Summer Break to Gear up for the 2015 - 2016 Year

We want to thank our 2014-2015 Board of Directors and our dedicated membership for a great year!  We got to participate in some amazing Professional Development events, including a tour of Caterpillar's axle manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem.  We teamed up with the local High Performance Manufacturing Association (HPMA) for a meeting at GTCC's new Donald W. Cameron campus in Oak Ridge - which is now the permanent home of the N.C. Center for Global Logistics.  Wake Forest University's Operations Club even hosted one of our PDMs, allowing our attendees to tour the campus and network with student members of the WFU Operations Club.


All together it has been a very exciting year for the Piedmont Triad Chapter of APICS and we couldn't have done it without the dedication from our Board.  Despite the time crunch that comes with having families, full time careers and, well, personal lives somewhere in there, they have come together time and again to ensure that they provide the best possible experience for our membership.  Please join me in thanking them for all of their tireless efforts!


Now that the banner has been passed to the 2015 - 2016 Board they will be spending the summer getting ready to launch us into another year of face-time with local companies, Supply Chain professionals, tutorials, continuing education, new advancements and community-building events.  I know that they are always looking for inputs about what YOU want out of your APICS chapter so please reach out and contact us if you have any requests, ideas, or feedback about how the chapter is doing.  


Have a great Summer, we'll see you all in September!


-Dan Swan, CPIM, CSCP, for the Chapter


PTC APICS Newsletter


The summary newsletter for the 2014-2015 year has been completed.
From the Chapter President: "Does time fly?"
Supply Chain saves the day
Today's SC Education: "It's all in your head"
Meet your new Board of Directors
APICS certification maintenance guidelines
And more!


TTT - APICS SE District Train-the-Trainer Workshop
August 14-15, 2015
GTCC CPIM: Basics of Supply Chain Management
Thursday, September 10, 2015
CSCP Exam Preparation Workshop: 343-CSCP151601-DCL-Sat
Saturday, September 12, 2015
GTCC CPIM: Strategic Management of Resources
Monday, September 14, 2015

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Workshops

  Did you know?

CSCP by the Numbers


You can gain your CSCP designation and start living the numbers with the PTC CSCP exam preparation workshops.  There are four classes scheduled in a variety of formats during this program year.  For more information about the program and a view of this years schedule of classes CLICK HERE.

Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) Workshops

   Did you know?

CPIM by the Numbers

The Piedmont Triad Chapter offers CPIM exam preparation workshops in a wide variety of formats to meet your needs.  See below to decide which format works best for you.

The CPIM FasTraK is designed for those who want to accelerate the entire CPIM program down to about 8-9 months.  These are daytime classes and pre-enrollment work is required.  To review this years schedule of classes and to register CLICK HERE.
In partnership with GTCC we offer CPIM evening classes at the East Wendover Campus in Greensboro.  Beginning in January we will also offer these classes at the New Cameron Campus off NC-68.  Classes are 10-11 weeks depending on the module. To register for these classes you must go to the GTCC website. Register at GTCC
The chapter will be hosting evening classes on Patterson St. near the Greensboro Coliseum beginning September '14.  These class modules will take 9-11 weeks each and program completion should take about 15 months.  For more information and a schedule of classes CLICK HERE 


  • Dec PDM _ CAT _ V. Bhasin - Complexity Mgmt
  • Dec PDM _ Networking Before Presentation
  • Feb PDM _ T. Burriss - Social Media Top 10
  • April PDM _ Presentation of Annual Award
  • April PDM _ General Swann - Leadership Appreciation
  • May PDM _ Stratasys - 3D Parts Display
  • May PDM _ Certification Awards


The Piedmont Triad Chapter is the local affiliate of APICS serving North-central North Carolina and South-central Virginia area. The chapter is working to achieve its vision of "Creating sustainable excellence in Supply Chain and Operations Management in a dynamic environment”. We bring value to individuals, organizations and our communities by providing leading-edge educational and networking opportunities that support continued personal and organizational growth. For more information check out  About Us.

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and 287 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. To learn more about APICS, visit
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