February 2019 Print

    President's Report

    Dear APICS member

    At the end of January, i was privileged to attend the Top 50 Chapters symposium at Orlando. It was a great opportunity to meet with Chapter leaders from North America and share their challenges and wins. Robert Stevenson was the key note speaker and spoke about how we need to deliver at the speed of change

    An interesting event was the live podcast by Scott Luton and Chris Barnes from APICS Atlanta Chapter. They invterviewed APICS stalwarts, Brent Ruth and Joe Shedlawski. Listen here: Supply Chain Now Radio podcast


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

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    Membership Matters

    I’d like to welcome our newest members below to the APICS Winnipeg Chapter.

    Mohammad Emon
    Samantha Lesage
    Ernestho Huletey
    Spencer Frank
    Alexander Lyle
    Siddh Sheth
    Evan Stock
    Krislie Sutarto
    Swingping Thomas

    We are midway through the month of February and I am hoping that everyone is keeping themselves warm.

    Last January 31st, Chitra and myself had a chance to participate in the annual UMSCO Meet and Greet with students from the University of Manitoba as a representative of the APICS Winnipeg Chapter. It is quite interesting to see the enthusiasm of students in learning more about supply chain and how professional certifications like APICS certification programs can help them. Even students who are majoring in a non-supply chain program are in attendance and expressed how they find supply chain management as a very dynamic field. Indeed, the world of supply chain is dynamic and continuously evolving as technological advances emerge and changes in trade, political and natural landscape around the globe occurs.

    Out of all the questions we were asked, students are keener on learning about what professional designations are out there and how it can help them in their individual careers after graduation. A brief answer to this is, professional supply chain certification courses or designation programs are designed to focus on specific areas to enhance an individual’s skills and capabilities. Professional certifications like APICS CPIM or CSCP validates an individual’s mastery and understanding on specific supply chain management areas such as inventory management, operations management, and distribution and logistics to name a few. Therefore, it is common these days that when an individual applies for a supply chain job, those with professional designations or working towards it are given preference among other candidates. This is true not just in the supply chain field, but in any other career fields where professional designation exists.

    Recently, APICS shared an article entitled “Making the Case for Certifications” published by Supply Chain Management Review and Peerless Media. This article is currently available for free and it shares a more detailed insights and research findings about how professional certifications brought benefits to both individuals and corporations in the United States. I encourage everyone to read it especially those who are interested in pursuing supply chain certifications and wanting to take their careers to the next level.

    If you find that APICS certification is best suited to your individual situation, I encourage you to take a step forward now and become an ASCM member. Becoming a member entitles you to significant discounts towards instructor-led/online courses, certification exams and APICS books. To learn more about ASCM member benefits and how to join, click here.

    Again, the Winnipeg Chapter would like to thank and appreciate all members who renew their membership on time. If your membership had expired, you may renew anytime by logging in to https://www.ascm.org and click Join/Renew. You may also choose to opt for auto-renewal to ensure that your membership is active and never missed out on what ASCM has to offer.

    For those who doesn’t have the ASCM Membership app yet, I also encourage you to download it via the App Store or Google Play. This app is a great tool which gives you mobile access to your ASCM member benefits, anytime, anywhere.

    If you have any membership questions or help need, please feel free to contact me.


    Lorelyn Lugtu, CPIM, CSCP

    VP of Membership - APICS Winnipeg Chapter | P: 204-296-4390 | E: lorelyn.lugtu@gmail.com 



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    Hi Everyone,

    Registrations for our Spring course offerings will be open March 4th. Please visit www.apics.mb.ca
    to sign up!

    Spring 2019 Course Offerings
    University of Manitoba
    CPIM Part 1 (Begins Tuesday April 9th, 6PM to 9PM)

    CPIM Part 2 (Begins Thursday April 4th, 6PM to 9PM)

    Colin Girouard, CPIM
    Vice-President, Education
    APICS Winnipeg Chapter

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    On behalf of the APICS Winnipeg Board, we would like to send out a big Congratulations to Colin Girouard, our VP of Education, on completing the Industrial Supervision Program at Red River last year.  

    Congrats Colin!

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    Glad to see the recent cold snap has ended.  The days are getting longer and the end to this dreadful winter is almost in sight!
    Thank you to everyone that registered for the Winpak tour.  As previously mentioned, we will have a spring tour at Fort Garry Brewers and hoping to also book a New Flyer tour.  
    Would love to hear from our members what they would also like to see for plant tours.  
    VP Events




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    Student Chapter

    Hello APICS Members! 


    I hope you are all doing well today. On January 31st, The University of Manitoba Supply Chain Organization (UMSCO) hosted the 7th Annual UMSCO Meet and Greet. A massive thank you to our corporate sponsors, the UMSCO team, and every student who attended our event for making the evening such a success! 


    UMSCO has two more events during the remainder of the academic year! Please see below for further details:


    March 7th 6:00-9:00 The Hub

    1st Annual UMSCO and SCMA Mixer


    March 14th 5:30-7:00 Drake 105

    UMSCO Fourth Member Meeting


    Thank you all for supporting the APICS Student Chapter throughout 2018 (aka UMSCO)! We look forward to continually providing services and events for students through collaboration with APICS throughout 2019. 


    For more information on upcoming UMSCO events make sure to stay subscribed to our distribution list and check out our Instagram @umsco.


    Best regards, 

    Max Block

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