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: Breakthroughs in Back Orders

Monday, September 30

1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

Matt Drake, PhD, CFPIM
Director of International Business Programs | Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management | 
Duquesne University | 
Palumbo-Donahue School of Business

When faced with a stockout, many people are willing to wait. As the desired item’s availability nears, even more customers are willing to accept a back order. Researchers have modeled this back ordering rate as an exponential or rational function. This session will investigate a comprehensive numerical analysis that compares models with constant backordering rates and those with linearly changing rates to models with an exponential or rational rate—with surprising results.