Founded in 1957, APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier organization for the body of knowledge in operations management, including production and inventory control, purchasing, materials management, forecasting, planning/scheduling, supply chain, distribution, logistics and much more. Members of APICS are primarily senior, divisional, and functional managers within manufacturing firms who need to keep abreast of the latest business management concepts and techniques in the field of resource management. This includes finding solutions to concerns of ensuring on-time delivery, decreasing manufacturing costs, adapting to changing technologies, managing product development strategies, quality control, resolving bottlenecks, locating new suppliers, etc.
APICS seeks to advance productivity, innovation, and competitive success in their member’s organization. This is accomplished through a myriad of member benefits including certification programs, online resources, local training and networking, award-winning publications, educational events, a career center, and much more.
APICS members have tremendous purchasing authority for their company, which on average has annual