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APICS Announces a New Alliance With the American Logistics Aid Network

Thursday, February 26, 2009

CHICAGO, IL — APICS announced today a new alliance with the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN). APICS, the leader in operations and supply chain management education and certification, will join ALAN in its mission to connect agencies responding to disaster with supply chain resources. Through ALAN, APICS will provide resources to individuals involved in the logistics of relief efforts.

APICS Chief Executive Officer Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, said, “APICS is proud to be a member of ALAN. By formally engaging with ALAN to assist with humanitarian logistics efforts, APICS and its members will contribute to the success of relief projects across the globe.”

“This collaboration provides ALAN with access to the expansive APICS network of nearly 40,000 skilled operations and supply chain management professionals,” noted John T. Menzies, president of ALAN. “We welcome APICS to our community of organizations that have mobilized to share their expertise in delivering resources to those in need.”

Formed in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, ALAN and its coalition of 13 logistics, distribution, warehousing, transportation, procurement, and supply chain organizations, provides a gateway to humanitarian relief needs internationally.

About APICS The Association for Operations Management
APICS The Association for Operations Management 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.

About ALAN
ALAN is a network of associations representing thousands of supply chain professionals who are able to provide unique resources, both intellectual and tangible, to effectively and efficiently respond to disruptions and disasters. These individuals are recognized leaders in designing, equipping, and operating supply chains. ALAN is a vehicle through which individuals and companies can contribute to humanitarian relief efforts. For more information about ALAN, visit their website at www.alanaid.org.

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