November 2018 Print

    President's Report

    Dear APICS member

    As I learn more about the transition to ASCM I’m excited at the timing and possibilities that this change will bring for us. As an individual member we don’t need to do much. Our memberships will automatically transfer on 22 Jan 2019. I’m looking forward to my new membership kit

    As a professional, I’ll continue to have access to an ever expanding body of knowledge that has been honed by industry professionals and academics all over the world. The reach of ASCM will increase the visibility of APICS certifications

    I’m looking forward to what ASCM can do for enterprises. The world of supply chain is rapidly evolving. I’m confident ASCM will help us stay more than adequately prepared for the accelerating rate of technological advances, widening talent gap, consumer demands, corporate social responsibility and sustainability


    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 Michael Mulela, Samantha Awender and Teresa Hucal to the APICS Winnipeg Chapter!

    We have now come to this time of the year again where plenty of retail sale events are everywhere. Whether you’re buying electronics, clothing, shoes, appliances, furniture or any other products, the holiday rush is surely on not just here in North America, but also around the world. Again, our colleagues around the supply chain community plays a vital role in successfully delivering goods and services in time for these events. If you are in another industry other than retail, this last quarter of the year are often the busiest time for supply chain professionals since we are doing our mid-range planning for next year’s operation/production, while making sure that we have all the resources to support year-end delivery targets.

    Getting the education and training helps us build a solid foundation on the principles of supply chain and operations management which aids us to successfully execute under any relevant circumstances. For over 6 decades, thousands of members and other supply chain professionals sought APICS courses and certifications. Having said this, one of the benefits of being an APICS member is the discounted rates to these courses and certifications. Therefore, if you are an inactive member or a professional seeking to advance your career through APICS education, I encourage you to join or renew your membership today and take advantage of the many benefits of APICS.

    Starting in 2019, our membership will transition to become members of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). ASCM will be the new umbrella organization to deliver the industry-leading APICS certifications combined with an expanded offerings such as the Supply Chain Learning Center as one example, which is comprised of Supply Chain Principles On-Demand and Supply Chain Leadership On-Demand. Courses offered through this platform are also approved for maintenance points toward APICS certifications. Until December 31, 2018, all APICS members get a free trial of the Inventory Management Basics course which can be found here.

    Once again, we thank all our members who renew their membership on time. An auto-renewal feature is currently available for your convenience.

    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: 

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    Hi Everyone, 
    Winter 2019 Tentative Course Offerings
    University of Manitoba
    CPIM Part 1 (January to March)
    CSCP  (January to March)

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

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    We are planning our second plant tour at Fort Garry Brewery for Tuesday December 4th.  This is a great opportunity to see Manitoba’s oldest microbrewery.  Established in 1930, the company produced two brands of beer.  After going through several ownership changes, today they are once again Manitoba owned and operated.  They now produce a variety of beer and coolers.  Please join us.
    I am looking for someone that is interested in joining me on the Board assisting with Events.  If you are interested or would like to show case your company, please contact me.

    VP Events



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    Student Chapter

    Hello APICS members, 
    I hope you are all enjoying your pre-holiday season! We hosted our second member meeting of the year on Thursday, Nov.22nd. SCMA, Price Industries and Duha group all gave an insightful look into what their respective organizations have to offer students. Thanks go to Rick Duha, Katrina Daaca, and Kelly Singleton for presenting!
    UMSCO will be on hiatus during final exam period for the remainder of 2018. However, please be on the lookout in January for our premier event of the year, the 7th Annual UMSCO Meet and Greet! This event takes place on January 31st, from 5:30-9:00 at the Four Point Sheraton South (2935 Pembina Hwy). 
    For more information about the APICS Student Chapter, please do not hesitate to contact me at, or visit our website at! 
    All the best, 

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