APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management.

Best of the Best S&OP Conference

View the preliminary program to see our powerful speakers, cutting-edge educational sessions and more! 

June 12–13, 2014 | Chicago, IL
Crowne Plaza O'Hare*
Registration now open

The Best of the Best S&OP Conference presented by APICS and IBF is the leading educational and networking event for professionals in the field. Educational sessions in Chicago will cover a range of topics to help you implement or improve S&OP within your organization, including

  • Managing and mitigating risk using S&OP
  • Bridging the gaps between strategic business goals and operating plans through integrated business planning
  • Extending your S&OP process outside the organization and across the supply chain
  • Using S&OP to enhance new product launches
  • Effectively utilizing forecasting and demand planning in the S&OP process.
Now in its seventh year, the Best of the Best S&OP Conference is renowned as a global gathering of the brightest minds in the industry. Past presenters have represented companies recognized for innovation and S&OP success, including
  • BASF
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Kraft Foods
  • Motorola
  • Rolls-Royce
  • SC Johnson EU

Learn from S&OP leaders and network with advanced professionals when you attend a Best of the Best S&OP Conference today. Register early to lock in your best individual rate. Or, register as a team of three or more attendees to take advantage of a group discount.


By May 2, 2014

After May 2, 2014

Member (APICS or IBF)



Team (3 +, per person)









Attendees will also receive 5 elective contact hours toward the APICS S&OP Education Certificate, which shows a demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the principles and functions of sales and operations planning. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to develop your skills and improve your organization! 

*The Crowne Plaza O’Hare will offer a courtesy rate of $158.00 plus tax. This special includes complimentary wireless Internet. Click here for hotel information and use group code API when booking your room. 
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