On September 21, 2012, the supply chain and operations community lost a pioneer and thought leader. The APICS Board of Directors is deeply saddened by the passing of J.R. Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM. Arnold's contributions to APICS and our entire community are immeasurable and enduring. To honor his memory the APICS Board has authorized establishment of a fund his name within the APICS Foundation. APICS has committed initial funding of $250,000.
About author, educator, practitioner, and APICS volunteer J.R. Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM
Arnold authored Introduction to Materials Management, one of the preeminent textbooks in the supply chain and operations management field. In addition, he contributed greatly to the APICS “Basics of Supply Chain Management” course and the “Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management” series.
His influence is evident in the more than 97,000 APICS CPIM designees around the world and the countless individuals who have participated in APICS Fundamentals and Principles courses.
Throughout his long career and involvement in APICS, Arnold gave tirelessly of his time and talent to introduce many young minds to the APICS body of knowledge as professor and mentor to his students at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario.
The J.R. Tony Arnold Memorial Fund
This memorial fund will help APICS and the APICS Foundation further Tony Arnold’s work, developing skills, recognizing professional excellence, and advancing the supply chain and operations management profession in the global marketplace.
How you can participate
You can help continue Tony Arnold’s legacy in many ways, including