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APICS The Association for Operations Management Releases 13th Edition of Venerable APICS Dictionary

By | 1 | 1 | January 03, 2011

Well-known APICS Dictionary contains emerging terminology and core definitions critical to effective global supply chain and operations management 


For Immediate Release  


Chicago, Ill. (January 4, 2011)—APICS The Association for Operations Management today released the 13th edition of the world-renowned APICS Dictionary, the standard for core terminology and emerging definitions in the operations and supply chain management professions. APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations education and certification. 


First published in 1963, the APICS Dictionary provides one place for operations and supply chain management professionals to find the terms and definitions they need to be knowledgeable and effective communicators. In addition, each edition introduces emerging 
terminology necessary for professionals to understand one another across changing global supply chains.  


“By using common terminology, operations and supply chain management professionals can ensure efficiency and understanding whether they’re communicating with colleagues down the street or across the globe,” said APICS chief executive officer Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “With APICS resources like this new edition of the APICS Dictionary, we aim to help individuals and their organizations achieve bottom-line profitability and efficiency.” 


The new edition of the APICS Dictionary contains more than 300 new terms and definitions, including “triple bottom line,” “dynamic kanban,” “strategic variables,” and more. In addition to emerging terminology, the APICS Dictionary contains valuable core definitions that help individuals understand one another across the supply chain.  


The APICS Dictionary is a member benefit of APICS The Association for Operations 
Management. The 13th edition is offered for the first time as an electronic download, which 
can be printed or viewed on multiple devices. 

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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, and materials management, as well as 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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