Welcome to APICS Pittsburgh Chapter #31

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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 Pittsburgh is the local partner of APICS, providing local professional networking and training in the APICS Body of Knowledge to Supply Chain professionals for over 50 years.


To enhance the development of operations professionals in the Pittsburgh region through education, networking, and professional development opportunities; and to assist local businesses by providing community outreach and support.


Join The Traffic Club of Pittsburgh and the APICS Pittsburgh Chapter for an “After-work” networking event at Lidia’s Restaurant Tuesday, February 20, 2018  (Press here for registration and more info)

Please join the University of Pittsburgh CSCM (Center for Supply Chain Management) Breakfast Speaker SeriesFriday, February 23, 2018 7:00 to 9:15 am for “The Evolving Role of 3PLs in Today’s Changing Retail Market” with Ryan P. Kelly Senior Vice President, Sales, Strategy and Communications FedEx Supply Chain (Press here for registration and more info)

APICS Pittsburgh Chapter recognizes Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) as a key supporter of the APICS Pittsburgh Chapter professional development programs. Wendy Serapiglia, CSCP, CPIM, CLTD accepted the award on the behalf of MSA!

University of Pittsburgh Takes First Place at APICS Mid Atlantic District Student Case Competition

The APICS Mid Atlantic District hosted its eighth annual student case competition in Pittsburgh, PA on February 24 and 25, 2017. Using “The Fresh Connection” web-based value chain simulation, 22 teams from 10 district universities began virtual preliminary rounds competition in November.  The Fresh Connection has been experienced by more 10,000 professionals in 500 companies and in over 100 universities across the world. Congratulations to University of Pittsburgh winning the competition. The team will represent the Mid Atlantic District this October in San Antonio, TX at APICS 2017 International Student Case Competition. Teams from the University of Maryland took 2nd place and 3rd place.

FIRST PLACE: University of Pittsburgh L to R: Varun Ajmani, Priyank Khanna, Dr. Parkash Mirchandani (advisor) Anirudh Kothari; Visal Anand

APICS announces the new Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution Credential Program (CLTD)

The CLTD designation program brings best practices and industry standards to logistics managers around the world

Saint Vincent College in Latrobe announces their Master of Science in Management: Operational Excellence program.

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