State of the Chapter: Looking Ahead

A message from PTC Board President, Dan Swan:

Moving into 2015, PTC Chapter volunteers continue to work at improving the new website, with the goal of making it more engaging and user friendly for Members and all of our visitors.  (No, we are not professional website managers and yes, we do appreciate your insights!) 

Digging into the statistics, we've found that about half of our members hold APICS professional certifications - wish we had more!  With our busy lives, making time for continued learning can be a challenge.  Don't forget that independent study can lead to certification as well.  Fox Valley Technical College offers online learning courses; [Click Here] for a look at their current schedule.  For a more personal experience, our own chapter - with new APICS course materials and seasoned supply chain instructors - provides highest quality APICS instruction in your local area.

CPIM & CSCP are significant educational milestones with proven impact on professional growth and earning potential, organizational enrichment and, perhaps most importantly, your own personal achievement. So join over 100,000 of your peers in a global supply chain network of professionals with APICS CPIM & CSCP certification - and take your knowledge and career to the next level.

On a final note, for personal and professional reasons, our Chapter Executive VP recently resigned.  While this does not disrupt the day to day activity of your Board, we have yet to determine a replacement; typically the President Elect for the following Board year.  If interested in this or any PTC leadership role - please contact us.  We're always looking for folks who want to help!

Looking forward to seeing you at the next event.  


February PDM

Top 10 Principles of Social Media 

Teddy Burriss

Date:          Tues, Feb 10th

Time:           5:30 - 8:15pm

Location:   Wake Forest Univ.

                    Farrell Hall 

                    Broyhill Auditorium

Deadline:   Fri, Feb 6th,  5:00pm


[Sign Up Here]  

This month we will be headed to the home of one of our most active student chapters - Wake Forest University!  

Our presenter, Teddy Burriss, is a world renowned Social Networking trainer and Career Transition coach. Teddy is an accomplished author, public speaker and blogger who has been invited to speak at events such as the ConvergeSouth technology and creativity for business conference.

His presentation for PTC APICS is designed to share the Top 10 Principles that allow individuals and businesses to create success using Social Media.  He will focus on making connections, building relationships and engaging to create opportunities for Life, Career, Business and Community.



PTC Professional Development Meeting Feb 10, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
CSCP Exam Preparation Workshop: 344-CSCP141504
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Effective Problem Solving with Root Cause Analysis
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
CSCP Exam Preparation Workshop: 345-CSCP141505
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
GTCC CPIM: Execution and Control of Operations
Monday, April 13, 2015
Appreciation for Supply Chain Professionals: Where it Counts, When It Counts, Why It Counts
Tuesday, April 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 


  • Checking in for one of our meetings.
  • Dan and Diedre discussing topics during a meeting.
  • Buffet dinner before a meeting.
  • Enjoying dinner and networking before a meeting.
  • Dinner and networking before a meeting.
  • Diedre introducing the evening's topic.
  • Speaker presentation during a meeting.
  • Sam Chinnis providing education updates.
  • Chapter recognition during a meeting for award of APICS certification!
  • Q&A discussion during chapter meeting.
  • Networking After a Meeting
  • May 2014 PDM - Networking during Dinner


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