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APICS Research has been conducting practitioner surveys that explore topics including big data, sales and operations planning (S&OP), project management, supply chain risk management, supply chain strategy, and supply chain sustainability. These APICS reports include survey results, analysis, tips, and best practices to keep you and your organization informed of insights and innovations in supply chain and operations management. 

Introducing new APICS research reports

  Remanufacturing Report
Examining Remanufacturing in Supply Chain and Operations Management, a new research report from APICS Foundation, uncovered that remanufacturing, defined as the process of restoring used or worn products to like-new condition, is an area of growing opportunity for supply chain and operations management professionals. Read the report and watch the webinar.‚Äč


  Sustainability Report
APICS Foundation and PwC joined together to study how current management thinking leads to different priorities for advancing supply chain sustainability. Together, we’re focusing on how various people in the organization—supply chain management, operations management, and senior management—are developing the capabilities they will need to run their companies more sustainably. Read the report and watch the webinar.

APICS Project Management Report

APICS 2013 Project Management Insights and Innovations
Project management is an important responsibility in supply chain management. It is essential but often lacks visibility at many organizations. APICS research reveals that a majority of professionals perform project management as part of their job roles, but that professionals still face significant challenges. How does project management affect your organization? Access this free report for project management best practices, research trends, and more.
APICS 2012 Big Data Insights and Innovations

APICS 2012 Big Data Insights and Innovations
Don’t let big data overwhelm you. Use the APICS 2012 Big Data Insights and Innovations members-only research report to understand how your peers are addressing challenges—and opportunities—presented by the big data revolution. Topics covered include data overload and the overabundance of trivial information, current systems limitations, data accessibility, and more.
APICS and IBF present: 2012 Sales and Operations Planning Insights and Innovations

APICS and IBF present: 2012 Sales and Operations Planning Insights and Innovations
Measure your organization’s S&OP processes with the experience of your supply chain and operations management peers with research conducted by APICS and IBF.  Your members-only S&OP report explores topics including planning horizons, budgeting processes, S&OP priorities, improved customer service, balancing demand and supply, and more. Plus, check back for the new APICS S&OP folio that will help you revitalize your S&OP process. 
APICS 2012 Supply Chain Risk Insights and Innovations

APICS 2012 Supply Chain Risk Insights and Innovations
The APICS 2012 Supply Chain Risk Insights and Innovations members-only research report contains valuable information related to supply chain risk visibility, risk plan sharing, and more. Use this report to benchmark risk management practices at your organization and dig deeper into the insights and experiences of supply chain and operations management professionals. 
   

Additional APICS research reports

APICS 2011 S&OP Practices and Challenges

APICS 2011 Sales and Operations Planning Practices and Challenges
Benefit from comprehensive information based on the experiences of professionals responsible for managing their organizations’ S&OP processes, including pitfalls and opportunities. 

For more in-depth research, see the APICS S&OP Folio.

APICS 2011 Supply Chain Strategy Practices and Challenges

APICS 2011 Supply Chain Strategy Challenges and Practices
Understand how supply chain strategy is evolving, what the differences between supply chain management and strategy is, how employing supply chain strategic practices can be a competitive advantage, and more. 

Also, check out the APICS Supply Chain Strategy Folio.

APICS 2012 Sustainability Practices and Challenges

APICS 2012 Sustainability Challenges and Practices
Learn from your peers' experiences leveraging sustainability practices to achieve beneficial business results and learn how organizations benefit from the triple bottom line. 

Build on the research with the APICS Sustainability Folio.

APICS 2011 Supply Chain Risk Practices and Challenges

APICS 2011 Supply Chain Risk Challenges and Practices
Discover practical data that outlines the most prominent supply chain risks identified by professionals in supply chain management and find cues to help you detect soft risk, evaluate your risk management maturity, and more. 

Explore the topic even more with the APICS Supply Chain Risk Management Folio.

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APICS folios provide a go-to resource on a variety of hot industry topics and trends. APICS Folios are grounded in research and cut through the clutter and bring you best practices, how-to steps, and practical advice to give you and your organization a competitive advantage.  As an APICS member, you receive a discount on all folios.

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