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Loyola University wins International Student Team Competition at APICS 2017
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New SCOR 12.0 Model Launched at APICS 2017, Advancing the Global Standard for Supply Chain Excellence
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APICS Advances Supply Chain Careers with Global Student Competition in Collaboration with Deloitte
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APICS Honors Johnson Controls and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals with its 2017 Awards of Excellence
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The APICS Advantage

Supply chain and operations management is one of the fastest growing professions globally, creating great demand for top notch, highly competent professionals. APICS research, education and certification advances supply chain professionals to excel in the profession and become the leaders who will transform supply chain organizations for peak performance.  Your APICS Local Channel Partner Organization is here to create exciting possibilities for current and future supply chain leaders to deliver, innovate and impact our world.

Member Dues Increase

To provide products and services that continue to set the industry standard and support valued members, APICS has recognized the need to increase member dues for the first time in almost 10 years.

Effective September 1, 2017, annual dues will increase about 10% for each membership category. Current members will receive notice of the dues increase in their renewal notices beginning May 1, 2017

Members, or those considering membership in APICS, may want to consider joining early or renew early to circumvent this fee increase.

Why China Won’t Own Next-generation Manufacturing

China  is slowing down.  Its rapid growth and world force domination is declining.  The attraction for American manufacturers is gone due to rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation and intellectual property theft.  American manufacturers leveraging technology level the playing field and with the elimination of significant transportation delays, it will be increasingly difficult for China rise to a dominant low cost manufacturing position.

This Washington Post article provides more information as to why.

Is Your Company a Chamber of Commerce Member?

Take Advantage of our APICS Michiana Discounted Membership Offer!!

If you are employed by or are a company looking to join APICS Michiana and you are a Chamber of Commerce member, click here for more information on this discounted APICS Membership program for first time APICS Michiana members. 

Registration for APICS 2017 is Now Open

APICS 2017 brings together more than 2,000 attendees, 60+ educational sessions, 12 facility tours, two keynotes and countless networking opportunities. This year’s theme of Leadership explores the many opportunities that have emerged through the rise of supply chain, and the skills it takes to excel in today’s complex, dynamic global environment. 

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Why look at SCM as a career choice?

  • Increase your advancement and earnings potential

  • Accelerated employment growth rate of 26% (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • Median salaries for managers - $84,000; directors - $127,000 (Payscale)

  • SCM job position salariesListed as one of the "Best Jobs of 2012" (U.S. News and World Report)

    • Vice President $225K

    • Director $130K

    • Manager $94K

      Source: Institute for Supply Management, 2010 Salary Survey

  • A shortage of qualified and trained