Student Poster Session Presentations

Deadline: Monday, September 2, 2013

 APICS is pleased to announce the APICS Student Poster Session Presentations at the 2013 International Conference & Expo. APICS scholars and students attending APICS 2013 are encouraged to submit original work (e.g. research project, internship experience, course paper) related to the operations management and supply chain fields. Those whose proposals are selected, will then represent their work in a visual poster format judged by a panel of industry professionals at APICS 2013.

Program Overview

The purpose of the student poster session is to highlight practices, new program initiatives, student research, and industry experiences. APICS also seeks to advance development and research, increase interest in operations and supply chain management, and communicate key topics of the APICS Body of Knowledge

How it works

Complete the online poster proposal form by Monday, September 2, 2013 for either the undergraduate or graduate category.

Authors of selected proposals will be notified no later than Friday, September 6, 2013. If chosen, you will create a poster for display at conference that quickly and clearly communicates your research and findings. APICS will print your poster on-site at no cost to presenters.

Posters will be judged by a panel of APICS professionals and APICS Scholar Coordinators. During this time, you may be required to give short presentations on your research every 10 to 15 minutes. Poster setup will take place Sunday, September 29th

Why participate?

Connect to peers and industry leaders. Introduce research to APICS professionals. Strengthen your resume and/ or curriculum vitae. Build presentation and public speaking skills. Compete for cash prizes (top 3 poster presenters).

Student eligibility

The Student Poster Session competition is opened to anyone who meets all of the following requirements:

  • is an APICS student member.
  • is currently registered as an undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university.
  • is registered as a student attendee or scholar conference participant.

Proposal review process criteria

All submissions must be clear, logical, and grammatically correct. Students are advised to have a faculty advisor review the abstract before submission. Structured proposals should include only essential content areas for communicating educational and (unpublished) research information. Proposals reflecting completed research must also contain “results” and “conclusions” sections.

Research in the final stages of data collection, with preliminary results available is also acceptable. Authors (single or multiple) may submit poster presentations for different studies.

Poster proposal categories

 Proposals can be submitted in any of the below categories:

  • demand management/forecasting/sales and operations planning 
  • enterprise systems 
  • global supply chain 
  • inventory/distribution/automatic identification/warehousing 
  • lean 
  • principles of operations management
  • professional advancement 
  • sustainability
  • other topics relevant to the APICS Body of Knowledge


 For questions, please email Rashonda Ross at or call at (773) 867-1818.

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