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May 16


Joint Meeting with Southern Arizona Logistics Education Organization (SALEO)


Tour of the Port of Tucson Arizona's Active Inland Port and Foreign Trade Zone

(Port of Tucson Brochure)



 Join us to learn more about and see the inner-workings of the Port of Tucson: Arizona's Active Inland Port


There will be networking, a lunch presentation, and optional tour


When: Wednesday, May 16th 11:30 am

Where: Port of Tucson

6908 E Century Park Drive 85756


$25 to attend

$15 discounted student rate


Click to RSVP here for this meeting via email and indicate if you would also like to attend the optional tour from 1pm to approx 2pm

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The Port of Tucson offers businesses access to rail and inter-modal container transportation and warehousing located within an active Free Trade Zone





April 18

Joint Meeting with ASQ

Mimi's Cafe


ISO and ANSI Standards Implementation in Defense Transportation

presented by Bret Noe, MBA, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD




















Bret Noe has over 20 years of logistics experience in the U.S. Air Force as a Munitions Systems Craftsman known across the USAF as "AMMO."   From short notice shipments immediately following Operation Desert Storm to Operation Odyssey Dawn ISO and ANSI standards were key elements in transformation to Enterprise Resource Planning and compliance with national and international treaties and agreements.


Event is Order Off the Menu (Individual order and payment)


Time: 5:30 -8:00  Networking; 5:30 - 6:10  Food: 6:10 - 7:00  Presentation: 6:40 - 8:00

Location Change: Mimi's Cafe  4420 ORACLE RD. TUCSON, AZ 85705


Register Here







Past Events



March 21 2018 PDM Update



RSVP to for the March Lunch Meeting!








Featuring: The Chamberlain Group who will present on

Supply Chain Security and the Customs-Trade

Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)


When: Wednesday, March 21st 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Where: Viscount Suite Hotel

4855 E. Broadway Blvd. 85711

$25 to attend

$15 discounted student rate

RSVP to for the March Lunch Meeting!

(Include Name and Organization)




2018 Head over Heels: Women's Business Conference- Scaling Up: Life & Business



















March 15th, 2018

9AM - 2PM

at Desert Diamond Casino











































































































Key2E - Key to Employment for the 21st Century Symposium

February 7, 2018


A Signature Event of the








More Information

























The Key to Employment for the 21st Century Symposium has been recognized as an exemplary program and recipient of the 2017 Pathways to Postsecondary Education Legacy Award









  Joint ASQ-APICS October Membership Meeting Topic:  Change Control: Changes Initiated by Suppliers @ Golden Corral4380 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711 October 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm 5:30PM to 6:15PM - Social/Dinner 6:15PM to 8:00PM - Presentations Fee: Pay as you come in if you want to eat. Otherwise, you can attend for free to listen in.  Presenter(s): Matt DeVito and Ron GryniewiczPast Events
























































APICS - SOLON SOLAR site and solar presentation


Date: August 23, 2017                   Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm


Dress: casual for August outdoors




                First – (outdoors) - Juvenile Court Center – 2225 E. AJO WAY, TUCSON, ARIZONA 85713


               Note: Solon is actually on the south side of Ajo Way, west of Palo Verde.


                Second: (indoors) - Solon offices – 3840 S. PALO VERDE, SUITE 205 TUCSON, ARIZONA 85714


                Note: Solon is actually on the south side of Ajo Way, west of Palo Verde.





Join us as Luke Alm of Solon will lead a short walk around and describe the fixed solar installation. We will then go indoors and get the full presentation of this site that has 1.2 Megawatts of power for 200 homes’ worth of power.



May 17, 2017 - APICS & SALEO 2017 Management Night at the Arizona Inn

   Guest Speaker: Alan Davis,  Strategic Solution Partners, LLC, C-TPAT Practice Leader


                  Topic: SCM and Delivering Security Solutions to Time-sensitive Projects and Business Problems

                            Logistics, Management, and Marketing can help any project be on time and on budget. How

                            do you apply the tools of SCM and Logistics to meet your domestic and international security

                            goals.  Whatever your certification CPIM, CPSM, CSCMP, CSCP, C-TPAT, Lean, PMP, or if

                            you are a SCM professional you should attend to learn about; improving the security of

                            private companies' supply chains domestic and international; managing challenges of

                            international trade; marketing/selling change to senior managers and more.


           Join us for an evening of of education, networking, and surprises. Can you guess Instructor of the Year

           (IOY), Member of the Year (MOY), and Company/Organization of the Year (COY)? Come network with

           peers, competitors, and friends old and new. Help us recognize and reward the people who have earned

           the title Instructor of the Year, Company/Organization of the Year, and Member of the Year.





 Pima Community College is seeking logistics professionals to speak to their supply chain management classes and to local industries that can host a class tour at their worksite for demonstration of processes (e.g. business software transactions, scheduling, etc.). Please click here for a link to a survey that will allow you to describe the subject matter which you would be willing to discuss and or a tour which you would be willing to host. 



November Professional Development Meeting


Marcheta Gillespie, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, CPM, Director of Purchasing, City of Tucson,

and past national president of NIGP


Topic: Purchasing in the Public Sector


Wednesday, November 15, 5:30 – 8:15 pm

                                                                5:30 check in and networking

                                                                          6:00 meal service

                                                                          7:00 program


Registration fee: $25

College Students: $10



Herb Chicken, Horseradish Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus, Wild Mushrooms, Cabernet Reduction


Tucson University Park Hotel

880 East Second Street

Tucson, Arizona 85719


Parking is available at the University of Arizona Main Gate Garage after 5:00 pm for $1 per hour








APICS & SALEO Holiday Mixer


      Date/Time: Dec 13 2017  5:30 - 8:00

Location: APICS Tucson Office

                                    2030 East Broadway, Suite 216

            Tucson AZ, 85719


Join us for an end of year celebration to show appreciation to our members and volunteers who helped make this another successful year. Food and beverages will be provided.


Cost: Free                   Register Here





Thank you for those attending our January 24, 2018

Professional Development Meeting and 40th Year Celebration




APICS Senior Director of Professional Development and past president of APICS


Please enjoy the pictures of the event below, and the link to the presentation PDF with links
















Link to Presentation PDF (12.6 MB)


February 28, 2018 Professional Development Meeting


Arnold Maltz









Associate Professor Supply Chain Management in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University




Arnold Maltz is Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  Professor Maltz teaches logistics to undergraduate and graduate students and founded two programs in Global Logistics based at ASU West. Professor Maltz has worked extensively with local, state, and border issues throughout his 20 year career at ASU and has held several positions in the Arizona chapter of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).  Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Logistics and Marketing from the Ohio State University, Professor Maltz spent twelve years in industrial distribution and transportation, including six years with Abbott Laboratories.




  • Educating next generation’s supply chain managers
  • What Arizona can to improve its place in U. S., North American, and global supply chains


Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 5:30 – 8:15 pm


                    5:30 pm      Check in and networking

                    6:00 pm      Meal service

                    6:45 pm      Program and feature presentation

                    7:50 pm      Concluding activities


Register Here


Registration: $25

College Students: $10



Trattoria Pina

5541 N Swan Rd

Tucson, AZ 85718


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