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APICS Recognizes Kimball Electronics with Company of the Year Award
Sep 25, 2012

apics_awardKimball Electronics - Jasper was awarded the Ohio Valley APICS chapter "Company of the Year" award. APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

"Kimball Electronics - Jasper was unanimously selected for APICS Business of the Year because of their continued promotion of education towards CPIM Certification as well as their active involvement in the APICS - Ohio Valley Chapter over the past many years", stated Melissa Weales, OHVA APICS President.

Two Kimball Electronics employees volunteer their time on the Ohio Valley APICS Board of Directors. Both have obtained and maintained their APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation and have been committed and active in the local chapter between 5 and 10 years. They were instrumental in coordinating the training within Kimball for the CPIM designation for the Materials Department team members.

Recently, Kimball Electronics started conducting the education classes towards APICS certification. In all, five training modules for the CPIM certification will be presented and employees will take a certification exam at the end of each module. To date, 11 employees in the Kimball Electronics - Jasper Materials department have taken the first of five modules of training and 9 have taken and passed the first module certification exam. Motivated by the success of the first group, there are 6 more employees beginning the first module. Training for the second module will start later this fall.

"Thank you for all your efforts in supporting APICS and providing the training to the other Materials team members at KE-Jasper", stated Steve Korn, Kimball Electronics Vice President of North American Operations.

Earlier this year Steve promoted the idea of APICS CPIM certification for the Materials department team at Jasper. The Kimball Electronics – Jasper Materials department team responded quickly by beginning the education and testing toward certification. Kimball Electronics is honored by the "Company of the Year" Award, recognizing the value of APICS education and CPIM designation to gain relevant and timely knowledge on critical supply chain and operations management topics.