About Us

What is the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM)?

ASCM is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively impact their bottom lines.

What is APICS?  

APICS is the industry leader in supply chain certification, training and networking. For more than 60 years, APICS has provided world-class supply chain training and certification to foster supply chain talent and improve end-to-end performance. Now under the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), APICS certifications—Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)—continue to set the industry standard.Our name and logo leverage the strong brand and reputation we’ve built since we were founded in 1957 (as the American Production and Inventory Control Society).Protect our name and logo. The APICS name and logo are registered U.S. trademarks. Requests to use the APICS corporate logo must be submitted to [email protected] with a mock-up of the piece 30 days prior to proposed use.

APICS Vision Statement

APICS—the world’s leading community for end-to-end supply chain excellence.

APICS Mission
Fostering the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through a body of knowledge, innovative research, systems, and methods to create value for customers, members, and organizations.

APICS Greater North New Jersey Chapter - To be the premier provider of supply chain education (including inventory, materials, production and operations management) to Greater North New Jersey's industries and individuals.


We offer APICS Education Certification & Classes, Leadership and Professional Development in the Greater North Jersey area.

We hold our Professional Development Meetings from September to June. Our meetings and events include a variety of activies such as: company visits, plant tours, seminars, career panels, and joint meetings with other professional societies. 

We also help you become an APICS instructor if you would like to develop expertise in the field by joining our APICS Instructor Development Program.

Check the website  UPCOMING EVENTS for the actual dates, locations, and event details.

Current Education Offerings:
CPIM - Certified in Production and Inventory Mangement
CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional
CLTD - Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution
TTT - Train the Trainer
LDI - Learning Dynamics for Instructors
AIS - Applied Instructor Skills
Seminars - We schedule several seminars a year on topics requested by our members

For additional information, please contact one of our Board of  Director members.