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  • APICS SCC Invites 12 Student Teams to International Competition at Annual Conference

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    Winning teams from around the globe head to New Orleans for a chance at scholarships and industry recognition

    CHICAGO, September 11, 2014 –APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC) is proud to bring the 12 winning teams from around the world to APICS 2014 to compete in the International Student Team Competition. Six international teams will join their United States based counterparts in the exclusive competition that is also one of the largest ever held by APICS and the APICS Supply Chain Council. Teams from University of Nebraska Lincoln, Thunderbird Global School of Management, University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin, University of Akron, California State University, University of Puerto Rico Bayamon, HEC Montreal, Hochschule München, Germany, American University in Cairo, Egypt, Sun Yat Sen University, China, and Universidad del Pacifico, Peru will present their cases to a panel of judges. First, second and third place winners will be announced with corresponding scholarships.

    “Supply chain management is one of the fastest growing career fields in the world today. This growth is due to the complex, and completely essential, nature of the global supply chain,” said Sharon Rice, APICS SCC executive director. “Global supply chains need to be supported by professionals with global perspectives – bringing together teams from around the world introduces the potential of this field for students as well as cultivating an international perspective to address the issues facing the industry today.”

    APICS 2014 provides a multitude of opportunities for students and scholars to learn from industry experts, network with working professionals and gain valuable career insights. For employers and future supply chain and operations managers, APICS 2014 also hosts a career fair, which provides hiring managers with the opportunity to meet and interview student attendees.

    Registration is open for APICS 2014 which will be help October 19-21. For the complete conference agenda and schedule, as well as additional registration information, please visit apicsconference.org.

    About APICS Supply Chain Council
    APICS SCC is a foundation that advances supply chain and operations management and innovation through research, education, and publications.  APICS SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference model (SCOR®), the supply chain management community’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance. For more information, visit apicssupplychaincouncil.org.

    About APICS
    APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 40,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org, join the APICS LinkedIn group at apics.org/linkedin, and follow APICS on Twitter at twitter.com/APICS.

    Source: APICS

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