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About us

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education, and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation, and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members in 100 countries and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth, and reach global customers.



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Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Preferred by employers worldwide, the APICS CPIM is recognized globally as the standard of professional competence. Increase functional knowledge of production and inventory management, improve internal operations and increase customer satisfaction.

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Certified Supply Chain Professional

The CSCP program helps you demonstrate your knowledge and organizational skills for developing more streamlined operations. Since its launch in 2006, more than 25,000 professionals in 100 countries have earned the CSCP designation.

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Certified in Logistics, Transportation,and Distribution

As an APICS CLTD designee, you will have the skills and knowledge it takes to get noticed by employers and stand out from your peers. Earning the APICS CLTD certification will demonstrate your commitment to advancing both your career and your company’s operations

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Principles of Operations Management

APICS Principles of Operations Management is an education-based program made up of five courses designed to help those new to the field of operations management establish a solid foundation of knowledge to excel in the fields of inventory, production and distribution management.

Upcoming Virtual PDM's

    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Virtual - Zoom link will be sent to registrants
    Registration is closed


    5:30 pm - Opening Remarks, Chapter Business and Introductions

    5:45 pm - Featured Speaker ~ Carol Ptak

    6:30 pm - Q&A

    * Arizona Time 

    Carol Ptak is currently a partner with the Demand Driven Institute (www.demanddriveninstitute.com) and was most recently at Pacific Lutheran University as Visiting Professor and Distinguished Executive in Residence. Previously, she was vice president and global industry executive for manufacturing and distribution industries at PeopleSoft where she developed the concept of demand driven manufacturing (DDM). Ms. Ptak spent four years at IBM Corporation culminating in the position of global SMB segment executive. 
    A leading authority in the use of ERP and Supply Chain tools to drive improved bottom line performance, Ms. Ptak's expertise is well grounded in four decades of practical experience as a successful practitioner, consultant and educator in manufacturing operations. Her pragmatic approach to complex issues and dynamic presentation style has her in high demand worldwide on the subject of how to leverage these tools and achieve sustainable success.

    Demand Driven MRP is a proven, dynamic, and effective demand driven solution to answer the complex challenges of today’s manufacturing landscape. When used across a supply chain, DDMRP removes the cascading and compounding disruptions of the bullwhip effect that plague most supply chains today. It is proliferating rapidly due to its transparent, easy to interpret, intuitive, consistent, and sustainable method.  Demand Driven thought leader Carol Ptak will present the four key innovations that make DDMRP so effective.

Our Vision Statement

Be the leading marketplace provider of knowledge and education
for operations and supply chain management.


We will strive to

 Career Resources
 Learning & Development 

 Networking & Community

 Earn College Credit 

 APICS Certification Exams are GI Bill Approved!

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IMPORTANT: Be sure to select the Phoenix Chapter on your membership application to obtain APICS phoenix Chapter discounts. 

Provide local forums and vehicles for individuals to gain professional expertise in the integrated supply chain/operations management field and encourage the implementation of world class standards in the field of operations management.

Provide vehicles to increase awareness of the local, national,and international capabilities of APICS as a global, professional Association and educational leader across the Phoenix Chapter's area of influence.

Provide synergistic support for the APICS Phoenix Chapter's vision by creating alliances between the Chapter and community leadership and other professional and academic organizations.

Ensure that Chapter member volunteers are recognized, appreciated, and rewarded for efforts in support of meeting Chapter objectives.

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Office: +1 (480) 609-3999

Email: Information@apicsphoenix.org

4802 E Ray Rd Ste 23 - 500,

Phoenix, AZ 85044

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