APICS - The Association for Operations Management

APICS—The Association for Operations Management is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 33,000 individual and corporate members in 15,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.

The Dayton Chapter has supported the international APICS organization since 1961 and has been recognized for excellence in chapter management, receiving the platinum award of excellence for twenty five consecutive years.

The Dayton Chapter:

  • Provides educational and professional development presentations from such well- known companies as Toyota, Honda, General Electric, Miami University, University of Dayton, Lincoln Electric, and many others
  • Presented many technical presentations to the APICS International Conference on chapter management techniques and the leading techniques of practitioners
  • Offers current APICS courses in such internationally recognized certification programs as Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).
  • The Dayton chapter instructors are senior certified practitioners from well-known companies and APICS board members of long standing
  • Has 74 current certified members and over 200 certified from previous years
  • The Dayton chapter provides a distribution funnel to the APICS center for hundreds of business management publications and educational materials
  • Has supported award winning student chapters at Miami University, University of Dayton and Wright State University for over thirty five years
  • Is a source of solutions at workshops, plant tours, and networking with other local chapters, including the annual APICS International Conference and Exposition

Founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS has continued to expand its focus to stay current with new management techniques to include a full range of programs and materials on individual and organizational education standards of excellence, and integrated resource management. To reflect this current direction, we are now known as APICS—The Association for Operations Management. The Dayton chapter is a Channel Partner with APICS International and supports the full range of program and educational offerings.