President's Report

ASCM - Association for Supply Chain Management


It has been said,” the only constant is change”.  So too does this apply to APICS.  If you haven’t already, you will soon be receiving your new ASCM membership card, which replaces your current APICS membership card.  You are now a member of ASCM and we’re glad that you are.  ASCM will now be the parent organization that includes APICS as an important part of the organization.  APICS has long been a trusted and recognized provider of education and certification.  That will be the role of APICS going forward as well.  Our local chapter will still be known as Racine/Kenosha APICS.  The changes that are taking are at the corporate level.  They should be of benefit to the overall organization and allow for continued growth in many ways.  I look forward to the changes and the growth of the overall organization.

At the same time, one thing that hasn’t changed is our local chapter commitment to you, our members.  We look forward to helping you grow and prosper by offering educational opportunities right here, close to home.  Please take a look through the newsletter and join us at our next event, it should be a good one.  As always, we welcome your ideas and suggestions on how we can continue to meet the needs of you, our members.


APICSly yours,

Phil Cwik, CPIM

President RAKE APICS



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]

Professional Development Meetings (PDMs)

Future PDMs:


February 18, 2019 (Joint Meeting with Milwaukee Chapter)

Register for February PDM

Register Now!!

5:30 PM - Registration & Meeting

Food, Drinks, Networking to Follow

Dr. Bill Mitchell

CEO at Aguila, A Foxconn Company- Vice President Business Operations Americas, Foxconn

Entrepreneur and Innovator. Experienced CEO and Leadership Coach with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronic manufacturing industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Coaching, Communication, Thought Leadership and Corporate Growth. Certified fitness trainer. As an Organizational Psychologist he has help companies like AT&T, Boeing, Ford and Many more, to reach greater potential.

Dr. Bill Mitchell is President and CEO of Aguila, a Foxconn company, and a VP of Business Operations - Americas for the Foxconn Corporation. Dr. Mitchell is known for his success in helping develop organizations with value-based cultures. Over the past 25 years, Bill has worked with more than 500 corporations and organizations, helping develop best of breed practices to provide long-term success. He has served as the executive coach and corporate psychologist for many current leading corporations. He provides unique insights in the development of policy, process and people that serve as a catalyst for systematic sustainable growth.
Over 30 years of professional public speaking, Bill has motivated audiences in 47 states and 5 continents. He has designed and presented training in the areas of teamwork, ethics and leadership, communication, corporate culture and many more. His unique conversational style and subtle humor allow him to instruct, inspire and impact audiences from all walks of life.

Please join us after Dr. Mitchell's presentation for Networking, Food & Drink.


    March 20, 2019

     May15, 2019


 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)

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 124 members (116 Professional and 8 Students)
Caitlyn Preisler
Chester Braden
Monica Barreto

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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.

  • 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.



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Social Media Updates

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

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