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The Association for Operations Management

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Big things are accomplished only through the perfection of minor details.

- John Wooden



The Association for Operations Management, known as APICS, is a worldwide professional organization of over 40,000 members. It offers several professional certification programs. The local San Fernando Valley Chapter holds professional development meetings, normally on the second Thursday of each month at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills.

Links to web sites:

APICS International Web Site

San Fernando Valley Chapter Web Site



UPDATED NEWS - APICS Professional Development Meeting - Thursday, May 12, 2011:

"Sustainability and Quality at Sierra Nevada Brewery", Steve Grossman, Brewery Ambassador, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
This dinner meeting is Thursday, May 12, 5:30 PM at the Odyssey Restaurant in Granada Hills (map). Cost to students is only $15.

APICS Student Case Study Competition

Congratulations go to the 2011 CSUN team which came in second place (out of nine teams) at the Southwestern US competition held in San Diego, CA on February 11 and 12. This team consists of Alexandria Deisler, Brenda Hunt, Celina Montero, and Yan Wen.

The 2010 CSUN team came in second place at the Southwestern US competition held in Phoenix, Arizona. The team consisted of Eric Bair, Sergei Belokonnyi, Jinyo Chou, Sandra Magana, Nurdogan Mesut, and Roneal Prasad.

The 2009 team from CSUN (Eric Bair, Kaloyan Borisov, Christa Elias, Roger Grato, and David Roman) won first place in the undergraduate division of the APICS Southwestern region. They were able to go to the International APICS meeting in Toronto, Canada.

Important Case Competition Links:

2011 APICS Case Study Competition Details

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Registration Information

Example of Case

Example of Case Material

Spring 2011 Calendar

January 22, 2011
First day of classes

March 31, 2011
Cesar Chavez Holiday

April 4-9, 2011
Spring Recess

May 13, 2011
Last Day of Classes

May 14-20, 2011
Final Examinations

California State University, Northridge at 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330 / Phone: 818-677-1200 / 2006 CSU Northridge