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Verbatim: APICS chapter honors Ivy Tech

Statement issued Wednesday:

INDIANAPOLIS – The Association for Operations Management (APICS) has named Ivy Tech Community College for its prestigious Partner of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to the APICS Central Indiana Chapter. The award recognizes Ivy Tech for its close working relationship in providing a broad course selection to students seeking certifications in manufacturing and service industries across the entire supply chain.

In presenting the award to Ivy Tech, Central Indiana Chapter President Jim Malone said, “In today’s competitive job market, credentials help differentiate job candidates from other potential employees. When students invest in their futures by earning the APICS Certified Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation, it signifies an important career choice that provides an edge over the competition.”

Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder noted, “APICS certification courses are offered throughout the state to conveniently provide students with training specific to their career interests and job opportunities. This partnership with APICS helps students achieve their goals, establish careers and contribute to the overall economic advancement of their lives and communities.”

APICS, The Association for Operations Management, is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 70,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, APICS is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.

APICS is an international organization offering a full range of programs and materials on the latest business management concepts and techniques. The materials, developed under the direction of management experts, are available at the local, regional, and national levels.

Since 1957, APICS members have been at the forefront of such management and manufacturing achievements as the widespread use of material requirements planning (MRP) in the workplace and the introduction of dynamic philosophies that effect all areas of manufacturing management.

APICS’ internationally recognized certification in production and inventory management (CPIM) program is a standard by which companies gauge individual knowledge and understanding of the production and inventory control concepts and methods. APICS administers more than 60,000 CPIM exams around the world annually.

Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential is an internationally recognized certification for supply chain excellence.

The CSCP provides a solid foundation to professionals and managers working in supply chain related fields. In contrast with the CPIM, which is focused inside a firm providing depth within specific topics primarily in manufacturing environments, the CSCP extends beyond the firm providing breadth across many topics including Supplier, and Customer, Relationship Management.

APICS is recognized globally as:

• The source of knowledge and expertise for manufacturing and service industries across the entire supply chain in such areas as materials management, information services, purchasing and quality.

• The leading provider of high-quality, cutting-edge educational programs that advance organizational success in a changing, competitive marketplace

• A successful developer of two internationally recognized certification programs, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

• A distribution center for hundreds of business management publications and educational materials

• A source of solutions, support, and networking local chapters, workshops, symposia, and the annual APICS International Conference and Exposition.

Founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS has since expanded its focus to include a full range of programs and materials on individual and organizational education, standards of excellence, and integrated resource management. To reflect this new direction, they are now known as APICS—The Association for Operations Management.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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