Upcoming Meetings

Aug 1

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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Aug 9

APICS Tucson BOD Meeting

Board of Director Meeting
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CPIM Reconfiguration

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 begins again August 1 in Tucson and January 26 in Nogales.

The CPIM certification program is changing from 5 exams and 5 courses to 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 100,000 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 and/or register below.



Basics of Supply Chain Management (BSCM) 


Introducing Supply Chain concepts and emphasizing basic terminology, the BSCM module traces the complete flow of inbound materials from your suppliers; through planning processes, transformation operations, and materiel management activities; and distribution of outbound end items to your customer.  Get a comprehensive overview of successful operating strategies with functional interfaces and cost trade offs to optimize your firm’s Supply Chain performance.

Who Should Attend?  Every industry newcomer in all companies, supply chain management/logistics professionals, and those seeking to advance into managerial roles and/or handle increased responsibilities should take this course.  Anyone active in daily details of production or repair planning, purchasing, logistics, or operations control will bring home proven techniques to eliminate non-value-added activities, reduce costs and cycle times, and improve Customer Service.

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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.



Community Service Spotlight

World Care supports Amphi Back-to-School Resource Fair for Students


Amphi School District recognized a huge need in their community based on all the students that are on their free and reduced lunch program. After looking at the astounding numbers Amphi decided to host their first resource fair last year to address the need. This year they hope to expand the services and supply offered to provide much needed support to the community. Amphi serves over 14,000 students throughout 23 schools. 


Support World Care and help provide complete no cost hygiene packs for the fair!

Collection: now - August 4, 2017. Supplies or cash donations can be directed to World Care.

Student Only Resource Fair: August 5th, 2017 - Download the Flyer


Donations needed to complete hygiene packs or sponsor the creation of one! The cost of one hygiene pack is $15.00. Please see the list below of the supply included. 

Student pack:

-Shampoo / Conditioner      -Soap      -Toothbrush / toothpaste / floss

-Deodorant        -Chapstick       -Lotion


Male pack: 

Shampoo / Conditioner     -Soap        -Toothbrush / toothpaste / floss

-Deodorant     -Shaving kits (males)  -comb     -Chapstick


Female pack: 

-Shampoo / Conditioner   -Soap        -Toothbrush / toothpaste / floss

-Deodorant    -Feminine hygiene (females)     -Brush

-Facial cleansing cloths (face soap)      -Sunblock    -Chapstick      -Lotion


To donate please contact Courtney Slanaker at 520-401-4093 or email hope@worldcare.org.  Sponsor logos will be displayed at the event!

We appreciate the support!


Courtney Slanaker

World Care Executive Director

1925 W. Gardner Lane      Tucson, AZ 85705





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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