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APICS Research: Roadmaps for Successful Supply Chains

Access APICS research reports, folios, career packs, and more to ensure you are up-to-date and prepared to enhance the practices and productivity at your organization. Supply chain and operations management trends often act as an indicator for trends in the larger global economy. Access APICS research reports, folios, career packs, and more.

Supply chain and operations resources for organizations, professionals, hiring managers, and more

With APICS research, you will

  • be armed with data, trends, and information to participate in strategic initiatives
  • strategically direct your organization toward cost- and time-saving solutions
  • help improve your company's bottom line. 
  • APICS folios provide road maps to help you enable your organization's bottom-line profitability
  • Members-only research reports provide a 360-degree view of critical topics
  • APICS career packs give you a complete picture of specific job functions
  • Career patterns help you understand career planning
  • APICS research resources expands your industry understanding


APICS folios and reports: Research and roadmaps to guide you

  • Big data
  • Sales and operations planning (S&OP)
  • Supply chain risk
  • Supply chain strategy
  • Sustainability

With APICS folios and research reports, you have access to

  • Detailed folios, including articles from the awarding-winning APICS magazine, that bolster knowledge and awareness of essential issues and provide actionable information to help you move forward (available in Shop APICS—APICS members save 50 percent)
  • Comprehensive research reports that are free to APICS members and outline your peers' experiences in a variety of areas

Learn more or access APICS folios and reports now.

Research Reports

Comprehensive data you can put to work
Learn from the experiences of professionals responsible for S&OP, supply chain strategy, risk management, hiring, and more.

Explore trends in big data, S&OP, sustainability, supply chain strategy, and supply chain risk. Learn more.

Access research to help you understand

  • Pitfalls and opportunities in the S&OP process
  • The evolving practice of supply chain strategy, and how you can enable it
  • How you can mitigate risk in the supply chain
  • Hiring, salary, and other workforce trends

Learn more about APICS members-only research.



APICS Career Packs

These valuable resources are free to APICS members and provide industry professionals and practitioners, hiring managers, human resource professionals, and job seekers with the job role information they need:

  • Skills, knowledge, and experience industry professionals must possess
  • Typical career paths
  • Core competencies, responsibilities, and tasks
Five APICS career packs are available by job role:
  • Buyer/planner
  • Distribution and logistics managers
  • Master scheduling manager
  • Materials manager
  • Supply chain manager

View APICS career packs or order today.


APICS Research Resources

Whether you need the latest industry statistics, information about lean manufacturing, or case studies in operations and supply chain management, APICS provides you with the comprehensive industry data you need to advance your career and your organization.

Find invaluable APICS research.