About Us

APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

APICS - is globally respected and recognized as

  • the source of knowledge and expertise for manufacturing and service industries across the entire supply chain - in such areas as materials management, information services, purchasing and quality.

  • the leading provider of high-quality, cutting-edge educational programs that advance organizational success in a changing, competitive marketplace

  • a successful developer of two internationally recognized certification programs, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CPSP) designed to enhance industry professionals' specialized functional and broad-based business knowledge

  • a distribution center for hundreds of business management publications and educational materials

  • a source of solutions, support, and networking local chapters, workshops, symposia, and the annual ASCM International Conference

For information about APICS programs and other ASCM activities, contact the ASCM and APICS Customer Relations at [email protected] or call 1 (800) 444-2742 or 1 (773) 867-1777.