President's Report


10, 9, 8, 7….  The countdown to the 2019-2020 RAKE APICS Educational year has begun.  Your Racine/Kenosha APICS Chapter is planning an exciting program for the 2019-2020 year. 

We have our first Professional Development meeting scheduled for September and the topic is going to be “Managing Change”.  Change is the one thing that is constant and the better prepared we are, the more positive the change can be.  I hope to see you at this presentation.

We are also releasing our in-person certification class schedule.  We will be offering Certified Production and Inventory Management, CPIM and Certified Supply Chain Professional, CSCP review courses, with the intent of helping you get certified.  Is this your opportunity to be better prepared for an ever changing future?

Already certified?  Maybe it’s time for you to share your knowledge with other chapter members.  Becoming an instructor is a demanding and rewarding experience for those ready to take their APICS adventure to the next level.  If you’re interested in teaching classes, at some time in the future, be sure to let us know.

We are also offering the opportunity for you to experience participating on a Board of Directors.  We know we have many talented and motivated members in our chapter who could benefit from being on a local Board of Directors.  We also happen to know of an organization that could benefit from the sharing of time and talent.  Ask me about it via e-mail or at the next meeting.

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]

Professional Development Meetings (PDMs)

September 18, 2019

Managing Corporate Change

Thousands of individuals have now participated in Managing Corporate Change.  Throughout the United States and internationally this course has provided people at all levels in corporations the skills necessary to cope with the swirl of changes going on in organizations and the world today.  Organizations are well aware of the changes necessary to survive in today’s business climate.  From rapid growth, to divestitures, to downsizing, to mergers, to changes in work systems, to enterprise wide software implementations, the old contract for how work is done is being changed.  The question is will people successfully adjust to these changes or be overwhelmed by them.  In the 25 years that we have been offering Managing Corporate Change, the course has helped individuals and organizations adjust to change in a variety of settings all with impressive results.  Procter & Gamble has used Managing Corporate Change in nine different locations training every level in the organization. In every site offered production records were broken while projects came in ahead of schedule.


Presented by:

JBK Consultants, LLC was founded in 2016 by Joe and Bonnie Knott. Together they have been on a personal and professional journey since 1996 when they first met. Together they have two daughters and are committed to their mutual purpose – helping people, teams and organizations achieve breakthrough results. Over the decades, they have had profound changes in their lives both personally and professionally by further understanding on how to thrive in change, to be healthy and experience their emotions, to invent new possibilities, make requests, keep promises and ultimately achieve amazing results and desired outcomes.

Motivated by a passion to help business leaders and teams to achieve dramatically improved results, Joseph Knott, President-JBK Consultants, LLC, has helped companies accomplish what might normally seem as impossible. His global experiences over the past 25 years provide him with a comfort level in working with a variety of clients across many different industries and geographic locations.

His background includes a range of corporate experience in the areas of leadership development, cultural transformations, strategic sourcing, procurement, supply chain, design to value, lean manufacturing, process engineering and production management. Joseph attended UW-Madison, Chemical Engineering and Marquette, MBA programs.


Driven by her purpose to help others to overcome their fears and to achieve a healthy lifestyle, Bonnie Knott, President – JBK Consultants, is helping people and teams to achieve profound transformations.



Registration for SEPTEMBER Professional Development Meeting

Register Now!!

5:45 PM - Registration & Networking

6:15 PM - Dinner

7:00 PM - Program


Tour in October/Date TBD

November 20, 2019

January 15, 2020

March 18, 2020

May 20, 2020


 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 109  members (100 Professional and 9 Students)
Stephen Landon
Venkata Krishn Mullapudi
Nicki Lyman
Vanessa Palecek

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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.

  • September 4, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
  • January 8, 2020
  • February 5, 2020
  • March 4, 2020
  • April 1, 202
  • May 6, 2020
  • June 3, 2020
  • July 8, 2020



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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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