About Us

 

APICS Northern Colorado provides exceptional educational and networking opportunities for supply chain and operations management professionals in Northern Colorado, Wyoming, and Western Nebraska.

  • We serve APICS customers where ever you are. Career enhancement and certification for progressive SCM professionals.
  • TOP RATED in person and online classes.
  • Corporate manager seeking to enhance business skills? We provide customized training & education. We're flexible to meet your need for content and schedule. 
  • Continuing to provide quality resource management education, professional development and certification to our customers.
  • Our instructors are nationally recognized Master and Associate Instructors.


APICS NoCo, a leader in innovative supply chain education and certification programs leads the nation with;

  • CLM, Certified Lean Master program for Lean Transformation
  • Hybrid Supply Chain Management with The Fresh Connection
  • Online Supply Chain Management for your support staff and more.

  

With progressive leadership focused on you this chapter aims to deliver programs designed to get you results. Our leadership includes professionals with years of real world experience, leadership roles in both large and small firms, as trainers and thought leaders.

Need funding? We can help you connect to funding and other programs. See our Resources Page for more important resources and valuable information on Supply Chain or Materials Management best practices.

Further your career with opportunities for leadership experience and growth. We welcome new volunteers to assist in providing quality education for business and individuals. 

Our APICS NoCo Volunteers

Tony Tills
CEO/President of APICS NoCo
CLM, CPIM, CSCP, LBC

Mike Loughrin
CFO at APICS NoCo and Value Stream Manager for Hybrid Supply Chain Management (HSCM)
CEO at Transformance Advisors Inc.
CFPIM, CLM, CSCM, CSCP

 

Bob Forshay
VP at Transformance Advisors
COO & Value Stream Manager for CPIM at APICS NoCCPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CSCM, CLM

 

Tom Villiers
Senior Manufacturing Manager at Gogo Business Aviation
CMO at APICs NoCo
CPIM, CSCP

Kelly Meyer

Sales Executive at SWK Technologies, Inc.
President Elect

Thom Mandl

President at Mount Sopris Instrument Company
Director At Large
CLM, CSCA

Mark Lindberg

Business Applications Manager at Eide Bailly LLP
CPIM, CSCP, CSCA, CLM

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Sue McCullough
Community Resources Manager, Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
Chief Membership Officer at APICS NoCo
CPIM

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Brandan Greeley
Production Manager at Medtronic
CNeO, Networking & Events at APICS NoCo
6-Sigma Black Belt, CLM, CSCA

Gary Wickett
Value Stream Manager for CSCP at APICS NoCo
CLM, CSCP, CPIM, CSCA, SSGB

Amber Romkee

Accountant & Administrator at APICS NoCo


Megg Sohn
Marketing Consultant, Megg Sohn Design
Marketing & Events Team at APICS NoCo

 

What our customers say about us...

“Thanks for all that you bring to improve the professionalism of our efforts in Materials Management.  We are making progress and it is becoming evident in the numbers.  I appreciate your insight and leadership to prioritize the things that are important for us and to get them implemented.”   Paul Kelly, CEO Research Electro-Optics
“You are DEFINITELY a great teacher and I think you found your calling there.”
Erin Parscal, Procurement, Particle Measuring Systems
‘I originally was interested in APICS because of the breadth of knowledge that the organization throws at you. I love to learn. APICS is well respected in the supply chain community and this has helped differentiate myself from other professionals by having a repertoire in best practices, applicable in many different industries and situations. I took the CSCP certification and passed on the first try after studying for over 100 hours. Studying the APICS learning center, course materials and going to a physical class helped me learn and apply the skills taught. The class in particular kept me on a schedule that was much needed in progressing through the material. Now that I have my APICS CSCP certification, I am applying best practice in my company and am being exposed to more strategic decision making. APICS has propelled me in an amazing direction and I look forward to seeing where I am in 5, 10 and 20 years from now.’
 Thanks, Jake Schiefer, Purchasing & Logistics, Acme Manufacturing
"Bob taught a great certification program for Lean Masters with Mike Loughrin through Transformance Advisors and APICS. Bob truly added a great deal of experience and knowledge to the course and stimulated active discussion and debate within a learning environment. I highly recommend Bob as an instructor and would not hesitate to participate in future classes, programs or seminars offered by Bob." Brent Rollman, Mfg Exec.
"Don't miss this course. The CLM training is excellent, and the business results real and measurable. We have already realized significant improvements in our operations in just a few short months." Jodi Lynn Walsh, Lexmark International
"Bob Forshay is an excellent educator! His breath of knowledge relating to manufacturing is great.  Bob is able to integrate his skills, knowledge as well as his industry experience.  His training helped our team achieve vastly better control of our entire supply chain.  Thanks Bob!”  Kate Kopelove, Sr. Buyer, Fresca Foods
“I wanted to take this opportunity to say THANKS.  You presented a very fact filled and interesting session at the conference this past weekend and I just had to write and say how much I appreciated what you brought to the conference.”
Randy E. Hughes, Material Planning, Convergys Corporation
"If you think about it, Bob...if you wouldn't have taken the time to personally respond to my generic APICS email AND took the time to discuss options with me...I may not have taken THE perfect course. By taking the Lean course, my opportunities have been many and large. Doors have opened for me that I never would have imagined. You were the catalyst for my current success. You deserve a special note!  THANK YOU!"        Kristina Bozzer, CLM, 2014
“Fresca Foods was looking for flexibility in our factory and capacity management that would allow us to better utilize resources and reduce operating costs by reducing waste in the process.  We more than achieved our goal when we learned how to “see the waste”.  With the help of Transformance Advisors and Bob Forshay we are poised to far exceed our goal of 500% ROI.  We are developing significant cost savings and in a very short time frame.”  Lorenzo, Gonzalez – HMM Manager and CLM
“I had great success with my team on changeovers.  We got the #1 bottleneck changeover down from 2.5 hrs to1.75 with no added investment or significant changes.  With focus we can take it down to 1 hr.  All from the skills I learned in your classes.”
Mike Lynch, Mfg. Ops Manager, Weather Guard Building Products
“Thanks very much for your encouragement and positive thinking about taking the DSP exam. Your instruction, real-life application of concepts and dedication to seeing your students succeed, makes all the difference and keeps me coming back to your classes. Very much appreciate all your time and work.”  Anne Patton, Demand Manager, WOODWARD, Inc