APICS Supply Chain Council


About APICS Supply Chain Council

APICS Supply Chain Council (APICS SCC) is the world’s largest unbiased nonprofit supply chain organization that advances supply chains through research, benchmarking, and publications. Business leaders, academia and global enterprises gain valuable insights, information and actionable data through APICS SCC’s unrivaled supply chain network, frameworks and resources.

APICS SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, the supply chain management community’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance.

APICS SCC, was formed through the 2014 merger between APICS and the Supply Chain Council. 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. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS SCOR-P credentials define the industry standard. 


APICS SCC is governed by the APICS Supply Chain Council Board of Directors. Peter Bolstorff is the executive director of APICS SCC. The APICS SCC board is a subsidiary of the APICS Board of Directors and the APICS staff fully supports the efforts of APICS SCC.


SCOR Programs

SCOR-P Training

SCOR Quick Reference (affiliates and sponsors only)

SCORmark Benchmarking

Scholarship and Awards

APICS SCC offers two programs which support supply chain education and scholarship the J.R. Tony Arnold Memorial Fund and Plossl Fellowship. 



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    APICS Announces Enhanced Corporate Offering at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2016

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