About the APICS Foundation
The APICS Foundation advances supply chain and operations management and innovation through research, educational programs and workforce development. Business leaders, academia and global enterprises gain valuable insights, information and actionable data through the foundation’s unrivaled supply chain network and resources
The APICS Foundation, previously known as the APICS Educational & Research Foundation, remains a separate corporate entity and maintains its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, but as of January 1, 2013, is part of the corporate structure of APICS.
Sharon Rice, APICS executive vice president of professional development and industry content, serves as executive director of the APICS Foundation.
The 2013 APICS Foundation Board of Directors:
President: Roberta Russell, PhD, CFPIM, CSCP
Vice President: Robert Vokurka, PhD, CFPIM, CSCP
Treasurer: Nicholas Little
Secretary: Karl Klaesius, CPIM, C.P.M.
William B. Lee, PhD
Eric Schaudt, CPIM, C.P.M.
Gustavo Marco Antonio Ugarte Irizarri, PhD, CSCP, CPIM
Johnny Rungtusanatham, PhD
Paul Pittman, CSCP, CPIM, CFPIM
Robert Trent, PhD
Shari Ruelas, CPIM, CSCP
The APICS Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions from individuals, corporations, and chapters.
For more information, view the APICS Foundation Press Release.
New Research Initiative Announced,
Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizons
The APICS Foundation will begin an important new research initiative in partnership with Michigan State University (MSU). The study will identify and examine the capabilities necessary for strategic supply chain success, thus redefining the future of global supply chain management.
“Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon,” is an industry-focused initiative with research and educational components conducted by the APICS Foundation and MSU’s Department of Supply Chain Management, with the support of the MSU Executive Development Programs and the Broad College of Business. The study is being carried out over a two-year period, with initial results to be published in 2014. Support is being provided by the APICS Foundation and the John H. McConnell Chair in Business Administration at MSU.
The study examines factors in three areas: an organization’s business model, management, and the interrelationship between the business model and supply chain operations.
For more information, please review the APICS MSU Press Release.
Scholars Education Program
The APICS Foundation offers graduate and undergraduate members of APICS student chapters the opportunity to attend the APICS International Conference & Expo.
Learn more about the APICS Scholars Program.
Discover opportunities to volunteer, including mentoring an APICS Scholar and more.
APICS CPIM Jumpstart Program
The APICS Foundation is awarding APICS student members exam vouchers for the Basics of Supply Chain Management. Lean more and apply at APICS CPIM Jumpstart Program.
The APICS Foundation supports student competitions to promote education and encourage interest in the profession of operations management. Students earn cash awards and recognition for winning entries.
Read more about the Plossl Doctoral Dissertation Competition.
Support Your Foundation
The expansion of the APICS body of knowledge will ensure the continued progress and value of supply chain and operations management practices worldwide. The APICS Foundation, as the leading source for continued development, is your resource and relies on industry support to stimulate industry advancement.
In considering the importance of research and advancement in the operations management industry, it is essential to remember that many of today's most widely used ideas were first explored by the foundation, including
There are many ways to support the foundation; personal and organizational contributions can be directed to a specific area of study or to the general fund. Organizations including Kraft Foods, Wagstaff, North Highland Company, Supply Chain Council, St. Louis University, The Boeing Company, EDS, Rockwell, Raytheon, IBM, and the Quinn & Symanovich Corporation have all partnered with the foundation to sponsor cross-functional applied research.