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APICS has powerful educational resources and professional certifications to help you expand your career opportunities, professional credentials, and earning potential.

Make APICS work for you.

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During tough times, when companies may have to reduce

their workforce and more people are competing for fewer jobs, professionals need to take steps to make their commitment to ongoing professional development more visible. APICS, as the accepted leader in operations management education, is a key resource for individuals who want to gain valuable improvement in their tangible skill set and want to make clear to employers their personal commitment to continuous improvement.

Andrea M. Prud'homme, Ph.D., CPIM, CIRM, CSCP Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Management Services Associate Director, Center for Operational Excellence The Ohio State University

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APICS Mission

APICS builds knowledge and skills in operations management professionals to enhance and validate abilities and accelerate careers. We help our members and their organizations successfully compete and build a stronger global economy.

Table of Contents

Introduction APICS Certification Programs

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

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Exam Preparation Resources Certification Study Resources

APICS CPIM Modules, References, and Study Resources APICS CSCP References and Study Resources

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Exam Preparation Options In-Demand Workshops

The Global Sourcing Workshop Series The Lean Enterprise Workshop Series Theory of Constraints: Concepts and Principles Workshop Series Inventory Control Workshop Series

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Professional Education

Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management

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APICS Membership

Membership Types Member Benefits

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Online Events APICS Conference

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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Education Is a Smart Investment In All Economic Times

Stand out from your colleagues; become a valued asset to your employer; and enhance your marketability by taking advantage of APICS education, certification programs, and membership. APICS' world-renowned certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, operations management, and supply chain management. APICS education will enable you to demonstrate significant commitment to your chosen career, distinguish yourself as an expert in your field, and excel with the specialized knowledge you possess. With APICS membership, you have access to the APICS body of knowledge through members-only resources, networking, and cost savings on APICS educational materials. Now is the time to refresh your existing skills and learn new ones. Invest in your career education, and you'll reap the rewards of your investment almost immediately.

For more information on APICS education, certification programs, and membership, visit apics.org.

"The APICS body of knowledge helped empower our employees to make strategic decisions that support the company's overall success, increasing on-time delivery by nearly 50 percent." Kristie Huntress Global Business Process Manager Dow Corning

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

APICS Certification Programs Validate Knowledge and Promote Excellence

APICS' certification programs, APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), provide operations management and supply chain professionals with relevant, essential education that equips them for today's fast-changing marketplace.

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)

The CPIM program is the strategic advantage you need in today's world, where the rate of organizational and technological change is accelerating exponentially. Just as successful companies have adapted to the changing business environment, the CPIM program has been updated to keep up with current knowledge and practices. The CPIM program consists of five modules, and an individual must pass all five modules to become certified.

APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The APICS CSCP is the first comprehensive educational program designed exclusively for operations and supply chain management professionals. The program will enable you to advance your career while giving you the foundation to improve your company's competitive position and profitability.

Visit apics.org/cpim or apics.org/cscp to learn more about the programs, review eligibility requirements, and get the exam schedules. For more information, call APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777.

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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Exam Preparation Resources

These study resources and references for the APICS CPIM and CSCP programs will enable certification candidates to deepen their understanding of course content and prepare for the exams. For detailed descriptions of the study resources and references or to order, visit apics.org/bookstore.

APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual

74 pp. / 2009; Stock #09051N $24 APICS member / $36 nonmember The APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual provides an overview of each module, an outline of its body of knowledge, key terminology, and references.

APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual

74 pp. / 2009; Stock #09031 $24 APICS member / $36 nonmember The APICS CSCP Exam Content Manual, which outlines the CSCP body of knowledge, provides guidance for individuals preparing for the certification examination. This product is available for free download in the APICS CSCP Learning System online study tools area for enrolled students.

APICS Dictionary

Twelfth Edition 148 pp. / 2008; Stock #01102 $25 APICS member / $45 nonmember Members may order one free bound copy or download an electronic version at apics.org/freedictionary.

APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge Framework (OMBOK)

APICS 84 pp. / 2008; Stock #01107 $20 APICS member / $220 nonmember An electronic copy is available for free to APICS members. Access it through the Resources section of the APICS Web site at apics.org/ombok.

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

The APICS CPIM Program

Module 1: Basics of Supply Chain Management

Completely updated for 2009. The basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain from suppliers to customers are covered in the Basics module. Supply chain concepts are introduced and basic terminology emphasized, as are relationships among activities in the supply chain.

Primary References

APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management Reprints

APICS 108 pp. / 2009; Stock #05002 $30 APICS member / $45 nonmember

agement of Re ic Man sou rce ateg Str s

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Basics of Supply Chain Management Execution and Control of Operations

Master Planning of Resources

Introduction to Materials Management

Sixth Edition J.R. Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM, Stephen N. Chapman, Ph.D., CFPIM, and Lloyd M. Clive, CFPIM 515 pp. / 2008; Stock #03813 $96 APICS member / $120 nonmember

Str ate s gic M rce anagement of Resou

Lean Production Simplified

Second Edition Pascal Dennis 192 pp. / 2007; Stock #03990 $20 APICS member /$25 nonmember

Discover the program that gives you the tools to improve your company's operations. For more information, visit apics.org/cpim.

APICS CPIM Basics of Supply Chain Management Series

Includes all of the BSCM primary references and the Practice Questions booklet. Stock #09601 $149 APICS member / $197 nonmember

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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Module 2: Master Planning of Resources

The APICS CPIM Master Planning of Resources module explains the sales and operations planning process used to develop forecasts and production plans, then focuses on the master scheduling process needed to develop the master schedule and achievable master production schedules.

Sales Forecasting

A New Approach

Thomas F. Wallace and Robert A. Stahl 184 pp. / 2002; Stock #03838 $36 APICS member / $45 nonmember

Additional References

Manufacturing for Survival

The How-To Guide for Practitioners and Managers

Primary References

Master Planning of Resources Reprints

APICS 116 pp. / 2007; Stock #05001 $30 APICS member / $45 nonmember

Blair R. Williams, CFPIM, CSCP 453 pp. / 1996; Stock #03290 $36 APICS member / $45 nonmember

Master Scheduling

A Practical Guide to Competitive Manufacturing

Distribution Planning and Control

Managing in the Era of Supply Chain Management

Second Edition David Frederick Ross, Ph.D., CFPIM 840 pp. / 2004; Stock #03442 $104 APICS member / $160 nonmember

Third Edition John F. Proud, CFPIM 657 pp. / 2007; Stock #03169 $64 APICS member / $75 nonmember

Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management

Fifth Edition Thomas E. Vollmann, CFPIM, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and F. Robert Jacobs 598 pp. / 2005; Stock #03406 $72 APICS member / $80 nonmember

APICS CPIM Master Planning of Resources Series

Includes all of the MPR primary references and the Practice Questions booklet. Stock #09602 $304 APICS member / $405 nonmember

Master Scheduling in the 21st Century

Thomas F. Wallace and Robert A. Stahl 224 pp. / 2003; Stock #03390 $36 APICS member / $45 nonmember

Sales and Operations Planning

The How-To Handbook

Third Edition Thomas F. Wallace and Robert A. Stahl 198 pp. / 2008; Stock #03160 $44 APICS member / $55 nonmember

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

Module 3: Detailed Scheduling and Planning

The subject matter of this module includes inventory management, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, procurement, and supplier relationships.

Project Management

A Managerial Approach

Sixth Edition Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel Jr. 666 pp. / 2006; Stock #03488 $98 APICS member / $115 nonmember

Primary References

Detailed Scheduling and Planning Reprints

APICS 220 pp. / 2001; Stock #05003 $30 APICS member / $45 nonmember

Service Management & Operations

Cengiz Haksever, Barry Render, Roberta S. Russell, and Robert G. Murdick 608 pp. / 2000; Stock #03997 $179 APICS member / $210 nonmember

Additional References

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Third Edition Project Management Institute Standards Committee 390 pp. / 2004; Stock #03364 $42 APICS member / $49 nonmember

Capacity Management

John H. Blackstone Jr., Ph.D., CFPIM 273 pp. / 2002; Stock #03601 $40 APICS member / $44 nonmember

Designing and Managing the Supply Chain

Concepts, Strategies, and Case Studies

Third Edition David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, and Edith Simchi-Levi 498 pp. / 2008; Stock #03819 $107 APICS member / $112 nonmember

Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management

Fifth Edition Thomas E. Vollmann, CFPIM, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and F. Robert Jacobs 598 pp. / 2005; Stock #03406 $72 APICS member / $80 nonmember

Introduction to Materials Management

Sixth Edition J.R. Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM, Stephen N. Chapman, Ph.D., CFPIM, and Lloyd M. Clive, CFPIM 515 pp. / 2008; Stock #03813 $96 APICS member / $120 nonmember

APICS CPIM Detailed Scheduling and Planning Series

Includes all of the DSP primary references and the Practice Questions booklet. Stock #09603 $526 APICS member / $617 nonmember

Lean Six Sigma: Combining Six Sigma Quality with Lean Production Speed

Michael L. George 300 pp. / 2002; Stock #03370 $34 APICS member / $39 nonmember

For detailed descriptions of the study resources and references or to order, visit apics.org/bookstore.

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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Module 4: Execution and Control of Operations

This module focuses on the methods for prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing feedback on performance.

Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems for Supply Chain Management

Fifth Edition Thomas E. Vollmann, CFPIM, William L. Berry, D. Clay Whybark, and F. Robert Jacobs 598 pp. / 2005; Stock #03406 $72 APICS member / $80 nonmember

Primary References

Execution and Control of Operations Reprints

APICS 148 pp. / 2000; Stock #05009 $30 APICS member / $45 nonmember

Additional References

Lean Manufacturing Tools, Techniques, and How to Use Them

William M. Feld, CPIM 220 pp. / 2001; Stock #03732 $48 APICS member / $56 nonmember

Capacity Management

John H. Blackstone Jr., Ph.D., CFPIM 273 pp. / 2002; Stock #03601 $40 APICS member / $44 nonmember

Managerial Accounting

Twelfth Edition Ray H. Garrison, Eric W. Noreen, and Peter C. Brewer 792 pp. / 2008; Stock #03471 $140 APICS member / $155 nonmember

Juran's Quality Planning and Analysis for Enterprise Quality

Fifth Edition Frank M. Gryna, Richard C.H. Chua, and Joseph A. Defeo 774 pp. / 2007; Stock #03606 $141 APICS member / $165 nonmember

APICS CPIM Execution and Control of Operations Series

Includes all of the ECO primary references and the Practice Questions booklet. Stock #09604 $255 APICS member / $350 nonmember

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

Module 5: Strategic Management of Resources

This module covers strategic planning and implementation and describes how market requirements drive the resources and processes of an organization.

Management for Quality and Performance Excellence

Seventh Edition James R. Evans and William M. Lindsay 783 pp. / 2008; Stock #03316 $136 APICS member / $170 nonmember

Primary References

Strategic Management of Resources Reprints

APICS 232 pp. / 2005; Stock #05011 $30 APICS member / $45 nonmember

Operations, Strategy, and Technology

Pursuing the Competitive Edge

Robert H. Hayes, Gary P. Pisano, David M. Upton, and Steven C. Wheelwright 445 pp. / 2004; Stock #03336 $48 APICS member / $60 nonmember

The Dance of Change

The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations

Managerial Accounting

Twelfth Edition Ray H. Garrison, Eric W. Noreen, and Peter C. Brewer 792 pp. / 2008; Stock #03471 $140 APICS member / $155 nonmember

Peter M. Senge 596 pp. / 1999; Stock #03774 $39 APICS member / $45 nonmember

Operations Strategy with APICS Special Edition Supplement

Nigel Slack, Michael Lewis, and APICS 2004; Stock #03286 $120 APICS member / $150 nonmember

APICS CPIM Strategic Management of Resources Series

Includes all of the SMR primary references and the Practice Questions booklet. Stock #09605 $428 APICS member / $535 nonmember

Project Management

A Managerial Approach

Sixth Edition Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel Jr. 666 pp. / 2006; Stock #03488 $98 APICS member / $115 nonmember

For detailed descriptions of the study resources and references or to order, visit apics.org/bookstore.

Additional References

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

Third Edition Project Management Institute Standards Committee 390 pp. / 2004; Stock #03364 $42 APICS member / $49 nonmember

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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Delve Deeper into the APICS CPIM Program

Additional Study Resources

APICS CPIM Practice Questions

Practice questions offer candidates an opportunity to check their readiness for APICS exams. Available on CD or as a printed booklet, each reference includes 60 questions, answer keys, and a list of text references for study. Note: These practice questions are also included in the APICS CPIM participant workbooks provided in APICS CPIM classes.

Basics of Supply Chain Management

APICS CPIM Participant Workbooks

The APICS CPIM Participant Workbooks are designed to enhance the participant's learning and understanding of the material through instructor-led workshops.

Basics of Supply Chain Management

Version 3.0--January 2009; Stock #09122V30

Master Planning of Resources

Version 3.2--January 2009; Stock #09124V32

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Booklet, Stock #09205V30 CD, Stock #09215V30

Master Planning of Resources

Version 3.2--January 2009; Stock #09126V32

Execution and Control of Operations

Booklet, Stock #09209V32 CD, Stock #09216V32

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Version 2.3--January 2009; Stock #09128V23

Strategic Management of Resources

Version 1.4--January 2009; Stock #09130V14

Price per Participant Workbook

Booklet, Stock #09211V32 CD, Stock #09217V32

Execution and Control of Operations

$85.00 APICS member /$125.00 nonmember

Booklet, Stock #09212V23 CD, Stock #09218V23

Strategic Management of Resources

Booklet, Stock #09213V14 CD, Stock #09219V14

Price per Booklet

To order the participant workbooks, visit apics.org/bookstore or contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777.

$19 APICS member / $28 nonmember

Price per CD

$20 APICS member / $30 nonmember

APICS CPIM Practice Question Series

Booklet Series, Stock #09210 $82 APICS member / $126 nonmember CD Series, Stock #09220 $88 APICS member / $135 nonmember

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

APICS Datachem Study Aids

These CDs provide keyword search functions, simulated tests, and technical explanations that accelerate learning of the topics covered in the CPIM exams.

Basics of Supply Chain Management

APICS Study Notes

Brian Willcox, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP The study notes are concise and detailed in an easy-to-understand conversational format.

Basics of Supply Chain Management

Stock #01625

Master Planning of Resources

Stock #09245V4

Master Planning of Resources

Stock #01626

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Stock #09246V4D

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Stock #01627

Execution and Control of Operations

Stock #09247V5

Execution and Control of Operations

Stock #01628

Strategic Management of Resources

Stock #09248V3B

Strategic Management of Resources

Stock #01629

Price per Module

Stock #09249V5

Price per Module

$117 APICS member / $129 nonmember

$33 APICS member / $50 nonmember

APICS MGI Home Study Courses

The MGI Management Institute These courses enable candidates to study for each APICS CPIM module at their own pace. Each participant's assignment receives review and comments from an assigned instructor by fax or mail.

Basics of Supply Chain Management

APICS Study Notes Series

Brian Willcox, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP Stock #09250 $147 APICS member / $225 nonmember

Stock #09321

Master Planning of Resources

Stock #09322

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Stock #09323

Execution and Control of Operations

Stock #09324

Strategic Management of Resources

Stock #09325

Price per Module

$300 APICS member / $375 nonmember

MGI Home Study Courses CPIM Series

The MGI Management Institute Stock #09320 $1,348 APICS member / $1,685 nonmember

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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APICS CSCP Study Resources

The APICS CSCP Learning System

This comprehensive professional development and exam preparation program consists of four print modules and Web-based study tools that reflects the entire APICS CSCP body of knowledge and provides you with a broad, encompassing view of global supply chain management. This easy-to-use system is self-directed but can be combined with an instructor-led course if you prefer a classroom setting.

Interactive Web-based Components

· Pretest to determine your strengths and weaknesses · 600 multiple-choice questions to reinforce concepts · Timed module-specific tests and timed posttest · Information Center that includes e-flashcards, complimentary exam content manual, and more.

The APICS CSCP Learning System

$895 APICS member / $1,195 nonmember Volume discounts are applied when two or more Learning Systems are purchased.

APICS CSCP Learning System Modules

· Supply Chain Management Fundamentals · Building Competitive Operations, Planning, and Logistics · Managing Customer and Supplier Relationships · Using Information Technology to Enable Supply Chain Management

APICS CSCP Learning System Components

Comprehensive Print Materials

To order the APICS CSCP Learning System, visit learncscp.com or call APICS CSCP Learning System Customer Support at (888) 266-9079.

· Four books with more than 800 pages of content · Progress check questions at the end of each section · Organized information from more than 150 references

Primary References

Introduction to Materials Management

Sixth Edition J.R. Tony Arnold, CFPIM, CIRM, Stephen N. Chapman, Ph.D., CFPIM, and Lloyd M. Clive, CFPIM 515 pp. / 2008; Stock #03813 $96 APICS member / $120 nonmember

Designing and Managing the Supply Chain

Concepts, Strategies, and Case Studies

Third Edition David Simchi-Levi, Philip Kaminsky, and Edith Simchi-Levi 498 pp. / 2008; Stock #03819 $107 APICS member / $112 nonmember

Introduction to e-Supply Chain Management

Engaging Technology to Build Market­Winning Business Partnerships

Customer Relationship Management

A Strategic Imperative in the World of e-Business

Stanley A. Brown 376 pp. / 2000; Stock #03930 $39 APICS member / $45 nonmember

David F. Ross, CFPIM 384 pp. / 2002; Stock #03925 $73 APICS member / $85 nonmember

For more information about additional APICS CSCP references or to order, visit apics.org/bookstore.

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

Exam Preparation Options

APICS provides you with flexible educational options that make it easier to pursue your certification while you're working, so you can increase your earning potential and advance your career.

Instructor-Led Learning

Get the one-on-one attention and intensity of instructor-led APICS courses. These courses are taught in communities across the United States and around the world.

Instructor-Assisted Online Courses

These APICS-endorsed courses enable you to interact with an instructor and are offered by institutions with years of experience teaching the APICS curricula. Fox Valley Technical College and Weber State University offer online APICS Certification Review Courses. Online APICS courses combine the flexibility of a distance learning format with the benefits of working with experienced instructors.

Self-Directed Learning

This study method gives you the freedom to access the courses whenever you need from wherever you are and the flexibility to study anytime and anywhere. The flexibility enables you to learn in your own personal style and at your own pace.

APICS Workshops

APICS-qualified instructors will lead you through interactive discussions, case studies, and strategic problem-solving exercises to help you review for your next certification exam.

Visit apics.org/cscp or apics.org/cpim for more information about the online APICS courses or to learn more about instructor-assisted and self-study options.

Get started on your APICS CSCP and CPIM designation.

Learn more 1 the programabout

Download the APICS CSCP brochure (stock #04036) and APICS CPIM brochure (stock #09058) at apics.org/certification or call APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 to order your copy today.

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Order your APICS CSCP * and APICS CPIM Exam Content Manual (ECM). It is your guide to what will be on the exam. APICS CSCP Learning System is a consolidated preparation method for the APICS CSCP exam. APICS CPIM offers preparation opportunities that will prepare you for the APICS CPIM exam.

*Receive a complimentary copy of the ECM with the Learning System purchase.

Download your exam registration bulletin. Visit apics.org/cscp or apics.org/cpim for more information. APICS now offers computer-based testing administered through Pearson VUE for the APICS CSCP and CPIM exams.

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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In-Demand Workshops

In this challenging global marketplace, APICS has introduced two workshops, the APICS Global Sourcing Workshop Series and the APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series. These workshops will equip you with the skills to improve efficiency, maximize customer satisfaction, and increase profitability.

The APICS Global Sourcing Workshop Series

The APICS Global Sourcing Workshop Series is tailored for participants to understand the key issues and complexities of purchasing activities in the international environment. It provides a comprehensive study of the critical tasks and challenges associated with sourcing and procurement internationally. The workshop enables you to gain information on the advantages and disadvantages of global sourcing. Discover how to select logistics partners, address supplier qualifications, and determine supply chain stability.

The APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series

The APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series is organized to enable you to approach and understand the lean transformation process systematically. Using scenarios from a fictitious company, Murphy's Toys, you will be tasked with finding lean solutions to a myriad of challenges. This method will provide you with the flexibility to immediately customize what you've learned and implement it at your own organization.

The APICS Global Sourcing Workshop Series and the APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series provide the tools you need to reduce lead times and exceed your customers' expectations. To find a class near you, visit apics.org/global or apics.org/lean.

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

Theory of Constraints: Concepts and Principles Workshop Series (TOC)

This workshop series is a comprehensive training tool that explores strategies for applying the theory of constraints to increase efficiency and achieve dramatic bottom-line improvement. · Constraints Management Overview · Critical Chain Project Management · Performance Measures · Production Management · Supply Chain Management · Thinking Processes

Inventory Control Workshop Series

The Inventory Control Workshop Series provides a comprehensive study of inventory control. There are five workshops in the series. · Basics of Inventory Management · Cycle Counting · Distribution Inventory Management · Material Requirements Planning and Bills of Material · Physical Inventory

Get Started Today. With APICS education, you will have the proven knowledge and organizational skills to strategically streamline operations. Move your career forward by taking advantage of APICS education and certification. Visit apics.org for more information.

"Being part of APICS for over twenty years has provided me with a foundation of knowledge and expertise that has allowed me to take on a wide variety of challenges and assignments ­ both as an executive and as a consulting principal. Such knowledge is the essential benefit of being part of a standards-setting, worldwide community of practice." Bob Beaird, CFPIM, CSCP Middlepath Consulting

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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Professional Education

APICS education provides operations management professionals with the proven knowledge and organizational skills to strategically streamline operations. Take advantage of APICS education to improve your professional profile in a competitive job market and economy.

Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management

The Fundamentals of Materials and Operations Management program offers an exciting classroom-based, instructor-led educational opportunity for people new to materials and operations management or people working in positions that interact with this field. Participants in the Fundamentals program are typically involved in one or more of the following areas: inventory control, planning, manufacturing control, and operations management. The four-module format of the Fundamentals course teaches basic concepts, techniques, and terminology of materials and operations management.

OMERIC COURSE Fundamentals of Materials Handling and Warehousing

Operations Management Education and Research Institute of Canada (OMERIC)

This course is designed for people working in the field of operations management who need to learn the basic concepts, techniques, and terminology of materials handling and warehousing activities in an organization.

Fundamentals Courseware Modules

· Fundamentals of Inventory Control · Fundamentals of Planning · Fundamentals of Manufacturing Control · Fundamentals of Operations Management For professionals aspiring to APICS certification, Fundamentals establishes a solid entry-level base of knowledge upon which to build. APICS Fundamentals are also available in French.

To find a class near your area, visit apics.org or contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777.

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

APICS Membership Your Most Valuable Resource

Whether you are just entering the operations management workforce, a seasoned practitioner, or an academician, APICS membership offers unique opportunities to advance, at any stage of your career.

APICS Professional Membership

North American professionals may access a wealth of education through online resources, local training and networking, award-winning publications, and product and service savings. Professionals seeking leading-edge solutions to increase their knowledge and advance their careers will benefit from APICS membership.

APICS Enterprise Professional Membership

APICS enterprise professional membership is a flexible, convenient, and cost-effective way to empower your employees with the knowledge to succeed in operations and supply chain management. APICS enterprise professional membership provides full benefits to five or more employees, whether at a single site or multiple locations. Your organization holds the membership, so you may transfer an individual membership to another employee at any time. And, the more enterprise members who join APICS, the more you save.

APICS Student Membership

APICS student members play an important role as future contributors and leaders to the operations management profession and the association. As a student member, APICS provides you with the industry publications, tools, resources, and connections that can enhance your knowledge and prepare you for career success.

APICS Academic Professional Membership

As an APICS academic professional member, you are an important link between the academic community and the profession. Academic professional members contribute to the expansion of the APICS body of knowledge; strengthen education, training, and resources in operations management; and provide guidance to students entering the workforce.

New! APICS e-Memberships Electronic access to member benefits

Do you live outside North America? The International Professional e-Membership was created to support the rapidly expanding global operations and supply chain management community. Recent grads, this is for you! The Young Professional e-Membership offers the opportunity to build a professional network and expand operations and supply chain management knowledge--at a price that's a perfect fit for a young professional's budget. Designed for organizations with 25 or more enterprise members, Enterprise Professional e-Membership enables companies to provide more employees with access to valuable APICS content, products, and services.

Join APICS Today! Sign up or receive more information on these membership options by visiting apics.org/membership or call APICS Customer Support.

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APICS Membership Benefits

Join the APICS community to gain exclusive access to the APICS body of knowledge through members-only resources, networking, and cost savings on APICS educational materials. Stay up to date on industry news, best practices, new technology, and emerging trends through these APICS member benefits.

Member Savings

APICS membership makes participating in educational events and earning your APICS certifications easier and more affordable through member savings. APICS members save up to 25 percent on APICS educational events, certification review courses, testing fees, and various other training aids.

APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge Framework (OMBOK)

Gain access to the body of knowledge that defines your operations management work. Understand the language, best practices, and techniques that help you succeed. APICS members receive a free electronic copy of the APICS OMBOK Framework by visiting apics.org/ombok.

Exclusive Industry Content

APICS Magazine

Get information on the latest systems, practices, and principles designed to improve organizational competitiveness and productivity. APICS magazine contains a new mix of digital and print content including: · Six issues of the print magazine during the year, with a greater, enhanced digital presence on the APICS Web site. · An enhanced digital version of the magazine online for more reliable and timely delivery to international members.

APICS Production and Inventory Management Journal (P&IMJ)

APICS relaunched the P&IMJ in 2009. The P&IMJ enables business leaders, students, and academicians to better understand and manage the ever-changing and complex interrelationships of designing and operating processes in manufacturing and service-oriented enterprises. The P&IM Journal is published by APICS in paper and electronic formats and is available to libraries and online sources, as well as all APICS members. Visit apics.org/pimj, for more information.

APICS Operations Management Now APICS Dictionary, Twelfth Edition

The APICS Dictionary is the standard for terms and definitions in the inventory and supply chain management field. The twelfth edition contains more than 4,000 essential terms, 500 of which are new. APICS members receive one complimentary copy at apics.org/freedictionary, or call APICS Customer Support to request a free copy of stock #01102. APICS Operations Management Now, a weekly e-column authored by APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, provides commentary on operations management news and draws readers' attention to the relevancy of the APICS body of knowledge. Visit apics.org/advocacy for information or to sign up to receive APICS Operations Management Now.

APICS e-News

Join more than 25,000 of your colleagues who subscribe to APICS e-News. This semimonthly, electronic newsletter delivers quick reading and hard-hitting articles on the hottest operations management topics. To subscribe, visit apics.org.

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

APICS Career Center

The APICS Career Center is the premier online resource that can help you find a new position in the field of operations and supply chain management. APICS members receive exclusive access to post résumés online, sign up for e-mail job alerts, receive discounted rates on job postings, and read relevant publications on topics such as interviewing techniques, résumés, and cover letter writing. Visit the APICS Career Center at apicscareercenter.org. Access your FREE download of MarketYourself: A Guide to Résumé Creation and Job Search for the Operations Management Professional ­ featuring tailored, expert advice for every stage of a job hunt.

Supply Chain Council SCORmark Benchmarking Access

SCC is the world's leading authority on supply chain methodology, diagnostics, and benchmarking based on the SCOR® standard. Its product offerings are a complement to APICS education and certification programs. APICS members worldwide receive · Member rates on SCC training classes and the SCOR Professional Certification. · Access to the acclaimed SCORmark benchmarking program. SCORmark benchmarks an organization's supply chain based on SCOR metrics and enables users to measure how it rates in relation to other organizations. · Member pricing at SCC events. · For more information, visit apics.org/scc.

APICS Social Networking Opportunities

Whether you want to engage with other APICS-educated professionals on the APICS Facebook page, connect to operations management professionals around the world through the APICS LinkedIn group or APICS Learning Communities, or check out the latest videos by APICS members or staff on YouTube--APICS has something online to offer you. Engage on Facebook. The APICS Facebook fan page enables our members to interact with each other in a dynamic, electronic social environment with relevant content, videos, and pictures. Show that you support APICS by becoming a fan at apics.org/facebook. Connect and Network on LinkedIn. View the APICS LinkedIn page to connect and network professionally with others in your field. Join the more than 5,500 members of the APICS LinkedIn group at apics.org/linkedin. See What's Happening on YouTube. View APICS-related videos or share videos you have from APICS events! Access the APICS YouTube page at apics.org/youtube.

"As a member of APICS, I have been able to gain the knowledge and networking necessary to successfully navigate my career. APICS involvement and certification also prove my expertise in operations management. The learning experience has been phenomenal and continues to this day ­ and I've made some lifelong friends with people I'd have never met otherwise!" Anthony Zampello, CPIM, CIRM, CSCP Zampello and Associates

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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Online Events

APICS Online Events

APICS online events provide convenient access to dynamic information and education through APICS Webinars, APICS Extra Live, APICS Connection Live, and Vendor Webcasts. Educate an entire group of employees or colleagues without the cost of travel or bringing educators on site.

APICS Webinars

APICS Webinars are convenient, online education from the profession's top educators. Offered live and on demand, APICS Webinars help the operations management field stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices.

APICS Vendor Webcasts APICS Extra Live

APICS Extra Live is an APICS online event that delves deeper into content from APICS magazine. Magazine authors discuss recent articles, offer additional insights, and respond to participants' questions. For more information, visit apics.org/extra. Find out about products and services from the companies who provide them. APICS Vendor Webcasts are complimentary for everyone.

APICS Connection Live

Interact with APICS leadership, find out about upcoming APICS initiatives, and have your questions answered. Available to APICS members.

A selection of APICS Webinars is available on demand and free of charge to members at apics.org/webinars.

"Attending the APICS 2008 International Conference was a very motivating experience for which I am very grateful. I learned a lot about APICS' education, certification programs, volunteer opportunities, and the members and volunteers that make it all possible." Stephanie Beron Student, University of Indianapolis

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For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

Conference

GL BAL ABILITY

Enhancing Marketability, Capability, and Global Ability

2009 APICS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & EXPO

OCTOBER 4 6 | TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

2009 APICS International Conference & Expo

October 4-6, 2009 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Metro Toronto Convention Centre Register at apicsconference.org

The 2009 APICS International Conference & Expo is an event that will prepare you to compete, excel, and grow professionally in the global economy. The 2009 Learning Paths delve into a wide array of subject areas integral to success in the operations management field, including: · Global Supply Chain · Demand Management, Forecasting, and S&OP · Lean · Basics of Operations Management · Professional Advancement · Special-Interest Topics APICS members save $250 on registration. APICS certification designees earn 24 professional development points toward their certification maintenance.

APICS Live Learning Center

Reinforce the best practices, tools, and techniques learned at the APICS International Conference & Expo by accessing the APICS Live Learning Center--an online resource filled with relevant content, presenter PowerPoints and handouts, and MP3s synced to presentations. All content is free for conference attendees. Educational session PowerPoint presentations are free for APICS members. Learn more at softconference.com/apics.

APICS 2009 General Session Speaker Enhance Your Marketability with Business Thought Leader and Best-Selling Author Jason Jennings Jason Jennings has invested 20 years founding and leading successful businesses and consulting to a variety of companies - teaching them how to achieve their full economic potential. Jennings will share insights he gained while writing numerous books, including It's Not The Big That Eat The Small--It's The Fast That Eat The Slow, Less Is More Think BIG--Act Small, and Hit The Ground Running--A Manual For New Leaders.

For more information, contact APICS Customer Support at (800) 444-2742 or (773) 867-1777 or visit apics.org.

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APICS The Association for Operations Management

APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, serving nearly 40,000 members globally. APICS education and certification programs are recognized worldwide as the standard of professional competence in production and inventory management, operations management, and supply chain management. Join APICS to access local APICS chapters, networking opportunities, exclusive research reports, publications, and educational programs and products that create avenues for increased professional development and career growth, helping you meet the fast-changing demands of the workplace. Join now at apics.org/join.

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