Welcome to the APICSKC Of Kansas City website. The Kansas City Chapter has been your local chapter since 1961. APICSKC strives to build operation management excellence in enterprises and individuals through training and education. Use this website to learn about local education and events hosted by the APICSKC of Kansas City. The main APICS website at www.apics.org provides a wealth of information about APICS.

Upcoming Event


Greater Kansas City APICS Chapter – May Top Management Night
What is Demand Driven MRP ? 
May 24th, 2018 – 5:30 pm
Location: Holiday Inn and Suites 
10920 Nall Ave, Overland Park, KS 66211
Please RSVP by May 23rd
Members: $25
Non Members: $35
Students: $10
Register to Standacolley@gmail.com or 816-678-1437
Bring a team member to entered in drawing for the DDMRP Book By Ptak and Smith
What is DDMRP?
Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a formal multi-echelon planning and execution method to protect and promote the flow of relevant information through the establishment and management of strategically placed decoupling point stock buffers.  DDMRP combines some of the still relevant aspects of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP) with the pull and visibility emphases found in Lean and the Theory of Constraints and the variability reduction emphasis of Six Sigma.  These elements are successfully blended through key points of innovation in the DDMRP method.  DDMRP is the supply order generation and management engine of a Demand Driven Operating Model (DDOM). 

William Evens
Demand Manager 
Alstom Signaling Operations is an industry leader in Railroad Solutions.  William has 20 years’ experience in Supply Chain functionality that ranges from warehouse and inventory management to forecasting and demand planning.

Rodrigo Alfaro CPIM CLTD
Founder of Integrated Supply Chain Solutions
Rodrigo has been involved in APICS for 10+ years. He is very passionate and enthusiastic about Supply Chain and Operations Management topics. His background is master planning in the aerospace industry.





The APICS Message

 "APICS The Association for Operations Management build excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior operations Management education and training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals."


The Association for Operations is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operation management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing and logistics. Since 1957, individual and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

Education & Training

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) is known as the premier certification for internal supply chain business operations. Since CPIM’s launch in 1973, more than 100,000 professionals have benefited from this globally recognized certification. Companies and employers know that CPIM designee have the proven knowledge and skills to strategically streamline operations. Now, APICS is streamlining the CPIM program to better serve the needs of the supply chain workforce - while maintaining the body of knowledge and integrity that has kept CPIM at the forefront of supply chain education.

Instructor: Standa Colley CPIM CSCP CLTD
APICS Certified Master Instructor
Contact Standa Colley CPIM CSCP CLTD for registration

 Standa Colley CPIM CSCP CLTD

APICS Certified Master Instructor


We offer individual training for those looking to grow their  understanding of the operations management and supply chain body of knowledge

Plant Tours

Plan to attend our upcoming plant tours.Individuals are given the opportunity to tour our local companies, view their products and manufacturing process. Look for our upcoming events

Professional Development Meetings (PDM)

Plan to attend our monthly meetings. Various topics are discussed and it gives you a chance to meet other professionals.

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