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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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    Survey Finds Growth Potential in Supply Chain Jobs, Women Still Under Represented and Underpaid


    Today APICS and the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington released the “2013 APICS Supply Chain Council Operations Management Employment Outlook” survey. The survey includes an industry forecast in employment and salary, and a year-to-year evaluation from 2009 through 2013.

    Chronic Disruption Plagues over 73 Percent of Supply Chain Managers


    APICS Supply Chain Council is releasing the results of a survey that captures the ubiquity of chronic disruption—a newly defined and pervasive phenomenon. Chronic disruption, a persistent disruption that degrades, but does not inhibit, supply chain function and that does not respond to traditional remedies, is an issue that supply chain and operations management professionals need to understand and design supply chains to mitigate against.

    APICS SCC Announces Sun Yat Sen University of China Global Student Contest Winner


    APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC) is proud to name Sun Yat Sen University (from China) the overall winner of the APICS Fresh Connection Global Student Contest. A total of 12 student-led teams from around the world were selected to attend APICS 2014 and participate in the annual scholarship case competition.

    APICS Honors BASF and GE Oil & Gas for Performance Excellence in Supply Chain and Operations Management


    BASF and GE Oil & Gas were honored today at the APICS 2014 conference in New Orleans, LA, with APICS Corporate Awards of Excellence in recognition of their commitment to continuing education and innovation in the field of supply chain and operations management. BASF received the 2014 APICS Award of Excellence in Education for its commitment to worker education and training.

    APICS Welcomes Peter Bolstorff as Executive Director of APICS Supply Chain Council


    APICS, the leading association for supply chain and operations management, is pleased to welcome Peter Bolstorff as the new executive director of APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC), the foundation arm of APICS. In this role, Bolstorff will oversee supply chain research, frameworks, improvement methodologies, training, benchmarking tools, and conferences that help companies make sustainable improvements in supply chain performance.