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APICS Foundation 2014 Board Drives Research, Education and Thought Leadership in Supply Chain and Operations Management

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Jane Pearson
APICS Director, Global Communications
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APICS Foundation 2014 Board Drives Research, Education and

Thought Leadership in Supply Chain and Operations Management


CHICAGO (January 24, 2014) – The APICS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advances supply chain and operations management and innovation through research, educational programs and talent development, today announced its 2014 Board of Directors that will lead the foundation in a year of dynamic progress and programs.

The APICS Foundation 2014 board officers and members are:

President: Karl Klaesius, CPIM, KS&E Enterprises                                       

Vice President: Shari Ruelas, CPIM, CSCP, Chevron Products

Treasurer: Robert Vokurka, PhD, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP

Alan Dunn, CPIM, GDI Consulting and Training

Barbara Flynn, PhD, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University                                        
Katie Fowler, Schlumberger               

Antonio Galvao, CSCP, Sealed Air Inc.                                                                        

Michael Wasson, CSCP, Coca-Cola North America                                                                             

Paul Pittman, PhD, Indiana University Southeast

Marco Ugarte, PhD, CPIM, CSCP, MillerCoors                                    

“The APICS Foundation’s 2014 board is comprised of forward-looking leaders who work to connect practitioners, academics, researchers and consultants in meaningful and impactful ways,” said APICS Foundation Executive Director Sharon Rice. “We are honored to have these prominent and prolific individuals and organizations serve on the APICS Foundation Board as we move into another productive year.”

Board President Karl Klaesius added, “2014 will be a year of growth and progress for the APICS Foundation. Our directors are working in partnership with APICS to grow the organization and maximize its relevance to the field.The Foundation is overseeing numerous conferences and events, educational workshops, publications, and programs for students and scholars, as well as spearheading significant industry research.”

Notable among the Foundation’s research is “Supply Chain Management: Beyond the Horizon,” a two-year study conducted in partnership with Michigan State University's Department of Supply Chain Management that will identify and examine the capabilities necessary for strategic supply chain success. The results will redefine the future of global supply chain management, and preliminary findings will be issued in 2014.


The APICS Foundation advances supply chain and operations management and innovation through research, publications, education and talent development. Organizations and academic programs gain access to the information they need to contribute to the success of supply chains and meet enterprise goals through the foundation’s exceptional network and resources. The foundation is part of APICS, the premier source of the body of knowledge and professional certifications in supply chain and operations management. For more information, visit apicsfoundation.org.


APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit http://apics.org, join the APICS LinkedIn group at apics.org/linkedin, and follow APICS on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Tweet_APICS.

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