Champlain Valley APICS


APICS Gold 2016

The Champlain Valley Chapter of APICS was founded in December 1982 and provides networking and educational opportunities to professionals in the manufacturing and business environment. Based in Vermont near Burlington, we serve northern and southern Vermont as well as the Plattsburgh area of upstate New York. Our professional, student and academic members represent a wide variety of industries and backgrounds with the common goal of career advancement through continuing education. We strive to be students and employees who grasp the intricacies of materials and business management.

APICS  is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.APICS recognizes the contributions supply chain and operations management professionals make to their employers and the global economy and has developed a comprehensive suite of educational resources, including:

  • education, training, industry publications and research, and world-renowned certification programs
  • opportunities for career development, networking, and best practice sharing
  • local and global membership and affiliation opportunities worldwide.

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Mission Statement


Chapter Goals


The Mission of the Champlain Valley  APICS Chapter is to support the growth of our chapter by providing APICS educational and networking opportunities to our members and the local business community. We will achieve our mission by meeting the following goals:

  • Offer at least two each manufacturing related courses per schedule year.
  • Offer at least two APICS Certification review courses per schedule year.
  • Recruit and develop motivated individuals for the chapter board of directors.
  • Regularly measure our performance, review our successes, and react as necessary to fulfill our mission.



APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)


Learn about CPIM study options.

Certified Supply Chain Professional

  • Professionals seeking in-depth knowledge and understanding of their entire supply chain.
  • Employees hoping to boost productivity and collaboration.
  • Innovators promoting global supply chain management.
  • Managers working to affect lead time, inventory, productivity, and the bottom line.
  • Hard workers trying to move forward in their careers.

Please email the local chapter if you are interested in taking the any review classes, and we will notify you of the costs and the begining date.



APICS OMBOK 2nd EditionClick On this image to download your free copy of the The APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework.


Member Benefits


For Local Members

  • Seminars designed to educate chapter members on areas of interest or problem areas for local companies.
  • Workshops designed to educate and then review information to prepare individuals for certification exams.
  • Seminars, Webinars, and workshops offered at a discounted to members.
  • APICS Webinars On-Demand, free to members.
  • Literature on business subjects offered at a discount to members
  • Ongoing networking opportunities with professionals in the field to share information and knowledge.
  • APICS Learning Communities where members have free access to online communication and collaboration in communities of practice for operations management professionals.
  • Upon successful completion of standardized APICS exams, attain CPIM (Certified In Production and Inventory Management), CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional, or CIRM (Certified in Integrated Resource Management) certification which is recognized and respected nationwide.

Board of Directors

Jennifer O'Neil, CPIM
Inventory Project Manager, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
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Emily Higgins
Global Inventory Operations, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
E-mail: emily.higgins@globalfoundries.com
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Director of Programs
Susan Zucker, CPIM
Director, Supply Chain,                   Cabot Creamery
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Director of Finance
John Eisenmann Jr., CPIM
Custom Logic Pricing Team Leader, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
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Director of Education
Curt Gonsalves, CPIM
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Director of Marketing
Jennifer Kevlin
Value Stream Manager,
Client Supply Chain & Delivery Solutions GLOBALFOUNDRIES
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Director of Membership
Nicholas Kimmerer
Demand Planner,           GLOBALFOUNDRIES
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Board Member at Large
Manuel Parente
Enterprise Master Planner,
Supply Chain Optimization and
Lean Transformation,    GLOBALFOUNDRIES
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Become APICS Board Member

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Do you have an interest or desire to meet people, help run a small not-for-profit business, and donate time to a well recognized organization while earning re-certification points? If you answered yes to any or all of the above, then maybe a role working within our Board of Directors is for you. The board of directors is made up of dedicated volunteers working in various capacities to support the programs of APICS in our area.

If this sounds like something you would like to consider, contact: ChamplainValleyAPICS@gmail.com


Upcoming PDM's, Plant Tours and Webinars

Onboarding New Employees for Success Webinar

Join ATD and APICS as we brainstorm and share successful onboarding techniques. "Onboarding" is the term used to describe how companies transition new employees into their job. This transition can involve introductions, systems, equipment, locations and coworkers. We will send you a Skype for business link, presentation information and conference call number before the event.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017   12 PM to 1 PM ET 


Past Events    

              4/17 Rhino Foods On Site Tour                                               3/17 Barcode Webinar                                                           10/16  DR Power On Site Tour                                                 9/16 Fed Ex On Site Tour


New Certification Offering   


The Champlain Valley APICS Chapter is investing in the future of all our members. We are offering local, instructor led courses for APICS' newest certification: Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution, known as CLTD.




Learn essentials skills necessary to succeed in global logistics management.

Companies count on logistics experts—one of the fastest-growing professions in the world—to get their products to customers on time and on budget. By earning the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation, you learn how to implement innovative logistics strategies and concepts to reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction and perform at a higher level. You will also demonstrate your commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations. 



1: Logistics and Supply Chain Overview

2: Capacity Planning and Demand Management

3: Order Management

4: Inventory and Warehouse Management

5: Transportation

6: Global Logistics Considerations

7: Logistics Network Design

8: Reverse Logistics and Sustainability


We expect to launch the course starting May 2nd and running 13 consecutive Tuesdays from 3-6pm in Essex, VT.


Who can benefit from the CLTD?

Logistics professionals across all industries can benefit:

?   Logistics managers/engineers

?   Traffic managers

?   Transportation/fleet managers

?   Warehouse operations/distribution managers

?   Reverse logistics managers


Chapter News


Chapter Gets the Gold!

We are proud to announce that our APICS Champlain Valley Chapter received the 2016 CBAR Gold Award. The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall chapter management.

Our chapter’s rapid advancement from Bronze to Silver in 2014 and Silver to Gold designation in 2015 is an admirable accomplishment that demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving your member experiences - stellar education, career development and networking opportunities.


2017 CPIM Class Schedule

For an outline of a CPIM course offered by the Champlain Valley APICS, please see our complete CPIM program overview guide  

April 19, 2017: Detailed Scheduling and Planning, module 3

8 week course
Classes are held every Wednesday from 4 - 7pm in Burlington, VT.

The Champlain Valley APICS chapter is providing an opportunity to begin your education and CPIM certification by offering a Basics of Supply Chain Management class.

An APICS CPIM education offers an essential study of:

  • Production and inventory management
  • Operations
  • Supply chain management
  • Procurement
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing


Course materials are provided by the instructor on the first day of class. Course materials consist of the CPIM module study guide, on-line access to course related study bank, and whatever handouts the instructor determines to be useful study aids, such as case studies or content related articles. Additional handouts are provided at the instructor’s discretion and are considered a value-add to attending the 'in person' course versus the 'self-study' option.

For more information, please email us at:    ChamplainValleyAPICS@gmail.com



CSCP Course Schedule

For information regarding CSCP Course offerings, please contact email us at:    ChamplainValleyAPICS@gmail.com



The Professional's Collaboration


What makes the Champlain Valley APICS chapter unique among APICS chapters is our close affiliation with other proffesional organizations in the area.  Twice a year, by the name of TPC, (The Professional's Collaboration), networking meetings are held in which members from different industries and disciplines can come together to mingle, discuss recent topics and hear guest speakers.  What better way to meet make new friends, see old ones and get together with people that have the same interests and commitment that you do to ongoing education and training in the workplace.

Professional Partners

  Here are links to the other organizations involved with the TPC:
  ASQ - The American Society for Quality
  ASTD - American Society for Training & Development
  SWE - Society of Women Engineers
  PMI - Project Management Institute
  STC - Society for Technical Communication