Welcome to APICS Cleveland Chapter

For more than 50 years, APICS - the association for Operations Management, has been 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.

Our mission is to continue as the premier provider of resource management education in the greater Cleveland area. The Cleveland Chapter is dedicated to enhancing individual & organizational success by inspiring lifelong learning. One of our major goals is to enhance the perceived value of the APICS body of knowledge to our members, future members and local businesses. This will be accomplished by providing excellent instructors for our CPIM certification classes as well as the new Fundamentals courses. The superior education we will offer will help maintain our current membership numbers and position ourselves for growth.

Call for Speakers

We are now planning next year’s programs and invite you to submit an abstract to be a speaker. We want a slate of speakers ready to go for both PDM’s (professional development meetings) and for seminars. We know we have some of the brightest and most talented professionals in the country!

Here’s what we want from you:

  • A title along with 50-100 words that describe your presentation.
  • A brief bio that describes your background and experiences.
  • Three learning objectives that attendees will leave with; for e.g., "how to...", "create...", "identify..."
  • Your contact information (including emails).
  • If this is a presentation you've made before, please provide two references (names and contact information) who have heard this presentation before.

All of the above on a single page please.


We would like speakers on both the ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills. We want a good mix of topics that will help each of us grow both professionally and personally. We would like to offer case studies, panel discussions, pre-dinner meetings, roundtables, and the standard lecture format we typically have. We need you to do it! This is a great way to improve your communication skills, share your knowledge with your peers, showcase your employer, and grow!

Please submit your abstract and bio to Steven Nemeth

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