About Us

ASCM is a not-for-profit international organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 70,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, ASCM is dedicated to using education to improve business performance across industries.

ASCM is recognized globally as:


  • the source of knowledge and expertise for manufacturing and service industries across the entire supply chain in such areas as materials management, information services, purchasing and quality.

  • the leading provider of high-quality, cutting-edge educational programs that advance organizational success in a changing, competitive marketplace.

  • a successful developer of two internationally recognized certification programs, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM) , and more recently Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)

  • a distribution center for hundreds of business management publications and educational materials.

  • a source of solutions, support, and networking local chapters, workshops, symposia, and the annual ASCM Conference and Exposition.


ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively influence their bottom lines.

                                                     We are the chain. We are the change.