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: Trade Liberalization, Exports, and Manufacturing Technologies

Sunday, September 29 

8:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.
Osceola 1-3

Anand Nair, PhD, CFPIM
Associate Professor | Department of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University

In theory, competition improves productivity and performance—and trade liberalization, which increases imports and exports, brings more competition. This presentation will illustrate the findings of a study that examined the effectiveness of manufacturing technologies in plants with varying export intensities during a period of trade liberalization, as well as the theoretical and managerial implications of these results.