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    Bob Collins
    APICS Senior Director, Professional Development

    CPIM Reconfiguration: The World Is Coming to an End – But You’ll Be Just Fine!

    At APICS 2016, APICS announced that the iconic CPIM program will be reconfigured in 2017.
  • Posted by
    Bob Collins
    APICS Senior Director, Professional Development

    Learning to Block and Tackle

    Few would argue that Vince Lombardi was one of the greatest football coaches of all time. Like many other great coaches (e.g., basketball legends John Wooden and Phil Jackson), Lombardi focused on the fundamentals of the game – blocking and tackling, how to throw the ball.
  • Posted by
    Bob Collins
    APICS Senior Director, Professional Development

    I Want My CSCP!

    I often get asked about APICS Certifications – an occupational hazard when working for APICS - and I’m always glad to talk about them. Earning the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) in 1992 opened up a world of opportunity for me and super-charged my career, eventually bringing me to work for APICS as the Sr. Director of Professional Development in late 2006. I earned my CFPIM (“Certified Fellow”), was Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) in 1998 and earned my Certified in Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) during the first exam in early 2006.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    APICS CEO

    A Resolution You Can Count On

    By now we’ve celebrated, we’ve reminisced, we’ve toasted the year, and we’ve probably given some thought to our New Year’s resolutions. If some of you haven’t, though, you’re not alone. The Washington Post reported early last year that just less than half of people make resolutions.
  • Posted by
    Abe Eshkenazi
    APICS CEO

    From Manual Counting to Smart Tracking

    Radio-frequency identification (RFID) systems have been used in factories, warehouses, and retail locations for inventory management for years, and now hospitals are starting to pick up the technology as well. With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, hospital leaders are looking to add services but constrain costs, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.
  • Posted by
    Sharon Rice
    Principal Consultant, Art of Planning

    Strategy and the Risk of Opportunity Lost

    Consumer package goods (CPG) companies, such as Unilever and Procter & Gamble, have earned a special kind of admiration in the supply chain world. They are targeting emerging middle class markets and it is their supply chain strategy that makes this a profitable—and enviable—business. Supply chain leaders across a variety of industries and marketplaces want insight into CPGs supply chain strategy.