APICS E&R Foundation Announcement
APICS is embarking on a new path that will enhance its potential for future growth. At its July 28 meeting, the APICS Board of Directors voted for APICS to become the sole member of the Educational and Research (E&R) Foundation. Effective January 1, 2013, the foundation will report to APICS.
While the foundation remains a separate corporate entity and will maintain its status as a charitable organization, APICS now will support the foundation by providing staff resources for its programs and services. We are pleased to announce Sharon Rice is the executive director of the APICS E&R Foundation. Going forward, the foundation’s budget and volunteer leadership will be approved by the APICS Board. The APICS E&R Foundation Board voted to enable these important changes.
We are excited about these developments and are confident they will position the APICS E&R Foundation and APICS for growth, and align the organizations to maximize its support of the entire APICS community.
About the APICS E&R Foundation
The APICS E&R Foundation provides the nation's premier forum for operations management research, educational programs, and curriculum development. The foundation publishes results from practitioner-friendly applied research in subject areas including
- supply chain management
- improving supply chain performance
- performance measures
- curriculum development
- integrating manufacturing and marketing functions
- supervising information throughout an organization
The APICS Education and Research (E&R) Foundation Board of Directors elected the following officers for 2012:
- President: Roberta Russell, PhD, CFPIM, CSCP
- Vice-President: Eric Schaudt, CPIM, CSCP
- Treasurer: Nicholas Little
- Secretary: Karl Klaesius, CPIM, C.P.M.
- Mike Hadley, CPIM
- Marc Harris, CPIM, CSCP
- Stanley Kramer
- William B. Lee, Ph.D.
- M. Johnny Rungtusanatham, PhD
- Advisory: James T. Chisholm, CSCP
The APICS Educational and Research Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions from individuals, corporations, and chapters.
Exchange Ideas and Explore Trends. Attend the Academic Program.
This is a special academic track during the APICS International Conference & Expo each year. Sessions focus on the critical topic areas of each conference, while highlighting innovations and accomplishments in supply chain and operations management research. In 2012, the Academic Program will take place October 13, in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Scholars Education Program
The APICS E&R 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 E&R 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 E&R 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 operations management practices worldwide. The APICS E&R Foundation, as the leading source for continued development, is your resource and relies on industry support to stimulate industry advancement.
APICS E&R Foundation Donation Form
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 E&R Foundation, including
- constraints management
- supply chain management
- manufacturing resource planning
- Spanish translations of APICS materials.
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 E&R Foundation to sponsor cross-functional applied research.
Send an email to the APICS E&R Foundation regarding research that would benefit your organization to: ERFoundation@apics.org