APICS Dictionary

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Advance your career with an industry-savvy vocabulary
The APICS Dictionary, 14th edition, contains more than 4,500 terms and definitions relevant to supply chain and operations management professionals working in today's global environment. Released 50 years after the first edition, the 14th edition adds more than 250 terms from the previous edition.

The APICS Dictionary, 14th edition is available now.

The APICS Dictionary, 14th edition, contains more than 4,500 terms and definitions relevant to supply chain and operations management professionals working in today’s global environment. Released 50 years after the first edition, the 14th edition adds more than 250 terms from the previous edition.

Features include

  • more than 4,500 terms and definitions
  • more than 250 new terms and definitions
  • more than 50 modified terms, reflecting the ever-changing supply chain and operations management landscape
  • alignment with the 2014 APICS CPIM and CSCP exam content manuals
  • available as a benefit to APICS members, who can receive a physical copy or an electronic download.

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Nonmembers can purchase a print version of the APICS Dictionary and members can purchase additional copies of the APICS Dictionary. Members $30 | Nonmembers $50