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APICS Overview

Welcome to APICS

At APICS, we know that there’s more to supply chain than management, more to performance than process and more to people than position descriptions.

The world of supply chain management never stops advancing — and neither should supply chain professionals or their organizations. Wrapping the world, supply chains both enable and inspire human and economic possibility. However, to reach their potential they require savvy operators, supervisors and leaders with the necessary knowledge and know-how.

APICS fills this gap. We’re known for our ability to develop supply chain talent and elevate  end-to-end supply chain performance. Nobody does this better than we do. From education and certification to benchmarking and best practices, APICS sets the industry standard.

We are essential partners in transforming the way people do business, drive growth, and reach global customers.It’s complex and it’s simple. We develop people, people improve supply chains, supply chains improve companies and the whole world economy benefits. Together with our members, partners and customers, we are united in our commitment to global supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience — achieved one person and one supply chain at a time.

Read the 2018 annual report to learn more about us.

APICS Celebrates 60 Years

For over 60 years, supply chain professionals and organizations have relied on APICS to deliver world-class certification. But that was just the beginning. We’re excited to announce the launch of the new Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). LEARN MORE

APICS Vision Statement

APICS — the world’s leading community for end-to-end supply chain excellence.

APICS Mission

Fostering the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through a body of knowledge, innovative research, systems, and methods to create value for customers, members and organizations.


Fast Facts

  • 45,000+ professional members in 100 countries
  • 190 APICS chapters in North America
  • 100+ international channel partners in 46 countries
  • 125,000+ certified professionals
  • $27.7 MM annual revenue in 2015
  • 2,000+ active volunteers and partner leaders
  • 100 staff


     We're proud that APICS has been certified as a
     Great Place to Work®

Holiday Availability

In observation of the Thanksgiving holiday, ASCM will be closed starting at 2 pm CST on Wednesday, November 25. ASCM will reopen on Monday, November 30, for normal business hours.
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