American Society of Transportation and Logistics, APICS to Merge


The American Society of Transportation and Logistics and APICS, an association representing supply chain and operations management professionals, have agreed to merge.

The deal is subject to ratification by AST&L members, but has been approved by the boards of directors of both organizations.

“This is a strategic combination that paves the way for us to fortify supply chain education and certification in the areas of transportation and logistics,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi. “We are enhancing our capabilities to address two of the most important topics in the global economy today – developing supply chain talent and elevating supply chain performance.”

Once the transaction closes, AST&L President Laurie Hein Denham will join Chicago-based APICS as a senior director.

Both groups offer educational programs for industry professionals. AST&L started a Certified in Transportation and Logistics program in 1948 and now also offers a Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Global Logistics Associate and Distinguished Logistics Professional credential.

APICS offers a Certified in Production and Inventory Management, Certified Supply Chain Professional and Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional.

APICS added the SCOR-P credential following a merger with the Supply Chain Council in 2014.

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