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APICS CPIM Testimonials 

Online Testimonial:

FVTC’s APIS/CPIM online course allowed me to complete all the certification exams successfully and on time. Self-paced preparation was not an option because I knew that with a busy schedule procrastination would be a problem. At first I was apprehensive about taking a lengthy online course but with the help of the great teaching staff I was able to keep my dedication, learn, enjoy the experience and ultimately pass the exams. Alberto Castano-Pardo, PhD, CPIM Supply Chain Planning Managing Consultant, IBM

Online Testimonial :

I completed all five online CPIM modules through FVTC and passed all exams on the first try. I had no supply chain background going into courses, and the step-by-step activities and assignments for each session entirely facilitated my learning experience and helped me gain my knowledge. The FVTC staff was also absolutely wonderful and knowledgeable - they were always eager to help and quick with responses. I would definitely recommend taking the online courses through FVTC if you'd like to obtain your CPIM! -- Caroline Tsay, IBM Supply Chain Management Consultant

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Classroom Testimonial:
Anne Haberkorn of FVTC has taught four of the five CPIM certification classes held on-site at Mercury Marine's Fond du Lac complex. Already, results from examining our current processes and positions have been realized. Our company has benefited and our employees have had an opportunity to grow both personally and professionally. We consider offering this on-site course a solid investment for Mercury. -- Jeanine Hanisch, Manager, Personal Development Center & Information Resource Center; Mercury Marine

Online Testimonial:
I am a creature of habit so after completing my first 4 CPIM classes I found that the timing set up for our chapter educational program would require me to prolong my quest for certification for an additional 9 months, I may lose my momentum. I decided to research the Fox Valley online program for the CPIM Strategic Management of Resources and see what an online course would do as opposed to postponing the last class. I found the online training convenient and flexible. I was able to complete the course in a little over 9 weeks and pass the final exam. Thank you Anne for your support during the process. .-- Kim Hagel,CPIM Materials Manager for Phoenix International Corporation, Fargo, ND

Online Testimonial:
I was facing my last class to become CPIM certified when Anne Haberkorn gave me the option to take Strategic Management of Resources online. This brand new feature ended up saving me a three hour drive every week in addition to the convenience of studying any time and at my own pace. The only adjustment I had to make to the online learning environment was that I needed to get used to studying on my own. Anne kept in frequent contact by providing updates and assignments, as well as personal feedback which made the online course feel just like on the on site course. Thank you to Anne and Pat for a great experience, I appreciate all the help you provided in achieving my goals. -- Travis Mayek, CPIM; Demand Planner, Imation Specialty Papers

Customized Seminar Testimonial:
Anne, I wanted to thank you as well. From what I can tell it appears the team really learned a lot while having fun doing it. I hope to be able to schedule future training sessions like these to help improve our team's knowledge on the supply chain and how that knowledge will ensure us in delivering world class service to our customers. -- Renee Germi, McCain Foods, USA; Director of Customer Service

Classroom Testimonial:
When I made the decision to obtain a CPIM certification, it was to show my employer I can do this job I'd been doing for some years. I also wanted some kind of education to back up all this experience I have to advance my career goals. However, not long after I was involved in the process, I realized that this certification would mean much more to me than it would to anyone else. I am able to pull ideas out from the certification material and apply it to my job. And what I didn't know was that my employer was 'holding out' on me. As I approached the testing day for the last module, I was told that a promotion was waiting for me! I pursued my education while working fulltime and was able to bring a new perspective to my position. -- Mary Kracht, CPIM, Zebra Technologies


Online Testimonial:
"Online learning with FVTC is an excellent resource for continuing education. The flexibility to complete assignments at your own pace and set your own schedule is a big advantage over in-classroom learning. Professors reply to emails promptly and provide pertinent feedback. I will definitely participate in additional online classes in the future."
-- Jon Melone, CPIM, Inventory Analyst, American Girl, Middleton, WI

Online Testimonial:
I found the online course for Strategic Management of Resources to be very beneficial in achieving my goals of becoming certified, acquiring new skills, and advancing my professional development. In some respects, the course format was as interactive as a classroom setting, especially because of the personalized feedback that you were able to provide. In addition, the convenience and flexibility of interacting with the online tools on my own time, at my own pace, and using my own computer was fantastic. The net result speaks for itself: I completed the course with a grade of an A, four weeks ahead of the schedule I had worked out for myself, passed the exam, and have become a freshly-minted CPIM as of April 8, 2004. Thanks to you as well as your proteges, Pat Weber and Joanne Gorski, for all of your support.-- G. Dean Witman, C.P.M., CPIM; Director, Commodity Management/New Product Launch, Mercury Marine-A Division of Brunswick Corporation

Classroom Testimonial:
In today's volatile economic environment, education is the key to a successful & stable career in Business. Achieving APICS-CPIM certification through the Fox Valley Technical college has been a wonderful, maturing experience. From the 5 CPIM modules, I was able to gain a thorough understanding of business planning, forecasting, production master scheduling, material requirements planning, capacity planning, purchasing, shop floor control, and tools like Total Quality Management & Just-In Time production. I have been able to apply what I have learned in these courses because I have a deeper understanding of the whole supply chain, from the supplier to the ultimate consumer. Having this knowledge gives me the ability to challenge processes, improve efficiencies, and reduce costs. I would recommend APICS-CPIM certification to anyone looking to increase knowledge and improve decision making within their organization. Plus, it is a great way to meet people, make contacts, and stay abreast of current tools & technologies. It is MBA knowledge & teachers without the MBA. I would like to thank Anne Haberkorn, Pat Weber, and Joanne Gorski for showing me the "light." Bring on the CIRM. -- Ryan Vanevenhoven, CPIM; Kimberly-Clark Logistics

Online Testimonial:
I want to voice my extreme delight in the partnership I've been privileged to develop with my online instruction Beth Westfahl. She is the instructor in my APICS CPIM certification course that I am currently enrolled in at FVTC. She is extremely responsive to both my assignments and my emails. More importantly is the content of the responses. Both my General Manager and myself are stunned at the depth of review, reference and content of the grading of my assignments. Each assignment is OBVIOUSLY read completely by Beth and she both encourages my learning and confidence with her detailed observations and advise.

This course has been the best learning experience I've had and I was not expecting that, especially from an online course. Beth makes me feel like I am a student in her classroom. We have developed personal connections, professional rhetoric and a great student/teacher level of communication. The course is less than 12 weeks long, but Beth has made sure since day one that I knew who she is, what her qualifications are and how she is available to help me excel.
Sincerely, Mary Jo Barbato – Buyer, Homecrest Outdoor Living

Online Testimonial:
I wanted to let you know that working with the team at Fox Valley has been a real pleasure. Having taken several online courses in the past I can say this was one of the most organized courses I've taken. The website is easy to understand and maneuver through. The progression through the curriculum is logical and smooth. The instructors are extremely helpful and quick to respond with grades and feedback. They were all very personable and I enjoyed working with each of them. Overall it was a great experience. Kim Wilkey, Customer Service Manager, Kerry Ingredients & Flavours


Online Testimonial:
I took the online courses for all 5 CPIM modules through FVTC and passed all 5 exams on the first try. I think there are some components of the courses that are specifically very useful including the discussion questions and the practice quizzes and exams. I was also pleased with the instructor’s knowledge. I was able to work through the exercises in the course or in the participant guide and get expert feedback. I learned a tremendous amount and the result speaks for itself. I would recommend these courses through FVTC to anyone who wants to pass the CPIM. Jonathan Nelson, Business Process Analyst

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