Central Minnesota Chapter has qualified for the Platinum Chapter
Benchmarking and Reporting (C-BAR) award level.
This award submission demonstrates our chapter’s dedication to
providing exemplary member services and professional development
opportunities to APICS members and customers.
50 Years of Excellence in Operations Management
For 50 years, APICS members have made a positive difference in the way
organizations produce and deliver the goods and services people use
every day. From sourcing to delivery, APICS members play a critical role
throughout the supply chain to ensure customers are satisfied and
The founders of APICS were pioneers of their time, with a vision to see
the broad application of their best practices and solutions. They were
inspired to develop and share their growing body of knowledge by
establishing a professional association that would empower individuals
to improve business operations and enhance their careers.
Their legacy thrives in the APICS of today. APICS education,
certification, and training are regarded as the industry standard
worldwide. More than 42,000 members in 20,000 organizations rely on
APICS for its relevant training, internationally recognized
certifications, comprehensive resources, and network of accomplished
In the years to come, APICS will continue to develop results-driven
education, training, and industry content for our members and customers.
Together, we will build upon the APICS legacy as we launch into another
successful 50 years.
Happy 50th Anniversary, APICS!
APICS Unveils New Name at 2004 International Conference and Launches
New Brand in 2005
APICS—The Educational Society for Resource Management is pleased to
announce that it will change its name to APICS The Association for
Operations Management, effective January 1, 2005. The association will
use a new tag line— Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive
Success. APICS unveiled the new name publicly at the 2004 APICS
International Conference and Exposition in San Diego, California, on
The APICS Board of Directors unanimously approved the name change at its
October 9, 2004, meeting. “APICS has evolved to meet the needs of the
community it serves, but the name no longer fully recognized the value
proposition the association delivers,” said APICS President Arnold E.
Kennedy, CFPIM, CIRM, Jonah. “The new name will honor our rich history
in production and inventory control, better define the broad application
of the APICS body of knowledge, and position us for the future.”
APICS was founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory
Control Society, Inc. In the early 1990s, it adopted the name APICS—The
Educational Society for Resource Management to acknowledge its growing
international presence and expanded scope.
Today, APICS represents a diverse community of professionals from
virtually every manufacturing and service industry. The APICS body of
knowledge spans all aspects of operations management, which includes
production, inventory, supply chain, materials purchasing, and
logistics. By changing its name, APICS The Association for Operations
Management clearly defines its body of knowledge in terms that are
universally understood. The new name asserts the association’s
leadership position of delivering superior training, internationally
recognized certifications, and comprehensive resources, while
representing a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.
In conjunction with the new name, APICS has adopted the tag line,
Advancing Productivity, Innovation, and Competitive Success. “APICS is
the resource that individuals and companies rely on for operations
management education and validation of one’s knowledge through obtaining
the Certified in Production and Inventory Management and Certified in
Integrated Resource Management designations,“ said Jeffry W. Raynes,
CAE, executive director and chief operating officer. “Our new tag line
communicates the value that APICS delivers to an individual’s career
advancement, as well as an employer’s bottom line.”
APICS enlisted the research services of Wirthin Worldwide and strategic
communications counsel of Fleishman Hillard International Communications
in support of the rebranding efforts.