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

At APICS, we know that there’s more to supply chain than management, more to performance than process and more to people than position descriptions.

The world of supply chain management never stops advancing—and neither should supply chain professionals or their organizations. Wrapping the world, supply chains both enable and inspire human and economic possibility. However, to reach their potential they require savvy operators, supervisors and leaders with the necessary knowledge and know-how.

APICS fills this gap. We’re known for our ability to develop supply chain talent and elevate  end-to-end supply chain performance. Nobody does this better than we do. From education and certification to benchmarking and best practices, APICS sets the industry standard.

We are essential partners in transforming the way people do business, drive growth, and reach global customers.It’s complex and it’s simple. We develop people, people improve supply chains, supply chains improve companies and the whole world economy benefits. Together with our members, partners and customers, we are united in our commitment to global supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience—achieved one person and one supply chain at a time.  

APICS Headquarters is centrally located in Chicago, IL.

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

APICS Vision Statement

APICS—the world’s leading community for end-to-end supply chain excellence.

APICS Mission

Fostering the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through a body of knowledge, innovative research, systems, and methods to create value for customers, members, and organizations.


APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience.

The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD); and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference-Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard.

With more than 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers.

 APICS provides a broad range of educational opportunities including:

  • APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation
  • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation
  • APICS Certifed in Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics (CLTD) designation
  • APICS Customer-Focused Supply Chain Management course
  • APICS Principles of Operations Management course
  • Lean Enterprise Workshop Series
  • Global Sourcing Workshop Series
  • Introduction to Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP)
  • Theory of Constraints: Concepts and Principles Workshop Series
  • Instructor Development Program


 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)