CHICAGO, July 7, 2014 – Through exclusive education certificate programs and an extensive agenda of industry conferences, APICS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advances supply chain and operations management innovation through research, publications, education and talent development, provides professionals with critical skills in sales and operations planning (S&OP) and supply chain risk management, two programs fundamental to a company’s ability to optimize their supply chains.
“The continued advancement of supply chain professionals is a priority for APICS Foundation, and we’ve found that individuals who earn one of our education certificates in S&OP or risk management are positioned to return immediate value to their company,” said Sharon Rice, Executive Director, APICS Foundation. “By providing a certificate program that includes both online education and in-person events, APICS Foundation offers individuals the opportunity to add to their professional toolbox and advance their careers.”
APICS is preparing for its flagship APICS 2014 conference, taking place October 19-21 in New Orleans, LA. The premier event for supply chain and operations management professionals, APICS 2014 offers education, best practices and case studies to help attendees lead their organizations and reach their professional goals.
APICS 2014 features Learning Paths, divided into eight focus areas specifically designed to meet key organizational needs – Collaborations and S&OP, Operational Efficiency Basics, Operational Efficiency Advanced, Professional Development, Risk and Resiliency, Supply Chain Business Analytics, Supply Chain Innovation and Supply Chain Professional Leadership.
Individuals working to obtain their APICS Risk Management Education Certification or APICS S&OP Education Certificate can claim credit hours by attending key sessions at the APICS 2014 conference and local seminars.
- Risk Management Education Certificate – 12-hour education program that prepares certificate holders to successfully develop a global risk mitigation strategy. Credit can be earned by attending key risk sessions at APICS 2014
- S&OP Education Certificate – 12-hour education program that prepares certificate holders to elevate the sales and operations planning process. Credit can be earned by attending select S&OP sessions at APICS 2014
Register for APICS 2014 by July 31 to receive up to $400 savings. For more information about APICS education certificates visit apics.org/risk and apics.org/sop. To learn more about attending one of the upcoming APICS events, visit apics.org/events.
About APICS Foundation
APICS Foundation, the research arm of APICS, advances supply chain and operations management innovation through research, educational programs and workforce development. Business leaders, academia and global enterprises gain valuable insights, information and actionable data through the foundation’s unrivaled supply chain network and resources.
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end 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 39,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.
APICS Director, Global Communications
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