SUPPLY CHAIN & TRANSPORTATION NETWORKING EVENT
Thursday, August 25th
FRONT RANGE NEWS
Advancing Productivity, Innovation and Competitive Success
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Includes Parking Pass
Joy Burns Center
2044 East Evans Ave.
Denver, CO 80208
Drinks & Hors d’oeuvres
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Supply Chain Event 1
Education News 3
Company & Member
of the year 11
Meet the Instructors 12 - 15
Board of Directors, Officers,
Company Coordinators 17
Calendar of Upcoming
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Includes: Parking, Hors d’oeuvres, Two Beverages and Lots of Networking
Sponsored by APICS COLORADO CHAPTER 81, The Denver Transportation Club and The Transportation Institute at the University of Denver
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10th Annual Supply Chain & Transportation Networking Event
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Honey Johnson, CFPIM, CIRM, C.P.M., CSCP
President, Colorado APICS Chapter 81
Welcome to Colorado APICS Chapter’s 55th year!
Join us for the 2016 – 2017 education opportunities, networking events and a chance to share with
your supply chain colleagues as we celebrate this significant Chapter milestone! Be sure to watch for
highlights of our 5+ decades of excellence during the coming months.
I would like to extend my sincere ‘Thank You’ to the 2015-2016 Colorado APICS Chapter Board of
Directors for an outstanding, dynamic and eventful year. Your Board put in a significant amount of
personal time and effort behind the scenes to make each of the courses, events and activities
memorable. I hope you were able to share a few of these events with our Colorado Chapter. Thank
you also, to our member volunteers for additional help during the year.
2016-2017 was a terrific year for our Colorado Chapter Education program, with outstanding courses and programs providing ‘life-long
learning’ opportunities to our customers. Both public and privately held courses continue to receive rave reviews. Be sure to read the
quotes from Colorado APICS Chapter students expressing their high regards for Colorado Chapter courses and instructors this newsletter.
Join us for an education program soon, including the new CLTD certification course!
Programs team will be providing valuable opportunities to discuss current and relevant topics, learn new skills, and network with fellow
colleagues at our monthly professional development meetings, local area tours and our acclaimed supply chain networking event. Watch
for information on the programs schedule for the planned Professional Development Meetings (PDMs) and tours.
Be sure to sign up for the August 25th Networking Event at Denver University. This annual event is hosted by Colorado APICS Chapter 81;
The 10th Annual Supply Chain & Transportation Institute Networking Event, and The Denver Transportation Club. It continues to be a
highly anticipated and rewarding evening of camaraderie and sharing. Don’t miss out! Registration information is on the cover page.
This year we have a strong Chapter Board of elected Officers who will lead us through another banner year: Roger Harris – VP of
Professional Development, Lt. Col. Joe Grigg – VP of Programs, Jared Kochik – VP of Membership, Jamie Swan – Secretary, and Gary
Williams – Treasurer. The Officers are joined by our Chapter Directors in continuing the tradition of excellence for our Colorado Chapter.
In late June we held our annual Strategic Planning meeting to review last year’s accomplishments and set the coming year’s goals and
objectives. I appreciate the time and contributions from all the volunteers who help define strategies for the year. Here are our goals for
the 2016-2017 Colorado APICS year:
- Market expansion through expanded geography and generation reach
- Membership retention
- Increase core PDM attendance
- Develop CLTD market
- Two-way market awareness
- Have Fun!
I hope you have an opportunity to join us throughout the year. Learn from industry experts, mingle with contemporaries, learn from
colleagues, and listen to great speakers. Students and seasoned professionals can benefit from the wealth of knowledge our chapter has
to offer. I look forward to continuing the Colorado APICS Chapter’s 55-year tradition of excellence and sharing it with each of you. Please
contact me if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for our Colorado APICS Chapter.
Happy 55th Anniversary to us!
Mark your calendars now for the 2016/2017 Professional Development Meetings.
September 14th -:- October 12th -:- November 09th
January 11th -:- February 08th -:- March 08th -:- April 12th -:- May 10th
Included areas of study are Logistics Fundamentals, Logistics Strategy within the Supply Chain, Logistics Planning, Capacity and
Demand Management, Order Management, Warehousing Strategy and Inventory, Lean Logistics, Warehouse Management,
Packaging, and Materials Handling, Transportation Fundamentals, Modes, Routing, Carrier Selection, and Documentation, Global
Logistics Considerations: Infrastructure, Regulatory Framework, Customs, Payment Options, Currency, and Tax; Logistics
Network Design: Facilities Location, Layout, Risk Management; Reverse Logistics and Sustainability.
The schedule for CLTD courseware and Exams are as follows:
CLTD Learning System has been created by the same company as CSCP.
The first CLTD exam scheduling will be October 2016. See schedule located in this newsletter.
The Colorado Chapter has been honored by allowing us to teach the first CLTD pilot courses.
These will be 6 Saturdays and will be pilot classes using the new instructor materials.
Exams results will not be available until 200+ non instructors take the exam and there is a cut score calculated. Results
of exams should be available by early 2017.
Fall is a time for back to school, a great learning time, hope to see you in a Colorado APICS class this fall. If you have questions
or comments you can contact me, VP of Education, at 303-271-1818 x105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the New APICS Year!
In this Newsletter you will find the schedule for the Fall 2016 Education Courses. I hope
there is something that can help improve your supply chain knowledge. If not, please let
me know along with your suggestion on something you would like to see offered by
In October of 2015, APICS announced a new Certified in Logistics, Transportation
and Distribution (CLTD) certification to provide best practice standards in Logistics,
Transportation and Distribution industries.
YOUR 2016 / 2017 BOD
President: Honey Johnson, CFPIM, CIRM, C.P.M., CSCP
Secretary: Jamie Swan, CSCP
Vice President of Education: Roger Harris, CFPIM, CIRM,
C.P.M., PMP, CSCP, CPSM
Vice President of Membership: Jared Kochik, CSCP, CPIM
Treasurer: Gary Williams, CPIM
Vice President of Programs: Joe Grigg, CSCP
Extra, Extra, Read ALL About It!!
“IT” is the new APICS CLTD certification
Colorado APICS is going to have an early version of the CLTD courses. You don’t have to wait until
January 2017 for a certification preparation course. We are instructing one of the pilot courses starting in
Schedule: Saturdays 8 am to 5 pm, August 6, 13, 20, 27 and September 10 & 17
Cost: Special introductory cost will be $1600 for member and $1800 for non-members for the course (In
January this will be $2600 and $2800). Course includes the learning kit books, On-line learning tool
access and exam that must be taken by 12/31/16 (you also must register by September 29 for the exam.
You will also receive a free retake of the exam good for 6 months in 2017. NO ONE IS EXPECTED TO
NEED THE RETAKE!
Courses will be given at Community College of Denver, 2570 31st Street, Denver, Colorado (you will get a
map upon registration)
Anyone involved in the Logistics, Transportation or Distribution areas of the supply chain should consider
this course as well as folks that want to complete their knowledge of the supply chain management
To register contact Roger Harris at email@example.com or 302-271-1818
Deadline to register is August 1, 2016 or when the class fills up, whichever comes first.
CLTD Class Topics
Logistics Strategy within the Supply Chain
Logistics Network Design
Global Logistics Considerations