Recap of APICS NoCo’s Tour of Springs Fab

June Stay Connected Event at Springs Fab ATG Plant Tour & Networking Happy Hour Since 1986, Springs Fabrication, Inc. has been serving the needs of companies nationwide with quality machining and fabrication services. A commitment to delivering high-end engineered metal products to a wide ran...

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Event Recap of Our Stay Connected Event at Medtronic

Event Recap for APICS NoCo's Stay Connected Event at Medtronic Written by Brandan Greeley, APICS NoCo Events Team APICS NoCo hosted a stellar event at Medtronic in Boulder. We started off the tour with a general overview of the lifesaving products made in Boulder. We then headed out onto the pro...

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Recap of APICS NoCo's March Stay Connected Tour & Happy Hour at Element

Recap of APICS NoCo’s March Stay Connected Tour & Happy Hour at Element Materials Technology Our Stay Connected events happen once a month and are a chance for supply chain professionals to visit other facilities and learn from their methods. We get to meet leadership in these companies...

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APICS NoCo’s Recap of February’s Stay Connected Tour & Happy Hour

APICS NoCo’s Recap of February’s Stay Connected Tour & Happy Hour APICS NoCo took a tour of NTS Technical in February and it was spectacular. We got the opportunity to not only check out their EMI testing lab in East Longmont but were able to head into town to take a tour of their...

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Congratulations to Recent Certified Supply Chain Analysts at CSU

Written by Gary Wickett, APICS NoCo APICS Northern Colorado would like to recognize 12 supply chain students at Colorado State University who recently passed the Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) Exam. This is an internationally recognized certification offered by the International Supply Ch...

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APICS Launches New CLTD Certification

Written by Jennifer K. Daniels, APICS APICS launched the definitive global standard for logistics best practices in 2016, the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) credential program, which will elevate knowledge and skills in logistics, transportation, and distrib...

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Congratulations! 18 New Certified Lean Masters

Congratulations! 18 New Certified Lean Masters The world has 18 more graduates from the Certified Lean Master program. Course participants learned how to lead a lean transformation and put their newly gained knowledge to work on lean projects for their organizations. These proje...

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Investment in Lean and Supply Chain Training Pays Off for Instrument Manufacturer

Investment in Lean and Supply Chain Training Pays Off for Instrument Manufacturer How CLM & CPIM Training Contributed to Improved Financial Performance and Competitiveness By Thom Mandl, President, Mount Sopris Instrument Company, Inc. Challenging Market Conditions Required Increased O...

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September APICS NoCo Tour at NREL

APICS NOCO visited the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) this October. With so much room to cover and a limited amount of time, our tour guide Jim Bosch gave us a whirlwind tour of almost the entire facility. Through government and company investments they fund research that is taking renewa...

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What is the Hub and Wheel Model? How to Create Visibility into Your Supply Chain with Clear Communication

What is the Hub and Wheel Model?How to Create Visibility into Your Supply Chain with Clear Communication By Kelly Meyer, SWK Technologies, Inc., APICS NoCo Events Team & President Elect How Are You Dealing with Volatility? In the world of food & beverage supply chains, there are a ...

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APICS NoCo’s August Stay Connected Recap

Written by Bob Forshay, Master Instructor for APICS and ISCEA, Consultant and Business Coach. Photos courtesy of Woodward, Inc. APICS NoCo held a tour of the new Woodward Inc facility in Ft. Collins in August where we hosted about 40 people from Denver to Cheyenne to see the new digs. Following t...

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Learning from Lean Software Development for Manufacturing

Written by Tom Villiers Senior Manufacturing Manager at Gogo Business AviationCMO at APICs NoCo, CPIM, CSCP When people hear the term Lean, they tend to think manufacturing and more specifically Lean manufacturing and the production process developed by Toyota which revolutionized the automobile m...

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APICS NoCo July Newsletter

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Stay Connected June Recap of Cargill Metals Tour

APICS NoCo toured Cargill Metals in June and we were blown away by their dedication to safety, persistence on continuous improvement, and a go-getter mentality. They empower everyone in their facility to make changes, try new ideas, and improve the culture. It was one of the cleanest manufactur...

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APICS NoCo Accomplishments – Newly Certified Professionals 2016

APICS NoCo Accomplishments – Newly Certified Professionals 2016 Written by Bob Forshay, COO at APICS NoCo It is with great pleasure I bring you the latest crop of newly certified supply chain and operations professionals. Each has made significant commitment to their career and to the comp...

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APICS NoCo June Newsletter & May's Stay Connected Recap

Recap of May's Stay Connected: Partner Event with Institute for Supply Management For our May Stay Connected event, APICS NoCo teamed up with ou...

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June's Partner's Digest: Our Community Calendar for APICS NoCo Partner Events

Our Stay Connected events happen once a month and is a chance for supply chain professionals to visit other facilities and learn from their methods. We get...

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Recap of May's Stay Connected: Partner Event with Institute for Supply Management

May Stay Connected: Partner Event with Institute for Supply Management ISM & Distribution By Air Presents Shipping Logistics For our May Stay Connected event, APICS NoCo teamed up with our partner organization, ISM, at the Aquarium in Denver for an excellent presentation on new trends in log...

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APICS NoCo: May's Education Update & Upcoming Classes

Which APICS Offering is Right for Me?What are my options?How are they different? APICS offers a variety of education, certification, and endorsement programs to enhance your professio...

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NOCOM 2016 Manufacturing Trade Show

Written by Paul A. Harter Chairperson of the Board of Directors, NoCo Manufacturing Partnership President/CEO, and Mike Snyder Committee Chair for NOCOM 2016. www.nocomfg.com In 2016, your NoCo Manufacturing Partnership will turn three years old! The partnership is a volunteer organization repre...

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An Excellent Tour at April's Stay Connected Event at Industrial Battery Service

APICS NoCo had an excellent tour of Industrial Battery Service in Denver this past week. They are taking batteries to the next level! Our tour guides Dave Antikainen, the founder of the company, Rick Jorgenson, IBS Plus Shop Manager, and Gary Somenek, IBS Plus Shop Sales Manager, gave us an in-de...

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Why Every Supply Chain Professional Needs the APICS CSCP Certification

“I often get asked about APICS Certifications – an occupational hazard when working for APICS – and I’m always glad to talk about them.” – Bob Collins, Senior Director of Professional Development, APICS Published March 29, 2016 in Supply Chain 247 Earning th...

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APICS NoCo on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Group: APICS Northern Colorado Chapter APICS Northern Colorado Chapter invites you to stay connected and join our " Linked In " Group : APICS NoCo On LinkedIn Welcome to the APICS Northern Colorado Chapter. We designed this group for you to network with other members in y...

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Our Partner, CAMA, Introduces New Skills-Based Job Platform Skillful

Our Partner, CAMA, Introduces New Skills-Based Job Platform Skillful –Written by Tim Heaton, President of CAMA Colorado CAMA is very excited to introduce Skillful, a new skills-based jobs platform. We collaborated with the Markle Foundation and LinkedIn as they developed this tool and beli...

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Colorado's Economic Outlook 2016: APICS NoCo Attended ISM Denver's Annual Federal Reserve Meeting

Colorado's Economic Outlook 2016: APICS NoCo Attended ISM Denver's Annual Federal Reserve Meeting Presented on March 31 2016 Our presenter... Alison Felix, Vice President and Denver Branch Executive, Denver Branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City ISM Denver held their annual event in Denv...

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SVI Trucks Put On a Spectacular Tour for Our APICS NOCO Crew...

SVI Trucks put on a spectacular tour for our APICS NOCO crew during our February Stay Connected Event. They produce custom rescue engines, industrial fans and high powered lamps that are used on the trucks along with many other applications. Our tour guide, Bob Sorenson the VP of SVI Trucks, gave...

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APICS NoCo February 2016 Newsletter

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January's Stay Connected Event Recap at Carefree of Colorado

Carefree of Colorado was an excellent tour of a company driving excellence in every aspect of their manufacturing process. They are utilizing lean principles to drive this organization to the next level. Our tour guide Chris Hughes was filled with excellent process information and a vision for the...

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APICS NoCo January 2016 Newsletter

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December Stay Connected's Annual Holiday Party & Tour at Laws Whiskey House Was a Success

December Stay Connected's Annual Holiday Party & Tour at Laws Whiskey House Was a Success Multi-Association Event for APICS, ISM, SME, ASQ, CSCMP & CAMA Want to join us next time? See our upcoming networking events here. Our APICS annual holiday party at Laws Whiskey House in Denver was...

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APICS December 2015 Newsletter

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October's Stay Connected Event at Aqua-Hot

Did you miss our October Stay Connected Event? We toured Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, a premier manufacturer of hydronic heating systems for RV’s. In the tour, we learned how they used tier one auto-manufacturing strategies to drive operational excellence and make them a leader in the industry...

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Are You Real?

Are You Real? By Mike Loughrin I will be hosting a panel discussion at the 6-Packed Conference in Dallas on March 7th. The discussion will investigate what it takes for a real lean transformation and how many organizations are missing the mark with what we call faux lean. The panel will feat...

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