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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.    

The APICS membership community of over 200 local APICS chapters and international partners support nearly 40,000 members in over 200 countries. By joining APICS, professionals keep up-to-date on industry best practices, new technologies and techniques and gain access to exclusive members-only resources, networking, and cost savings on educational materials. Employers who endorse APICS membership for their employees create a more capable, knowledgeable, and productive workforce.

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CONGRATULATIONS to APICS Grand Rapids 2015-16
Organization of the Year:  Grand Valley State University
Instructor of the Year:  Randall L Gilbert, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, PMP, LSSBB, ETNA
Member of the Year:  Debra L Smith, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP

Supply Chain Management Conference 2017 presentations

"Harvesting Operational Efficiency at AGCO"
by Michael J. Bradford, CIRM
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"ASQ Supply Chain Synchronization"
by Kevin Kensinger

"Seven Macro Developments Reshaping Supply Chain Management"
Courtesy of Steven Melnyk, PhD


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