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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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    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


    APICS Introduces Enterprise Accessibility to Global Supply Chain Framework Through Software AG Strategic Partnership

    Today APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announced a strategic partnership with Software AG to incorporate APICS’s Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model and other frameworks into Software AG’s ARIS Business Process Analysis platform. The exclusive collaboration will enable organizations to analyze their global supply chain operations using SCOR, the world’s leading supply chain framework, and easily take action on recommendations, using the ARIS platform as the underlying technology.


    New Report from APICS and Michigan State University Shines Light on the Issues Keeping Supply Chain Managers up at Night

    Today APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, and Michigan State University (MSU), launched a new report on the challenges pressuring today’s supply chain professionals. The report, Supply Chain Issues: What’s Keeping Supply Chain Managers Awake at Night?, investigates the current business practices of more than 50 supply chain organizations and identifies critical issues.


    Shape the Future of Supply Chain as a member of the APICS or APICS Supply Chain Council Board of Directors

    The 2017 APICS and APICS Supply Chain Council Board of Directors nomination process is now open. Take this opportunity to lead APICS in its mission to help our members and their organizations successfully compete and build a stronger global economy.