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.



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In November, the University of Pittsburgh Center for Supply Chain Management will be hosting a symposium entitled “Supply Chains in the Digital Era”.  This full-day event will feature presentations from senior executives from healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, and non-profit organizations on subjects such as Technology Trends, Omni-Channel Fulfillment, and Big Data.  Don’t miss this terrific learning opportunity on today’s technology-driven supply chains!  Watch next month’s newsletter for more details.

President’s Message

 The Pittsburgh Chapter would like to commend all the students who participated in the Mid Atlantic District Student Case Completion held in February. They were professional and presented a good grasp of the APICS Body of Knowledge in presenting their solutions. The Pittsburgh Area had two local teams in the competition. The University of Pittsburgh and Robert Morris University.  Congratulations to Robert Morris for achieving third place in their first student APICS student case competition.  The University of Pittsburgh was awarded first place and will represent the Mid Atlantic District at the APICS 2016 International Conference in Washington DC.  Good luck Pitt.

The March PDM provided an excellent networking opportunity during dinner. I applaud the Robert Morris student adviser for making sure that her students were circulated throughout with the professional members. Networking sessions should be looked at as an investment in your future. There is no better place to start building your professional network that at a PDM with other Supply Chain professionals. Remember the Six degrees of separation theory.

Please review the web site for the proposed Chapter By-Law changes and candidates for the Chapter’s Board of Directors (President: Tom Brown, Executive VP: Kevin Little, VP Finance: Ed Giacchino). Both of these topics will be voted on by the membership at the May PDM.

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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