About Our Chapter

APICS Oklahoma City Chapter

Our chapter was founded in October of 1968 as a volunteer-managed, not-for-profit small business.  We were the 86th chapter to affiliate with APICS corporate headquarters which, at the time, was out of Alexandria, VA (now Chicago, IL since 2008).  We celebrated  our 50th anniversary in 2018, and if you missed it, check out the photo gallery.  We look forward to seeing you at future events.

APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management and the leading provider of research, education, and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation, and resilience.  Our chapter is the channel partner for delivery of APICS education and training programs in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.  We also offer networking opportunities for supply chain and operations management professionals through our classes, dinner meetings, and plant tours. 

Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and a worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.  APICS educational classes are available at the local, regional, and national levels.

Since 1973, APICS has offered the internationally recognized Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program.  The APICS CPIM certification is a standard by which companies gauge individual knowledge and understanding of the production and inventory control concepts and methods.  APICS awarded the 100,00th CPIM certificate in September 2013.

In 1991, the APICS Certification in Resource Management (CIRM) program entered the marketplace.  Although the APICS CIRM program is no longer offered, there are thousands of certified professionals with the designation.

Since its launch in 2005, the APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation has been earned by more than 20,000 professionals in 80 countries.  The APICS CSCP learning system is the most widely recognized educational program for operations and supply chain management professionals around the globe.

In July of 2016, APICS launched the APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution.  The CLTD learning system was developed by the same company which produces the CSCP learning system.  Our chapter will begin study groups late summer 2016 to prepare an initial cadre of candidates for the CLTD exam which is offered beginning in October 2016.  We will have instructor-led classes beginning in January 2017 once we have certified instructors.

APICS has earned the respect and reliance of nearly 47,000 individual and corporate members as the primary source for supply chain management education products and services.  At the APICS 2018 Conference, the change to APICS membership was announced. 

On January 22, 2019, the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) became the new membership side of what we've known as APICS.  APICS will continue as the learning and development part of the ASCM network.  For more information about ASCM and APICS, contact APICS Customer Service at (800) 444-2742. 

Please send questions or comments regarding the APICS Oklahoma City Chapter to: [email protected] or call (405) 823-0525.