Why APICS?

  1. We set the industry standard
  2. Our certifications are considered the gold standard in our industry because they are:

    • Supported by rigorous, high-stakes, psychometrically validated exams
    • Feature practitioner-based study materials that are annually reviewed and updated
    • Preferred by employers: “APICS designation preferred” is a common requirement
    • Known to increase earning potential: APICS designees earn 14 to 21% more than their colleagues without certification
  3. We are everywhere your supply chain operates.
  4. We offer an unrivaled global network.

    • Largest affiliated community of any supply chain organization
    • Active, engaged membership of more than 37,000
    • Locally available with more than 250 partners around the globe, in 50 countries, with members in over 100 countries
    • Ability to deliver training and testing wherever it’s required
  5. We offer unmatched expertise.
  6. We have access to an unequaled depth and breadth of supply chain and operations management knowledge.

    • Update, validate and maintain the profession’s body of knowledge
    • Knowledge is powered by the largest global network of members, partners, instructors and volunteer subject matter experts
    • Content covers the broadest range of topics in supply chain management
  7. We are a proven partner
  8. We develop globally recognized courseware that is highly valued by individuals and employers.

    • Designed to suit all career levels
      • Principles of Operations Management course for foundational learning
      • Certification courses to prepare for exams that lead to designations
      • Topic-specific content for anyone interested in honing expertise
    • Positively impact participants’ careers
      • Certification designees have higher average salaries than their peers
      • They are sought after by employers
    • Positively impact companies’ supply chains
      • Companies that embrace APICS education have improved supply chain performance
  9. We are committed to ongoing innovation.
  10. We facilitate a culture of progress with the purpose of advancing supply chain excellence.

    • We are engaged in continuous collaboration with practitioners, academics and corporations.
    • We use our insight and innovation to elevate the global supply chain community through strategic thought leadership distributed via a variety of channels.