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Important Announcement - APICS to ASCM Conversion - merge with APICS Fraser valley

APICS Vancouver Chapter
The transition from APICS to ASCM 


Dear APICS members; 

Starting January 1st, 2021 our APICS Chapter model will be transitioning into a chapter of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).  

ASCM has adapted its North American chapter structure to meet the changing needs of its members. Supply chain professionals learn and engage differently today.?These changes will enable ASCM and its partners to deliver superior experiences for members and customers that are aligned with our rapidly shifting business environment.?? 

The APICS Vancouver Chapter and APICS Fraser Valley will be transitioning to a joint ASCM Chapter. We are pleased to announce the formation of a new chapter that will become ASCM British Columbia.  

As an ASCM training partner, we will be continuing to offer APICS training including CPIMCSCP, and CLTD certification review courses, SCOR-P. In addition, we will continue to offer engagement opportunities for local supply chain professionals to connect with friends, peers, and mentors, learn new skills, and create a better world through supply chain.

Benefits of the New Model:

  • The changes to the North American partner structure will enable ASCM and our partners to deliver better member and customer experiences tailored to meet their needs.
  • By more effectively meeting the needs of supply chain professionals and developing the supply chain workforce, we are also advancing the supply chain organizations that employ them.
  • ASCM members will also continue to receive the same benefits they currently received directly from ASCM.
  • Although the North American partner structure is changing, our commitment to our members remains the same. We will continually adapt and evolve the way we meet member needs for education, networking, professional growth, and career advancement in order to align with the current business environment.

Transition Timing

  • All members will continue to receive their current chapter’s benefits through Dec 31, 2020.
  • Starting January 1, 2021, renewing members will have the opportunity to continue their relationship with their current local organizations the APICS Vancouver Chapter, and APICS Fraservalley Chapter.
  • We plan to have the ASCM British Columbia setup and fully transitioned by April 2021. 

We look forward to partnering with you to better meet your needs for education, networking, professional growth, and career advancement. If you would like to join the conversation on this topic, ask questions, comments, please join us on our LinkedIn page

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Warmest Regards,

Abrar Khan, President
APICS Vancouver Chapter
Phone: 604-317-7371

Arnold P Peters, President
APICS Fraser Valley Chapter
E-mail: [email protected]

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