President's Report

Hello Everyone--

Spring finally came! But today is not a good example. Hopefully this weekend will be better. We are looking forward to our meeting next week featuring Matt Janisin speaking on Industry 4.0, including the Internet of Things, Big Data, and SMART factories. It promises to be very interesting. Please plan to join us next Wednesday, the 16th at Infusino's.

Please see the Meeting page for May to get all the details on the presentation and to register. 

Rosemary VanTreeck, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP

President - Racine/Kenosha APICS

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Calendar of Events

Please save the date for the Professional Development Meeting schedule below.  If you have PDM topic ideas or leads for speakers you would like to see, please send to


  • May 16, 2018  (Infusino's) Matthew Janisin, Gateway Technical College  - Industry 4.0, Big Data, SMART Factories.

May Meeting Registration


Stay tuned for additional Educational offerings!

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Are you interested in advancing your career by continuing your supply chain education?  Consider the APICS certifications for:

  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
  • Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD)

CSCP focus is on the end-to-end supply chain. It looks at topics relevant to your own organization as well as your customers and your suppliers. CPIM, alternatively, is more focused in-house on topics that include materials management, master scheduling, forecasting and production planning.  CLTD is also more focused within logistics, transportation, and distribution.  Learn more at APICS.ORG

For more information on our class offerings, including the latest schedule & pricing, please visit our website RAKEAPICS.ORG and click on ‘Education.’  Our intent is to offer certification review courses for each of these certifications. Please email us if you are interested and when we have enough interest to hold a class, we will schedule the dates.

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Welcome New Members

We'd like to offer a warm welcome to our newest members!  Our chapter is currently 151 members (143 Professional and 8 Students)
    • Camille Ripke 
    • Maria Mullen 

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Board Meetings

Board meetings are held once monthly to go over chapter progression, discuss upcoming events, and introduce new business along the way.

Members are always welcome to join our board meetings. Please contact the chapter president at for time and location! 

  • May 23
  • Jun 27

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Job Listings

Looking for a job in supply chain?

Check out the Jobs Board on our website!  These postings advertise local employers looking for supply chain talent.

Are you a recruiter?

Consider posting your openings to our site!  Listings are free and can give as much detail as you'd like.  Copy forward job descriptions or simply add a link to your organizations site.

Current Opening:

Job Description Title: Demand Planner    Ref No: 966

 Location: North of Chicago, IL 

Company Description:

 We are currently working with a multi-million global manufacturing company north of Chicago. This is a very diverse organization, touching many different industries. They are currently looking to bring on a Demand Planner to help take both the forecasting and sales & operations planning (S&OP) process to the next level.  

Position Description:

 Develop and maintain a rolling forecast and drive the entire forecasting process for strategic business unit;

Protect the financial performance of the strategic business unit by identifying potential supply chain issues; Participate in Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) meetings; Participate in the financial budgeting process; Advise sales and marketing of variances between existing forecasts, plans and actuals. 

Background Required:

Highly energetic individual with at least 3 years finished goods forecasting / demand planning experience; Effective use of Tier-1 forecasting applications (i.e. SAP APO, JDA, Manugistics, Demantra, i2, Logility, etc.) and MS Excel;

Bachelor's required; Proven track record of success in similar role.  


Compensation commensurate with experience; Full benefit package including medical, dental and 401(k); Renter's Relocation Available;          Sorry, but no Visa sponsorship available.

 To be considered for this role, please apply to:

  Kelly Lafferty

Contact E-Mail


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