About APICS

Fox River Chapter

The APICS Fox River (West Suburban Chicago) Chapter has been serving the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1977.  We are a Platinum Certified APICS Chapter.

Our dinner meetings typically take place in the Geneva / Batavia and the Naperville / Aurora areas.

Plant tours can take place anywhere in the Greater Chicagoland area including Chicago, Elgin, Aurora, Schaumburg, Joliet, and DeKalb.

Professional Development Meetings usually occur on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for September through November and January through May.

Networking events take place in December and June.  For any additional information please contact one of our board members.

Our Mission

The mission of the Fox River Chapter is to support our customers by providing professional development opportunities through effective application of the APICS body of knowledge in operations and supply chain management.

Our Vision

The Fox River Chapter of APICS is dedicated to delivery of high quality education programs in operations and supply chain management to our customers.

Chapter Goals

Develop an enhanced image and expanded awareness of APICS, directed toward the business community, academia, and local government.

Improve APICS image through educational programs, plans, and events that meet the needs of our customers.

Adequately maintain Chapter finances to support activities and programs.

 

APICS Overview

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience.

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard.

With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

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 Headquarters is centrally located in Chicago, IL.

To learn more about the APICS community, visit www.apics.org.

APICS Mission

APICS builds and validates knowledge in supply chain and operations management. We enable our community of members, affiliates, and customers to lead in the global marketplace.

About APICS

APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in supply chain and operations management, including production, inventory, 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 recognizes the contributions supply chain and operations management professionals make to their employers and the global economy and has developed a comprehensive suite of educational resources, including:

  • education, training, industry publications and research, and world-renowned certification programs
  • opportunities for career development, networking, and best practice sharing
  • local and global membership and affiliation opportunities worldwide

Today, APICS membership has grown to nearly 40,000 members and countless professionals who rely on the opportunities for career development and networking APICS provides.

In 2011, APICS has members in more than 200 countries around the world.

The APICS Dictionary is in its thirteenth edition and has become the standard of the industry for terms and definitions.

APICS provides a broad range of educational opportunities including:

  • APICS CPIM designation
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation
  • APICS Customer-Focused Supply Chain Management course
  • APICS Principles of Operations Management course
  • Instructor Development Program
  • Lean Enterprise Workshop Series
  • Global Sourcing Workshop Series
  • Introduction to Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
  • Theory of Constraints: Concepts and Principles Workshop Series.

APICS expands its offerings to include both printed and online publications:

  • APICS magazine
  • APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework
  • APICS Dictionary
  • APICS Operations Management Now
  • APICS Extra
  • APICS eNews
  • APICS Connection
  • APICS Production and Inventory Management (P&IM) Journal (Archived)