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Chapter management excellence is an integral component to enhancing the member experience. Successful APICS chapters provide their members with opportunities for stellar education, career development, and networking.

The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall chapter management. We are proud to announce the APICS Wichita Chapter received the 2020 CBAR Platinum Award designation, an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter.

As a member of an APICS Platinum Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience.

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January, 2021


2021!  2020 didn’t win!  So much has happened since my last message that I don’t even know where to begin.  But let me start by announcing the ASCM Future Chapters project.  ASCM did a comprehensive review of the North American chapter system and established minimum criteria for us to continue to operate as a chapter.  APICS Wichita met those requirements but many others did not, reducing the number of chapters in 2021 by roughly half.  We continue to work with members of other chapters not so fortunate to help with the transition and hope the organization emerges stronger than before.  I still believe in the value and mission of ASCM and know what we offer is even more important now than at any point in our past.  2020 demonstrated the importance of strong supply chains and stronger supply chain leaders and we are committed to helping you and your organizations develop both.

As part of this commitment, we have some upcoming activities to share.

First, Butler CC is once again offering a CPIM Part 1 class starting March 18th weekly from 5:30-8:30 PM.   Please see our website for more information.  We are also excited to announce that we are offering 5 full scholarships to persons interested in pursuing their certification who are currently unemployed.  Free ASCM memberships are also available for those in need and we encourage you to become part of ASCM to help in your journey. 

Second, we will be doing a PDM in March (finally!) with Lisa Ryan on Grategy – Keeping Employees Engaged Amid Crisis.  No charge for this virtual event with an unbelievably fantastic speaker!  Sign up now!

Lastly, we will follow the March PDM with a virtual tour of the Union Rescue Mission in April.  See how this local organization helps our community and how you can help them.

Hope you can join us for these exciting events!

John Danley

President, APICS Wichita

We would like to share some exciting news with everyone about the award recipients from the Top 50 Chapters Symposium which was held in Orlando on January 24 and 25. This collaborative event is designed to leverage and share chapter community best practices and growth strategies for the development of the overall APICS chapter community.

The 2020 North American Top Chapter Rising Star for Training award recognizes an up-and-coming chapter with the largest annual increase in purchases among medium-sized chapters (under $100k) in sales).  It was given this year to the APICS Wichita Chapter!!   Brian Ferris, President (outgoing), was in Orlando to accept the award.