Changing of the guard

For several years, David Wilkins has served as our chapter president. We have appreciated his leadership and dedication to the chapter. 

But times change, and David has said it is time to retire. Fortunately for us, and you our members, we had a great replacement waiting in the wings.  
Our new chapter president is Robert Zorovic. Robert has been serving on the board, and many of you have met him since he has been coordinating our chapter events. 

Please join us in congratulating Robert and thanking him for his willingness to work to make our chapter serve you better. 


We have developed a short survey to get your feedback on ho
w we're doing and what we should do differently.
click here today to take the survey and let your voice be heard!
NEW JOB POSTING April 10, 2018

Operations Director

BioTrace Medical in Menlo Park, CA, a leading manufacturer of Medical Devices is looking for an Operations Director.
--Do you have a technical degree and at least 10 years of Operations leadership?
--Are you familiar with FDA and ISO regulated Medical Device manufacturing?

Take a look at this opportunity:

This position is responsible for managing the BioTrace manufacturing and materials organization. 
It reports to: VP of R&D 

Some of the key duties include
  • Lead production, related processes and staff in the development and execution of world class operational performance. 
  • Develop programs, projects, goals, and metrics to lead the manufacturing organization to optimize operational performance. 
  • Develop policies, practices, and procedures that allow for efficient identification and resolution of production problems. 
For the full job description and details on how to apply go to their website,

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Senior Master Scheduler

Fluidigm in South San Francisco is looking for a Senior Master Scheduler.
As the industry pioneer in revolutionary single-cell technology and a cutting-edge leader in production genomics, we are committed to enabling biological exploration at every level.

Fluidigm has an immediate need for a Senior Master Scheduler to lead Fluidigm’s demand forecasting function in process, technology, and discipline.

To find out more about the company, visit their website at fluidigm.com

For the complete job description and how to apply click here
We have a new job posting from Logitech in Newark, CA

Supply Chain Product Planner

Supply Chain Product Planners have primary responsibility for Supply Chain planning activities across multiple products families including MPS plan generation, DC & component safety stock strategies, exception management, issue escalation, phase in/out planning and execution.

This role supports S&OP activities, ensuring accurate and complete communication across cross-functional teams. The role requires strong collaborative and analytic skills.

To learn more about this position or to apply, Click here for their website


Looking for certification training? A supply Chain class to be held in house? Other training needs?
We have the new schedule posted from CFME. Click our training page for more details!
If you don't see what you want, contact Dave Viale, APICS Master Trainer to discuss your needs.
Want to see what APICS membership can do for you? Check it out here. (And don't forget to make APICS Greater San Jose your chapter. We would love to have you as part of our team)


The APICS Greater San Jose Chapter was chartered on September 28, 1989 and has been serving the San Jose area ever since. 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.

If you have any questions or requests please don’t hesitate to contact us. 

David Wilkins               
PS: Feel free to send LinkedIn invitations. I'm an open networker!