President's Report


The APICS 2018-2019 Educational year has begun.  While the sign up for Fall classes has closed, we will be offering additional classes in early 2019.  Plan now and budget for next year.  We are planning on offering Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Part 2 and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), both are excellent classes to help you move forward in your career.  Let us know if you are interested in these courses and watch the website, for registration details.

Our website also has a Job Listing page.  This service is provided free of charge and allows our members to both advertise and review open positions in our community.  Keep it in mind if you need to hire or if you’re just curious.

Our first Professional Development Meeting (PDM) of the year will be taking place this month on September 19th.  Details can be found in this newsletter or via this link. Register for September PDM

I hope to see you there.                

Phil Cwik, CPIM



Office: 1-262-417-1124


Watch your e-mail and our website for additional information and opportunities. 


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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

 Professional Development Meetings (PDMs)

  • September 19, 2018  (Infusino's)  

September Meeting Registration

September PDM - Supply Chain Opportunities and Threats in SE Wisconsin - A Panel Discussion

Come join other Supply Chain Professionals and explore some of the opportunities and threats we are experiencing in SE Wisconsin. We will look at factors such as rapid growth in the area, low unemployment rates, skills gap, infrastructure improvements, software improvements, risk management tools, and others. Please join us for a lively discussion and sharing of best practices in the supply chain field.

In addition, we will be presenting our award for Company of the Year to ULINE for their support of APICS this past year. Kevin Radewan of ULINE will give a short presentation on the growth and success at ULINE.

    November 14, 2018 (Infusino's)  

    January, 2019

    February 18, 2019 (Joint Meeting with Milwaukee Chapter)

    March, 2019

     May, 2019


CPIM PART II AND CSCP will be offered in Spring 2019

Plan for it and budget now. 



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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 161 members (153 Professional and 8 Students)
    • Marilyn Klofton
    • Erinn Hylton
    • Geoff Hesemann 
    • Charles Entinger
    • Clarissa Simpson

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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.

  • September 26, 2018
  • November 7, 2018
  • December 5, 2018
  • January 9, 2019
  • February 6, 2019
  • March 6, 2019
  • April 3, 2019
  • May 1, 2019
  • June 5, 2019

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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.

One new Job Listing added this month.  LINK TO JOBS BOARD

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