June 2018 Print

President's Message

When I signed up to be President of the Vancouver APICS chapter I said I would do so for two years because I believe new blood can add a lot to an organization, any more can lead to stagnation. Well, time sure flies as my two years is up, and I hand the reigns of the Vancouver chapter to Abrar Khan, a bright and energetic young man with a big future ahead of him, just what our chapter needs.

Reflecting on the last two years in the APICS organization there have been many changes as APICS continues to improve its position and reputation in the world of Supply Chain. APICS continues to introduce new ideas and new certifications as it solidifies itself as the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation, and resilience. Great organizations don’t stand still; they continually evolve and improve, and this is what I have enjoyed most over the last ten years I have been on the board of the Vancouver chapter.

Looking forward,  Abar will be leading the chapter through exciting times with threats of trade wars, disrupted supply chains, and other unknowns. If you are a member of this chapter, please support Abrar and our regular educational meetings. If you are not a member, consider joining this prestigious organization that will help your career in Supply Chain.

I wish to thank all the Vancouver chapter members and customers who have supported our chapter during my Presidency, and I will continue to be involved and look forward to seeing many of you at our next meeting.

Best, Phil Patton

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Welcome New Members

Welcome to our new members! - Abrar Khan

  • BCIT & UBC Student Members 
  • And all our Professional members

To all our members, we would love to hear from you about events and programs offered by APICS Vancouver – what
you like, what you don’t and what you would like us to arrange in the future. Your feedback is important for us to
improve the offerings and bring value to the members. You can reach us membership@apics-vancouver.org

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Calendar of Events


June 14 - YVR tour - http://apics-vancouver.org/meetinginfo.php?id=110&ts=1527816505

Island - Social Meet and Greet - June 14 - https://www.meetup.com/Supply-Chain-Professionals-of-Victoria/events/251273097/

Island -Tour and networking event- June 26 - http://apics-vancouver.org/meetinginfo.php?id=116&ts=1528310638

Sept 19- Dinner meeting and AGM - http://apics-vancouver.org/meetinginfo.php?id=115&ts=1528152252

Nov 1- SAVE THE DATE - SUMMIT 2018 - full day conference with dinnner event.

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Education & Certification


Sept 11-13, 2018  BCIT Burnaby - CPIM - CSCP - CLTD , Registrations now open-  https://www.bcit.ca/business/operations/apics.shtml

Camosun - Vancouver Island

Sept 2018 Oct 2018 Start-  CPIM part 2 - CLTD and CSCP.  http://camosun.ca/learn/subjects/apics/index.html

ONLINE CLASSES -  CPIM - SEPT 2018 - http://apics-vancouver.org/index.php


CLTD - CLTD Vancouver BC- Certified in Logistics Transportation and Distribution.  This is the new Logistics Certification from APICS. Globally Recognized!   Class registration now open at BCIT for Sept.   https://lnkd.in/gZRrvfK  Questions?  contact us at apics vancouver via education@apics-vancouver.org   from APICS Vancouver Chapter  Instructors will be Stuart East, CPIM, CLTD, CQIA and Roberta McPhail, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CDDP, CDDL, PMP, CLTD

Download program outline:    http://www.learncltd.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/APICS_CLTD2017_Module-Content-Outline.pdf



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Event Report


We successfully held a great full day and evening event on May 16.  10 vendors and 85 attendees with two keynotes making a very full event with 105 total attending.  The feedback was outstanding that we held a great value added event.   Stay tuned for next year!

Find a link for the keynote presentations:   http://apics-vancouver.org/Summit_Presentations

Thank you to all the vendors whom participated.  Find their contact info here.  I'm sure they would love to talk to you : http://apics-vancouver.org/meetinginfo.php?id=106

Cheers, Roberta

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Island Report

Greetings from the Vancouver Island APICS Board of Directors!

We thought we would let you know what we have been up to on the rock.

The past months have  found us busily crafting the structure of our BOD, building our membership and getting the word out about APICS.  We have set a robust events calendar for the rest of the year, with a mix of social gatherings, local business tours, and educational sessions.

A solid plan to market to local supply chain professionals and businesses is under way and we are making connections with students at our local universities and colleges. The feedback has been positive and we are very encouraged.

Growing a new Chapter is challenging but we have assembled a great team completely up for the task. We are dedicated to being dynamic, creative, and persistent in our bid to grow our Chapter.

As a wise woman recently reminded us, “If you build it, they will come”. So in that spirit, our BOD will continue to set goals, engage our community, and celebrate our successes.

All the best from our Chapter to yours.

Laura Muise , Island Board Secretary. 

June Events:

Social Meet and Greet - June 14 - https://www.meetup.com/Supply-Chain-Professionals-of-Victoria/events/251273097/

Tour and networking event- June 26 - http://apics-vancouver.org/meetinginfo.php?id=116&ts=1528310638

CONTACT US TO GET INVOLVED:  islandinfo@apics-vancouver.org


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