ASCM The Association for Operations Management

ASCM 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 ASCM Forum

Since 1976, the Albany Capital District ASCM Forum 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.



Albany Capital District ASCM Forum Scholarship Application Announcement

Once again, the Albany Capital District ASCM Forum will be awarding a $1,000.00 scholarship, to be presented at its annual awards dinner the evening of Wednesday, May 12, 2021. Beginning in 2009, scholarship eligibility was expanded to include the general public.

To be eligible for the scholarship program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. The applicant must be a resident of the Capital District or attend a university within the Capital District.

2. The applicant must be a high school senior graduating in 2021 or a current full-time college student.

3. The applicant must be accepted at or currently enrolled in an accredited two or four year college or university.

Completed applications must be returned with a postmark of no later than April 16, 2021 to:


PO Box 1211

Clifton Park, NY 12065-9032

To download an application, visit Scholarship. For questions or additional information, please contact Ken Stuff at kstuff@apicsalbany.org.p>


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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.


April 2021 PDM

With the continued restrictions on meeting in person due to COVID-19, we are sharing some virtual PDMs being provided by chapters in neighboring states.


Project Management

*** VIRTUAL ***

Tuesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:45 PM


Olivia Atkin and John Sawyer

PDM provided by APICS Massachusetts Minuteman Chapter

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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.