ADVANCING PRODUCTIVITY, INNOVATION, AND COMPETITIVE SUCCESS
Apple Valley Chapter of APICS ended the 2014-2015 year on a successful trend. The student chapter at Shenandoah University successfully recruited twelve new members and elected officers for the 2015-2016 year. Thanks to the efforts and actions of Shenandoah Univeristy Professors Dr. Choi and Dr Palak who will be the student chapter advisors. Both have joined our Chapter's Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Chapter accomplishments include sponsorship of the December 2014 local SHRM meeting, winning the 2014 3rd quartercChapter incentive award and grand prize $500.00, received the C-BAR God Award for the 4th consecutive year, and held information meetings at Sherando and James Wood High Schools students that were members of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Several officers from the FBLA attended out Top Management Night in March 2015. A special thank you to the past and present board members for there continued support.
The Board of Directors and I look forward to your support during the 2015-2016 program year. The future is very promising for careers in Supply Chain Management. Various surveys and forcasts are indicating a demand for 300,000 jobs in Supply Chain Management by 2018. APICS is the world leader in providing education and certifications such as CPIM and CSCP. These two certifications are posted as either preferred or required for job qualifications.
The first Professional Developmnet meeting is currently scheduled for the second Wednesday, September 9, 2015. The keynote speaker is Dr. Davis, Dean of the School of Business, Shenandoah University. Be sure to mark this date you your calendar! We will have the details of his presentation very shortly. The complete 2015-2015 meeting schedule will be posted on our website soon.
Welcom to all the new and returning members of our Chapter and the new board officers. We are looking forward to a great year! Please contact e or any members of the board of directors to express your opinions and concerns. It is our goal to provide programs and events to meet your needs. My contat information is 540-869-5874 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are still a few openings on the Board of Directors if you desire to join!