APICS is about education and certification. The San Fernando Valley Chapter seeks to cultivate this principle by providing engaging and action-promoting Seminars to the community.  Several times a year, new topics of interest are planned for our members and non-members. 

If there is a topic of interest that is not represented on the upcoming calendar, please feel free to pursue this topic with your local chapter.  SFV APICS is happy to look into any ideas for an available date or can even coordinate specific events with a minimum number of students from your site.

Download a brochure of 2018 Seminars here.


Friday May 18th, 2018  "Conducting Time Studies and Line Balancing"

Course Objectives: Students will be able to perform time studies and balancing of a manufacturing line. Using time study data, students will be able to predict production rates and productivity levels with different line staffing levels.

Topics Covered:

  • Batch production vs. one piece flow
  • Takt time
  • Optimum manning
  • Serial vs. Parallel manufacturing processing
  • Production constraints
  • Setting up production standards
  • Production data collection

Time: 8am-12pm (4 hrs)

To read more about this seminar or to register, click here.


 Thursday & Friday June 14-15th, 2018   "Shifting From "Me" to "We" Thinking & Action"

This interactive workshop aims to reveal blind spots to teamwork and presents new fundamental concepts and strategies from the Deming Management Method. These strategies will shift organizations in a new direction, embedded with the vibrant benefits of a collaborative environment. This powerful new framework, enables leaders to better manage their resources, time, money, knowledge, equipment, and people.

Time: 12pm-4pm (Thursday) and 8am-12pm (Friday) (8 hrs)

To read more about this workshop or to register, click here.


Additional Seminars coming later this year:

  • "How to lead a Kaizen Event" and
  • "Supply Chain Optimization: Building, Evaluating and Managing" 

Contact Seminars with any questions about any of our offerings. If you do not receive emails from SFV APICS and would like to, please email Seminars to be added.