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Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM)

This course covers the basic concepts in managing the flow of materials through the entire chain from the initial supplier to the end user.
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Solon solar 

APICS - Solon solar site and solar presentation

Date: August 23, 2017                   Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Dress: casual for August outdoors


                First – (outdoors) - Juvenile Court Center – 2225 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, Arizona 85713

               Note: Solon is actually on the south side of Ajo Way, west of Palo Verde.

                Second: (indoors) - Solon offices – 3840 S. Palo Verde, Suite 205 Tucson, Arizona 85714

                                Note: Solon is actually on the south side of Ajo Way, west of Palo Verde.


Join us as Luke Alm of Solon will lead a short walk around and describe the fixed solar installation. We will then go indoors and get the full presentation of this site that has 1.2 Megawatts of power for 200 homes’ worth of power.    Learn More and Register

View the complete announcement here: http://apics-tucson.org/announcements.php?id=49




Tucson Chapter of APICS and SALEO (Southern Arizona Logistics Education Organization) are joining together to collect information on the Logistics, Operations, and Supply Chain education needs of companies, organizations, and communities. We have created a short four question survey for you input. Plase take a few minutes to give us feedback so we can provide and/or create education courses/programs that fit your current and future business needs. 

Your input matters!  Please complete our 2017 Industry Engagement Survey

Share this survey link with anyone you feel can provide input and insight into their current and future education needs.   


Thank you in advance for your support!!!


CPIM Reconfiguration - Introducing apics cpim learning system

APICS authorized CPIM courses using the new APICS CPIM learning system and taught by APICS recognized instructors will become available in Nogales and Tucson in 2018.

In the past 3 years, 6 Tucson Chapter of APICS instructors have provided 714 hours of instruction to 64 individuals participating 202 times in 27 APICS certification classes. The classes have been taught to students coming from Mexico and within the US.

The New CPIM course cycle using the new APICS CPIM Learning System began August 1 in Tucson and will start January 26 2018 in Nogales.

The CPIM certification program is changing from 5 exams and 5 courses, to using the CPIM Learning System with 2 exams and 2 courses. Certification is achieved by passing the 2 exams. During the transition period CPIM certification can be achieved with:

 BSCM and CPIM Part 2   or    CPIM Part 1 and CPIM Part 2.

There have been over 107,000 CPIM certifications and 20,000 CSCP certifications conferred globally since 1973 and 2006, respectively.

Contact APICS VP Education if you are interested in more information.



APICS - Advancing Supply Chain for 60 Years


Who are we? How can we help you?

Your questions answered in this About APICS 1:21 second video.


History:  In 1957, 20 production control managers formed the American Production and Inventory Control Society. The organization, which later became known as APICS, has since grown to more than 45,000 members and is now a global entity with nearly 300 channel partners that connect with members in over 100 countries.

APICS has evolved into a strategic partner to global corporations and individuals at all career levels. APICS education programs ensure employees can be successful even when managing the largest and most complex supply chains.

Today: APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. APICS has presented 100,000 certifications in CPIM since 1973 and 25,000 certifications in CSCP since 2006.



Join us in exciting San Antonio, October 15-17, 2017 for the flagship event from the premier supply chain organization. APICS 2017 is an international event bringing together more than 2,000 attendees, 60+ educational sessions, 12 facility tours, two keynotes and countless networking opportunities.

John Mackey, Co-Founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, and Dr. Derreck Kayongo, CNN Hero and founder of the Global Soap Project will keynote APICS2017.





Help make the workplace a better place!!!




The James Greathouse APICS Certification Professional Scholarship supports individuals who are seeking the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation, the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation or the Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) designation.

Scholarship recipients are provided with vouchers for APICS CPIM, CSCP, or CLTD courseware and exams. The certification must be completed within two years of the scholarship award. Read More



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.  APICS Tucson Chapter is here to create exciting possibilities for current and future supply chain leaders to deliver, innovate and impact our world.






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