June 2020 Print

President's Report

The chapter has suspended activities to comply with the current situation due to the Covid19, we will resume activities based on status from the governor of Arkansas.  At this time, I anticipate that we will be able to  plan PDM's (Professional Development Meetings) this fall.   

During this time, we are providing links to virtual plant tours.  This is a substitute for meetings that I hope you find useful. 

Our chapter provides educational opportunities for professional development and certification classes.   If you are interested in hosting a class or participating please let us know.  


President, APICS First Arkansas Chapter


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Professional Development Meetings

During this time of Covid19 we are posting links to on line plant tours via YouTube.

BMW X7 Production

Production of the BMW X7 - Spartanburg plant, South Carolina

How .22LR is made

This provides a rare glimpse into Federal's rimfire plant in Anoka, MN to watch how .22 LR ammunition is made. We all know the basic components involved -- each cartridge consists of a case with primer, propellant, and a bullet. Watching them all come together on a massive scale with a choreographed dance of modern automated machinery is a surprisingly gratifying experience.

If there is a video you would like to share with others, please let us know and we will add the information to our website under PDM's. 

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We have had a few requests for CLTD education but not enough to support a class locally.  One option is to participate with the Colorado chapter on line class.   I highly recommend the instructors from this chapter.  


APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

Online Course

 Saturdays, June 20 & 27, July 11, 18 & 25, and August 1, 2020

8:00am – 5:00pm MDT

 Colorado Chapter Course for CLTD:

  • Instructor-led online course
  • Class includes On line class instruction, student materials/books, APICS online learning access and exam credit (Exam Credit good for 2 years from start of class)
  • $2600 for PLUS-Level Members, $2800 for Non-Members


Register Online at:


If you have questions regarding this program please contact:

Honey Johnson, VP of Education at (303) 421-0797 or [email protected]


Roger Harris, President and Coach at [email protected]







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