Welcome to APICS Pittsburgh Chapter #31

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Image of downtown PittsburghAPICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals. APICS Pittsburgh is the local partner of APICS, providing local professional networking and training in the APICS Body of Knowledge to Supply Chain professionals for over 50 years.


To promote individual and organizational excellence throughout the Western Pennsylvania area supply chain through the delivery of continuously improving high value education and a current communication forum.

President’s Message

During last month’s PDM, elections were held for the Board of Director’s 2015-2016 term. I would like to congratulate Ed Giacchino Finance, Jim Dobos VP Administration and Kevin Little as Vice President to the Board. I look forward to working with them in the coming year.

A subcommittee has been created to identify what the Chapter could do to help unemployed members. The subcommittee met to brainstorm ideas. Identified was the Chapter has the ability to extend membership during this time period. More information on how to request a membership extension can be found on the APICS website at http://www.apics.org/community/membership/benefits/extensions. Additional benefits are being discussed; please check the website under Membership for updates.

APICS 2015 International Conference is scheduled for October 5-7 in Las Vegas. http://www.apics.org/events-landing-page-2015/2014/10/31/apics-2015. This is an excellent opportunity to learn best in class processes and network with other supply chain professionals. The Conference also is a source for Maintenance Points for professional certifications. I look forward to seeing other Pittsburgh Chapter members at the Conference.

The Education team is working on creating the Fall and Winter course offerings. Our team is willing to discuss customized content and schedule if needed. Please contact Jack Martis at jfm2620@comcast.net to allow him to tailor an offering that would fit your needs.

Let us known how we can improve. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at 1-866 MY APICS extension 100 or thomassbrown@eaton.com.

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