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  • Operations Management Employment to Improve by 31 Percent in 2017

    • APICS staff
    March/April 2017
    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
  • Opportunities for All in the APICS Mentor Center

    • APICS staff
    January/February 2017
    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 APICS members. Individuals at all career stages are encouraged to participate and can act as both mentors and mentees concurrently, if desired.......Read More
  • APICS Reconfigures CPIM Program

    New two-module configuration streamlines preparation and exam processes
    • APICS staff
    November/December 2016
    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
  • Making the Most of Your Membership

    APICS adds new options for maximizing your benefits
    • APICS staff
    September/October 2016
    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
  • Learning about the Road Ahead

    APICS adds CLTD designation to lineup
    • APICS staff
    July/August 2016
    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
  • Navigating the Possibilities

    APICS launches Education Selector, self-study kit
    • APICS staff
    May/June 2016
    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
  • Making a Multicultural, Multi-Industry Difference

    Forum launches to help humanitarian supply chains
    • APICS SCC staff
    March/April 2016
    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
  • Sharing Lessons and Bright Ideas

    APICS SCC Scholars poster contest winners announced
    • APICS SCC staff
    January/February 2016
    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
  • Sustainability Maturity Then and Now

    • APICS SCC staff
    November/December 2015
    The APICS Supply Chain Council (SCC) seeks your input about how attitudes and practices have changed regarding sustainability. Consider that, in 2011, APICS conducted a survey of 9,000 supply chain and operations management professionals to learn about sustainability at their organizations.......Read More
  • Supply Chains and Shareholder Value

    • APICS SCC staff
    September/October 2015
    One APICS Supply Chain Council (SCC) research theme focuses on the impact of supply chain excellence on shareholder value. To gain insight into the role of effective supply chain management in driving shareholder value, the APICS SCC introduced a portfolio of its affiliate members and compared its total return to the S&P 500. ......Read More
  • A Guide to SCOR in Your Pocket

    • APICS SCC staff
    July/August 2015
    The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Quick Reference Guide has been an essential tool for SCOR implementers worldwide. Now this tool is bigger, better, and even more convenient as a mobile app. ......Read More
  • Learning More About the Gender Gap in Manufacturing

    • APICS SCC staff
    May/June 2015
    APICS Supply Chain Council (SCC), with The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte, recently released the “2015 Women in Manufacturing Study: Exploring the Gender Gap.” The joint report surveyed more than 600 female professionals in the manufacturing industry to gain insight on how companies can effectively recruit, retain, and advance talented women.......Read More
  • Focus Areas for 2015

    • APICS SCC staff
    March/April 2015
    Cutting expenses still is the number-one focus area for supply chain management professionals, according to the recently released survey “Top 10 Trends” from the APICS Supply Chain Council (SCC). Cost reduction was closely followed by improving sales and operations planning (S&OP), inventory management, and customer service.......Read More
  • Start Off 2015 with New Skills

    • APICS staff
    January/February 2015
    Let 2015 be the year that you meet your career goals. Plan your professional development now to take advantage of all that APICS has to offer.......Read More
  • Student Membership Center Launches

    • APICS staff
    September/October 2014
    APICS has launched its new Student Membership Center to streamline the student application submission process. ......Read More
  • APICS to Merge with the Supply Chain Council

    • APICS staff
    July/August 2014
    The boards of directors of APICS and the Supply Chain Council have approved an agreement under which the Supply Chain Council (SCC) will merge with APICS.......Read More
  • Maximize Your APICS Membership

    APICS announces free student membership
    • APICS staff
    May/June 2014
    "APICS Report" features the latest news and updates from APICS. ......Read More
  • Move Forward with APICS

    • APICS staff
    January/February 2014
  • Get an Early Start on Your 2014 Goals

    • APICS staff
    November/December 2013
    “APICS Report” features the latest APICS news, products, and programs. ......Read More
  • Make the Most of Your APICS 2013 Experience

    • APICS staff
    September/October 2013
    “APICS Report” features the latest APICS news, products, and programs. ......Read More