Welcome to APICS Pittsburgh Chapter #31

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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.

President’s Message

I hope you had a chance to attend the APICS international Conference in Washington DC. There were many excellent educational sessions and opportunities to network with other supply chain professionals.  Next year’s conference will be October 15-17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Never too early to start the budgeting process. http://www.apics.org/events-landing-page-2015/2017/10/15/default-calendar/apics-2017   Membership event that was held last year was such a success we are looking to have a similar event this year. December 7th at Duquesne University there will be a round table discussion with hiring managers. This will be an opportunity for members to get insights to what they are looking for during the hiring process. This will be a membership only venue, please look for updates  via emails and on the chapter website.

Novembers PDM will be a joint event with Joint PDM with ASQ Pittsburgh Chapter. Be aware that this event is Thursday November 17th, 2016 Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh PA  consisting of a presentation and dinner. This is slightly different than our normal location tours but should allow members  network with other professionals. PDM are an excellent opportunity to gain points needed to certification maintenance.

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


CPIM and CSCP Maintenance Points Opportunity!

The Center for Supply Chain Management will be holding its inaugural Symposium event on November 4th at the University Club, University of Pittsburgh.  The topic of the Symposium is “Supply Chain Management in the Digital Age” and there is an exciting line-up of speakers.  Ample time has been scheduled for networking, and the activities include a tour of PITT OHIO terminal on November 3.  More information about the Symposium is available at http://www.business.pitt.edu/katz/scm/Symposium-2016 .  Early bird discount ends on October 1st.  Register soon!  


APICS announces the new Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Credential Program (CLDT)

The CLTD designation program brings best practices and industry standards to logistics managers around the world


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