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Welcome to the APICS Toronto Chapter

APICS builds operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior education and training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

APICS Toronto is the leading association for supply chain and operations management professionals in the Toronto area, providing our members and partners with opportunities for development, networking and the sharing of best practices.

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Upcoming Events

Professional Development Meetings

  • Future PDMs are in the planning stage - stay tuned.

Plant Tour

  • More tours are being planned and will be posted once confirmed.

APICS Toronto Chapter 55th Anniversary, AGM and Dinner Presentation

Current and Upcoming Courses

APICS Toronto Chapter Location - 1370 Don Mills Road


Learn about the CSCP program and how to earn the credential


Learn about the CPIM program and how to earn the credential

Seneca College - Markham Campus Location - 8 The Seneca Way

  • CPIM Certified Courses - click here for more info!
General Information & Past Events


APICS Toronto Chapter PDM - April 21, 2016 - Project Management for Supply Chain and Operation Management Professionals, presented by Mark Tinkler 

APICS Toronto Chapter Plant Tour at Apotex - April 20, 2016

APICS Toronto Chapter PDM - February 18, 2016 - What Employers Want from Supply Chain Professionals, presented by Sam Manna, Argentus

APICS Toronto Chapter PDM - January 21, 2016 - Strengths Finder - A case study on how it can be applied in industry, presented by Natalie Mask, Johnson & Johnson

APICS Toronto Chapter Plant Tour at Toyota -  December 8, 2015

APICS Toronto Chapter - PDM - November 19, 2015
Toronto Chapter members who attended the APICS Conference shared what they heard, learned & saw

APICS Toronto Chapter Open House - September 17, 2015
President Mark Tinkler welcomed over 80 attendees to an informal networking event

APICS Toronto Chapter Presentation, Dinner and AGM - June 18, 2015
Keynote presentation by Bob Moroz - RFID and IOT
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APICS Toronto Chapter - PDM - May 28, 2015
In this session, Sam Manna discussed the Supply Chain Talent Gap

APICS Toronto Chapter - Plant Tour - Apotex - May 8, 2015

APICS Toronto Chapter - Plant Tour - Canada Post - April 29, 2015

APICS Toronto Chapter - PDM - April 23, 2015
In this session, Dennis Lord discussed What Drives Inventory in Your Supply Chain - Click here for presentation

APICS Toronto Chapter - AM Morning Plant Tour - ThyssenKrupp - April 21, 2015

APICS Toronto Chapter - PDM - March 26, 2015
In this session, Chaim Silberstein discussed the Supply Chain Operations Reference Model - SCOR..

APICS Toronto Chapter - LCBO Plant Tour - March 16, 2015

APICS Toronto Chapter - PDM - February 19, 2015
In this session, Mark Tinkler explored disruptive technologies including the evolution of recent technological innovations such as 3-D Printing and Drones.

APICS Toronto 2015 / 2016 President's 'Half Time' Report

Hello Members and Friends of the APICS Toronto Chapter,

Our APICS Toronto chapter program year runs from July to June and this past January marked the half way point of our season. We thought this would be a good time to recap some of the highlights of the first six months of the 2015 / 2016 program year.

Here are some of the highlights of what the chapter has been up to:

Professional Development Meetings: We have held two PDMs and an Open House at the chapter office, so far this program year. Survey responses to our events have been excellent.

Plant Tours: We have held three great plant tours; one at Toyota and two at Johnson & Johnson.

Review Courses: The chapter has supported 9 CPIM review courses and 1 CSCP certification review course (at corporate, college, and chapter).

Joint Event: In November, we participated in a joint Excel workshop with CITT (Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation). We received much positive feedback for this event; look for future partnerships and skill improvement workshops in the future.

Membership: We have seen significant growth in our membership so far this year. Our membership is now over 1,000 members (approx. 350 Student and 650 Professional members). This is up from 700 in Sept. 2015 and represents a membership increase of 43%. We were also awarded a chapter incentive program award from APICS corporate, for the growth in our chapter.

New Student Chapter: In December, we welcomed George Brown College as the latest student chapter to the APICS Toronto family. They join student chapters at Seneca College, Centennial College, Durham College, Humber College, Schulich (York University), and Rotman (University of Toronto).

Student Chapter Leadership: In January, we held an APICS Student Leadership Summit. This brought together our student chapter leaders and advisors in an effort to improve collaboration between the chapter and the student chapters and amongst the student chapters. The APICS Toronto chapter will continue to support this activity!

Student Chapters: APICS Toronto has set aside funds to better support our individual APICS Toronto student chapters.

APICS Canadian Student Competition: Once again this year, the APICS Toronto Chapter has contributed funds to sponsor the APICS Canadian Student Competition and to sponsor the winning team to attend the 2016 APICS International Conference Student Competition, being held this fall in Washington DC.

Corporate Partnerships: Despite a toughening economy, several companies have reached out to APICS Toronto as their choice for in-house training. We have not seen this level of activity in years. From what we are seeing, our corporate partners are investing in the training of their personnel – this is fantastic to see and demonstrates great confidence in their most valuable asset!

For the second half of this season we have some special things planned:

Last week, we held our APICS Toronto Chapter board meeting at a student chapter and invited student chapter members join the meeting.

This week we have launched our 2015/2016 Membership Needs Survey. You will have received notification of this survey by email. (If you did not, please notify the office and we will ensure you will be sent one). The survey will run from February 12th to March 12th, 2016. As a special incentive, we will award one of three $100 Visa Gift Cards to three survey respondents drawn at random. The last Membership survey we ran was in 2012 and we received a 12% response rate – we hope with this incentive, we will significantly improve our survey response rate. The winning survey respondents will be drawn at our April PDM.

After several years in hiatus, we are reintroducing workshops to the APICS Toronto Chapter. We have two upcoming workshops; one sponsored by the APICS Toronto Chapter – Inventory Management & Cycle Counting Workshop, presented by Chaim Silberstein on Sunday, March 6th 2016 at the chapter office; and another sponsored by APICS corporate - Principles of Sales and Operations Planning Seminar, presented by Anthony Zampello on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Westin Harbour Castle in downtown Toronto. Please visit our website at for more details and to register!
We have several Professional Development Meetings and Plant Tours planned for the remainder of the year. Again, keep an eye out for upcoming events on our website.

We will be holding the 2016 APICS Toronto Student Competition in April 2016. We will again be using The Fresh Connection simulation, this will be the fourth year the chapter has used this simulation tool. For those students interested in participating, please contact your student chapter leaders for details!
This year represents our 55th Anniversary of the APICS Toronto Chapter. We are going to celebrate by holding a special Professional Development Meeting / Annual General Meeting on June 23rd at The Estates of Sunnybrook in Toronto. It will be wonderful to get together with old friends and meet new ones as well!

The APICS Toronto chapter is a volunteer based organization. We are on the lookout for volunteers. We need enthusiastic individuals who are willing to actively volunteer for the chapter. Some people believe that volunteering is a way to pad a resume – make no mistake, volunteering with the APICS Toronto chapter is hard work. We are looking for individuals who are interested in assisting with the organizing of events, training, administration, finance, communication and marketing. Volunteers are expected to provide the chapter with 10-15 hours of volunteer time per month. If you are interested in volunteering please send us your resume with a short email describing why you wish to volunteer with the chapter. Take it from me, it is both a challenging and rewarding experience!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being an active member of the chapter and I invite you to take advantage of our wonderful offerings.

Best regards,
Mark Tinkler, CPIM CIRM CSCP
President, APICS Toronto
February 15, 2016

APICS Scholars Education Program

The Scholars Education Program is a unique educational opportunity to introduce undergraduate and graduate students to APICS and the profession through a scholarship to attend the APICS International Conference and Expo. The program benefits both students and volunteers with a rewarding experience that fosters career growth, professional connections, and develops future leaders of APICS. Click here to find out more.

APICS Webinars 

The convenience and flexibility of APICS Webinars enable organizations to educate a large number of employees at once, reduce travel expenses, and maintain consistent levels of productivity by eliminating time out of the office. Each 60-minute APICS Webinar features an educational discussion, case studies, and a Q&A session. All you need to participate is an Internet connection and a telephone. As an added benefit, registrants of each APICS Webinar receive a CD-ROM of the presentation after the event. Click here to find out more.

Testing - Information on exam dates, locations, and registration fees for CPIM/CSCP testing.


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