APICS Board of Directors
January Meeting Update
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APICS builds and validates knowledge in supply chain and operations management.
We enable our community of members, affiliates, and customers to lead in the global marketplace.
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AgendaThe 2014 January Board of Directors Meeting Installation of the 2014 APICS Board of Directors Financial Report Strategic Plan International Strategy Membership Committee Appointments
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Installation of the 2014 APICS Board
2014 APICS Board of Directors Chair: Jason E. Wheeler, CPIM, CSCP, Roche Diagnostics Chair-Elect: Alan G. Dunn, CPIM, GDI Consulting & Training Treasurer: William E. Bickert, NAVSUP Global Logistics Support Bintong Chen, PhD, Lerner College for Business and Economics, University of Delaware Sonia Daviaud, Decision Value Erica Dickson, CPIM, CSCP, Intel Vadim G. Kapustin, Walmart Gerald L. Kilty, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP, Quality Management Solutions Bhaskar Majee, CSCP, Philips Steven Melnyk, Ph.D, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University Dana C. Riess, CPIM, CPA, CFM, CMA, AbbVie Colin M. Seftel, CFPIM, CSCP, PSQ
Ex-Officio Members President of APICS Foundation Board: Karl Klaesius, CPIM Student/Young Professional Director: Arun Raman, CPIM, Caterpillar Inc.
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Financial ReportNovember 2013 Revenues for YTD November 2013 were $20.895 million. Operating expenses were $20.667 million. Net income from operations for YTD November was $227 thousand. This resulted in a favorable variance of $319 thousand when measured
against the YTD November 2013 budget. The investment portfolio recorded an unrealized gain of $663 thousand
through YTD November. This, combined with the net income from operations, produced an
increase in net assets of $890 thousand for YTD November 2013.
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2013 Preliminary Results$000s Omitted Preliminary
Revenue 23,600 25,758 (2,158) (8%)
22,850 24,725 1,875 8%
750 1,033 (283) (27%)
725 0 725 n/a
Change in Net Assets
1,475 1,033 442 43%
Unbudgeted Items Impact on Net Operating Income Increase / (Decrease)
(400) 0 (400) n/a
Strategy Consulting (375) 0 (375) n/a
Accounting Change (275) 0 (275) n/a
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2013 Preliminary Revenue Results and Impact on 2014 Budget
LBE Jul-13(used for
Certification 7,758 7,400 (358) (5%)
Courseware 6,919 6,900 (19) (0.3%)
Membership 4,867 4,800 (67) (1%)
Conferences, Exhibits and Sponsorship
2,071 2,000 (71) (3%)
Online/Onsite 1,687 1,460 (227) (13%)
851 1,040 189 22%
Total 24,152 23,600 (552) (2%)
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Balance Sheet Highlights
$000s Omitted Dec-12 Dec-13Preliminary
Current Assets 5,011 5,850 839 17%
Total Assets 14,906 18,850 3,944 26%
Current Liabilities 5,139 6,500 1,361 26%
Total Liabilities 6,225 7,800 1,575 25%
Net Assets 8,682 11,050 2,368 27%
Total Liabilities and Net Assets
14,906 18,850 3,944 26%
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Strategic Priorities Approved by 2013 BoardPriority Recommendation Action
North American Model Implement a flexible chapter operating model
Staff will update the Board on development of specific strategy recommendations at each meeting, proposing a new membership model in April.
Allow instructors to affiliate directly with APICS
Develop a robust online instruction delivery model
Corporate Enhance corporate value proposition Staff will present an implementation plan to the Board in July.
Update: chapter field sales staff interviews for pilot in Southeast District underway. B-to-B marketing capability onboard.
*Deploy chapter field sales support
*Increase Corporate Service capabilities
*Develop B-to-B marketing capability
Use non-chapter channel partners in low coverage areas
International *Increase APICS international partner network
Staff presented specific China and Brazil strategies at the January Board meeting and will continue to update the Board each meeting.
Update: Translate Principles status tracked as a part of the Product Plan Goals.
Target China and Brazil for growth
* Recommendations made that were already approved as a part of the 2014 budget
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Strategic Priorities Deferred by 2013 BoardPriority Recommendation Action
Millennials Develop online content experience to create long-term membership value
Staff is developing more robust background information to support recommendations in this area, including a new membership model which will be presented to the Board in April.
Enhance new member experience so it generates excitement for belonging
Enable chapters to provide more compelling member experiences
Workforce Development Develop faculty evangelists Recommendations in this area will be reviewed and further developed by the Foundation Academic Committee. Specific recommendations will be presented to the Board in July.
Establish Principles as a foundational, for-credit course
Improve membership services and content for students
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Central & SouthAmerica
Europe, Middle East &North Africa
APAC, India & Australasia
PrioritizationEstablished Critical Strategic Growth Opportunistic
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CountriesChannel Partners Premier
Partnership StructureCESA APAC Sub-Saharan
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Platform for Growth
1. Complete full evaluation of in-progress operating models to increase penetration and increase awareness Financial model and tax implications Marketing strategy Product strategy
2. Develop lead sharing model and coordination between Chinese/Brazilian partners and Corporate Services to target APICS Corporate clients operating in China/Brazil and Chinese/Brazilian companies operating in the U.S.
3. Add Geographically Strategic Channel Partners China 3 Brazil - 4
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China: Forward Momentum1. Newly appointed Chinese Regional Director2. Strong long-term partner (ASCMS)3. Second annual APICS Asia-Pacific conference (2014)4. First membership/NPNGO partner added5. Top-tier university in process as first Chinese academic partner6. 2013 joint APICS/Chinese Government conference held in Beijing7. Operating model development in progress8. APICS trademark registration
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Brazil: Forward Momentum1. Long-term relationship with Brazilian Premier Channel Partner (ABAI -
Associao para Educao em Administrao Empresarial)2. Early sucesses from new, entrepreneurial Channnel Partner with links to
large Brazilian enterprises (Trans4Mar)3. Co-development of enterprise-wide training solution with Gerdau, using
APICS Principles4. Principles translation in progress with completed modules already in use
in the classroom5. Strong pipeline of potential partners6. S&OP Seminar - 2014
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Consideration: Eliminate Student Membership Dues
As a part of the 2013 strategic planning process, the APICS board affirmed its commitment to improve access to APICS membership benefits to students across the globe who are considering careers in supply chain and operations management.
There is an imperative to build awareness and loyalty to APICS as an organization so that we can be a partner throughout their careers.
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The current $25 dues amount creates the following issues:
$25, while a nominal amount in US currency, is a more substantial fee for students in a number of emerging economies, such as India. These students are not likely to even consider becoming student members due to price.
Most faculty members are not willing to mandate that students become APICS members because of the fee associated. This means that members-only information benefits (e.g. Folios, APICS Dictionary, Career Packs, Practitioner Research Reports, etc.) cannot be used in the classroom due to copyright restrictions.
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Student membership in APICS has fluctuated between 4,000 (1995) and about 2,400 during the recession.
While APICS now has more than 3,000 student members, we have not been able to significantly improve our penetration.
Eliminating student dues will immed