IPICS – The Supply Chain Management Institute
Demand Driven MRP/DRP- Carol Ptak Co-founder of the Demand Driven Institute is coming to Dublin in April 2015.
If you are interested in learning more about the concept of Demand Driven MRP , IPICS, in conjunction with Smart Chain International, will be running the Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP) course on the 23rd and 24th April 2015 at Bewley’s hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin.
Demand Driven MRP is emerging as the latest development in MRP/DRP methodology and may yet replace traditional MRP thinking and methodologies. This will be a great opportunity to learn and meet with Carol , who co-founded the Demand Driven Institute along with Chad Smith.
Ms Ptak is the co-author of “Orlicky’s MRP 3rd ed., the authoritative work on MRP. Carol has served as President of APICS and is a former Vice-President of Peoplesoft Inc.
Check our events page for more details of the CDDP course and a link to a webinar on Demand driven supply by smartchain solutions.
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.