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Predecessor American Production and Inventory Control Society
Formation 1957
Type 501(c)(6)
Headquarters Chicago
Abe Eshkenazi
Dean Martinez
Jeff Zettek
Revenue (2015[1])
Website www.apics.org

APICS is the association for supply chain management and a not-for-profit international education organization, offering certification programs, training tools and networking opportunities to increase workplace performance.[2][3]


In 1957, 20 production control managers formed the American Production and Inventory Control Society.[4] 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) in 2015. APICS offers several professional designations.


The "APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management" or "APICS CPIM" designation is a professional certification offered by APICS. The program was founded in 1973. Since its inception, more than 100,000 people have earned the APICS CPIM designation. APICS CPIM designees learn terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.


The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional, or APICS CSCP, demonstrates professional knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 24,000 professionals in 100 countries have earned the CSCP designation.


The APICS Certified Logistics, Transportation and Distribution, or APICS CLTD, demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a range of supply chain logistics topics. More than 1,000 professionals have earned their CLTDs since the program launched in 2016.


  1. ^ a b "APICS Form 990 2015". ProPublica. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  2. ^ "The Association for Operations Management (APICS) - CSCP & CPIM Certification".
  3. ^ "APICS website".
  4. ^ "APICS History".

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