Welcome to ASCM Los Angeles

ASCM is a not-for-profit international educational organization respected throughout the world for its education and professional certification programs. With more than 50,000 individual and corporate members in 20,000 companies worldwide, ASCM is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.

Founded in 1957 as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS has since expanded its focus to include a full range of programs and materials on individual and organizational education, standards of excellence, and integrated resource management. To reflect this new direction, we are now known as ASCM.

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Elevate your career with ASCM membership

Valuable member discounts are offered on educational programs, certification exams and reference materials. ASCM Los Angeles also extends membership benefits for Chapter-sponsored events to Institute for Supply Management, and Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) members if the membership affiliation is noted upon initial registration.

As a member, you can attend quality educational programs, including symposia, workshops, and an annual International Conference and Exhibition. Members can stay on the cutting edge with monthly issues of the ASCM 's official magazine, ASCM—SCM Now, and quarterly issues of ASCM' Production and Inventory Management Journal.

As an ASCM member, there are additional "special member services" that are available through ASCM . Unemployed members can apply for the Benefit Extension for Unemployed Members. Offerings include discounted member rates on group insurance, credit cards, car rental, retirement plans, and more. Are you a full-time student or academic? Recent graduate new to supply chain? Active duty? You may be eligible for a member discount.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to select the Los Angeles Chapter on your membership application to obtain ASCM Los Angeles discounts.

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Set Yourself for Success with APICS Certifications

Supply chain, logistics and operations management are some of the fastest-growing professions, creating great demand for highly competent professionals around the world. ASCM research, education and certifications enable supply chain professionals to excel in their careers and become stronger contributors to their businesses.

Internal Operations

Employers prefer it. Professionals who earn it perform at a higher level. The APICS Certified in Planning and Inventory Management (CPIM) designation empowers professionals to evaluate planning and inventory activities within a company’s global operations. More than 112,000 professionals have earned the CPIM designation since 1973. Inside the four walls of your company.

Supply Chain Mastery

Supply chains drive growth. Good leaders are key to ensuring the supply chain organization is performing at its peak and contributing to the health of the business. The APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) program helps professionals demonstrate mastery of supply chain management best practices. Outside the four walls of your company.

Logistics Expertise

The APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) program addresses the market need for additional training, knowledge and expertise in the expanding field of logistics and transportation. Developed in tandem with subject matter experts, this certification sets the global standard for logistics best practices. "Deliver" and "return" part of your company.

Still Can't Decide?

Whether you need to streamline your supply chain, master the basics of materials and operations management or build your knowledge in logistics, transportation and distribution, ASCM has the right APICS certification for you. Use this Certification Comparison Chart to help you decide.

Distance Learning with ASCMLA

ASCM Los Angeles Distance Learning package is designed for candidates unable to attend weekly classes due to schedule constraints. All Distance Learning modules are supported by a Master Instructor as designated by the ASCM Instructor Development Program.

Connect and grow with Ascmla events

ASCM Los Angeles offers events, training and education in the Los Angeles County area to help elevate the supply chain profession and professionals. ASCMLA members receive a special rate at all Chapter and affiliate Chapter events. When registering for a Professional Development Meeting, make sure to following the registration instructions on each page to receive the maximum discount! Make sure to note your ASCM Los Angeles membership information to receive Member discounts for future affiliate chapter events. Click the dropdown to see our previous PDM's

Networking & Member Appreciation *

Supply Chain Management in Russia (Yes, with a Russian SCM Professional!)

Plant Tour Sriracha!!! (Huy Fong Foods)

Membership Appreciation & Network Mixer

Joint APICS Chapter PDM: Basics of International Transportation

Plant Tour: Sriracha!!! (Huy Fong Foods)

DMRP: The Next Evolution of MRP and Lean

Building a Lean, Healthy Supply Chain: Experience Beachbody!

The Fresh Connection

Plant Tour: Amazon Fulfillment Center

Plant Tour: Amazon Fulfillment Center

No PDM Scheduled (Board Transition)

Member Appreciation Night

Executive Management Night: Empowering our Most Important Resource through Lean Thinking

QMS = BMS (Quality Management Systems = Business Management Systems)

Edwards Deming and his 14 Principles of Management

Purpleocity Creating Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Meet Your Network Mixer

Global Sourcing Workshop: Part 2

Global Sourcing Workshop: Part 1

Smith & Wesson: Navigating the Surge

El Segundo Water Recycling Facility

Health and Leadership: Healthy Mind+ Healthy Body = Healthy Career

Eight Principles of Supply Chain Risk Management

The Fresh Connection

Holiday Networking & Celebration Event

Unleashing People Performance for Higher Global Profits and Productivity

The Art of the Turnaround

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity

SCOR at Avnet

No PDM Scheduled (Board Transition)

Plant Tour: Triumph Aerostructures

Executive Management Night

Latest Hot Topics in Supply Chain Research

Global Logistics: What's Not in the Books

President's Message

Check back soon! We are currently transitioning to our new board year and look forward to servicing our membership and the supply chain and operations management community.

Best regards,

Joyce Lewis, MAEd, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, C.P.M.

2021 President, ASCM Los Angeles Chapter