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By APICS staff | July/August 2012 | 22 | 4

As we move into the second half of the year, take a moment to reflect on your goals for 2012 and determine the priorities that are right for you. Attend an educational or networking event, read up on the latest industry research, or seek out the latest career trends with APICS tools and opportunities. 

Registration is open for APICS 2012
APICS 2012 International Conference & Expo

October 14–16, 2012
Colorado Convention Center
Denver, Colorado, USA

The theme for APICS 2012 is “Elevate supply chain performance: Value creation through market alignment and integration.” As a supply chain and operations management professional, you are expected to achieve maximum productivity, meet consumer demand, and remain agile amid instability and unpredictability. At APICS 2012, access relevant education, best practices, and thought leadership to help you create a lasting impact on your organization’s strategy and success. 

Educational sessions will focus on finding solutions to the challenges you face today and in the years to come. Learn using a variety of methods, including case studies, panel discussions, workshops, and plant tours. 

Learning paths
The learning paths for APICS 2012 are
  • Alignment to Demand
  • Enabling Technologies and Analytics
  • Foundations in Production and Inventory Management
  • Integration Strategies Across the Supply Chain
  • Optimizing Supply Chain and Operations Processes
  • Professional Skills Development
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainability.
Plant tours
Attend a plant tour to see best practices and concepts from APICS 2012 educational sessions in action. Plant tours will be offered by Celestial Seasonings, MillerCoors, PTA Plastics, the US Mint, and more.

APICS Leadership Summit
The APICS Leadership Summit is an opportunity for APICS partner leaders—including chapter officer, district managers and support staff, international associates, and authorized education providers—to grow their leadership skills and understanding of best practices in chapter management, professional development, and instructional techniques. Sessions in the APICS Leadership Summit enable participants to 
  • learn from experienced APICS volunteers and staff members
  • network with industry leaders from across the globe
  • study effective association management strategies
  • discover how volunteer leadership positively affects professional development.
APICS 2012 Leadership Summit
October 13, 2012
Colorado Convention Center 
Denver, Colorado, USA
To learn more or to register, visit 


Stay current with APICS research
Enhance your industry knowledge by studying the latest industry research and reports.
Assess risk, develop your organization’s supply chain strategy, and understand how to successfully implement or grow your company’s sales and operational planning (S&OP) process with APICS folios. These downloadable compendiums offer a comprehensive understanding of relevant issues. Each contains APICS research and findings, as well as practical ways to apply the latest research to your business.
APICS folios include

  • APICS Supply Chain Sustainability Folio: Uncovering the Triple Bottom Line
  • APICS S&OP Folio: How to Be an S&OP Champion
  • APICS Supply Chain Strategy Folio: Make the Most of Supply Chain Strategy 
  • APICS Supply Chain Risk Folio: Protect your Business with Risk Management.
To learn more about the APICS folio series or to purchase today, visit apics.org/folios.
APICS members-only research reports provide research you can’t find anywhere else. Delve into critical topics, including supply chain risk and strategy, S&OP, sustainability, industry employment trends, and more.

These reports are available exclusively to APICS members. Many have accompanying folios—including recommendations, articles, and tools to enable you to put APICS research to work.
APICS research reports include
  • APICS 2012 Sustainability Practices and Challenges
  • APICS 2011 Supply Chain Strategy Practices and Challenges
  • APICS 2011 Supply Chain Risk Practices and Challenges
  • APICS 2011 S&OP Practices and Challenges. 

To learn more about APICS members-only research reports or to download, visit apics.org/research.

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