Public Announcements


Louise Beauchamp

To All Fellow APICS Members, 
It is with great sadness that we announce that Louise Beauchamp passed away on Tuesday March 13, 2018.

Her accomplishments were many, including a long career as a consultant, trainer, speaker and the author of two books on Inventory Accuracy.  Louise volunteered with the Ontario Grand Valley Chapter for nine years in many capacities, including  three years as President.   She has served since 2013 on the Canadian District team as well as on many other committees.  In 2016 her dedication and contributions were recognized when she was made the recipient of the APICS Voluntary Service Award.

Louise Beauchamp was a woman of intelligence, commitment and passion.  Her generosity in her volunteer roles with APICS has underpinned  many success stories. There are numerous examples of this but one that was very important to her was the Innovation Conference and related Fund.   She was the Chair of the Innovation  Conference since it’s inception, and the force behind its success.  The  Innovation Fund has provided more than 100 reimbursements for successful certification exams in the last nine years.  Louise counted every one of those certifications as a celebration.

On a personal level, Louise was a supportive, thoughtful and active mentor and friend to many people.   If you had a question, or needed help, she would joke that her going rate was a blueberry muffin.  A great many of us have owed her a great many blueberry muffins over the years.

She made a difference and will be deeply missed.