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APICS Announces Corporate Awards of Excellence Winners for Leadership in the Global Economy and Operations Management at the 2011 APICS International Conference & Expo

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Awards program recognizes Lockheed Martin and Magna Karmax Heavy Stamping for leadership in educational excellence and sustainable productivity


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Chicago, Ill. (November 4, 2011) – APICS The Association for Operations Management, the global leader in supply chain and operations management certification, education, and membership, announced the winners of the prestigious APICS Corporate Awards of Excellence today. Awards were presented for educational excellence and innovation in sustainable productivity. They recognize leadership and innovation among the global corporate community. 



The awards were presented to Lockheed Martin and Magna Karmax Heavy Stamping at the 2011 APICS International Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 24. 
“We are pleased to honor the achievements and dedication to quality, improvement, and education of these organizations,” said APICS chief executive officer Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “Lockheed Martin and Magna Karmax Heavy Stamping have demonstrated the kind of professional excellence and ingenuity that leads directly to business success and continued improvements in the future.” 


The 2011 Education Award of Excellence winner, Lockheed Martin, encourages its employees to pursue APICS certification and looks with an editorial eye at how the APICS training they use works with and compliments any other training they implement. Lockheed Martin‘s scope of implementation speaks well for the culture, management commitment, and the work force's level of involvement. 


The 2011 Innovation in the Sustainable Productivity winner, Magna Karmax Heavy Stamping, embarked on a modernization project to support their manufacturing operations related to the supply of parts to their assembly lines. The goal was to ensure waste was removed from their manufacturing process. There were clear improvements in on-time pick and on-time delivery and the program was well-organized and carried out. 


The APICS Corporate Awards of Excellence honorees were selected by a panel of industry and subject matter experts. The award honorees are evaluated based on the business results, ongoing impact, and practicality of their submission. APICS Corporate Awards of Excellence honorees were recognized for their achievements at the 2011 APICS International Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, October 23–25, 2011. 


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APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals. For more information, visit www.apics.org

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