September 2017 Print

President's Report

We have some exciting news for APICS Maine. Adam Faietta, CSCP, CLTD, of Allagash Brewing has agreed to join our Board as VP of Finance.

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Welcome New Members

Allie Estrella
Nick Mesires
Jennifer Tisdale

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Strategic Management of Resources (SMR)

September 19th from 4-7 PM at IDEXX Labs, Westbrook, ME.
Strategic management of resources possesses a significant and increasing potential—to dramatically increase any company’s competitive position by reshaping not only its production or service processes, but its management concepts as well. Register NOW.

Workshop Solutions - Inventory Management

September 27 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Location to be announced)
Managing inventories is a very important task. Inventories account for an enormous portion of a firm’s cash expenditure, ranging anywhere from 10 percent to as high as 60 percent or more. Failure to effectively manage inventories can result in excess costs that drag down company profitability and create mismatches between what is available and what customers really want. This one-day workshop will focus on the purpose and function of inventory and inventory replenishment management. Register NOW.

CPIM Part 2

October 11, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Get certified faster. Prepare for, and pass, only 2 exams – CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – to earn the CPIM credential. The streamlined CPIM Version 6.0 format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills as Version 5.0 in a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals. Streamlined and focused study materials condenses the time and effort it takes to prepare for the CPIM exam The new CPIM Learning System is a proven APICS certification preparation method that combines reading materials with online practice tests and tools. Register NOW.


SCOR-P Endorsement Training is coming to Portland Dec 4-6, 2017!

The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model is the world’s leading supply chain framework, linking business processes, performance metrics, practices and people skills into a unified, integrated structure.

Scope: SCOR-P training introduces attendees to the full scope and contents of the APICS SCOR framework. Attendees will learn the Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return and Enable components of the framework from a supply chain perspective.

Curriculum: Sessions are highly interactive with heavy memorization emphasis, group discussions, real-life examples and in-class projects. By the end of these four days, you will be able to deploy the SCOR model in your enterprise to:
• Improve fulfillment efficiency from process and cost perspectives
• Increase the speed of project and system implementations
• Implement well-defined, sustainable processes
• Understand benchmarking and performance improvement best practices
• Recognize typical deliverables for any supply chain improvement project
• Use SCOR tools and techniques to identify key project elements

Instructor: Your instructor will be Ms. Janice Gullo, CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD, SCOR-P. 

Address: Homewood Suites, Scarborough, ME. For more details, please
call Maryanne Ross at 703-969-4295.

Sign up here!

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Calendar of Events


Envirologix Plant Tour, 10/4/17, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

EnviroLogix Inc. is a pro in Lean and Material Replenishment Systems (MRS). The company, who pioneers diagnostic technologies for mycotoxins and genetically modified organism testing in crops, has run multiple kaizens, implemented visual management boards and Kanban systems to ensure an effective customer pull system for material replenishment – dramatically reducing inventories, and ensuring it is there when customers need it. Find out how, on Oct 4, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Register NOW.

Kardex Remstar Plant Tour, 11/8/17, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Kardex Remstar for manufacturing offers solutions for storage, order picking, automated handling solutions, and integrated systems. Register NOW.

Allagash Brewing Plant Tour, 12/5/17 - 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Allagash Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting the best Belgian-inspired beers in the world. Best known for our flagship beer, Allagash White, we also enjoy aging beer in oak barrels (beginning with the launch of Curieux in 2004) and spontaneously fermented beers (beginning with our traditional Coolship in 2007).  Come up and visit us – we’d love to show you around. Register NOW.

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(Must be 18 years of age to attend)


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Supply chain excellence doesn’t just happen. Leaders make it happen by aligning with proven standards and practices. The journey to excellence is clear. APICS sets the standard, and APICS 2017 is the destination for end-to-end supply chain Education, Networking, and Inspiration. Join over 2,000 of your fellow supply chain, operations and logistics management professionals in vibrant San Antonio for the supply chain event of the year.  Need one more excellent reason to attend APICS 2017?  At the conference, APICS will be remembering 60 years of supply chain evolution and looking forward to the bright future of the profession. Be part of the celebration of APICS's 60th anniversary in San Antonio!

OCTOBER 15–17, 2017

San Antonio, TX


John Mackey | Co-Founder & CEO of Whole Foods Market

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John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, has led the natural and organic grocer to a $14 billion Fortune 500 company with more than 410 stores and 88,000 team members in three countries. The company has been included on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 18 consecutive years and ranked first in the food and drug store industry as part of the magazine’s “Most Admired Companies” list in 2014.

Derreck Kayongo | Founder of the Global Soap Project

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Derreck Kayongo and his family fled a civil war in Uganda and settled in the U.S. when Kayongo was just ten years old. Now a successful entrepreneur, Kayongo is a renowned expert in environmental sustainability and global health. Kayongo is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a program which takes donated, melted, purified and reprocessed hotel soap and redistributes it to vulnerable populations around the world.

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Help Wanted: Women in Manufacturing
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Bean's Expansion Offers Lessons for the Rest of Maine
More manufacturing means more good-paying jobs in Maine, spreading the benefits to local economies.

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