APICS –The Association for Operations Management -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 Core Values

We trust everyone to do what is best for the member, the customer, each other, and the Society.

Mutual Respect
We treat everyone with dignity and courtesy.

We believe that teamwork has the potential to produce results superior to those that team members might achieve as individuals.

We believe people must be enabled to make decisions that contribute to the superior performance of our organization and to the satisfaction of our members and our customers.

We encourage informed risk-taking.

A Sense of Urgency
We believe that how we manage our time can be a competitive advantage.

Continuous Improvement
We recognize everything we do as a process that can be improved, simplified, or eliminated.

We deliver what we promise.

Member and Customer Satisfaction
We delight our members, our internal customers, and our external customers by exceeding their expectations!

Lifelong Learning
We live the APICS Vision: Success through Lifelong Learning. Valuing lifelong learning says, “I am responsible for my success!”