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ASCM Notification of Termination

 

This message is posted on behalf of Gina DeCiani, ASCM General Counsel

9/30/2020

Bradley Weaver CPIM, CSCP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ASCM Member ID:1508554

President APICS North Central Ohio Chapter

1905 Beal Rd

Mansfield OH 44903

Dear  Brad,

As shared during our September 2 webinar, APICS, Inc.'s ("ASCM") is making essential changes to our chapter strategy, which impacts our relationship with your chapter.   

This email serves as official notification of ASCM’s intent to exercise Section 8.2(e) the Agreement (Term and Termination) to terminate your chapter’s Partner Agreement ("Agreement') with ASCM as of December 31, 2020.    

Please note that chapters have certain obligations upon termination of the Agreement under Section 8.6.  Effective December 31, 2020, the chapter is specifically required “to cease using APICS name or any name, distinctive symbol, application, trademark or domain names held or used by APICS and hold itself out as an authorized distributor of APICS Materials in the Territory.”  

All licenses, including, but not limited to the Partner Online Appendix (to instruct APICS courses online), will also be terminated.  Per the terms of the Agreement, we ask that you destroy any Confidential Information shared during our relationship.   

Although the chapter will no longer be directly affiliated with ASCM, the chapter has the option of proactively consolidating with another group that qualifies as an ASCM Chapter or ASCM Professional Forum.  Please contact Henri Wingfield Jones if you are interested in either option.   

We know this is not an easy transition.  We thank you and your board for your service and for your investment and dedication to APICS in the past  and encourage you to review the Sept 2 Future Chapters Webinar and FAQs on CBOX  if you have questions regarding the Future Chapters Model.   

Our Partner Services team will reach out to you directly to arrange a time to speak and answer any questions as the team is committed to help your chapter and local ASCM community navigate this important change.  

Sincerely, 

Gina DeCiani, JD, SHRM 

ASCM General Counsel 

 

 Copy:   Jim Lahey, ASCM, VP Global Channels & Alliances 

Henri Wingfield Jones, ASCM Director, Global Channel Operations & Support

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