About APICS Fox River West Suburban Chicago Chapter
The Fox River Chapter of APICS has been serving the west and southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1977.
We are a Platinum Certified APICS Chapter.
Our dinner meetings typically take place in the Geneva / Batavia and the Naperville / Aurora
areas. Plant tours can take place anywhere in the Greater Chicagoland area.
Professional Development Meetings usually occur on the 3rd Wednesday of the
month for September through November and January through May. For any additional
information please contact one of our board members.
APICS - The Association for Operations Management
APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader
and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management,
including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management,
purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have
relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized
certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of
accomplished industry professionals. The APICS Headquarters are centrally located in
To learn more about the APICS community, visit www.apics.org.
APICS Value Proposition
- The knowledge gained through APICS enables productivity
improvement in the workplace and the achievement of competitive
advantage in the marketplace.
- Leading to enhanced self-confidence, job security, career
advancement, and financial security.
- Instilling confidence in employers that their employees are
better prepared, more knowledgeable, more capable, more productive,
and able to contribute to a successful bottom line.
- Instilling confidence in individuals that they are contributing
to organizational success.
- Resulting in individuals experiencing a sense of accomplishment,
pride, and peace of mind.
APICS Body of Knowledge
APICS, the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge
in operations management, provides comprehensive education and training
programs that significantly improve an individual’s understanding of
operations management practices, strategies, and concepts. The APICS
body of knowledge consists of education, research, and standards
developed by leading practitioners and academicians. Through regular
expansion and refinement, the APICS body of knowledge offers the most
expert, current, and relevant education to the growing operations
Individuals seeking leading-edge solutions to increase their knowledge
and advance their careers and organizations interested in building a
skilled, innovative, and productive workforce will benefit from APICS
education—the standard for excellence in operations management.
Through the APICS body of knowledge, individuals
- Sharpen their skills and command of operations management by
taking advantage of hands-on interactive training through APICS
national workshops, online classes, Webinars, and local chapter
certification review courses and workshops.
- Validate their knowledge and skill set in the field of
supply chain and operations management through internationally recognized
certification programs, APICS Certified in Production and Inventory
Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).
Education leading to certification is delivered
using APICS’ proprietary courseware and time-tested study materials,
including the APICS Dictionary, the global standard for terms and
definitions used in the field.
- Gain insight and share experiences with peers and industry
experts, locally and worldwide, through daily online-community
discussions, monthly chapter meetings, workshops, and the annual
APICS International Conference and Exposition.
- Keep abreast of industry developments through the award-winning
APICS Magazine, local chapter newsletters, APICS e-News, and
exclusive online resources such as news feeds, white papers,
educational offerings, career listings, and virtual community
Through the APICS body of knowledge, employers
- Train their employees to be better prepared, more knowledgeable,
more capable, more productive, and able to contribute to a
successful bottom line.
- Validate their employees’ operations management knowledge
through support of APICS certification.
- Encourage and support their employees’ participation in APICS to
enhance their leadership skills and professional network, which
leads to greater self-confidence and improved productivity.