1. The Foothills APICS Chapter will hold an educational event / review class in the Hickory (NC) area for the CPIM module – Basics of Supply Chain Management. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings (6-9 PM) beginning 25-January 2018 and will last 7-9 weeks (location to be announced later). The cost to attend is $800 for APICS PLUS members ($950 for non-members & APICS CORE members). Both a participant workbook and on-line study tools are included.

Topics covered in the BSCM module include:

  • Demand Management
  • Master Planning
  • MRP
  • Capacity Management
  • Purchasing
  • Inventory Management
  • Execution and Control
  • Physical Distribution
  • Continuous Improvement


Program Benefits:

  • Led by experienced and certified instructor
  • Classroom environment ensures that you will stay on track with your studies
  • Peer discussions help reinforce learning materials.

To pre-register or for more information contact Mike Carpenter at


The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program provides you with the ability to understand and evaluate production and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. APICS CPIM helps you master essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to: demand management, procurement management, supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control and continuous improvement.


The APICS Foothills Chapter serves Hickory, Lincolnton, Gastonia, Morganton, Lenoir, Boone and the surrounding areas. The chapter is committed to developing members’ professional education and networking opportunities and offers training to local businesses.