Through out the year the APICS Edmonton Chapter produces a newsletter with information about upcoming PDMs, educational offerings, tours and other events of interest. Newsletters are provided in the convenient PDF format.

June 2017 Print

President's Report

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our events this year. In October we started everything off by hosting an “Introduction to Lean” class at Alberta Oil Tool. In 2017 we continued learning as we held a fantastic two part series put on by the Lock Search Group called “Standing Out Among Your Peers”, where we learned to create clean efficient resumes to highlight our achievements and avoid common resume mistakes. We also learned the importance of social media and how to create a professional on-line presence and not eliminate yourself before the interview even begins. The second part, “Interviews From Both Sides of the Desk” we got a valuable look into what is going on below the surface in job interviews. 

In April we toured the production facility of CanTorque and got an interesting look at a local success story in the bolting industry.

Our 2016- 2017 season ends with our Annual General Meeting so I hope you can all join us.

APICS Edmonton Chapter Annual General Meeting

Dinner, Presentation & AGM

Thursday June 15, 2017 - 5:30 - 8:30 PM

St John's Institute, 11024 82 Ave NW


Our feature presenter is Venkat Somasundaram of Price Waterhouse Coopers Canada and he will present on Recent Supply Chain Trends.

Other topics on the agenda are…

  •          Annual state of the Edmonton Chapter update,
  •          Nominations for vacant Board positions
  •          Q&A regarding changes to the CPIM certification program


Thanks to Departing Board Members

We’d like to give a special thanks to our departing Board Members.  All have been great assets to the Board, and serving you, the membership.

James (Xiaojun) Liu, CPIM - Treasurer

James stepped up to take on the Treasurer role after holding the VP Membership Role for the past 4 years.  Earlier this year James and his family moved back to Ontario.


Nichole Thomson, CSCP - VP Marketing & Events

Nichole has been our VP Marketing & Events for the past 4 years, and is planning her biggest event yet.  We wish her and her husband much happiness with their new “event.”


Clayton Grose, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD - VP Membership

While Clayton was only part of the Board for a year, he did some great work.  We wish Clay much success in his recent promotion and relocation to Ontario.


Call for Volunteers & Chapter Board Member Nominations

We these departures we are again looking for volunteers and need your help to assist with events, education and professional development.  This year, we are seeking nominations for the following Edmonton Chapter Board positions:


  1.     Responsible for all of the Chapter’s financial activities.
  2.     Ensures bills and vendors are paid in a timely matter.
  3.     Provides monthly statements of the financial condition of the Chapter.
  4.     Issues all cheques authorized by the Board on the Chapter’s financial account(s).
  5.     Arranges for a yearly review of the financials.
  6.     Performs other duties as directed by the President.


Vice President, Marketing (& Events)

  1.    Responsible for the planning and execution of the Chapter’s marketing plan.
  2.    Responsible for the promotion of the Chapter.
  3.    Responsible for publicizing the Chapter’s activities and the achievements of the Chapter members in all news and social media.
  4.    Responsible for organizing plant tours, dinner meetings and other professional development activities in carrying out the purposes of the Chapter.
  5.    Performs other duties as directed by the President.


Vice President, Membership

  1.    Maintain an accurate list of the membership of the Chapter.
  2.    Promote the attendance of the members to the functions of the Chapter and The Association.
  3.    Develop and execute a follow-up procedure for members whose membership has lapsed.
  4.    Responsible for promoting the Chapter Awards Program and the recognition of outstanding Chapter members for their contribution to the Chapter and the profession.
  5.    Supports the Marketing and Communication activities.
  6.    Performs other duties as directed by the President.


All Board positions are for a 2-year term. Additional volunteer opportunities are open terms, and we are happy to have your time, interest and support.

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CPIM Restructuring

Big changes were recently announced for the structure of APICS CPIM Certification. The CPIM will be going from 5 courses & 5 exams to 2 courses & 2 exams. 

Here are the key points:

  1.     Basics of Supply Chain Management - BSCM - end courseware sales July 1, 2017 /   exams end January 7, 2018 (replaced by CPIM Part 1)
  2.     MPR/DSP/ECO/SMR - end courseware sales July 1, 2018 / exams end December 31, 2018 (replaced by CPIM Part 2)
  3.     The Part 2 Learning System will be available in the fall of 2017 with the exam becoming available January 8, 2018


The BSCM Now Promotion

What’s in it for Students?

Students save money & time

  • Get $100 off the new CPIM Part 2 exam when you purchase the BSCM exam by August 31, 2017 and take the BSCM exam by October 31, 2017. ($100 off expires July 31, 2018).
  • The current BSCM exam costs less than the new Part 1 exam. If you wait to take Part 1, you will also need to purchase new study materials. Members save a minimum of $585 when they purchase the BSCM courseware and exam now.
  • Shorter exam time - only 3 hours with 105 questions rather than 3.5 hours with 150 questions for Part 1.


APICS Edmonton CPIM BSCM Now Classes

CPIM BSCM CLASS 1 (summer)

Starts Wednesday June 21st 2017 – 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM

10 Classes – Finishes approx. August 23, 2017

Concordia University – Room HA208

7128 Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton



Starts Monday, September 1, 2017 – 6:15 PM – 9:15 PM

10 Classes – Finishes approx. August 23, 2017

Concordia University – Room HA208

7128 Ada Blvd NW, Edmonton


2017 Price List for CPIM Courses


Course Fee Including Learning System & Exam

Learning System Only

Exam Voucher Only

APICS Plus Member Price




APICS Core & Non-Member Pricing




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Past Events

Thanks to all the companies that supported us this year







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