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About ASCM

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. 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 impact their bottom lines.

ASCM Fast Facts

  • 45,000+ professional members in 100 countries

  • 190 APICS chapters in North America

  • 100+ international channel partners in 46 countries

  • 125,000+ certified professionals:  Achieving your APICS Certification means you’re a part of our global network of over 125,000 certified supply chain professionals.

  • 21% Salary Increase:  APICS-certified individuals earn up to 21% more than their non-certified peers. ASCM members on average have a higher pass rate for APICS certification exams than nonmembers.  (Based on the 2020 ASCM Salary Survey)

  • 18% Higher Salary:  APICS-certified individuals report salaries 18% higher than those with other certifications.  (Based on the 2020 ASCM Salary Survey)

  • 2,000+ active volunteers and partner leaders

  • 100 staff

ASCM Cincinnati Forum Fast Facts 

  • Cincinnati Forum is ~62 years old:

    • Charter #7 was granted on January 20, 1959 with 25 members, predominantly due to the efforts of the late Mr. Carl Stein.

    • ASCM Cincinnati Forum will be transitioning officially from APICS Chapter -> ASCM Forum on 1/1/21.


  • Current membership is ~200 members

  • Cincinnati Forum Board of Directors consists of (9) volunteer members; if any members are interested in joining the board, they are to contact the Forum President.

  • Partners with the University of Cincinnati Student Forum. A board member acts as a liaison to their chapter. 

  • Usually host 5-7 Professional Development Meetings (PDM) per year; typically Summer (May-August) and Holiday breaks (November-December) are observed. Board of Directors still meet during the Summer and Holiday breaks to ensure continuity of operations and planning.

  • Member Appreciation Events are typically held in April, where PDM is free of charge. “Company of the Year” and “Volunteer of the Year” awards are awarded to local organizations and local volunteers that contribute towards the success of the Cincinnati Forum.

  • If your organization would like to either host or present at a PDM, please contact the VP/Director of Programs.