From a Corporate Perspective:

In the competitive environment of the global marketplace, education and innovation are necessary to advance a company’s position and enhance its ability to succeed. Recognizing this, companies are willing to invest time, effort and funds to keep their employees abreast of new developments and trends that will help them adapt to ever-changing conditions and strive to meet the uncertain challenges ahead.

From an Individual Perspective:

Continuing education is the key to professional growth and career advancement in today’s competitive workforce. Professionals must be willing to devote personal time to learn the latest systems and techniques to expand their knowledge and skills in their chosen field.

Listening to the voice of our members, the ASCM San Diego Chapter has developed year-round, comprehensive educational programs that include the latest in industry tools, techniques, and terminology for operations and supply chain professionals. The format, function, and preparation methods are different for each program, offering a unique experience with each course!

Select a topic area of interest below for more information about registration, contacts and class schedules.

Multi-Session Workshops (Certification Preparation):

Workshops & Seminars:



Professional Development Meetings

Professional development meetings are made available to members and non-members on a regular monthly basis. These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for operations and supply chain professionals to keep abreast of the latest techniques and systems in their industry. Meeting presentations include sessions relating to the basics and hot topics in today’s workplace. These events provide a means for networking and the mutual exchange of problems and ideas in the field of operations and supply chain management.


Webinars (Internet/Web):

The convenience and flexibility of Webinars enable organizations to educate a large number of employees at once, reduce travel expenses, and maintain consistent levels of productivity by eliminating time out of the office. ASCM San Diego Chapter offers public webinars monthly.  To schedule a dedicated group webinar session, contact [email protected]

The Annual International Conference & Expo

Experience cutting edge education, unmatched peer-to-peer networking, and more than 90 leading suppliers at the annual ASCM International Conference and Expo. Be a part of the largest annual gathering of operations management professionals. Build your body of knowledge. Make new connections. The ASCM International Conference and Expo has everything you need to increase your knowledge and stay up on operations management solutions.

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In-house (on-site, company specific)

Imagine the benefits of offering your employees interactive education when they need it at the time and location best for them. At ASCM, we understand that each organization has unique educational needs, and we offer a flexible solution to meet those needs. Any of our courses, in any combination, can be customized to meet your requirements.

The ASCM In-House education program allows your company to train from 10 to 25 employees at one time for one set price. A qualified APICS instructor, experienced with adult learning methods and practical content, will bring a course designed for your exact needs to the location of your choice.

The San Diego Chapter educational programs cover multiple disciplines. Our certification programs are focused on value to both the individual and the business.

For more information please email [email protected]


Operations Resource Management (ORM) Certificate

Cal State University San Marcos Extended Learning offers in cooperation with the APICS San Diego Chapter the Operations Resource Management Certificate Program.

Whether you’re looking to prepare for the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) exam or looking to update your knowledge and skills in material management, this program can give you the knowledge and foundation you need to become a more effective material management professional.

For more information click here.


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