April President's Letter

We are nearing the end of the 2014-2015 year for the Piedmont Triad Chapter of APICS.  We have maintained our channel partner agreement (CPA) status with APICS and plan to continue with our non-profit CPA in the 2015-2016 year, as a self-governing non-profit corporate entity. 

One MAJOR success this year was the transition to our new website, which has had no significant down time as compared to our previous site.  The Web transition also opened up new activities and maintenance requirements.  The Board continues working to routinize the methods, practices and timing with our new site to keep all available information current.  To say there is a bit of time and effort involved in continuing the success of the Chapter is a bit of an understatement, but we would like to thank our constituents for their patience and support during the transition.      

Please continue to support the chapter with your membership and participation.  Encourage your peers. Pursue, earn and retain your professional certification(s).  Always enjoy Life!  

-Dan Swan, CPIM, CSCP, for the Chapter


FREE Webinar

Is your firm making the right investments today to develop tomorrow's supply chain and fully realize its promise?
Michigan State University's Department of Supply chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business has undertaken a major research project to characterize highly successful supply chains and determine how others can apply the learnings.  Findings from this research are being shared witht he supply chain community at large with the support of APICS SCC.  
Attend the first webinar event on May 21, at 1:00 pm to find out:
  • What the researchers have learned from conversations with dozens of companies using supply chain as a key differentiator across the globe.  
  • Why investing more in planning does not necessarily translate into improved performance.  
  • How to build a foundation that enables the supply chain to be a strategic weapon.



Additive Manufacturing Solutions:  A technology awareness presentation on industrial 3D printing

This month's presentation will be an overview of the Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing Market and it's evolution.  3D printing is vitalizing modern Supply Chain processes and Operations methodologies.  We will be exploring the solutions and benefits realized by using these tools in manufacturing.
Please join us to learn more about this interesting and innovative technology and how it's being applied in new roles all around us!  
Go to the Professional Development page for more details or [Click Here] to go straight to the event signup page.


Tuesday, May 12th  

  5:30-8:15 PM  


 Volvo Communications Center  


Sun, May 10th  

(before late charges apply)  


Greek Chicken, Orzo, Peas, Salad, Bread 


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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 www.apics.org