APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and 287 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. To learn more about APICS, visit apics.org.


What does APICS stand for?

We’re APICS. We realized years ago that our original name no longer fit an international association active in areas outside production and inventory control. To address our expansion, we began using the acronym APICS. Since that time, we’ve become known as “APICS” around the world. We are embracing this perception and formally acknowledging the evolution of our name. APICS is no longer an acronym. It’s become a proper noun. And it’s what we are called. It’s a name that’s easy to say, easy to spell and serves us well. Out of respect to our heritage, we write APICS in all capital letters. We are no longer APICS “The Association for Operations Management.”


Where can I find out more information?

Please visit the APICS home page www.apics.org