About Us


    APICS 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 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 in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM)
    • 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, we are now known as APICS, formerly The Association for Operations Management.


    APICS St. Louis -  Education.  Certification.  Innovation.

    Established in 1959, APICS St. Louis is one of the largest and most active chapters in the country.  Recognized annually as a Platinum Level Chapter, APICS St. Louis is committed to serving our members and our community in a variety of ways including:

    • Monthly Professional Development Events (September through May) where members can network with like-minded professionals and learn current best practices from industry experts.
    • Certification classes to help you achieve the prestigious CPIM and CSCP credentials.
    • Workshops and seminars to further enrich your professional knowledge.
    • News on career opportunities from the area’s leading firms.


    Sign up today to enhance your professional skills and meet the area’s leading professionals.