IPICS – The Supply Chain Management Institute
Successful Train the Trainer course held in Dublin led by Master Instructor Ken Titmuss from South Africa. The Saturday session happily coincided with the victory of the Irish rugby team over their South African visitors in the nearby Landsdowne Rd in Ballsbridge. A great weekend, Ken took it in his stride!
Ken has been very involved with SAPICS for the last 28 years from running the Cape Town Chapter, to being on the Board of Directors and holding the position of President for two terms of 2 years.
Ken is an APICS Master Instructor for the CPIM, CSCP, Lean Program as well as for the APICS Instructor Development Programs: Train-the-Trainer
The course is a requirement for new Instructors for the Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP). It will help provide a new group of Instructors to support the activities of the APICS channel partners in Ireland.
NEWS!!!!!!!!!!Free resit if required following taking an APICS certification exam in December …contact Gobnait at IPICS in Dublin
New APICS CPIM Recertification Exam—Limited Time Only
In early January, APICS will launch registration for a new recertification exam available only to APICS designees with suspended and expired certifications. The exam will be offered February–December, 2014, throughout the globe on an on-demand basis. This is an excellent opportunity for suspended and expired CPIM designees to reinstate their certification by taking one exam instead of the five normally required. The price is the same as one CPIM exam and an Authorization to Test will be needed.
Streamlined Certification Maintenance
Starting 2014, designees will be able to maintain their certifications using a simpler process. While maintenance requirements remain the same, designees will no longer be required to report detailed maintenance activities to APICS in their maintenance application. Instead, designees will only be required to submit documentation if they are audited by APICS. In addition, applicants will be immediately notified if they will be audited or if their application has been accepted. These improvements are designed to simplify the maintenance process and encourage more designees to maintain their hard-earned certifications.
Certification Verification is now available on the APICS.org website
In order to comply with industry best practices for publicizing certification credentials, APICS has introduced online certification verification. Prospective employers and other stakeholders now have a simple, easy way to verify certification status through the APICS website. This new option will elevate the credibility of APICS certification in the marketplace and protect the value of the credential for designees.