President's Report

Greetings RAKE APICS Members and enthusiasts,

Be sure to read this month’s newsletter. We have an excellent Professional Development Meeting planned for next week on Wednesday January 15, 2020. If you have ever experienced or participated in a product recall, and who hasn’t at some point, this meeting will be of particular interest to you.

CPIM Part 2 is scheduled to begin on February 11, 2020. If you have passed the exam for CPIM Part 1 or Basics of Supply Chain Management, this is the second part of becoming CPIM certified. Make 2020 the year you complete your CPIM certification.

Registration is open for both of these events. Be sure to register today. Look for more details in this newsletter or on our website @ I look forward to seeing you at these upcoming events!

Best regards,

Phil Cwik, CPIM


RAKE APICS Chapter #302

Office: 1-262-417-1124

[email protected]




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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 [email protected]

January Professional Development Meeting


Automotive Recalls - Effects of the Process

Automotive recalls impact both the companies and the customers involved. Dr. Verghese will examine the antecedents of the speed to recall—assessed via National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation time and manufacturers’ time to recall— and, subsequently, examine the impact of the speed to recall on recall completion ratio, a measure that captures the effectiveness of the recall process. His study highlights factors that affect the speed and effectiveness of recall process while demonstrating the significance of reducing NHTSA investigation time and time to recall in improving recall completion ratio.


Dr. John Verghese joined the faculty group at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater in the fall of 2016. Dr. Verghese received his doctorate in Operations and Supply Chain Management from Texas A&M University, and conducts research in the domain of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy. Dr. Verghese’s works have been published in the leading journals of his discipline including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management. He is also an Editorial Review Board member for the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Dr. Verghese has also closely worked and consulted for industry partners, namely the American Productivity and Quality Center and Meridium Inc. Dr. Verghese currently teaches courses in supply chain analytics and quality management.

Registration for January Professional Development Meeting


Register Now!!

5:45 PM - Registration & Networking

6:15 PM - Dinner

7:00 PM - Program


January 15, 2020 Dr. John Verghese/Manufacturer's Role in Recalls

March 18, 2020 Bernie Osborne/Servant Leadership

May 20, 2020 Gary Kerslake/Inventory Best Practices


CPIM Part 2 to begin on 2/11/20.  It will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from       6-9pm.  The dates will be 2/11, 2/13, 2/18, 2/20, 2/25, 2/27, off for a week, 3/10, 3/12, 3/17, 3/19, 3/24, 3/26.

Check our website for future classes.


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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)


CPIM Part I:

Fall 2020


In Process  and Fall 2020

CPIM Part II - February 2020

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 111  members (106 Professional and 5 Students)
Zamora Nelson
Carie Mendlik
Steve Wagner

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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 [email protected] for time and location.

  • February 5, 2020
  • March 4, 2020
  • April 1, 202
  • May 6, 2020
  • June 3, 2020
  • July 8, 2020

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Social Media Updates

We are on Facebook! Please 'like and share' our page at Racine / Kenosha APICS.

We are also on LinkedIN. Image result for linkedin logo

Here is the link to our Page: 


Racine/Kenosha APICS LinkedIN Page 


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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.



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