This news is quoted from APICS email to members.
APICS and Supply Chain Council Merger
Intent Announcement to APICS Membership
The boards of directors of both APICS and Supply Chain Council have approved an agreement under which Supply Chain Council (SCC) will merge with APICS upon ratification by SCC member vote.
The merger unites two industry leaders with complementary offerings to create the premier global provider of supply chain research, education and certification programs. Together, SCC and APICS offer a single-source solution for individuals and corporations looking to evaluate and improve supply chain performance.
The combination creates the industry-leading portfolio of brands. The combination unites entities ranked #1 (APICS) and #2 (SCC) recently by SCM World, each holding the most respected brands in the markets they serve. The SCC SCOR® model and SCOR-P certification brands will be leveraged along with APICS’s Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation brands ensures investment, improvement, innovation and continued relevancy of training, standards, certification and intellectual capital.
The combination offers greater resources and access to an expanded network of subject matter experts and volunteers committed to maintaining the organization’s reputation as the source of industry standards, benchmarks and thought leadership strengthens our global competitive position. The unified entity will offer greater resources and creates more opportunities to distinctively serve members, partners and customers in over 100 countries around the world.
We will share more details as they are finalized. We expect the transaction to be in complete mid-July.
We are very excited about what is on the horizon for the new organization and confident this merger will strengthen our efforts to advance supply chain performance.