About Us


APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 45,000 members and more than 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org.

  • APICS is an international, not-for-profit educational society for resource management serving the manufacturing and materials management sectors since 1957.

  • Educational programs, publications and certification programs that advance organizational success in a changing, competitive marketplace 

  • A source of solutions and support for members through local chapters, participation in the international conference and exhibition, plus national publications.

Vision and mission

Vision Statement
To inspire individuals and organizations in the Central Arkansas Community toward life-long learning and to enhance individual and organization success.

Mission Statement
To provide quality educational opportunities in resource management and to promote life-long professional education to the Central Arkansas Community.