APICS Brandywine Valley Chapter President
We welcome in the New Year, 2010, with exciting new happenings from your APICS Chapter. First, we are changing our name to the Brandywine Valley Chapter. Why the change? Simply, we want to be more representative of our many members in southeastern Pennsylvania and to be more recognizable for potential members in Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. We think our Delaware members will understand!! Your Chapter will continue to offer top-notch expert speakers at our Professional Development meetings, along with excellent networking opportunities with supply chain experts. We continue to offer CPIM and CSCP Certification courses on a regular basis…APICS Certifications set the standard in the supply chain industry. Did you know that this Chapter is one of the top providers of CSCP education in the country (and the world)? It’s true!
Second, we are exploring partnerships with other organizations to extend the awareness and availability of our educational offerings, our certification courses, and our networking potential. Collaboration is a key performance indicator (KPI) for successful supply chains, and we are looking to do the same with like-minded organizations. More on this exciting development as it progresses.
Third, we are looking to enhance our support of our student chapter at Widener University by hosting a Professional Development Meeting on campus in February. Our topic is how to utilize social networking tools such as Linked-In to “brand” yourself in today’s on-line world. This is not about finding friends. It is about finding better jobs and enhancing your current position in a tough market. People who are the best at it can showcase their skills and experience to enrich their careers. Is this targeted for university students about to enter the market place? Yes. Is it also for young and/or experienced supply chain and operations professionals looking to enhance their careers? YES !! Come hear our dynamic speaker, Rebecca Leyson, speak on “Powering Your Career in the 21st Century.”
Finally, this is our last newsletter. We are “leaning-out” our communication process by going directly to website updates. Visit our new website (www.apicsbrandywine.org) often. You will also be seeing email links to alert you to significant new postings, or just visit regularly. Our content is updated often. I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy 2010.
Al Leigh CSCP, CPIM
President, Brandywine Valley Chapter