APICS, the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management professionals, gives insight into professional development based off their membership of more than 41,000 supply chain professionals.
In the last five years APICS has grown by 23 percent, in 2014 the association expanded by more than 7,800 members. The growth from 2014 can be attributed to APICS’s continued expansion, a positive business environment and continued investment in employees’ professional development by corporations.
Other findings for 2014 show that APICS certified more than 4000 supply chain professionals. There are now 102,819 individuals who have earned the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management designation and 17,687 who have earned the APICS CSCP designation. APICS certifications are respected by employers and are tied to professional success and higher salaries.*
“We want to give our members every opportunity to improve and excel in their professions,” said Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CAE, CPA, APICS Chief Executive Officer. “With resources, certifications, and education programs, we are collaborating with the industry to better the future of supply chain.”
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