About Us


APICS 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 the ASCM/APICS Website.

APICS Partner Development Committee (PDC)

East Tennessee APICS was part of the Southeast District, which covered Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Eastern Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  As of May 1st, 2018 a Zero District model structure was implemented and the Southeast District was disolved.  All Chapters now work directly with the APICS Partner Development Committee (PDC).

East Tennessee APICS

East Tennessee APICS is the Channel Partner for the greater Knoxville, TN area. We are chartered to provide direct services to supply chain and operations management professionals. We help business professionals advance their careers by providing instruction on the APICS body of knowledge and by offering networking and benchmarking opportunities through Professional Development Meetings (PDMs), Plant Tours and other events throughout the year. This in turn helps the business professional add value for their employer, the community and overall economy.

Mission Statement

The mission of the chapter is to help the business community meet the challenge of professional growth by providing high quality operations management education and helping our members apply the APICS body of knowledge.

Chapter By-laws

Working under the Channel Partner Agreement (CPA), all APICS Chapters are required to have By-laws that cover Chapter operations. In fulfilling with that requirement, our Board of Directors have drafted the following document: Chapter By-laws .