functional interfaces and cost decision tradeoffs to optimize your organization’s Supply Chain performance.

Who Should Attend?  Industry newcomers, logistics professionals, and those seeking to advance into managerial roles should take this course.  Anyone active in daily details of production or repair, planning, purchasing, logistics, or operations control will bring home proven techniques to eliminate non-value-added activities, reduce costs and cycle times, and improve Customer Service. 

There are substantial pre-course reading assignments to complete before every class, including the first.

Anyone interested in obtaining the CPIM certification will benefit from taking the current BSCM, (which will become the foundation of the new CPIM Part One) in the following ways:

  • Get $100 off the new CPIM Part 2 exam when you purchase the BSCM exam by 8/31 and take the BSCM exam by October 31, 2017. ($100 off expires July 31, 2018).

    • The current BSCM exam costs less than the new Part 1 exam. If they wait to take Part 1, they will also need to purchase new study materials. Members save a minimum of $585 when they purchase the BSCM courseware and exam now.

    • Shorter exam time - only 3 hours with 105 questions rather than 3.5 hours with 150 questions for Part 1.

    • If candidates take the BSCM exam now, they will only need Part 2 to become certified.


Register Now

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Calendar of Events

APICS Maine Town Hall

Abraham Lincoln once said that the best way to predict your future is to create it.

The APICS Maine Chapter invites you do join us for a fast paced and exciting discussion about the future of Supply Chain. A future you will be helping to create in your own community and marketplace. Come out and network with your peers. Invite a friend or supply chain partner to join you!

The event is free of charge, but to help us plan for the refreshments, please register. 

See you there!

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