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APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD); and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference-Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With more than 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

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    APICS and Michigan State University Share New Research Identifying Strategies for Optimizing Supply Chain Value

    Today APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, and Michigan State University, announced findings from their latest report, “Creating Value through Procurement and Sourcing Efforts in Integrated Supply Chains,” which outlines five insights to assist procurement and supply chain management professionals in optimizing supply chain value. This is the fourth report stemming from the Beyond the Horizon research project, which investigates the current business practices of more than 50 supply chain firms from around the world to distinguish the future of supply chain management.


    APICS Helps Tackle Skill and Gender Gap in Manufacturing Industry

    APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, is committed to raising awareness of supply chain career paths for the next generation. Manufacturing has become a less popular career path in recent years, particularly for women.


    APICS Announces Early Registration Deadline for APICS 2016 Conference

    Today APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announced the early registration deadline for its annual conference, APICS 2016, which takes place Sept. 25-27 in Washington, D.C. Attendees who register before the deadline, June 30, are eligible to save up to $600. APICS’s flagship conference brings together over 2,000 professionals in supply chain, logistics and operations management from more than 50 countries.


    Leadership Experts from SAP and CNN Announced as Keynote Speakers for APICS 2016

    Today APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announced Bill McDermott, chief executive officer, SAP and Mel Robbins, commentator, legal analyst, CNN as the keynote speakers for its annual conference on Sept. 25-27, 2016 in Washington D.C. APICS’s flagship conference will host more than 2,000 industry professionals from around the globe.


    APICS Announces Enhanced Corporate Offering at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016

    Today from the Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference, APICS announced APICS for Business, an offering that brings together an enhanced suite of industry-leading supply chain frameworks, benchmarks and performance-driven learning capabilities to help corporations elevate supply chain performance and develop supply chain talent. Available to APICS corporate affiliates, the new APICS for Business capabilities are designed to close performance gaps and achieve supply chain excellence by focusing on: Performance: Implementations that provide business value via predictable financial results Organization: Strategy that defines the path to create greater shareholder value Process: Global standard for supply chain management that leverages advanced analytics People: Learning that drives improvements in performance metrics