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Awarded Platinum       for 18 consecutive years

Chapter Management Excellence is an integral component to enhancing the member experience. Successful APICS chapters provide their members with opportunities for stellar education, career development, and networking.

The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Recognition (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall 
chapter management. We are proud to announce the APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter received the 2017 CBAR  Platinum Award designation, an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter.

As a member of an APICS Platinum Award designation Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies your chapter’s commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience.


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Start your Certification Journey in 2019

Sign up for CPIM and CSCP and CLTD certification courses and earn your globally recognized APICS certification(s) in 2019.

We are soliciting your input on which additional courses Supply Chain and Operations Management Professionals are interested in.  Complete the Wait List Survey under Quick Links.

Professional Development Meeting - February 28, 2019  5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Orange Grove Bistro at CSUN

Port of L.A. and Port Optimizer

Presented by, David Libatique, Deputy Executive Director, Stakeholder Engagement for the Port of Los Angeles
To keep cargo flowing efficiently through America's number one container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation launched the Port Optimizer™, a first-of-its-kind information portal designed to digitize maritime shipping data for cargo owners and supply chain stakeholders through secure, channeled access. Port Optimizer enhances supply chain performance through real-time, data-driven insights in a single portal. 
GE's Port Optimizer is a cloud-based solution that enables ports and the supply chain to operate more efficiently and helps cargo owners bring their goods to market in a more predictable and timely manner. Integrating data from across the port ecosystem, combining machine learning and deep domain expertise, it helps the port supply chain monitor and respond to dynamic conditions, align people and resources, and proactively communicate across functions-- enabling maximum port throughput and delivery performance. The result? Higher throughput. Increased asset utilization. Improved delivery performance.

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APICS Principles of Inventory and Distribution

February 27 Wednesdays 5:30-9:30 10 weeks ending May 5, 2019
Professional Development Center, Glendale Community College
APICS Recognized CPIM Instructor:  Paul Fidler, CPIM

This course provides participants with an operational knowledge and understanding of inventory and distribution management principles and techniques, replenishment policies, conducting physical inventories and cycle counts as well as inventory performance measurement.
Basic method of planning and controlling inventory in manufacturing, institutional distribution and retail environments are studied. Questions on what and how much to stock are addressed through an examination of current and evolving technologies of inventory management.


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UpComing 2018 CPIM, CSCP, Principles Classes, Professional Development Meetings, Seminars and other events

 Date  Event
Feb 28 PDM-Port of L.A. and Port Optimizer™ @ CSUN OGB
Feb 27 APICS Principles of Inventory and Distribution @ PDC
Mar 20 APICS CPIM Part 2 COC
Mar 27 PDM-Leveraging Processes & People for Breakthrough Performance-A Case Study @ CSUN OGB
April 23 CSCP
April 29 Principles of Supply Chain and Operations Management
May 6 Principles of Inventory Control & Distribution
Jun 19 APICS CPIM Part 2 PDC


APICS Certification - What is it worth? 
2018 APICS Supply Chain Compensation and Career Survey Report

A 2018 APICS Supply Chain compensation and career survey report provides important information on the impact of an APICS certification to your career.  Proceed to the 2018 Salary Report


Certification Maintenance information here

Raising the Bar on Supply Chain Management

The APICS San Fernando Valley Chapter is offering CPIM, CSCP and Principles courses with partners Professional Development Center and College of the Canyons.  In House classes are available for companies who have multiple departments who need instructor based training.  Courses and seminars on Lean, Cycle Counting and Inventory Management are all delivered by APICS recognized instructors.  

Contact: for more information.

Job Postings
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Companies are invited to post Operations Management and Supply Chain Opportunities.  Proceed to Jobs.

Educational Offerings

APICS Principles of Inventory and Distribution

SFV Principles of Inventory and Distribution
February 27, 2019 | 5:30 PM

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March 20, 2019 | 5:00 PM

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CSCP Certified Supply Chain Professional

CSCP Certified Supply Chain Professional
April 23, 2019 | 5:00 PM

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Professional Development Meetings

The Port Optimizer™ at the Port of Los Angeles

David Libatique will provide and overview of the port of Los Angeles, its role in the maritime supply chain, and the challenges it faces, along with solutions through implementation of the Port Optimizer.
February 28, 2019 | 5:30 PM

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Leveraging Processes and People for Breakthrough Performance, A Case Study

Transforming an organization from poor quality, low efficiency, and poor morale to best-in-class.
March 27, 2019 | 5:30 PM

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A New Style of Management: Shifting From "Me" to "We" Thinking & Action

8-Hour Workshop - An Introduction to the Deming Management Method
March 05, 2019 | 1:00 PM

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Board Of Directors Meeting March 2019

March 14, 2019
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Orange Grove Bistro at CSUN
Orange Grove Bistro on Matador Road, Enter on Zelzah, just north of Nordhoff. Before parking, go to Information booth on Lindley and get a "GUEST" parking pass.
Northridge, CA

Guiding our Chapter forward

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Women in Manufacturing Panel - October 2018
DId you miss the Women in Manufacturing Panel discussion sponsored by the San Fernando Valley APICS Chapter?  The entire meeting is available on video. Click here.