APICS The Association for Operations Management

APICS The Association for Operations Management is the premier source of the body of knowledge in Operations Management, including Manufacturing, Production, Inventory Management, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Purchasing, Logistics, and Lean Enterprise. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, certifications, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

Albany/Capital District APICS

Since 1976, the Albany/Capital District Chapter has been serving the region, sponsoring monthly professional development meetings, featuring guest speakers and company tours. Additionally, the Chapter provides training for two internationally recognized certifications (CPIM - Certified in Production and Inventory Management, CSCP – Certified Supply Chain Professional) and the APICS body of knowledge.



ASCM North American Chapter Announcement

ASCM has adapted its North American chapter structure to meet the changing needs of its members. Supply chain professionals learn and engage differently today. These changes will enable ASCM and its partners to deliver superior experiences for members and customers that are aligned with our rapidly shifting business environment.

As part of the new program, which begins January 1, 2021, the Albany Capital District Chapter will be transitioning to an ASCM Forum. As an ASCM Forum, we are creating a supportive local community for supply chain professionals, to connect with friends, peers and mentors; learn new skills; and create a better world through supply chain across the span of their careers. Should you have training or CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD certification needs, we will work with you and our ASCM Chapter partners or ASCM directly to fulfill your needs.

Between now and January 1, 2021, you will continue to enjoy the benefits of affiliation with us and ASCM. We appreciate your understanding during the transition.


The APICS Albany Capital District Chapter has achieved the APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) Platinum recognition level.


Chapter management excellence is an integral component to enhancing the member experience. Successful APICS chapters provide their members with opportunities for stellar education, career development, and networking.

The APICS Chapter Benchmarking and Reporting (CBAR) program recognizes chapters that have exceeded minimum standards and exemplify excellence in overall chapter management. We are proud to announce the APICS Albany Capital District Chapter received the 2020 CBAR Platinum Award designation, an admirable accomplishment for an APICS chapter.

As a member of an APICS Platinum Award Winning Chapter, the CBAR designation signifies commitment to providing an exceptional membership experience.


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Professional Development Meetings

Professional Development Meetings are normally held 5pm-8pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month from September – June. We strive to keep events central within the area, choose interesting tours and speakers, and select from the finer area restaurants.


December 2020 PDM

*** VIRTUAL ***

Wednesday, December 9th


Gerardo Caballero, CPIM

Albany Medical Centers response to COVID-19


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Educational Offerings

NEW Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)

Become a recognized expert in the logistics, transportation and distribution fields. Certification demonstrates in-depth knowledge of a broad range of topics to set you apart from your colleagues — proving your high level of knowledge and skills. You'll be a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s global economy. Click here for further details on CLTD.

Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)

Since 1973, the CPIM program has educated more than 90,000 manufacturing professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement. Click here for further details on CPIM.

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

The CSCP designation is for professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge and expertise in the field of supply chain management. CSCP will help you advance your career while giving you the foundation to improve your company's competitive position and profitability. Click here for further details on CSCP.

APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series

As more organizations decide to go lean, demand is escalating for a skilled team and system-wide approach for developing and implementing lean project plans. This course is designed to equip you with the broad knowledge and tools to map the transformation for developing a lean culture at your organization. Click here for further details on Lean Workshop.