Supply Chain and Operations Management Professionals Gear Up for APICS 2013 Conference in Orlando

Supply Chain and Operations Management Professionals Gear Up for APICS 2013 
Conference in Orlando 
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 09/27/13 --  Supply chain and
operations management professionals from around the world will
convene September 29-October 1 at one of the industry's largest
events, the APICS 2013 annual conference in Orlando. 
APICS 2013 brings together attendees from more than 40 countries to
gain relevant education, industry best practices, and thought
leadership. It is hosted by APICS and the APICS Foundation. APICS is
the world's leading association for supply chain and operations
management and the APICS Foundation is its research and innovation
"Supply chain and operations management professionals are expected to
achieve maximum productivity," said Robin Russell, CFPIM, CSCP,
president of the APICS Foundation and professor at Virginia Tech. "To
be successful, they need to understand how to leverage their
customers as strategic assets, and APICS 2013 will provide the
thought leadership to ensure they achieve their goals." 
Thought leaders Jeremy Gutsche, founder of, and Tom
Rath, bestselling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0 and Strengths-Based
Leadership, will present about innovation and leadership.  
With an emphasis on quality education sessions, the conference offers
eight learning paths: business analytics; collaboration; innovation
and advancement; operational efficiency; professional development;
responsiveness; risk and resiliency; and sustainability. Speakers
include senior professionals, educators and consultants from some of
the world's most respected colleges and universities and
organizations such as Intel, Philips and Coca-Cola.  
APICS 2013 attendees will see best practices in action, at onsite
plant tours including Orlando International Airport, FedEx Ground,
Mitsubishi Power Systems, Darden, Lockheed Martin, Mercury Marine and
Nautique boats.  
Other noteworthy events include the International Student Case
Competition powered by the Fresh Connection, where teams will
collaborate in a virtual supply chain environment; APICS Student
Career Fair, where students have access to job recruiters and
interviews with companies that are hiring; and the APICS World Cafe,
where participants can discover more about the benefits and
challenges of diversity initiatives. In addition, the APICS Expo
features more than 40 leading organizations. The conference is
sponsored by Oracle and PwC.  
"From big data to developing better collaborative relationships,
APICS 2013 attendees will learn cutting-edge approaches to creating
more sustainable, resilient, strategic, and value-driven supply
chains," said APICS Chief Executive Officer Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA,
Follow @Tweet_APICS and the hashtag #APICS2013 to keep up on the
latest conference news. A community for APICS 2013 conference
attendees is online at  
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and
operations management and the premier provider of research, education
and certification programs that elevate 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. To learn more about APICS, visit  
The APICS Foundation advances supply chain and operations management
and innovation through research, educational programs and curriculum
development. Business leaders, academia and global enterprises gain
valuable insights, information and actionable data through the
foundation's unrivaled supply chain network and resources. For more
information, visit 
Jane Pearson
APICS Director, Global Communications
Phone 773-867-1835 
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