Welcome to APICS Pittsburgh Chapter #31
APICS 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.
The nominating committee has provided a list of candidates for the three Pittsburgh Chapter offices. The year’s chapter elections will be held during the last PDM of the season. The May PDM will be at the Eaton Customer Experience Center in Warrendale. On the ballot will be Tom Brown as President, William(Bill) Geisler as Executive Vice President and Ed Giacchino as Vice President of Finance. We did not receive any new candidates from the membership this year. Please try to attend this meeting and cast your vote for the chapter leadership.
Please join the Pitt Center for Supply Chain Management Breakfast Speaker Series (CSCM) on Friday, April 7 for our next breakfast topic: “Omni-Opportunities in Retail Supply Chain Management.”
We’ll cover best practices in omni-channel management and demonstrate how a leading retailer is taking on distribution challenges and creating opportunities.
The breakfast is open to industry professionals and Pitt students, faculty, and staff. Parking is included in your registration.
University of Pittsburgh Takes First Place at APICS Mid Atlantic District Student Case Competition
The APICS Mid Atlantic District hosted its eighth annual student case competition in Pittsburgh, PA on February 24 and 25, 2017. Using “The Fresh Connection” web-based value chain simulation, 22 teams from 10 district universities began virtual preliminary rounds competition in November. The Fresh Connection has been experienced by more 10,000 professionals in 500 companies and in over 100 universities across the world. Congratulations to University of Pittsburgh winning the competition. The team will represent the Mid Atlantic District this October in San Antonio, TX at APICS 2017 International Student Case Competition. Teams from the University of Maryland took 2nd place and 3rd place.
FIRST PLACE: University of Pittsburgh L to R: Varun Ajmani, Priyank Khanna, Dr. Parkash Mirchandani (advisor) Anirudh Kothari; Visal Anand
APICS announces the new Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Credential Program (CLTD)
The CLTD designation program brings best practices and industry standards to logistics managers around the world
Saint Vincent College in Latrobe announces their Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence program.
The program takes an innovative approach by providing real-world tools related to problem solving, continuous improvement, and waste reduction to academically-supported management concepts. Press here for more information.