State of the Chapter...

A message from PTC Board President, Dan Swan:

As we mature in our careers, it is easy to become complacent with "the status quo".  I will tell you that APICS membership, education, certification and participation on the PTC Board of Directors and Chapter events and tours both directly and indirectly contributes to businesses and professionals overcoming the mundane...

In October, we provided a brief presentation related to Lean Supply Chain that was well received by the HPMA-NC and our chapter members and guests.  I had the opportunity to further develop the topic and recently presented it to the Southern States Sign Association, SSSA.  The presentation was well received by companies typically out of the normal APICS "sphere of influence".  My intent in doing this presentation was to share APICS concepts and education opportunities in Lean and Supply Chain topics, and to help let this industry group become aware that if they do not accept and embrace Lean concepts their competitors will.  After the presentation, I met folks from companies already starting on the path to Lean and others that will soon start.  I think it would be a great opportunity if we are able to host one of these companies for a PDM presentation one day.

A side benefit to presenting to the SSSA was the rare opportunity to tour the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Factory campus in Charleston, SC.  It was a real pleasure to see internally developed state-of-the-art Lean techniques implemented alongside flow process design, DFMA, Kanban, 5S, non-destructive QA and other clearly visible best-in-class efforts.

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


Appreciation for Supply Chain Professionals: Where it Counts, When It Counts, Why It Counts

Lieutenant General Guy C. Swan III, US Army, (retired), Vice President for Education at the Association of the United States Army will discuss the importance of supply chain professionals with reference to his experiences as the Chief of Staff for the Multi-National Force in Iraq during 2008-2009.

His responsibilities included leading and coordinating the many agencies, governmental & military organizations in Iraq during the massive logistics process of terminating the mission in the country.

Date: Tuesday, April 14th
5:30-8:15 PM
Volvo Communications Center

Deadline: Fri, Apr. 10th,  5:00pm

Menu: Beef Tips over rice, Caribbean Vegetables, Salad, Rolls, Cookies & Brownies.



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GTCC CPIM: Execution and Control of Operations
Monday, April 13, 2015
PTC Professional Development Meeting - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
PTC Professional Development Meeting May 12, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 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_CAT_V. Bhasin - CP-TCO
  • Dec PDM_Networking
  • Dec PDM_CAT_V. Bhasin - TCO
  • Feb PDM_T. Burriss - SM Top 10
  • Feb PDM Host - WFU Operations Club
  • Thanks to Laura Hunter for helping make the Feb PDM at WFU such a success!


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