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Formerly called
American Production and Inventory Control Society
Founded 1957
Headquarters Chicago, United States
Website www.apics.org

APICS is a professional association for supply chain management and a provider of research, education and certification programs.[1][2]


In 1957, 20 production control managers formed the American Production and Inventory Control Society.[3] The organization later became an international association known as APICS.

APICS merged with the Supply Chain Council in 2014 and with American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L)[4] in 2015. APICS offers several professional designations.


  1. ^ "APICS Media Kit". 
  2. ^ "APICS Membership". 
  3. ^ "APICS History". 
  4. ^ "AST&L and APICS Merger". 

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