November 2017 Print

    President's Report

    Dear APICS member

    This year the Canadian District meeting was held on the weekend prior to the APICS 2017 Conference at San Antonio,
    Texas. Attendees were a cross section of Chapter leaders from all over Canada. The Leadership summit
    followed on Sat (14 Oct) afternoon with insightful discussions on Chapter management, Membership
    strategies and Partner challenges

    This year APICS celebrated its 60th year of evolution. The Conference had exceptional educational opportunities aligning with the basic supply chain processes: Plan,
    Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable. The General session speakers were John Mackey, Cofounder and CEO of Whole
    Foods Market (recently acquired by Amazon) and Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap project.

    It was interesting to see the number of millenials in attendance and the number of sessions that were devoted to them. I
    learnt a little bit about Blockchain and IoT and also got to participate in a Town Hall on the challenges in pharmaceutical
    supply chains.

    San Antonio with its River Walk and the humongous Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Centre provided an eclectic setting
    for learning and sightseeing. Try to make it to next year's Conference at Chicago for an unforgetable experience!


    Manohar Menon, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD
    President, Instructor - APICS Winnipeg Chapter Inc.

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    Membership Matters

    Happy Holiday Season to everyone...
    Please welcome Jiale Hu to the Winnipeg Chapter.
    As we prepare for the new year I wanted to take some time to review a few of the new member benefits available. APICS
    recently implemented the option for membership dues to be automatically renewed on an annual basis for Professional
    members. Also new, beginning February 2018 there will be an option for CORE members to make monthly membership
    payments. Both of these options are available through the join/renew process on

    There are also changes to the Enterprise Membership category starting in January 2018. The option to offer bulk memberships
    to small and medium size companies (SME) will be available. Larger corporations will be introduced to the Corporate
    Membership program. All current Enterprise memberships will remain active until their expiration date.
    Please contact me
    or call me at the number below if you have any questions or concerns regarding these
    changes when it is time to renew.

    I am still hoping to engage a Company Coordinator to act as the liaison between the Board and your fellow employees at
    your organization.
    Having a Coordinator at your company will ensure these changes go smoothy and the employees
    get the maximum benefit from APICS.
    I would like to wish everyone and their families a safe and happy holiday season! Enjoy this special time with family and friends. 
    Denyse Masserey
    VP of Membership
    204-233-9138 x224

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    Hi Everyone,

    Please see below for our Winter 2018 instructor-led course offerings. Registrations will be opening
    mid-november at Don't see the course you're looking for? Contact me to find
    out more about addition learning options.

    Course Schedule:

    University of Manitoba
    APICS - CPIM Part 1 (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) (Jan to Mar, 2018) 
    APICS - CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution) (Jan to Mar, 2018)

    Red River College
    APICS - Principles of Manufacturing Management (Jan to Mar, 2018)
    Colin Girouard, CPIM
    Vice-President, Education
    APICS Winnipeg Chapter

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    Student Chapter

    UMSCO has just successfully hosted our first case competition for supply chain students in the Asper School of Business. We are glad that we have reached this milestone to celebrate 10 years of UMSCO 2008 -2018. We are grateful for the support from Richardson International (our premium sponsor), APICS, SCMA, the Supply Chain Management Department and our MBA Advisor teams. For upcoming events, we are looking forward to having our Meet and Greet networking in January and some guest speaker sessions during Winter term. 

    Kim Ngan Phan, President
    University of Manitoba Supply Chain (UMSCO)
    University of Manitoba APICS Student Chapter

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    Hi Everyone;

    As we start to get closer to the holiday season, we know everyone will be fairly busy.

    Our MacDon plant tour of their new distribution centre was a huge success.  Much thanks to Jason Clark and Tanner Draward of MacDon for hosting the APICS group.

    We are planning a plant tour of MCI now in the new year.  Stay tuned for a finalized date, but mark your calendars for the week of January 15 - 20th.

    The APICS Board will host a Meet and Greet for our APICS members to come out, say hello and enjoy an evening of networking, pool, appetizers and a drink on us!  We will be having this event on January 22nd at Triple B's on Scurfield Blvd.  Further details will be sent shortly.

    Again, if anyone has any suggestions, please send me an email.

    Cindy Harry
    VP Programs & Events

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    Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the 
    author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of APICS. Neither APICS nor the author(s) assume, and
    hereby disclaim, any liability for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or
    omissions resulted from negligence, accident or other causes.

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