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May PDM - The End Of Perfection - Reflections On Continuous Improvement

Date:  May 20 6:30-8:30 pM on Thursdays led By Bill Bellows

In their advertising campaign, the bottlers of Arrowhead water proclaim that "Better has no finish line."   A similar sentiment is revealed in the slogan, Citius, Altius, Fortius (swifter, higher, stronger), Latin words ending in "ius" that were joined by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894.    Fast forward to 2021, when many organizations maintain a steadfast commitment to eliminate variation and non-value added activities, all the while in pursuit of a quality goal of zero defects and a productivity goal of zero waste, seen together as the attainment of perfection.

Essential Skills For Warehouse & Distribution Employees

Dates are:  May 25 to July 1, 2021, 4:00- 6:00 pM on tuesdays & Thursdays led by ASCM recognized instructors.

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of Warehouse and Distribution Management in non-manufacturing operations where products are sourced complete from manufacturers or other distributors, stocked as inventory, and distributed to customers or other warehouses through supply chain distribution channels.   Major topics covered in this course are:  Inventory Planning and Control, Warehouse Management, Logistics, and Transportation, and Distribution Planning.

Continue the year 2021 with ASCM Education

Sign up for our Essential Skills courses or pursue your APICS Certification with CPIM Part 1, CPIM Part 2, CSCP or CLTD.

Become a member of ASCM San Fernando Valley Chapter to take advantage of these exclusive member benefits.

  • Exclusive ASCM SFV Chapter discounts of up to 20% on all educational materials
  • APICS Certification training
  • Supply Chain and Operations Management training
  • Professional Networking
  • Professional Development in Supply Chain Management
  • Management/Leadership experience through volunteering on our board
  • Local Job Postings (have a job, need a job)
  • Certification maintenance points awarded through chapter events

Missed our Professional Development Meeting? - visit our Quick Links to Past pDMs

Attention: Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Professionals

Try a FREE DEMO of the CLTD Learning System here. Still on the fence on taking on CLTD certification? SFV is offering the CLTD Learning System at a special 50% savings over the ASCM price of $895. CLTD Learning System includes two books and one-year access to INTERACTIVE WEB-BASED testing and study tools. These materials are for students who will self-study or use our tutoring services to study for the exam.  Purchase here

Our next CLTD Instructor-led VIRTUAL class begins on April 13, 2021. Click here for registration and full course information. 

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

New Courses Announced! Essential Skills for Operations & Supply Chain Management Professionals

ASCM SFV is proud to announce our new vocational education series. These short (6-8 week) courses are designed to provide specific training to Manufacturing, Service, and Distribution employees with the essential skills and knowledge needed to survive in today's competitive job market. Courses are designed specifically for Inventory Control, Warehouse & Distribution empllyees, Production Control, and Purchasing employees.

We expect that our students will take the course that relates to their current job or their desired job and then proceed to the capstone course "Essentials of Supply Chain and Operations Management" to broaden their view of their environment. These courses provide students with a strong foundation to move towards ASCM Certification. These classes are offered in partnership with our local colleges and we are pleased to announce that these courses will also be available on I-TRAIN for those who are currently unemployed or looking to enhance their current skills or change careers towards Supply Chain related occupations. Classes are starting at both COC and PDC. All classes are virtual. Sign up now.

CLTD (Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution) Self-study for Certification

ASCM newest certification, CLTD, which focuses on the strategies and tactics of Logistics, Transportation and Distribution.  We were unable to fill the class with our partner at COC so we would like to offer either Self-study or Limited Tutoring in support of Self Study students who wish to learn the body of knowledge and/or pass the CLTD exam. Save on the cost of materials by purchasing the Learning System and Exam from SFV ASCM. LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE!

If you are interested in learning more about our tutoring program, please email [email protected] (Ellen Kane, VP of Education). 

APICS Certification - What is it worth? 

2020, 2019 and 2018 APICS Supply Chain Compensation and Career Survey Report

A 2019 and 2018 APICS Supply Chain compensation and career survey report provides important information on the impact of an APICS certification to your career.  Proceed to the 2020 Salary Report or 2019 Salary Report or 2018 Salary Report

Certification Maintenance information here

Start your Certification Journey 

Sign up for CPIM and CSCP and CLTD certification courses and earn your globally recognized APICS certification(s).
We are soliciting your input on which additional courses Supply Chain and Operations Management Professionals are interested in. Complete the Wait List Survey under Quick Links.

Earn your Certification

this year by taking advantage of aggressive discounted pricing from the San Fernando Valley Chapter. Check out these great deals!

aSCM apps You Can't Do Without

Get your free ASCM Mobile apps to access more than 4,900 supply chain terms and definitions. click here

Job Postings

Have you visited our job postings?  We have added links from other sites which may provide you or a fellow professional career advancement opportunities.  Forward this page to them.

Companies are invited to post Operations Management and Supply Chain Opportunities.  Proceed to Jobs.

Educational Offerings

May 25

PDC-Essential Skills for Warehouse & Distribution Employees

Improve warehouse efficiency and on-time delivery to customers!

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Jun 21

COC-June 2021-Essential Skills for Buyers

Learn Best Practices and Update your Purchasing Skills!

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Jul 20

COC-Certified Logistics, Transportation & Distrubution (CLTD)

Do you work in the "Deliver" and "Return" part of your company? Then this class is for you!

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Professional Development Meetings


Other Meetings

May 13

Raising the Bar on Supply Chain Management

The ASCM San Fernando Valley Chapter is offering CPIM, CSCP, CLDT and Principles courses with partners Professional Development Center and College of the Canyons.  In House classes are available for companies who have multiple departments who need instructor based training.  Courses and seminars on Lean, Cycle Counting and Inventory Management are all delivered by ASCM recognized instructors.  

Contact:  [email protected] for more information.

Upcoming 2021 CPIM, CSCP, CLDT, Essential Skills (Principles) Classes, Professional Development Meetings, Seminars and other events



5/20/2021 May PDM-The End of Perfection-Reflections on Continuous Improvement by Bill Bellows
5/25/2021 Essential Skills for Warehouse & Distribution Employees @ PDC
6/21/2021 New Course! Essential Skills for Buyers @COC
CLTD (Certified Logistics, Transporation & Distribution) @ COC
8/3/2021 CPIM Part 1 @ COC-Virtual
8/04/2021 CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) @ COC - Virtual

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