APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management.

APICS Alliances to Elevate the Profession: The Supply Chain and Logistics Network

APICS has joined forces with AST&L, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), and the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) to raise awareness of the services offered in a variety of industries, academia, and the government. 

Network members will work collaboratively to raise awareness within industry, education, and government of the world-class, complementary services of these associations that, collectively, help meet industry needs for highly skilled workers at all levels in supply chain logistics and for certified warehousing facilities. Together, the Network members offer a certification career pathway and "stackable" credentials helping individuals to achieve ever-higher levels of professionalism and responsibility.  

The Network responds to the growing demand for industry-recognized, nationally portable certifications:
  • Employers need a higher skilled workforce to accelerate their adoption of advanced technologies and processes to enhance their productivity and global competitiveness.  
  • In response, the workforce at every level--from front-line materials handling and distribution workers to advanced supply chain and logistics managers--need to continuously enhance their skills.  
  • Students and unemployed workers can improve employment prospects in this growing field by credentialing their knowledge and skills to meet national, industry-defined standards.
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This network represents a group of well-established US-based, non-profit associations that provide industry-recognized, nationally portable certifications for the professional and frontline workforce and organizations involved in global supply chain and logistics—in factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and transporters.