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Founded 1957
Headquarters Chicago, United States of America
Services Supply Chain Certifications

APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 43,000 members and more than 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org.


Fostering the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through a body of knowledge, innovative research, systems, and methods to create value for customers, members and organizations.


APICS offers several professional designations including, APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Supply Chain Operation Reference Professional (SCOR-P).[1] The APICS Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) program is no longer offered but continues to be recognized by the organization.


APICS and APICS Supply Chain Council develop and publish primary research, proprietary industry content and thought leadership articles. Publications include—Industry-leading research with corporate partners and universities (through APICS Supply Chain Council)

--APICS magazine, APICS OMBOK Framework, APICS Dictionary, Production & Inventory Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Transportation Journal, e-newsletters.

--Research reports, surveys, career packs, benchmarking—Frameworks, including the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model

APICS Supply Chain Council

APICS SCC is a nonprofit organization that advances supply chains through unbiased research, benchmarking and publications. APICS SCC maintains the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model, the supply chain management community’s most widely accepted framework for evaluating and comparing supply chain activities and performance. APICS SCC enables corporations, academic institutions and public sector organizations to address the ever-changing challenges of managing a global supply chain to elevate supply chain performance. APICS SCC is part of APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management. Visit apicsscc.org to learn more.


APICS products and services are delivered by channel partners. There are more than 200 professional chapters in North America and 95 partner organizations around the globe.


In 1957, 20 production control managers formed the American Production and Inventory Control Society. The organization, which later became known as APICS, has since grown to more than 43,000 members and is now a global entity with more than 300 channel partners that connect with members in over 100 countries. APICS has evolved into a strategic partner to global corporations and individuals at all career levels. APICS education programs ensure employees can be successful even when managing the largest and most complex supply chains.

APICS merged with the Supply Chain Council in 2014.[2] and with American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) in 2015.


  1. ^ APICS-Website, Certification
  2. ^ "Supply Chain Council to Merge with APICS". APICS. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 

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