SOURCE: APICS The Association for Operations Management

APICS The Association for Operations Management

June 22, 2009 10:48 ET

APICS and IOM -- Leading Operations Management Organizations in the US and the UK -- Announce Exclusive Education Partnership

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - APICS announced today a new alliance with the Institute of Operations Management (IOM) in the United Kingdom. IOM, the UK's largest operations management institute, will be the sole non-profit organization representing APICS in Great Britain. This new partnership will expand APICS' presence in the UK and enable increased distribution of APICS' world-renowned education, certification, and membership programs to operations management and supply chain management professionals in the region.

"We are pleased to have IOM as an exclusive non-profit association partner," said APICS Chief Executive Officer Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. "This collaboration creates opportunities for knowledge sharing that will benefit the profession worldwide."

"It is exciting to be able to offer APICS certification and membership programs to the nearly 19,000 members of IOM and its sister organization, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport," said Leonie Edwards, Manager of IOM. "APICS programs, including the well respected Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) designations, enable IOM to provide more comprehensive resources to local professionals and bring an international perspective to our programming."

IOM's members will have the opportunity to become members of APICS and participate in international networking forums. APICS members worldwide will benefit from access to IOM events and courses.

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. For more information about APICS, visit

About The Institute of Operations Management

The Institute of Operations Management (IOM) is the principal UK professional society for operations management in the manufacturing arena, service industries and the public sector. IOM recently became a membership body within The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) -- CILT(UK) -- bringing UK supply chain and operations professionals together to increase knowledge sharing, learning opportunities and professional excellence. For more information about IOM, visit or for information about CILT, visit

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