Academic program

The APICS 2013 Academic Program will take place throughout APICS 2013, September 29-October 1, 2013, in Orlando, Florida, USA. This event enables academics and practitioners to work together to further supply chain and operations management. 

APICS 2013 will integrate academic tracks with education sessions, all reinforcing the conference theme, The Supply Chain Experience: Leveraging the Power of the Customer

The APICS 2013 Academic Program Call for Presentations is now open. Take this opportunity to present your cutting-edge research alongside valuable industry insight. 

>> Submit your presentation for consideration.

Academic Program educational tracks 

  • Business Analytics
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Professional Development
  • Risk and Resiliency
  • Responsiveness
  • Sustainability

Registration to the academic program is $280, exclusively for academic members. Nonmember, full-time academic professionals also may attend. Fee includes a three-day registration to APICS 2013.


Academic Session: Innovative Supplier Strategies—a Research Initiative

Sunday, September 29
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Osceola 1-3

Hugo DeCampos
Michigan State University

Steven A. Melnyk, PhD
Professor | Productions/Operations Management, Michigan State University

Consistent advancement is essential when developing effective supplier strategies. This session will use detailed case studies and a grounded theory approach to illustrate a framework for innovation and encourage further research. Attendees will learn about four distinct innovation strategies, each requiring a unique supplier or procurement approach.