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Image of downtown PittsburghAPICS 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 promote individual and organizational excellence throughout the Western Pennsylvania area supply chain through the delivery of continuously improving high value education and a current communication forum.

The Pitt Business Center for Supply Chain Management Breakfast Meetings

The Pitt Business Center for Supply Chain Management


Established in 2014, the Pitt Business Center for Supply Chain Management is dedicated to the study of critical issues in global supply chain management. The mission of the Center is to promote the pursuit of excellence in supply chain management research, education, and outreach in close collaboration with corporate sponsors, related professional organizations, other centers at Pitt Business, and other schools at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Center provides student and faculty interactions with industry representatives, oversees student experience-based learning activities in supply chain management courses, and generates intellectual leadership in supply chain management.

Beginning in February, the Center will host a series of networking and informational breakfast meetings on the Pitt campus to explore a wide range of supply chain-related topics.  Each breakfast will bring together participants to discuss proactive approaches, introduce & channel person-to-person knowledge, address multifaceted interdisciplinary and multidimensional analysis and inquiry critical to resolving supply network topics, discuss the complexity of resolving topical issues and of limiting dilemmas, specify their awareness of consequences within wider issues.

What the Breakfast Speaker Series Will Explore

* Insights into the latest responsible supply chain practices that are linked to performance.

* How successful companies are taking proactive ownership of their supply chain for impacts.

* How supply chains can be designed to manage risk, lower costs, and promote value creation

* Optimize your supply chain and design innovative business practices

Who Should Attend?

Functional executives and managers who have responsibilities for supply chain management, manufacturing, operations, logistics, distribution, or procurement will benefit from this breakfast. The breakfast is also appropriate for individuals whose functional areas and responsibilities are directly involved in and/or affected by the supply chain process (from supply chain auditors to attorneys). It is appropriate for any organization facing the challenges of complex global supply networks.

Information about upcoming breakfast meetings will appear monthly in the newsletter.  This is a great opportunity to network with fellow supply chain professionals in a learning environment geared toward providing practical knowledge on contemporary topics.  And, attendance will qualify for maintenance points for both CPIM and CSCP!  If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Jack Martis at jfmartis@pitt.edu or 724-331-0866.

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