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Introduction to APICS
APICS The Association for Operations
APICS Mission
APICS builds and validates knowledge in supply chain and
operations management. We enable our community of members,
affiliates, and customers to lead in the global marketplace.
APICS Overview
APICS The Association for Operations Management is a member-based
association dedicated to developing and providing the body of knowledge in
operations management, including:
– Supply chain
– Logistics
– Impact of technology on
supply chain
– Production and inventory
– Operations
Materials management
Lean manufacturing
Since 1957, individuals & companies have relied on APICS for its superior
training programs, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive
resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.
A global membership community
• More than 35,000 operations and supply chain management
• Local networking communities through APICS affiliates
Two internationally recognized certifications
• APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management
• APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
Topic-specific educational programs to enhance knowledge
and skills in areas of operations and supply chain
APICS Certifications
APICS certifications are recognized worldwide as
standards of professional excellence.
• APICS CPIM: Entry to midlevel production and
inventory management certification
5 modules and exams
• APICS CSCP: Mid to high-level end-to-end supply
chain certification
1 Learning System and exam
APICS members pursuing certification receive savings on
certification preparation classes, review materials, and
testing fees.
Take your career to the next level with an APICS certification,
visit: apics.org/certification
APICS Certified in Production and Inventory
Management Program
APICS CPIM provides
• Increased efficiency across
organizational operations
• Understanding of production and
inventory activities within the
internal operations of a company
In-depth view of materials
management, master scheduling,
production planning, forecasting,
and quality improvement within the
confines of the operation
APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional
APICS CSCP provides
• End-to-end understanding of the
supply chain
• Education on globalization, logistics,
supplier and customer relationship
management, IT enablement, and
• Common understanding, vocabulary,
and processes
• Frameworks to address their supply
chain challenges and opportunities
• Increased customer satisfaction and
bottom-line results.
APICS Membership Options
Professional: Individual membership for professionals working in operations
management or a related field
Enterprise: Team membership for companies that would like to offer
membership to 5+ individuals
Academic Professional: Individual membership available to professionals
employed full-time by one or more accredited academic institutions
Young Professional: Individual e-membership offered to recent graduates of a
program in operations management or a related field at an accredited college or
Student: Individual membership offered to students currently enrolled full time in
a degree-seeking program in operations management or a related field at an
accredited college or university
Outside North America: Individual membership for professionals working in
operations management or a related field living outside North America.
Include the member benefits you see as most
relevant to you and your company here.
Member Benefit Highlights
Members-only savings on APICS
courses, certification exams,
conferences, and more
APICS online events
APICS publications, enewsletters,
and more
Career resources
APICS conferences
Channel partner and social
networking opportunities
APICS Publications
APICS magazine
APICS Dictionary
APICS Operations Management
Body of Knowledge (OMBOK)
Production and Inventory
Management Journal
APICS eNewsletters
Operations Management Now
APICS Connection
APICS Career Resources
Operations and
Supply Management
Career Paths and
Career Center White
Papers and Webinars
Operations Management
Employment Outlook
APICS Ask the
Career Coach
Access white papers, ask questions, or register for
webinars at apicscareercenter.org
APICS Conferences and Seminars
APICS Strategic Sourcing Seminar, in partnership with the APICS Twin Cities chapter
March 20, 2012 | Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
2012 APICS Asia Supply Chain & Operations Conference
April 2-3, 2012 | Seoul, South Korea
April 5-6, 2012 | Shanghai, China
APICS Strategic Sourcing Seminar, in partnership with the APICS Piedmont Triad chapter
April 14, 2012 | Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Best of the Best S&OP Conference, presented by APICS and IBF
May 10-11, 2012 | London, England
June 14-15, 2012 | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Supply Chain Risk Management: Identify, Assess, Mitigate, and Manage Risk, in partnership
with the APICS Chicago chapter
June 8, 2012 | Chicago, Illinois, USA
2012 APICS International Conference & Expo
October 14-16, 2012 | Denver, Colorado, USA
Networking Opportunities
Network and exchange ideas with professionals in your local APICS chapter or
international affiliate.
Connect and collaborate online with your peers on the APICS Supply
Chain Channel—a new social network for APICS members to connect
and collaborate on supply chain and operations management topics.
What People Are Saying about APICS
“Membership in APICS has helped us focus
on the educational and training requirements
for our staff and has helped the company
realize the full potential of its ERP
“APICS Certification programs not only
offer comprehensive knowledge, but also
worldwide professional recognition
throughout the industry.”
Supply Chain Manager, Sartomer
SAP Master Data Manager, Sanofi Pasteur
“In two years [of an APICS education
program] we reduced inventory by 50% [40
million] and increased inventory turns from 2
to 8.1”
“APICS CPIM helped [my staff] develop
the skills needed to fulfill both
departmental and organizational
Director of Material Logistics & Control,
Director of Global Supply Chain Operations,
Contact APICS membership at:
1-800-444-2742 or +1-773-867-1777