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  • APICS Increases Access for Students and Educators

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     Membership Now Free for Full-time Students

    CHICAGO, September 18, 2014 – APICS, the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management, welcomed students and educators back to school this fall with the new APICS Student Membership Center. The APICS Student Membership Center allows APICS academic members to submit APICS student membership applications for their entire class at one time. APICS membership is free to eligible full-time students and offers access to career resources, local training, networking, mentorship opportunities, online educational resources, award-winning publications and savings on APICS products and services. 

    “There are two significant issues plaguing the supply chain and operations management workforce – awareness and education. Students don’t enter college understanding the opportunities within this exciting profession, and educators don’t have access to the most up-to-date materials to guide students,” said Abe Eshkenazi, APICS Chief Executive Officer. “Providing students with an easy and free way to gain access to our body of knowledge is the first step in ensuring students have the right skill set to begin supply chain and operations management careers.”  

    In addition to free student membership, APICS offers several scholarship opportunities and special programs for student members including

    Scholars Education Program

    International Student Team Competition

    J.R. Tony Arnold Memorial Fund

    James Greathouse Scholarship

    The Plossl Research Fellowship

    For more information about APICS student programs, visit http://www.apics.org/about/scholarships-specialprograms.

    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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