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 Buffalo Chapter - TThe Buffalo chapter, which has more than 150 regular and student members representing more than 75 firms and three higher education schools meet every month from September through May. Our mission is "To Meet the Resource Management Needs of Western New York Organizations."

We do this by offering many opportunities to expand your professional knowledge, education, and networking possibilities. This is often in the form of classes, seminars and tours and Professional Development Meetings.

These Professional Development Meetings are moderately priced begin with networking opportunity time, meal, announcements, followed by presentations on production and inventory control topics by a knowledgeable speaker.

We also conduct plant tours, workshops, and periodic seminars. Our educational offerings encompass all the modules required for CPIM and CSCP certification as well as courses in specific areas such as inventory accuracy and bills of materials. Our instructors are both professional and certified to teach these courses.

We encourage and invite you to take part in the many events that the Buffalo Chapter has to offer. For additional information, contact the appropriate Board Member

Current Education Offerings:

  • CPIM - Certified in Production and Inventory Mangement

  • CSCP - Certified Supply Chain Professional

  • CLTD - Certified in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution

  • 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.