Sinclair and APICS to Offer Supply Chain Training

Sinclair Community College’s Workforce Development Division, in partnership with the Dayton Chapter of APICS (The Association for Operations Management), will offer two courses, Basics of Supply Chain Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), beginning January 14 and 15.

The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program is the most widely recognized program for supply chain and operations management professionals around the globe. With an APICS CSCP designation, professionals demonstrate they have the proven knowledge and organizational skills to strategically streamline operations. Individuals learn the tools to effectively manage global supply chain activities that involve suppliers, plants, distributors and customers located around the world.

“Sinclair is pleased to partner with the Dayton Chapter of APICS to offer these courses to address the professional growth of individuals employed in the supply chain industry, one that is so vital to our region. As the home of Wright-Patterson AFB and a large manufacturing sector, the Dayton region is poised to grow in one of its important roles as the crossroads of America,” said Deb Norris, Sinclair Vice President for Workforce Development & Corporate Services.

Basics of Supply Chain Management (CPIM) covers the basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers. The module covers manufacturing, distribution, service and retail industries. This includes the fundamental relationships in the design, planning, execution, monitoring and control that occur. The class meets for 10 sessions on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., January 14 through March 25. Cost of the class is $550, $450 for APICS members.

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) helps individuals prepare for the APICS CSCP exam that consists of three modules: 1) APICS Supply Chain Management Fundamentals; 2) Supply Chain Strategy, Design and Compliance; and 3) Implementation and Operations. The 2013 APICS CSCP exam reflects critical changes in the marketplace and in the evolving roles and responsibilities of operations and supply chain managers. The class meets for 12 sessions on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., January 15 through April 2. Cost of the class is $1,500, $1,350 for APICS members.

Instructors for both courses are Fred D. Cubberly Jr. (CSCP, CFPIM, CIRM, C.P.M.), Director of Strategic Sourcing for Spinnaker Coating, and Jack D. Kerr (CSCP, CPIM, C.P.M.), Purchasing Manager and SIOP Coordinator for The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company. Both have previously taught at Sinclair Community College and have been certified APICS instructors for 25 or more years.

For more information and to register for the Basics of Supply Chain Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) courses, call 937-252-9787 or go online to

APICS is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. Founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, the association has since expanded its focus to include a full range of programs and materials on individual and organization education, standards of excellence and integrated resource management.