Upcoming Meetings

Wichita State University Student Presentations

February 07, 2017
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Rhatigan Student Center
1845 Fairmount
wichita, KS 67260

Wichita State University Student Presentations

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Change Management

March 14, 2017
5:45 PM to 7:30 PM

Caesar's Table
125 N Market
Wichita, KS 67202

Our speaker will be Steve Mayle and this will be a joint meeting with ASQ

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Apics News


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Welcome to the APICS Wichita Chapter!2016 C-BAR award

Are you interested in getting more involved with the operations of the Wichita Chapter?  We have three board positions open (VP of Marketing, VP of Publications and President-Elect).  No experience is necessary.  For more information, contact Sandy Jessop at president@apics-wichita.com.

Message from our President

As the 2016 year comes to a close, take a moment to look back and reflect on the year. What went well? What didnt go so well? What can you do to impact what happens in 2017? Whether it be spending more time with loved ones or focusing on your career, set a goal and make it happen!

At the National APICS conference, one of the keynote speakers was Mel Robbins. She is the author of the 5 second rule. If you are afraid to start, try her simple method. Count from 5: 5-4-3-2-1 and then go for it. Dont think. Just Do! Statistics show that if you pause and think about it, you will find a multitude of reasons why you shouldnt even start. If you are like me, you probably need something like this to motivate/inspire/kickstart your plan.

I would encourage you to do the following for 2017:

Write the top 5 things you want to accomplish in 2017 on a notecard and put it in a bedside drawer. Look at it monthly and rate yourself. Hold yourself accountable. It will take you 5 minutes to write them down and 5 minutes to review them monthly. Everyone has 5 minutes if it is important enough. Make it important. Did you know: People with written goals are 50% more likely to achieve them than people without goals, and only 3 out of every 100 adults write their goals down on paper.

Personally, I have several goals for 2017: Spend more time with family and friends, take better care of myself, and complete the CPIM certification. The timing was never quite right to take test 4, or I was going on vacation, or any reason would work to not sign up for the test, actually. 5-4-3-2-1 and I am signed up for January to take the test and move on to test 5! My goal is to be certified by the end of first quarter.

Im going to be 1 of the 3 and increase my odds of achieving my goals in 2017. Lets do it together!

Sandy Jessop