West Michigan Supply Chain Professionals Golf Outing 2014

Joel Schipper, CPIM, CSCP congratulating first place winner, Shridhar Bhat, CPIM, PMP.



APICS-Grand Rapids Chapter Summer Planning Session

Dessert for a hard-working Board of Directors.



Member Spotlight

Brandy Villarreal

Board of Directors Outstanding Contributor

Membership and Updating Chapter Information
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Welcome to APICS-Grand Rapids Chapter's Website!

Educational information, Professional Development Meetings, Conferences / Seminars and Networking opportunities are all listed within this website. To navigate your way through the site, click on the appropriate link to the left of this window and then get out your calendar - there are some dates you WON'T want to miss!!

The Grand Rapids Chapter is LinkedIn!!!  Join us on LinkedIn TODAY!!!

The 2013-2014 Chapter Program Guide is now available online by clicking HERE!

Interested in MORE information about APICS? What IS APICS? Membership benefits? Employer benefits? Click HERE to discover APICS!

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This site uses the capability for setting information about yourself, it's called My Profile. Profiles are required to register for events. If you would like to validate your profile or setup one please select My Profile above.

For a list of all upcoming chapter events, click on the Events link above. ______________________________________________

APICS Association is pleased to announce its partnership with AST&L. For details,
visit Association's website at: or click HERE.

APICS 2014
October 19–21
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

APICS 2014 - Save $400 - Register by July 31.

Mark your calendars! APICS presents an exclusive educational seminar on APICS Principles of S&OP in Chicago.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
9:00 AM –5:00 PM CST
APICS Headquarters

WANTED:  APICS-GR Website Partners!

For roughly $1.00/day and a minimum three-month commitment, you, your company, your vendor etc. can advertise on this home page.  Check it out - left column of this page.  More than 3,000 visits per month. 

If interested in this three-month advertising term for $100.00, please email for more details.

Upcoming CPIM Education Events

Basics of Supply Chain Management
CPIM Certification Review Course CP505
September 16, 2014 6:00 PM to November 18, 2014 9:00 PM
Detailed Scheduling and Planning
CPIM Certification Review Course CP580
September 25, 2014 6:00 PM to November 20, 2014 9:00 PM
Master Planning of Resources
CPIM Certification Review Course CP575
December 02, 2014 6:00 PM to January 27, 2015 9:00 PM
Execution and Control of Operations
CPIM Certification Review Course CP585
December 04, 2014 6:00 PM to February 12, 2015 9:00 PM
Strategic Management of Resources
CPIM Certification Review Course CP590
March 05, 2015 6:00 PM to April 30, 2015 9:00 PM

Upcoming CSCP Education Event

CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional Course
CSCP Certification Review Course
September 09, 2014 5:30 PM to November 11, 2014 9:30 PM

Upcoming PDM

Professional Development Meeting - "Lean (Execution)"
Alec McPherson, McPherson Lean Partners, inc.
September 10, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Upcoming Plant Tours

"Waste to Energy" - Covanta Energy Plant Tour & Public Works Recycle Plant
Plant Tour - Randy Inman (Covanta); Ann Kaiser, Public Works
October 08, 2014
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Custom Profile Plant Tour
Plant Tour - Jenny Redes
November 12, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Upcoming Seminars

Accounting for Non-Accountants - Basic Overview of Accounting
Darrell Vande Hoef, Presenter
September 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
World Class Cycle Counting
Randall S. Schaefer, CPIM - Presenter
October 14, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
CE107: Capacity Management Step-By-Step
Debra Smith, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP & Randall Schaefer, CPIM - Presenters
November 11, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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