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APICS 2013
September 29-October 1, 2013
Orlando, Florida, USA
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Registration opens May 2013

Attend the leading global gathering of supply chain and operations management professionals. Connect the APICS body of knowledge to strategies and tactics to meet and overcome the challenges companies face in the changing landscape of supply chain and operations management. Attend educational sessions; network with peers from across the globe; and share your knowledge at receptions, luncheons, and career events.

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About APICS 2013

The Supply Chain Experience: Leveraging the Power of the Customer

APICS 2013 provides attendees with the opportunity to create more integrated, flexible, and strategic supply chains that deliver exceptional customer experiences by connecting with and learning from customers.

Educational sessions focus on practical solutions to the challenges supply chain and operations management professionals face today and in the years to come. Presenters will tap into the APICS body of knowledge through case studies and tactical examples, helping you build skills and knowledge to advance your business success and your competitive advantage in the job market.

Learning paths

Learning paths will feature industry leaders articulating how supply chain innovations are creating new possibilities for responding to customer needs, as well as practical applications for assessing the customer experience, enhancing supply chain efficiency, and conducting business in a cost-effective manner.

Business Analytics

Sessions in this learning path will involve specific tactics for effectively transforming data into usable business-, process-, and customer-focused strategies and solutions.


This learning path will help you attain a consistent view and clear understanding of the relationships among your key business partners, as well as the contributions being made by the entire network in order to realize joint value creation.


In this learning path, you will investigate progressive strategies for enhancing offerings, dramatically upgrading existing products and services, using tools and people to spur growth, and establishing heightened standards.

Operational Efficiency

This learning path will illustrate why processes must be shaped from the customer’s point of view first in order to create highly effective operations.

Professional Development

Participants will discover how to develop the leadership qualities necessary to connect supply chain to the overall company strategy, establish trust and respect, increase morale, and encourage open and honest communication. 

Risk and Resiliency

This learning path will enable you to enrich the customer experience by clearly describing how to prepare for unanticipated events caused by nature, accident, political conflict, or other types of disruption. 


Effective integration within a supply network, continuous improvement, critical analysis and information sharing, and turning modern technologies into competitive advantage all will be explored in sessions that are part of this learning path.


This learning path will investigate how to enhance the customer experience, increase satisfaction, and ensure loyalty via advanced procurement strategies, ethical processes, end-to-end environmental impact assessment, and the capability to shift beyond compliance to performance improvement.

APICS Extra Live events qualify for APICS certification maintenance.