Upcoming Meetings

Tour of PowderTech

February 09, 2016
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

800 E 37th Street North
Wichita, KS 67219

Tour of PowderTech

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Welcome to the APICS Wichita Chapter!2015 C-BAR award

The President's Message

It’s hard to believe that another year is coming to an end. This time of the year is always the time to reflect on all that has been done over the past 12 months and to also look to the future for what 2016 holds. At APICS Wichita we’ve had a great start to the year. We’ve rolled out a new website which I hope you have checked out and would welcome your feedback on. We’ve also had two fantastic speakers at our PDM’s, Sharon Rice APICS Corporate and Wendy Wheeler Koch Industries, and also two great tours, Cargill R & D and ASTEC testing facilities . My takeaways from all these activities is that APICS is now much more than just a society for operations professionals. We truly cover the end to end supply chain and not just from a technical and tactical perspective but we are talking about the culture and structure of our organizations and our increasing influence on the strategy at our prospective companies.

I have seen a lot of news lately talking critically about education and specifically higher education and its value in the marketplace. One thing I hear consistently is the rising value of certifications. More and more companies are putting more emphasis on hiring people who fit their culture over their specific skills and education. Certifications are a great way to fill the knowledge gap and we want to be the source that they look for to help them develop their people. The future is bright for supply chain professionals, as demand for our abilities increases I encourage you to continue educating yourself wherever possible so that you are prepared and can be successful in an ever changing world. I want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Best regards,

Chad Molen
President 2015-2017 – APICS Wichita