APICS Long Island Chapter Mission
The Goal of the APICS Long Island Chapter is to provide “value added” education curriculums and services to its customers in the New York-Metro business region and to provide forums for continuous collaboration among system providers, educators, and practitioners.
As we start the new Professional Development Meeting (PDM) season, we are excited about meeting and exceeding our Chapter’s goals.
We are proud to announce that once again, the L.I. Chapter has been awarded the Platinum certificate from the national association, ranking us among the top performers of the 270 APICS local chapters – which spans 14 regions in North America.
Our theme this year is reinvention and revitalization. We began with setting the goal of expanding our student membership. Thanks to Board of Director members Dan Marrone and Jill O’Sullivan of Farmingdale State University, we have already added 25 new members in the first 30 days of the season.
Our Board of Directors has been working diligently this past year to provide corporate and individual members with unparalleled educational programs and services. This past year has seen an increased demand of our core programs in Materials and Supply Chain Management – including our 13-week Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) instructor-led course with interactive online learning, CPIM certification programs and tactical programs such as: “How to Implement a Cycle Counting Program,” “Increasing Inventory Control & Accuracy,” “How to Improve MRP Functionality,” and “Supply Chain Metrics: A Performance Measurement System.”
Our Lean Enterprise curriculum, which includes strategic level and tactical level training, has provided a continuous improvement roadmap and tool set for a multitude of our members. Besides our core courses – “Introduction to Lean Basics,” “5S & Visual Management,” and “Value Stream Mapping” – we have added “Value Stream Mapping for Healthcare,” “Leading Lean Transformations: A Management Perspective of Continuous Improvement,” and “How to Facilitate Kaizen in Any Environment.”
Our new PDM venue, Panama Hatties in Huntington Station, is one of the top restaurants on Long Island. We expanded the networking session to include appetizers, and changed the dinner to a sit-down format. Future sponsorships of appetizers during networking are available.
For more information on the cost and benefits of sponsorships, please contact our events coordinator via email at: email@example.com or telephone at 631.226.2621.
We are seeking articles for our newsletter. This is a great way to highlight your expertise and get exposure for you and your company. Editors will be at your disposal for confidential editing and suggestions. You need not be a Hemingway to be published, only a topic and a few bullet points. We need articles from the front lines of the business world, which inform our readers and help our membership keep their fingers on the pulse of current trends. Stories should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your contact information. One of our editors will then contact you.
As always, we welcome your suggestions and comments and hope you enjoy the new season and look forward to seeing you.
John Boyko, President
APICS Long Island Chapter