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

 I hope everyone had a safe Holiday Season. Our next scheduled Professional Development Meeting (PDM) is February 10th at Packaging Corporation of America in Cheswick, PA. Remember PDM meetings are scheduled for the second Wednesday of the month unless the host requests something different. The remaining schedule for the season can be found on the Chapter’s web site. http://apics-pgh.org/professional-development/.

I would like to thank the Chapter members who completed their membership surveys. The Board uses this information along with the responses from the PDMs to provide value for your Membership dollars.  Question 1. Which of the following PDM’s sound most appealing to you? We received greater that an 80% response that our membership prefers touring manufacturing and distribution facilities to professional speakers. The PDM team has done a wonderful job providing these venues. However we are always looking for new locations. Please contact Jan Hanchak (JanMHanchak@eaton.com) to see if we could schedule your location for a future PDM meeting.

Our Education team has finalized the class schedules focusing on most of the CPIM sections. Classes are held at different locations in the area, so one may be convenient. Class schedules can be found on the website in the Education section. http://apics-pgh.org/education/ .  Jack Martis VP of Education would be happy to discuss other special arrangements.  Please contact Jack at jfm2620@comcast.net to see if something can be set up.

It is not too early to start thinking about the 2016 APICS International Conference. This year the conference will be held in Washington DC September 25-27. http://www.apics.org/annual-conference/about/apics-2016.

Thank you for being part of the APICS Pittsburgh Chapter.
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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