March 2018 Print

    President's Report

    Dear APICS member

    We are proud that our students representing the Asper School of Business, APICS Winnipeg Student Chapter and the
    University of Manitoba Supply Chain Organization (UMSCO) placed first in Canada at the National round in the International
    Supply Chain APICS Case Competition 2018. The winning team of Phuong Tran, Tyler Phill and Benjamin Robinson will
    represent Canada at the APICS 2018 Conference in Chicago, IL, USA later this year. Our Board got an opportunity to meet
    with these young professionals about their journey so far and their aspirations for the future. Best wishes to them and all
    young supply chain professionals who will be shaping the future of global business.

    On a sadder note, we are sorry about the passing of Louise Beauchamp a long time APICS volunteer and supporter, mentor,
    author, and trainer. I have met Louise at District meetings and was impressed by her gentle humor and willingness to share
    her deep knowledge. She will be deeply missed

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

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    Membership Matters

    A big welcome to Jeffrey Schmidt,  our newest member of the Winnipeg APICS Chapter.
    I just want to remind everyone that last year APICS headquarters made some changes to the Membership Categories. You
    now have the option to choose between an APICS PLUS membership and an APICS CORE membership. These choices were
    established to offer each member a more tailored membership based on individual needs. APICS Plus is geared toward the
    member that is wanting to enroll in or is pursuing certification as it includes course discounts and free downloads for
    certification-related products. APICS Core is for members that want to maintain their membership in order to continue
    receiving all the other benefits. Please go to for more details or feel free to contact me at my email address below.

    The Board appreciates everyone that renews their membership in a timely manner. Thank-you so much!

    Denyse Masserey

    VP of Membership
    Winnipeg APICS Chapter

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    Spring 2018 Course Schedule:
    University of Manitoba
    APICS - CPIM Part 1 (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) (Apr 10, 2018) 
    APICS - CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) (April 12, 2018)

    Red River College
    To be determined
    Colin Girouard, CPIM
    Vice-President, Education
    APICS Winnipeg Chapter

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    Student Chapter


    We are proud to announce that our students, representing the Asper School of Business, APICS Winnipeg Students Chapter and the University of Manitoba Supply Chain Organization (UMSCO), have won the First Place at the National Round in the International Supply Chain APICS Case Competition 2018.
    Please joins us in congratulating Phuong Tran, Tyler Phill and Benjamin Robinson. They are all first-year MBA students. They will represent APICS Canada to compete with other countries worldwide at APICS 2018 Conference in Chicago IL, USA.
    For more information about their journey, please read at:

    Congratulations on the success! We wish the team all the best in the international round.

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

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    Make sure to sign up for the North Forge Tour which is scheduled for April 24 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.  You can register for it by going

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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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