Member, Company, and Instructor of the Year Awards


The Tucson Chapter of APICS is proud to announce our award selections of the year


Member of the Year - Mary Lou Leedale

Company of the Year - Demand Driven Institute

Instructor of the Year - Jesus (Alex) Robles Rojo


Milestone Anniversaries and Certifications


Milestone Anniversaries


Carol Ptak – 35 years

Thomas Prouse – 15 years

Gerald Smith – 10 years


Certifications Earned in 2019-2020


John Korinko                           CSCP

David Shacklett                       CPIM

Sergei Belokonnyi                  CLTD

Josue Bogran Micher            CLTD

Michael Favor                          CLTD

Murugappan Solayappan     CLTD

David Zamora                           CLTD

Michael Barnett                        CSCP

Mario Moriel                              CLTD


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Community Corner


Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Women of Influence 2020 - Dinner and awards ceremony to honor outstanding women who have made significant contributions to the community.


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Women in Manufacturing - 2020 Step Ahead Awards

The Manufacturing Institute launched the STEP women’s initiative to support women in science, engineering, production, and technology careers and inspire more to join them.


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2019 Step Awards Video









OCTOBER 22nd, 2020



"The Four Innovations of Demand Driven MRP"





5:30 pm - Opening Remarks, Chapter Business and Introductions


5:45 pm - Featured Speaker ~ Carol Ptak


6:30 pm - Q&A


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Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute ( and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak spent four years at IBM Corporation culminating in the position of global SMB segment executive.



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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.


APICS Tucson Chapter is here to create exciting possibilities for current and future supply chain leaders to deliver, innovate and impact our world.


   APICS Raising the Bar in Supply Chain


   Lessons from Supply Chain Leaders

 APICS Tucson is now offering classes in Nogales Sonora, Mexico.


APICS Tucson Chapter has just finished it's first round of certification courses in Nogales, Mexico. Congratulations to our instructor, Jesus Alejandro Robles Rojo, for getting his first students through CPIM1 and  CPIM2. Alex is  an APICS approved instructor working with the Tucson Chapter to offer the courses in Spanish. This is a great opportunity for those desiring all the benefits of an APICS instructor-led course without the language barrier and drive to Tucson. If you are interested in APICS classes in Nogales Mexico please contact us at


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THE ASCM (Association for Supply Chain Management)


For over 60 years supply chain professionals and organizations have relied on APICS to deliver world-class certification. But that was just the beginning. We're excited to welcome you to the new Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), a new global alliance network. Check out our exciting introduction video.


APICS Tucson Chapter is proud to be part of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) network. Through our partnership we offer localized training and education in Southern Arizona and Nogales Mexico for the world-reknown APICS certification programs.



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