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 2018 Print

President's Report

As the weather starts to get warmer and we start thinking about summer vacations and backyard BBQ’s, we also start to wrap up our APICS season. Before we go we need to take care of a little business with our members.

Thanks to everyone who attended our facility tours and participated in CSCP classes. This is what APICS is all about and we look forward to continuing to offer these benefits next season. Before that though, we need to see you at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday June 21st.

APICS Edmonton Chapter Board: Once again, terms of service have come to an end for our board members and we look for new volunteers to join our team. As we say good bye to some board members who are transitioning to new stages in their careers, we will be holding a formal election as part of the AGM on June 21st.   

We are looking to add particular skill sets to join our board so if you have interest or experience in any of the following areas and would like to join the board, please let us know. All that is required is about 4 hours a month and a willingness to get involved.

  • Social Media
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Event planning
  • Web-site maintenance


All positions are up for election.

Current Board
President – Steve Cummings (stepping down)
VP of Marketing – Currently vacant
VP of Communications – Jerrod Roch – up for re-election
VP of Administration - Phillip Bisaillon – (stepping down)
VP of Membership – Denis Stolypin – up for re-election
VP of Education – Ashish Thomas – up for re-election
Treasurer – Currently vacant


A few members have already put their names in for consideration, but we still need a few more people to step up and help lead the way. Holding a board position is also worth 5 points per year towards your certification maintenance!

A summary of each positions responsibilities is at the bottom of this newsletter or contact us at if you have any questions.

Annual General Meeting

Thursday June 21st 2018

6 pm to 9 pm 


Four Points by Sheraton in South Edmonton

In addition to the state of the chapter update and confirmation of the new board, we will have an excellent speaker that will be announced later this week when the formal invitation is sent out. So please join us.


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Past Events

We only had a few events this year, but they were all very successful and well attended. In November we attended a tour of Connect Logistics Services. Connect logistics Services provides complete liquor warehousing and distribution services for all alcohol destined for sale in Alberta. Connect Logistics Services showed us their state-of-the art warehouse management system and how it is designed to provide rapid and accurate order processing. Connect is moving operations to a new 543,000 square foot facility in St. Albert later this year and we will be doing our best to offer this tour once they are on line and we can see how the two facilities compared. 

In May we offered two tours. The first was at Silent-Aire, a global HVAC and data center manufacturing company headquartered on Edmonton’s south-east side. Silent-Aire employs over 900 people, with manufacturing facilities in Edmonton, Phoenix, and Dublin, Ireland with sales/service centers in Seattle, Washington and Ashburn, Virginia. They are focused on continuing to grow their industrial and institutional HVAC and mission critical data center business for customers that require mission critical infrastructure for ever expanding hyper-scale clouds.

Our second tour in May was at Ryder Supply Chain Solutions.  Ryder SCS has a 200,000 sq. ft. distribution centre in St Albert and provides a one stop resource for comprehensive transportation management, distribution management and global logistics. In partnership with Suncor, Ryder SCS provides customized transportation and distribution services supporting Suncor’s spare parts and MRO supplies for their Alberta operations.

Our last event before the summer break will be our Annual General Meeting which will take place on June 21. Hope to see you there!  

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We just finished our last classes for the spring course offerings of CSCP and wish our students luck with their exam later this month.

We will be offering one of the revamped CPIM courses in the fall of 2018. Please let us know which part you are interested in taking so we can offer the class that our members deem most beneficial.

The new, streamlined CPIM program launched in September 2017 and features the following benefits:

  • Only 2 exams - CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2 – required to earn the CPIM credential.
  • Streamlined certification experience gets you certified faster.
  • Updated format delivers the same CPIM knowledge and skills in a focused program to meet the training needs of today’s busy supply chain professionals.
  • Already taken CPIM BSCM? - The current CPIM BSCM exam counts toward the new, streamlined CPIM Part 1.  


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2017 was a year of strong economy growth in Alberta, but companies have been slow to reinstate training budgets and has been the leading factor in our membership numbers dropping from last year’s numbers and from our record highs in 2015 & 2016. Your continued membership is our main source of funding and keeps our chapter strong. It allows us to provide local training courses, professional development meeting, plant tours and other networking opportunities. Keep APICS Edmonton chapter strong and renew your membership when you receive your renewal notice.

It is also important that you keep your contact information update at so that you don’t miss out on local APCIS events.   

APICS Membership benefits

  • Access the extensive APICS body of knowledge—the most expert, current, and relevant education in operations and supply chain management.
  • Enhance your career skills through APICS certification.
  • Gain members-only discounts on all APICS programs and products.
  • Connect to an impressive community of over 43,000 members around the globe—all committed to building excellence.
  • Network with operations and supply chain management colleagues in Edmonton and surrounding area.
  • Expand your professional knowledge and skills with local CPIM & CSCP courses offered by APICS Edmonton Chapter.


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Board Member Duties

Summary of Board Member Duties


  1. Presides at all meetings of the Chapter and the Board.
  2. Appoints, with Board approval, any office vacated by an officer or director to fill an expired term.
  3. Provides leadership and strategic direction of the Chapter.
  4. Main contact with APICS District & Corporate.
  5. Attend District & Corporate functions on behalf of the Chapter.

VP Education

  1. Responsible for organizing and presenting seminars, courses, workshops, and other professional development activities in carrying out the purposes of the Chapter
  2. Liaison with the educational facility and the scheduling of classrooms as required.
  3. Responsible for the recruitment and scheduling of required instructors.
  4. Responsible for the maintenance and issuing of course certificates.
  5. Performs other duties as directed by the President   

VP Marketing

  1. Responsible for the planning and execution of the Chapter’s marketing plan
  2. Responsible for the promotion of the Chapter
  3. Meet with & support the marketing committee to develop the schedule of events.
  4. Connect with Supply Chain professionals and develop contacts.
  5. Identify possible tour locations.
  6. Identify potential speakers and topics for presentation that would be of interest to the membership.
  7. Coordinate the planning of the Annual General Meeting in June.
  8. Coordinate with the VP of Communications to ensure schedule of events is communicated effectively.
  9. Performs other duties as directed by the President   

VP of Communication

  1. Responsible for the maintenance of the Chapter’s website.
  2. Responsible for the creation and publication of the Chapter’s newsletter.
  3. Responsible for publicizing the Chapter’s activities and the achievements of the Chapter members on social media.
  4. Responsible for the creation of required emails, handouts, and presentation material.
  5. Assists the VP of Marketing with organizing plant tours, dinner meetings and other professional development activities.
  6. Performs other duties as directed by the President   

VP 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.

VP Administration

  1. Maintain a record of the minutes of all regular and special Board and Chapter meetings.
  2. Maintain Board meeting schedule.
  3. Ensures compliance with C-BAR requirements.
  4. Ensures Chapter Articles are followed and amended as necessary.
  5. Chairs board and committee meetings in the absence of the President.
  6. Performs other duties as directed by the President.


  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.


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Thank-you to all the Companies that supported us this year

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