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APICS The Association for Operations Management Releases New Project Management-Focused Issue of Production and Inventory Management Journal

By | 1 | 1 | March 08, 2011

New issue focuses on achieving organizational objectives and creating efficiency through effective project management 


For Immediate Release


Chicago, Ill. (March 9, 2011)—APICS The Association for Operations Management today released the latest issue of the well-known Production and Inventory Management Journal. The Production and Inventory Management Journal provides analysis of and insights into emerging concepts, practical applications, beneficial knowledge, and constructive skills valuable in today's dynamic economy.  


The Production and Inventory Management Journal enables business leaders, students, and academicians to better understand and manage the ever-changing and complex interrelationships of designing and operating processes in manufacturing and service-oriented enterprises in today's global marketplace.  


This issue offers insights to help operations and supply chain management professionals effectively apply project management best practices to high-profile organizational projects that impact the supply chain, including new product development, software upgrades, and more.  


“Operations and supply chain management professionals oversee and interact with large-scale projects that substantially impact their employers’ bottom lines,” said APICS chief executive officer Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “APICS education and publications, including this new issue of the Production and Inventory Management Journal are aimed at helping professionals apply their knowledge and skills to enable successful project management.”


Articles focus on a variety of topics, including project planning and scheduling, project 
management leadership roles, and more. Also included in the Production and Inventory 
Management Journal are articles examining supplier development and high-volume, high-mix 
supply chain postponement strategies.  


“Effective project management is critical to successful implementations of a variety of supply chain initiatives,” said journal editor-in-chief Vincent A. Mabert, Ph.D., of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. “We are pleased to provide insight and tools professionals and academics can use to better understand how to apply these best practices.” 


Issues of the Production and Inventory Management Journal are released twice per year and focus on topics relevant to operations and supply chain management, including supply chain design and execution, demand planning, sourcing and supply, technology management, product and process development, enterprise information systems, behavior and workforce initiatives, manpower management and planning, and performance improvement programs.  


The Production and Inventory Management Journal is available electronically as a member benefit of APICS. Members of the media may obtain an electronic copy of the Production and Inventory Management Journal by contacting Rebecca Balliet, senior marketing manager, at rballiet@apics.org.  

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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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