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APICS Releases Influential APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework to Public

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Previously complimentary only for APICS members, the APICS OMBOK Framework provides organizations and their employees a dynamic resource for effective operations management

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Jane Shubayi Pearson, Director of Marketing
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For Immediate Release 

Chicago, Ill. (June 25, 2010)—APICS The Association for Operations Management, the global leader in supply chain and operations management certification, education, and membership, released to the public its trusted and widely-recognized APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework as a complimentary resource . The APICS OMBOK Framework defines the scope of the operations management profession and provides a dynamic resource and framework to understand operations management today and for years to come. It previously was available only for APICS members.

The APICS OMBOK Framework is updated annually and builds on more than 50 years of operations management knowledge. It provides a dynamic resource to understand the state of operations management today and a framework that evolves to reflect changes in the profession.

“With its release to the public, the APICS OMBOK Framework can become an essential reference tool to all businesspeople as supply chain and operations management becomes a more visible function throughout the enterprise,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “APICS is enthusiastic to make available this fundamental and easy-to-understand guide.”

The APICS OMBOK Framework connects the knowledge and competencies required to be effective in the operations management field to the daily work of professionals around the globe. It provides operations and supply chain management professionals with an easily comprehendible reference to review industry concepts or explore them for the first time. 

The APICS OMBOK Framework includes two appendices that feature tables illustrating the relevancy of the APICS OMBOK Framework to specific job titles, including supply chain manager and materials manager, and to industries outside manufacturing, such as distribution, health care, retail, utilities, and hospitality. 

Information about the APICS OMBOK Framework, second edition, can be found at www.apics.org/ombok

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APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, 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. Visit www.apics.org for information.


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