President's Report

It’s Spring!

Well, I’m just going to keep saying that until it actually happens. 

At least we got to spring forward this past weekend and move our clocks ahead. 

We at your local APICS chapter would also like to help you move your career ahead.  APICS is the place to find opportunities to learn and grow in your supply chain or operations career.  Take a look through the newsletter, we have a professional development meeting coming up soon and hope to see you there.  Use events like this to network, learn and expand your career.

There will be meetings, classes, events and opportunities going forward.  We will also be lining up volunteers and BOD members for next year.  Start planning now on how you want to move forward.  Let a BOD member know how we can help you.  Your input and participation will make RAKE APICS an even stronger chapter.

 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:


March 20, 2019 The War on Talent & The Supply Chain by Sandra Smith

Register for March Professional Development Meeting

Register Now!!

5:45 PM - Registration & Networking

6:15 PM - Dinner

7:00 PM - Program


     THURSDAY, May 16, 2019  Antonio Galvao Costa

     September 18, 2019 Joseph Knott 


 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 95  members (87 Professional and 8 Students)
We have no new members but we have 7 members that have renewed since last month. 

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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.

  • 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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