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.

President’s Message


Pittsburgh Area Teams Compete at APICS Case Competition

APICS, in collaboration with DeLoitte, held a Regional Case Competition in Parsippany, NJ on February 23-24, 2018.  The eight teams participating at this location were:

  • Binghamton University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Northeastern University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Temple University
  • University of Maryland-College Park
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • York College of Pennsylvania

Competitions were also held the same day in Toronto, Atlanta, Chicago, Mexico City, Amsterdam, and Costa Mesa.  More than 200 teams began the case competition journey in September 2017 with the top 56 teams advancing to regional rounds.

Congratulations to Indiana University of Pennsylvania who took second place, and University of Pittsburgh, third place.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute took first place at this regional round.

University of Pittsburgh (L-R):  Chintan Patel, Shreyas Vamburkar, Ankur Arora, and Karl Freithaler.  Indiana University of Pennsylvania: Cole McSwaney, Mike Roby, Sireesh Es Sadish, and Bhavin Jain Heeralal (missing from photo).

We are pleased to have these outstanding students in the Pittsburgh Chapter and wish them much success when they enter the workforce.

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!

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

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