November 2016 Print

San Fernando Valley Chapter News

Seminars / Workshops

A seminar on Excel for Operations Management is scheduled at AMS Fullfilment in Valencia. November 11, 2016

Physical Inventory and Cycle Count - designed for two half day sessions so participants can attend both workshps in one day, or pick one or the other.  December 5, 2016

Lean Enterprise Workshop will let you gain an overview of the many components of implementing a lean transformation in your organization and gauge your organization's readiness through a hands-on assessment.  January 23, 2017

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Professional Development Meeting

The Joy of Kanban - Hands-On Kanban Workshop/Dinner Meeting
November 10, 2016

What is it? What's it telling me/them? What information must/should it convey? Physical or virtual? Where do I apply it? Is it only for the shop floor? What about the warehouse? Raw material or operating supplies? Finished Goods?  

Instead of a straight-forward slide presentation, Steve Cimorelli will be conducting fun, hands-on exercises with you as the participants. Attendees will enjoy a learning experience and understand how best to define Kanbans for a variety of different types of parts. No previous knowledge of Kanbans is required.

Register Now.

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CSUN Student Chapter

The CSUN Student Chapter will be holding its general meeting with a guest speaker on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.  Current officers are:
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The California State University, Northridge APICS student chapter encourages and provides the means for the development of professional skills in students. The objective is to provide a different and unique choice in careers to all students with a chance to learn about quality, operations, and supply chain management in all its applications in our changing world. In order to do this, the student chapter hosts various events such as career workshops, panel discussion, evening with companies, professional guest speakers, student/faculty mixer and industry tours, supported by APICS, ASQ, SOM Department, and David Nazarian College of Business and Economics. For more information about the CSUN student chapter or to attend an event, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by website at

The following are some of the upcoming events:

General meeting with a guest speaker: Nov 15, 2016 (Tuesday)
APICS Student Case Competition: Feb 17-18, 2017 
Evening with industry: Apr 20, 2017 (Thursday)

Attendees to a 2015 APICS conference included Amir Allahnejad, Vahe Garabedian, Nima Gardoonie, Alex Espinoza, Kristin Carrero, Werner Hannemann, Daniela Pakro
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Past events

CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management course at Professional Development Center refromatted

The CPIM BSCM course was reformatted to include additional hours to focus on review questions and national exam preparation.  The new format provided participants with tips on how to take the exams and group review of typical questions that may be asked on the exam.  Emphasis was on variations of questions to help identify most likely and least likely answers, key words to help distinguish the best answer and overall exam taking aids.

Professionalis & Essential Skills for Today's Jobs

If you missed the October 19, 2016 event at Orange Gove Bistor, CSUN, view the video.

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Class Schedules

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