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Awarded Platinum       for 17 consecutive years

Chapter Management Excellence is an integral component to enhancing the member experience. Successful APICS chapters provide their members with opportunities for stellar education, career development, and networking.

The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Recognition (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall 
chapter management. We are proud to announce the APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter received the 2017 CBAR  Platinum Award designation, an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter.

As a member of an APICS Platinum Award designation Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies your chapter’s commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience.


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April Plant Tour and May PDM (Professional Development Meeting)

Join our plant tour of the world leader in additive manufacturing and 3D printing on April 27.  
Save the date for our May 17 PDM on the effect of how everyday politics and the media coverage affects the decisions of global traders in various regions.

APICS Principles of Procurement

Starts April 25 - June 27 at College of the Canyons, Instructor: Shannon Reininger, CPIM, CSCP

This 10-week program provides the concrete, practical information you need to thrive in today’s procurement work environment. You will learn about the fundamentals of procurement, sourcing strategies and supply chain performance measurements. Course materials emphasize essential vocabulary, application of principles and concepts, strategic and tactical methods of implementation, and understanding the roles of interdepartmental relationships.

Registration forms and information are located here.

Free Retake CPIM Part 1 Exam

APICS is offering a free retake exam if needed, to anyone who sits for the CPIM Part 1 exam between April 1 and May 15, 2018. 

Note: This promotion is intended for first-time test takers and does not apply to retake exam purchases. 

Promotion details click here.

Conducting Time Studies and Line Balancing

May 18, 2018 - half day seminar from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Seminar on how to perform time studies and balancing of a manufacturing line. Using time study data, participants will be able to predict production rates and productivity levels with different line staffing levels.

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Attendance to APICS-SFV seminars/classes/pdms can be used for CPIM, CSCP and CLTD certification maintenance points.

APICS Certification - What is it worth?

A 2016 APICS Operations Management Salary and Employment Report provides important information on the impact of an APICS certification to your career.  Proceed to the 2016 Salary Report


Certification Maintenance information here

UpComing 2018 CPIM, CSCP, Principles Classes, Professional Development Meetings, Seminars and other events

 Date  Event
Apr 19 CSUN Evening with Industry @ The Odyssey (Meet & hire CSUN qualified students)
Apr 25 Principles of Procurement at COC
Apr 27 Stratasys Plant Tour (3D Printing) in Valencia at 8 a.m.
May 02 CPIM Execution and Control of Operations at PDC
May 10 CSCP Cerfified Supply Chain Management at COC
May 17 PDM: Politics, Media and their Effect on Trade at CSUN OGB
May 18  Seminar: Conducting Time Studies & Line Balancing @ LA Valley College (4 hrs)
Jun 14-15 Seminar: Shifting from "Me" to "We" Thinking & Action @ COC (8 hrs)
Sep 12 Principles of Inventory Management


Raising the Bar on Supply Chain Management

The APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter is offering CPIM, CSCP and Principles courses with partners Professional Development Center and College of the Canyons.  In House classes are available for companies who have multiple departments who need instructor based training.  Courses and seminars on Lean, Cycle Counting and Inventory Management are all delivered by APICS recognized instructors.  

Contact: for more information.

Job Postings
Have you visited our job postings?  We have added links from other sites which may provide you or a fellow professional career advancement opportunities.  Forward this page to them.

Companies are invited to post Operations Management and Supply Chain Opportunities.  Proceed to Jobs.

CPIM Legacy 5 Course Certification Key Dates

For those who have been working on their CPIM certification under the 5 course program referred to as the legacy program, take note of the following key dates:
Jun 30, 2018   Last day to purchase MPR, DSP, ECO, SMR exam credits, ATTs, courseware and study tools
Dec 15, 2018   Last day to purchase exam retakes
Dec 31, 2018   Last day to take MPR, DSP, ECO and SMR exams

APICS Principles of Procurement

APICS Principles of Procurement
April 25, 2018 | 5:00 PM

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APICS CPIM Execution and Control of Operations

Last CPIM Execution and Control of Operations Legacy Class @ PDC
May 02, 2018 | 5:30 PM

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SFV CSCP Certified Supply Chain Professional

SFV CSCP Certified Supply Chain Professional
May 10, 2018 | 5:00 PM

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PDM's & Seminars


The world leader in additive manufacturing and 3D printing, will open its doors to allow us to see into the future of global manufacturing.
April 27, 2018 | 8:00 AM

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The Secrets to a Successful International Freight Business

In this presentation, you will learn what it takes to start and operate a freight forwarding business, from transportation mode to international regulations, we will define the keys to success in international freight.
May 17, 2018 | 5:30 PM

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Conducting Time Studies and Line Balancing

1/2 day Seminar: Learn How to Predict Production Rates
May 18, 2018 | 8:00 AM

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Shifting From "Me" to "We" Thinking & Action

Do More With Less-Interactive Workshop to Improve Teamwork!
June 14, 2018 | 12:00 PM

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ASQ April Event: Operation Gratitude - Volunteer Assembly Day

April 21, 2018
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Chatsworth FOB facility
21100 Lassen St
Chatsworth, CA 91311

This event is sponsored by ASQ and open to all members and non-members. It's National Volunteer Week!  Show your volunteerism spirit with your fellow ASQ SFV members, family and friends!

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