CBAR 2017


Congratulations to Caitlin Hunter, Joshua Addington, Christopher Schmidt, Alicia Janeczko, and Samir Patel for recently earning their CPIM certifications!
Now one of the 107,000 CPIM professionals! Great job!

A big 'Thank You' to Lisa Verdon for taking us on a "Crop to Cup" journey in the coffee supply chain...and thank you for the samples!
Thank you Jersey Spirits Distilling Co. for hosting our GNJ Chapter January networking event! A great time was had by all!


Michelle Ochoa and Laura Cruz of Rutgers University-Newark, won 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the student poster presentation at the APICS International Conference in San Antonio, TX in October 2017. Over 50 scholars participated. Congratulations!

Our Greater North Jersey Chapter partners with local universities and colleges to help make our programs successful. We would like to recognize Seton Hall University and their APICS Student Chapter for their contributions! Seton Hall offers an M.B.A. with a concentration in Supply Chain through The Stillman School of Business. Please see their website for more information!

BILL'S BUILDING BLOCKS - A Monthly Article Written by our own William T. Walker, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD
Bold New Directions Accelerating Through Logistics (New March 2018)!
Suppy Chain Control Tower - The Wow Factor

Supply Chain Network Capacity
What Will This New Year Bring?
Pasta Galore
When the Trains Run on Time
Planning, Scheduling, and Execution
Supply Chain Final Exams
Cash is King
Neglect Brings Unintended Consequences


Apics News

Regional Winners Selected in 2018 APICS Case Competition
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Study Reveals Need for More Accurate Costing Information in Supply Chain
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APICS Logistics Credential Quickly Surpasses 1000 Certifications
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Loyola University wins International Student Team Competition at APICS 2017
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The APICS Advantage

Supply chain and operations management is one of the fastest growing professions globally, creating great demand for top notch, highly competent professionals. APICS research, education and certification advances supply chain professionals to excel in the profession and become the leaders who will transform supply chain organizations for peak performance.  The APICS Greater North Jersey Chapter is here to create exciting possibilities for current and future supply chain leaders to deliver, innovate and impact our world.

Upcoming Meeting/Event Information



Full-Day Seminar
Top-down Strategic Planning: From Corporate Vision to Tactical Execution
Where: Cucina Calandra's, Rt. 46 East, Fairfield, NJ
When: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Earn 8.5 Certification Maintenance Points
Registration: $399 APICS Members; $499 Non-APICS Members
All materials included + breakfast, working lunch & breaks.
Click here to read more and register...


PDM – S&OP + Forecasting
Joint Meeting with IBF - Facilitated by Mike Ford, CFPIM, CSCP, CLTD and Joe Cervino, Leader of Sales and Operations Planning, Bayer’s US Consumer Healthcare Division

Thursday, April 12, 2018

5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bayer Healthcare
100 Whippany Rd
Whippany, NJ 07981

There is no cost for this PDM, but you must sign up in advance and bring ID with you. You will have to check in at Bayer's security office located outside the main building. Click button below to read more and to register. 

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CPIM - Certified in Production and Inventory Management Part 2

April 14, 21, 28, May 12, 19, June 2, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

FDU Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Dates: April 14, 21, 28, May 12, 19, June 2

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Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
April 28, May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 23, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

FDU Fairleigh Dickinson University - Florham Campus
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Dates: April 28, May 12, 19, June 2, 9, 23

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For more certification classes in 2018 click here to go to our EDUCATION PAGE!


APICS Train the Trainer (TTT), Learning Dynamics for Instructors (LDI), and Applied Instructor Skills (AIS) Workshops for 2018!

Train the Trainer (TTT) Workshop (Open to All) - Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 2018 - CLICK HERE!

Learning Dynamics for Instructors (LDI) Workshop (Open to All)Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13, 2018 - CLICK HERE!

Applied Instructor Skills (AIS) Workshop (APICS Members only)Saturday, October 20, 2018 - CLICK HERE!



Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Parsippany, NJ

Gregory L. Schlegel, CPIM





35 Years - Joseph Francesco, CPIM
30 Years - Karl Grogaard, Tan Miller, Kevin Lami, CPIM
25 Years - Gary Maxwell, CIRM, George Harrison, Glen Macejka, CPIM, CSCP, Frank Cannistra, CIRM 

20 Years - John Vajas, Wayne Weisenbach, Frank Vasco, CSCP, Scott Soiferman, CPIM

15 Years - Richard Bogert, Barbara Schwindel, Michael Wohlfahrt, CPIM, Robert Peterson, CPIM, George Olsen, Sharon Basu, CPIM, CSCP, Robin Sloan, CPIM, Joan Nutile, CSCP

10 Years - Khatib Abdelaziz, CPIM, CSCP, Erica Breiterman, CPIM, CSCP, Marlynne Fox, CPIM, Randall Millican, CSCP, Katherine Roth, Kristin Nicholson, Walter Kwoka

5 Years - Edwin Gause, Szymon Kurzecki, Michelle Shim, CPIM, Clayton Sellers, CPIM, Robert Rooney, CPIM, Susie Wang, Vidit Shah, CSCP, Caitlin Hunter, CPIM, Vilma Solano, Lily Cao, CPIM

The APICS Greater North Jersey Chapter Nominating Committee, pursuant to Article VIII of the chapter's by-laws, has submitted the following names for the elected Board of Directors' positions for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Additional nominations may be received in writing or via e-mail up through April 12, 2018, the date of the next general meeting. Please submit nominations for any elected position listed below to and copy Joe Shedlawski at

President - Joe Cervino

Executive Vice President - Joe Shedlawski, CPIM, CLTD

Secretary - Eric Cartagena, CLTD

Vice President Finance - Blair Whitehead, CSCP

Vice President Marketing and Communications - Jose Calderon

Vice President Education - Russ Miller, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP, CLTD

Vice President Membership - Shari Rosario

Vice President Programs - Cheryl Sakas