Akron Chapter earns top Platinum award again from APICS HQ -- 7th time in 7 years!







APICS Videos

Please click the link below to see the APICS video "Raising the bar for supply chain excellence" - APICS raising the bar video

Links below to videos with success stories related to 3 certifications by APICS:

Professional Development Meetings

Professional Development and Dinner Meetings

For more information about professional development meetings, please click the Programs tab. 


Email Reminders

Are you receiving email reminders about current Akron APICS activities?  If you are not and would like to, send a note to programs@akronapics.org to get on our email list. 


Congratulations Univ. of Akron Student Case Team!

University of Akron team wins Grand Prize in the 2014 APICS Student Case Competition

We are very proud that the University of Akron team earned recognition as the 1st place and Grand Prize winner for the 2014 competition.  This superb accomplishment is a wonderful follow-up to the team winning First Place in the 2013 competition.  

Please go to Student Case Competition

for more information, and a team photo.


Employment Listings 

To see job listings or to find out how to post a job, select Employment on the menu listing. 

Networking Opportunities

Do you have a LinkedIn account?  If you are interested in linking up with other Akron APICS members, please join our group on LinkedIn.  Follow this link to the group: http://www.linkedin.com/e/vgh/1810937/


Welcome North Coast Ohio and Canton Members

We would like to welcome the North Coast Ohio and Canton-area members of APICS to the Akron Chapter.  We plan to have events at various locations to make the merger beneficial to all members.


Education for Certifications

CPIM Certification Class Schedule

We are offering multiple CPIM courses. All classes are taught by an APICS Master Instructor with decades of practical experience. Please click on Education to see all of our courses.

CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) Classes and Materials

CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) certification preparation courses meet for 5 days spread out over a 2-3 month period. These classes are highly recommended, and include additional content (beyond the standard APICS study materials) that can be on the APICS CSCP exam.  All classes are taught by an APICS Master Instructor with decades of practical experience.

Spring 2019 and Fall 2019 classes are planned, with both a Friday course and a Saturday course being offered.  Class dates (including the date of the first class) are chosen to minimize scheduling conflicts for students.  Also, participants also get to choose between attending classes on Fridays or Saturdays, or a combination of both. Classes run from 9am - 4:30pm, and meet at the Akron General Wellness Center West, 4125 Medina Road, Akron (right by the Route 77 exit ramp; 15 minutes south of the Route 480 & 77 interchange). APICS CSCP study materials may be purchased at a discount to the price charged by APICS International.

To obtain more information about these classes, provide input on which dates class should be held, or to register, please email CSCP@AkronAPICS.org or call 330-668-6084.


CLTD (Certified in Logistics, Tranportation & Distribution)

Classes and Materials

CLTD classes are scheduled to start in the fall of 2019. All classes are taught by an APICS Master Instructor with decades of practical experience. If you would like to be put on the mailing list for these classes, please send an email to CLTD@AkronAPICS.org .


Lean Enterprise Workshop

Our chapter held the Lean Enterprise Workshop multiple times in both a public course setting (open enrollment) as well as in-house for individual companies, and received excellent feedback from all the students.  Our next public course is scheduled to begin early March 2019, and meet on 4 non-consecutive Fridays.  We are currently also offering this course to local companies as a customized in-house workshop.

More information about this valuable course is located on our Lean Workshop page!


APICS Convention

The APICS 2019 international convention will be September 16 - September 18 in Las Vegas. For more information, please visit



Unemployed Members

Due to the current state of the economy, we have created a new link for unemployed members where they can find out more details about what we are doing as a chapter at this difficult time. Unemployed Members