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APICS Foundation Update Great Lakes District Meeting. May 18 , 2013. The Case for the APICS Foundation. Today, APICS is a perceived as a strong standards organization, but stakeholders want to see APICS take more a of a supply chain thought leadership role.

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    1. APICS Foundation Update Great Lakes District Meeting May 18 , 2013

    2. The Case for the APICS Foundation • Today, APICS is a perceived as a strong standards organization, but stakeholders want to see APICS take more a of a supply chain thought leadership role. • By providing thought leadership, APICS will also be more effective in elevating the profession. • The Foundation provides APICS with the means to enhance the brand and create opportunity for the market to see APICS as a source of innovation.

    3. The Case for the APICS Foundation • In addition, the Foundation facilitates APICS ability to better connect with the academic community by: • working in concert with academia • engaging in major academic research • connecting academics to a worldwide network of practitioners

    4. Effective January 1, 2013, the Foundation became a part of the APICS corporate structure. The Foundation budget and leaders are approved by the APICS Board. The Foundation will continue to be a maintain its separate 501(c) 3 status. APICS will support the Foundation by providing staff resources for its programs and services. APICS Foundation Integration

    5. APICS programs aligned with the Foundation’s mission will be transferred to the Foundation. These include: Educational conferences Education courseware not related to certification Research and reference publications Industry and practitioner research Academic programs such as case competitions, students’ programs, etc. Key Foundation Responsibilities

    6. APICS Foundation Board • Chair: Roberta Russell, PhD, CFPIM, CSCP • Vice-Chair: Robert Vokurka, PhD, CFPIM, CSCP • Treasurer: Nicholas Little • Secretary: Karl Klaesius, CPIM, C.P.M. • William B. Lee, PhD. • Eric Shaudt, CPIM, C.P.M. • Gustavo Marco Antonio Ugarte Irizarri, PhD, CSCP, CPIM • Johnny Rungtusanatham, PhD • Paul Pittman, CSCP, CPIM, CFPIM • Robert Trent, PhD • Shari Ruelas, CPIM, CSCP • Stan Kramer

    7. Committee Structure • Research Steering Committee • Knowledge Distribution Committee • Academic Committee • Funding and Development Committee • Rules and Procedures Committee A call for chairs and members is currently underway. If you are interested in applying for a position, go to http://apics.org/foundation.

    8. APICS and Michigan State University in Partnership SCM: Beyond the Horizon • Firms and the supply chains they operate are becoming more dynamic and turbulent.  • In response, firms are seeking to transform their strategies to create and maintain competitive advantages in this new world.  • Creating a strategic supply chain requires a new approach to working with their supply chains – an approach that is both integrative and agile.  

    9. APICS and Michigan State University in Partnership SCM: Beyond the Horizon • This two-year study will explore how firms are trying to convert their supply chains from being strategically decoupled, price-driven to strategically coupled, value-driven. • Focus will be on the business model rather than strategy since this defines the firm’s methods for doing business. 

    10. APICS and Michigan State University in Partnership SCM: Beyond the Horizons Key Questions: • What makes a supply chain strategic? • What specific traits are associated with a strategic supply chain? • What is the impact on performance of having a strategic supply chain (relative to a tactical supply chain)? • What measures and metrics have been developed that are particularly relevant to strategic supply chains? • How do the various supply chain capabilities affect the ability of the firm to achieve its strategic outcomes? • What factors either inhibit or facilitate the transformation of a supply chain from being tactical to being strategic?

    11. APICS and Michigan State University in Partnership SCM: Beyond the Horizons Topics and trends to be examined: • Non-traditional supply chains • Sustainability • Innovation • The move from transactional to relational SCM • Global SCM talent management – the competitive advantage of people • Risk management • Managing supply chains through transitions • Geospatial location of supply chain activities

    12. APICS and Michigan State University in Partnership SCM: Beyond the Horizons How will research finding be leveraged by APICS: • Reaching New Markets • Healthcare, disaster relief, others to be determined • Spin-off Practitioner Research • More detailed look at what practitioners are doing • Publications • APICS Magazine, APICS Dictionary, OMBOK Framework, Case Studies • Conferences, Seminars, PDMs • Content for existing and new education events • Courseware • Shared with Certification and Body of Knowledge Committees to determine what to include in current or new certifications, courses

    13. APICS and Michigan State University in Partnership SCM: Beyond the Horizons How your firm can participate: • Opportunities exist at different levels of participation from research survey participation through different sponsorship levels.  • Sponsors will: • Be first to review research findings • Participate in workshops • Exchange ideas with other organizations and MSU faculty experts.

    14. APICS and Michigan State University in Partnership SCM: Beyond the Horizons For more information contact: Sharon Rice Executive Director APICS Foundation srice@apics.org 773/867-1738