SOURCE: APICS

August 09, 2007 15:59 ET

APICS Announces Corporate Headquarters Move in 2008

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - August 9, 2007) - APICS, the Association for Operations Management, announced today that the association's corporate headquarters will move from Alexandria, VA, to Chicago, IL, in 2008. APICS is the global leader in providing training and education for supply chain and operations management professionals across all segments of manufacturing, service, retail, and wholesale industries. 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.

"Moving to Chicago will enable APICS to fulfill several important goals for the organization's headquarters including a central location, a competitive cost of living for APICS employees, and a more efficient utilization of space," stated Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, Executive Director and COO of APICS.

Chicago's labor force boasts a large population of operations management and association professionals representing a talent pool uniquely suited to meet the needs of APICS members. Finally, operating costs in Chicago will be lower for the association.

"APICS is thrilled to join Chicago's thriving association marketplace," said Joseph F. Shedlawski, CPIM, President, and Chair of APICS' Board of Directors. "Chicago is a globally attractive location for APICS headquarters, and the association will be easily accessible to members and chapters. Additionally, Chicago's solid association and operations management communities offer myriad opportunities to expand the APICS workforce."

APICS is dedicated to providing its membership of more than 43,000 individuals from 20,000 companies worldwide, with the same high level of customer service that they have always experienced. A team of professionals has been engaged to assist the association and its employees with relocation activities and facilitate a seamless transition. Additionally, APICS will ensure that the extensive knowledge that exists within the APICS professional staff is retained. The association is working to address the needs of each team member and is exploring flexible work environments to ensure that the organization continues to build upon its rich history.

About 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. Visit APICS online at www.apics.org.

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