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APICS and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) recently conducted a survey of ASCM Members to gauge the extent to which organizations struggle with costing practices. Specifically, the study investigated common failures with the decision-support information that accountants provide to line managers and executive teams. ......Read More
APICS is releasing an updated version of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) framework. Version 12.0 includes updates to the framework, courseware and exam. New training materials for the updated framework were released on November 1, and candidates can schedule their Version 12.0 exams starting January 8, 2018. The SCOR framework will continue to be free to members.......Read More
In an effort to give ASCM Members maximum value, the association is pleased to offer a variety of new benefits:......Read More
The “Millennials in Supply Chain” research project shows that supply chain professionals in their 20s and 30s are focused on and committed to the field. The research, conducted in April by APICS and Peerless Research Group in conjunction with Supply Chain Management Review and the American Productivity & Quality Center, found that millennials view supply chain as a sought-after, dynamic and rewarding long-term career choice.......Read More
The APICS Learn It app now is the APICS Dictionary app, featuring flashcard database updates as well as corrections of minor inconsistencies with, and enhanced alignment to, APICS certification exams.......Read More
The APICS Future of Supply Chains Research Grants examine the influence of emerging trends on supply chains and value networks. Applications were reviewed by the Research Subcommittee of the APICS Research, Innovation & Strategy Committee (RISC), and funding was awarded to four projects. The criteria for evaluating proposals included relevance to the program theme, rigor of methods and analysis, meaningful advancement of the supply chain body of knowledge, and the potential to contribute to related disciplines.......Read More
During APICS 2017 in San Antonio, APICS will kick off a yearlong celebration of its 60th anniversary. The festivities will culminate at APICS 2018 in Chicago — a homecoming for the Chicago-based organization. The celebration will highlight the evolution of supply chain organizations, the revolution of the profession and the transformation of global networks.......Read More
The APICS Supply Chain STEM Educational Outreach Program is in full swing with a new website and an ambitious goal of educating more than 100,000 students by 2020. The program, created by APICS Director of Academic Outreach Cheryl Dalsin, aims to decrease the global supply chain talent gap by exposing K-12 students to supply chain concepts through a variety of fun classroom activities. ......Read More
APICS has established a new standing committee to provide guidance on the research direction of the association. The Research, Innovation & Strategy Committee (RISCommittee) will endeavor to ensure APICS comprehends emerging trends, technologies, and issues that will affect the practice of supply chain management in the future. ......Read More
After APICS student members Zane Hashmi, Nathan Hill, and Lara Masri won the Boeing Northwest Case Competition last November, they decided to be charitable with their portions of the five-person team’s prize. The trio of Western Washington University (WWU) manufacturing and supply chain management students donated their combined $600 winnings to the APICS WWU student chapter, according to a university news release.......Read More
The latest report from the Michigan State University (MSU) and APICS joint research initiative Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon addresses the increased complexity of today’s supply chain flow. “Managing the Complexity Paradigm” was written following interviews in which supply chain leaders cited complexity as the top challenge they face. The report discusses managing complexity that can increase cost but also has the potential to increase revenue.......Read More
A new one-day seminar hosted by APICS will give participants an overview of the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, the world’s leading supply chain framework. The seminar offers an introduction to SCOR for individuals and companies seeking to learn more about how applying the SCOR model can improve supply chain performance before beginning a journey toward gaining the SCOR-P endorsement.......Read More
Findings from the “2016 APICS Operations Management Employment Outlook” report forecast an increased amount of opportunities for individuals in the field. APICS and the University of North Carolina Wilmington's Cameron School of Business interviewed a random sample of 30,000 industry professionals around the globe to create a joint report providing year-to-year comparisons; trend analysis; and a 12-month outlook on hiring, layoffs, job function, job title, and salary compensation.......Read More
APICS launched an online mentorship program to help students and young professionals connect with more experienced individuals for mentorship and career guidance. The APICS Mentor Center is a web-based tool open to ASCM Members. Individuals at all career stages are encouraged to participate and can act as both mentors and mentees concurrently, if desired.......Read More
APICS announces a reconfiguration of one of its flagship certification programs, APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), to better serve the needs of the supply chain workforce.......Read More
After a thorough review of individual and corporate members’ needs and goals, APICS launched a new membership program designed to deliver a customized member experience. Through the two new membership options—which are available to professional, young professional, and international members—APICS gives individuals the opportunity to focus on the benefits that best align with their goals.......Read More
APICS officially launched its new Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation July 1. The credential is designed to provide directors, managers, and support staff with a body of knowledge, best practices, and standards for the logistics, transportation, and distribution industries.......Read More
APICS released the “Which Program Is Right for Me?” Education Selector on its website to help professionals determine which APICS education, endorsement, or certification programs will most benefit their careers.......Read More
The APICS Supply Chain Council (SCC), in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), is introducing a new special focus forum, Strengthening Global Health and Humanitarian Supply Chains, to identify solutions to some of the most pervasive challenges facing health and humanitarian supply chains. The forum plans to engage commercial companies, government agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academia.......Read More
The APICS Supply Chain Council (SCC) Scholars Education Program hosted a poster contest during APICS 2015. Students were asked to submit a poster that outlined lessons learned through their independent research, scholarly papers or projects, group assignments, case studies, and chapter involvement.......Read More
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