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Supply Chain Management - Something for Everyone this Fall

As an advocate for Supply Chain Management, we hope you will engage with us and spread the word to your colleagues of our upcoming events:

  • CSCP Certification Review - Chaim Silberstein, APICS Master Instructor - Sept 2018

  • CPIM2 Certification – Ben Schlussel, APICS Instructor - Oct 2018

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Disrupting Demand Management with author Charlie Chase – Sept 26

  • Student Panel Discussion – Kick Start your Supply Chain Career – Sept 27

  • Self-Healing Supply Chain with AI - John Westerveld, Kinaxis – Nov

And, the recent Supply Chain Compensation and Career Survey Report is posted on our website.

Thank you,
Lori McCluskey, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD
President, APICS Ottawa Chapter


Improve Your Presentation & Teaching Skills

Looking to improve your presentation skills? Want to maximize your ability to give persuasive, interesting presentations to motivate either internally or externally but need help reaching your audience?

APICS develops their instructors with 2 courses which are being offered in our area.

APICS Train the Trainer (TTT)

 This intensive and interactive course will prepare supply chain and operations management professionals to give persuasive, interesting presentations that motivate as well as educate.  Prerequisite to being a recognized APICS teacher.

Date:                            September 16 + 17, 2017
Location:                      HEC Montreal University (course is in English)
Price:                            $450 (food and manuals included)
Accommodations:         At your own expense
Contact:                        [email protected]

APICS Learning Dynamics for Instructors (LDI)

Build on the essentials established in the prerequisite APICS TTT to solidify your foundation as an effective instructor. Examine the dynamics of the classroom and learn techniques to manage your students and maximize their learning.

Timeframe:        Fall/Winter 2017 in Ottawa
Contact:            [email protected]

Send an email to express your interest and preferred location/timing.


Happy New Year! (Board Year, that is!)


Happy New Year!   That may sound strange in July, however July 1st not only is Canada Day, it's also the start of a new board year for APICS Chapters.  

Our 2015-2016 Board of Directors is busy making "new year resolutions" to host value-added training & events for supply chain professionals.

We are excited to again offer a CSCP certification review courses Fall 2015 at a local company.  Here is the link for more information and to Register.  Perhaps Fall 2016 it could be at your facility.  Supply Chain Basics will be also be offered through Algonquin College this fall.

As for events, September is busy so mark your calendar with these dates:

We look forward to connecting with you this board year!   

Lori McCluskey, CPIM, CSCP
VP Marketing & Communications


APICS 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada Oct 5–7

This conference is your go-to source for dynamic thought leadership, best-practice strategies, and big ideas inspired from the APICS body of knowledge.  And as you know, it’s also a tremendous amount of fun.  

A world-class educational program
Connecting with professionals from all the sides of the value chain enables you to foster relationships, explore trends, debate challenges, strengthen processes, and heighten efficiency.

APICS 2015 learning paths
Collaboration and S&OP, Distribution and Logistics Insights, Operations Management, Risk and Resiliency , SCOR® for Business Performance, Supply Chain Analytics, Supply Chain Leadership, Supply Chain Strategy.

For more information:



2015 CSCP Certification Review Workshop

This fall the Ottawa chapter will host CSCP exam preparation workshop on Tuesdays commencing 1 Sept 2015 and ending 8 Dec 2015 (15 sessions) in Kanata.

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) certification program is recognized worldwide as the premier supply chain management education and certification program. The APICS CSCP program takes a broad view of operations, extending beyond internal operations to encompass the entire supply chain—from supplier, through the company, to the end consumer. The program provides professionals with the knowledge necessary to understand and manage the integration and coordination of end-to-end supply chain activities.

The APICS CSCP program is divided into four modules to provide participants with the best possible educational assessment and knowledge base. By earning the APICS CSCP designation, you demonstrate that you have mastered the APICS supply chain management body of knowledge and that you are committed to the profession. You must pass one comprehensive exam to earn the APICS CSCP designation.

 More information - Check It Out

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