Association for Operations Management

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Association for Operations Management

An organization that provides education, certification, and training on methods to improve efficiency in a company's operations, especially in manufacturing. It was established in 1957 and is based in Chicago. It is also called APICS.
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APICS and Deloitte will collaborate on the design of case problems throughout the series and judge the regional case competition events and the final round.
The Company of the Year Award selection is based on a demonstrated partnership with APICS to advance the supply chain practice within the organization while meeting business initiatives.
The expectation is that students already have a core foundation in supply chain," says Abe Eshkenazi, CEO at APICS, "and that they now want to separate themselves from the supply chain talent pool by enhancing their professional skills and reputations with one or more certifications.
APICS will integrate AST/L with its existing operations, resulting in unmatched content and subject matter expertise that will enable individuals and organisations to meet supply chain and logistics challenges.
We ve drawn extensively from the APICS body of knowledge to improve the efficiency and overall quality of our operations and supply chain management capabilities.
It was felt that the output of the project could also be used strategically to map the APICS current educational and certification offerings and what direction the organization might move towards in the future.
For APICS members and instructors, they pride themselves as a leading source in the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics.
Adding APICS to that education resource list will help that investment improve your business, as well as the employee.
Program: Wayne Gerbrandt, CPIM, will conduct a nine-week APICS CPIM review course that covers operational prioritizing and sequencing of work.
The online membership management area allows APICS to interact with its membership much more effectively by "streamlining our processes and making them more efficient by greatly reducing our manual data entry," states Sherry Martin, director of information services at APICS.
Our members will greatly benefit from the CM certification program," said Sue Nelson, CFPIM, CSCP, Vice President, Education, Santa Clara Valley Chapter, APICS.
Six years ago, Cheryl Dalsin, APICS director of academic outreach and founder of the program, along with a small team from Intel partnered with supply chain professionals from MIT, Michigan State University and Arizona State University to develop and pilot interactive STEM activities for more than 600 students in the Phoenix area.