ÿþResult Summary for Survey:APICS-Austin Membership Survey-2008
APICS-Austin Membership Survey-2008
1. Please select all topics that interest you for a PDM meeting. (Check all that apply)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Lean Manufacturing
71.2%37
Demand Management/Inventory Management
82.7%43
Company Spotlight
38.5%20
Metrics and Improvement Tracking
67.3%35
Forecasting
55.8%29
Soft Skills
26.9%14
 Other (please specify)
23.1%12
 answered question52
 
skipped question
0
2. What brings you out to a PDM meeting? (Choose One)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Speaker
1.9%1
Topic
80.8%42
Networking
11.5%6
Certification Maintenance
5.8%3
 answered question52
 
skipped question
0
3. What is the primary reason for NOT attending the monthly PDM meetings? (Check all that apply)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Location
21.6%11
Cost is too high
5.9%3
Other time constraints
72.5%37
My company does not pay
11.8%6
Topics not interesting
11.8%6
Quality of speakers
3.9%2
Subject matter doesn't suit my needs
17.6%9
Unaware of meeting times/locations
9.8%5
I usually attend the PDM meetings
11.8%6
 Other (please specify)
15.7%8
 answered question51
 
skipped question
1
4. What is the primary reason that you joined APICS? (Choose one)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Certification
67.3%35
Networking
9.6%5
Magazine Subscription
5.8%3
PDMs and Plant Tours
11.5%6
Conference
1.9%1
Webinars
3.8%2
 answered question52
 
skipped question
0
5. What would make your APICS chapter membership more valuable?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Plant Tour
41.9%18
Seminar
37.2%16
Additional Networking Events
20.9%9
 Other (please specify)6
 answered question43
 
skipped question
9
6. Which time of day is more convenient for you to attend a PDM? (Choose one)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Breakfast (7 AM)
12.0%6
Lunch
16.0%8
5:00 PM
8.0%4
6:00 PM
48.0%24
Weekends
16.0%8
 answered question50
 
skipped question
2
7. Please add any input regarding PDMs.
 Response
Count
 8
 answered question8
 
skipped question
44
8. Which APICS certifications have you obtained? (Check all that apply)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
CPIM
42.0%21
CSCP
18.0%9
CIRM
2.0%1
None
44.0%22
 answered question50
 
skipped question
2
9. Which certifications are you planning to earn in 2008? (Check all that apply)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
CPIM
35.6%16
CSCP
17.8%8
None
48.9%22
 answered question45
 
skipped question
7
10. What value does your company place on your APICS knowledge/certification? (Select one)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Very High - It's a qualification for my job and APICS philosophies are followed diligently.
15.7%8
Somewhat strong - It's what got me the job, but the company still practices "old school" methods.
31.4%16
Somewhat weak - It's what helps me do my job well, but most peers and managers are not convinced or aware of the APICS body of knowledge.
37.3%19
Not at all - I am the lone voice in the wilderness.
15.7%8
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skipped question
1
11. Are you interested in certification preparation courses for...? (Check all that apply)
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yourself
82.9%29
Your company
2.9%1
Other individuals
20.0%7
 answered question35
 
skipped question
17
12. When is your preferred time for certification review courses?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Weekends
53.5%23
Weekday Nights
46.5%20
 answered question43
 
skipped question
9
13. APICS Austin is looking for volunteers to help communicate chapter events (certification courses, PDMs, etc.) at their companies. Would you be interested in learning more about being a company coordinator?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
Yes
22.9%11
No
60.4%29
 Comment
16.7%8
 answered question48
 
skipped question
4
14. Where do you primarily go for membership related questions?
 Response
Percent
Response
Count
APICS Austin chapter website - www.apicsaustin.org
28.0%14
APICS Corporate website - www.apics.org
60.0%30
Chapter Board Member - www.apicsaustin.org/board.aspx
4.0%2
APICS Customer Service - 800-444-APIC (800-444-2742)
8.0%4
 Other (please specify)1
 answered question50
 
skipped question
2
15. Please rate how satisfied you are with these facets of communication.
 Very DissatisfiedDissatisfiedNeutralSatisfiedVery SatisfiedRating
Average
Response
Count
Timeliness of Chapter Newsletter3.9% (2)3.9% (2)33.3% (17)47.1% (24)11.8% (6)3.5951
Timeliness of PDM E-Mails3.9% (2)0.0% (0)41.2% (21)39.2% (20)15.7% (8)3.6351
Content of Chapter Newsletter2.0% (1)3.9% (2)37.3% (19)47.1% (24)9.8% (5)3.5951
Content of E-Mail2.0% (1)2.0% (1)33.3% (17)51.0% (26)11.8% (6)3.6951
APICS Austin Website2.0% (1)2.0% (1)45.1% (23)39.2% (20)11.8% (6)3.5751
 answered question51
 
skipped question
1
16. Please list any additional changes or desires about the APICS Austin chapter that you would like to see occur.
 Response
Count
 10
 answered question10
 
skipped question
42