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June 2018 Print

President's Corner

Hi fellow members!

Your chapter continues to offer certification training and maintenance opportunities on a regular basis. The board encourages you to take attend our Professional Membership Meetings to help keep your certification maintenance points up-to-date. Most of our certifications require 75 points every five years to maintain certification. Our two-hour events would count two points towards certification maintenance.

Certification Maintenance Reference link: http://www.apics.org/docs/default-source/certification/maintenance-handbook-(cpim-cfpim-cscp-cltd).pdf?sfvrsn=43

Please visit our chapter website (http://apics-gftw.com) to keep up with the latest events. You can also follow us on Facebook (search gftwapics) or Twitter (search dfwapics) to find recent news.

Recent Professional Development Meetings (PDM’s)

Recent PDM’s have included tours of Aviall’s aircraft supply facility. Aviall has over 2.3 million parts in the catalog as well as over 200,000 parts in the CDC. Aviall works with over 250 OEM’s and the CDDC employs over 300 workers. The Avail CDC is located on DFW property and the CDC is over 500,000 sq. ft. is ISO 9001, certified. Currently the CDC averages 4500 shipments per day with on time shipping of 97.1%. Shipping is 99% error free. Additionally 99% of parts in stock ship same day. Availl is the largest distributor of general and business aviation tires worldwide.  Approximately 14,000 tires in stock. Availl is also the highest volume hazmat shipping via air in the U.S.

We also toured Cummins Diesel’s, Maintenance and overhaul operation and conducted joint education opportunities with the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University.

GFTW Chapter Continues to Work with Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM)  

         
Our chapter often partners with ISM to host monthly Professional Development meetings such as ISM’s April dinner event which featured the mayor of Arlington as a keynote speaker who provided the low-down on the new Texas Rangers stadium.

Get Involved!         

Your chapter is always looking to expand and refresh our board. We hope you consider becoming involved by either running for an elected position, or, consider getting your feet wet with an appointed position. There’s always work to do so we will certainly find a spot for anyone interested in serving our APICS community. Involvement on the board is a great way to meet new people in your field and put your interpersonal and management skills to work.

Voting board member positions up for election in June were:

President

Vice President – Education

Vice President - Finance

Vice President - Marketing

Vice President – Membership

Vice President - Programs

Director positions are appointed as needed. Please email or call me if you are interested in getting involved with our chapter.

Jeff Cunion, APICS GFTW Chapter

682-438-4930

Published June 20, 2018

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Education

APICS-GFTW Announces the following Educational opportunities for 2018

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Part 1

This course prepares you for the CPIM exam Part 1, and provides a solid understanding of the CPIM body of knowledge with an emphasis on the Basics of Supply Chain Management.

This course is scheduled to begin in September, and is a 7 week course.

CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) Part 1 and Part 2 course fees include the Study Guides, Online Learning System, and Instructor Led Exam Preparation Course. 

CPIM Part 1 Course Fee: $800.00

Exam fees for CPIM Part 1 & Part 2 are $495.00 each and are the responsibility of the applicant.

APICS Certified In Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Part 2

This course prepares you for the CPIM exam Part 2, and provides a solid understanding of the CPIM body of knowledge beyond Basics of Supply Chain Management which covers four areas:

Strategic Management of Resources

Master Planning of Resources

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Execution and Control of Operations

The course is also scheduled to begin in January, 2019 and is a 12 week course.

CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management) Part 1 and Part 2 course fees include the Study Guides, Online Learning System, and Instructor Led Exam Preparation Course. 

CPIM Part 2 Course Fee: $1650.00

Exam fees for CPIM Part 1 & Part 2 are $495.00 each and are the responsibility of the applicant.

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

This program is designed for professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of supply chain management, those currently working in the field of supply chain management, and for those individuals working with enterprise resources planning (ERP) systems. 

The CSCP learning system consists of a blended learning approach incorporating Web-based learning and classroom-based education, and covers the following areas.

Module 1 – Supply Chain Design

Module 2 – Supply Chain Planning and Execution

Module 3 – Supply Chain Improvements and Best Practices

The course is scheduled to begin in September and is a 13 week course.

The CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) course fee includes the Study Guides, Online Learning System, and Instructor Led Exam Preparation Course.

CSCP Course Fee: $1800.00

Exam Fee for CSCP is $695.00 and is the responsibility of the applicant.

Eligibility requirements for the CLCP certification:You must apply for eligibility to take the APICS CSCP exam. To be eligible for the CSCP exam, a candidate must meet one of the following criteria:

A bachelor's degree or equivalent plus two years of related business experience, or

The APICS CPIM, CFPIM, CIRM, C.P.M., or CPSM designation plus two years of related business experience, or

Three years of related business experience.

Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD)

Become a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields. The CLTD program consists of eight (8) modules, and an exam that reflects critical areas in logistics, transportation and distribution for the roles and responsibilities of logistics managers.

MODULE 1 - Logistics and Supply Chain Overview
MODULE 2 - Capacity Planning and Demand Management
MODULE 3 - Order Management
MODULE 4 - Inventory and Warehouse Management
MODULE 5 - Transportation
MODULE 6 - Global Logistics Considerations
MODULE 7 - Logistics Network Design
MODULE 8 - Reverse Logistics and Sustainability

The course is scheduled to begin in September and is a 12 week course.

The CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation, & Distribution) course fee includes the Study Guides, Online Learning System, and Instructor Led Exam Preparation Course.

CLTD Course Fee: $1600.00

Exam fee for CLTD is $475.00.

Eligibility Requirements to be awarded certification in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD):

You must apply for eligibility to take the APICS CLTD exam.

3 years of related business experience or,

Bachelor’s degree or the international equivalent or,

CPIM, or CSCP, CTL, CFPIM, CIRM, SCOR-P, C.P.M., CSM or CPSM designations.

Additional information on registration, location, and times can be found on our web site at: http://apics-gftw.com/

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Help Wanted

 

The GFTW Chapter is seeking a Director of Social Media to serve on the board. This position would be responsible for the ongoing monitoring and maintenance of our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. If you are an active social media user, interested in blogging, and have some time available to publish regular updates then we would like to have you come onboard for this volunteer position.

 

Requirements:

  • Current APICS GFTW membership.
  • Good, demonstrated written communications skills.
  • Available to attend monthly board meetings and chapter events.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work with APICS award winning chapter management.
  • Substantial discounts on chapter courses.
  • Certification maintenance points if APICS certified.

 

For additional information, please contact the V.P. of Communications, Brian Cossette, vp.marketing@apics-gftw.com or give him a call at 817-366-0694.

 

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