The Association for Supply Chain/Operations Management provides students with networking and knowledge exchange opportunities in the field of operations management, as well as assisting them in obtaining widely sought certification through active cooperation with ASCM (formerly APICS). Membership in this organization is open to all members of the IUP community.

Mission of the Organization

The IUP ASCM mission is to give members a better understanding of supply chain and operations management. In addition, it provides opportunities to develop leadership skills, network with business professionals, and gain potential workplace exposure.

How to Join

Interested students are encouraged to email president Thomas Jack at for more information. Students also should request to join APICS through Crimson Connect.

Requirements of Members (Membership Fees, Attendance, etc.)

Members must attend monthly meetings or notify officers of absence in advance. All majors are welcomed.

List of 2022-23 Meeting Dates/Times/Locations

All meetings will be held bi-weekly in Room 121 of the Eberly College of Business at 5:00 p.m.

Meetings will be held every other Monday.

List of Events/Activities

  • Bi-weekly meetings
  • Guest speakers from DHL, Career and Professional Development Center, APICS Pittsburgh Chapter and Fed Ex.

Member Testimonials

"APICS has allowed me to gain critical leadership experiences before entering a professional organization full time. Through guest speaker and tour events, I have learned unique things about the supply chain field. These experiences will help in transitioning to the workplace as well as understanding more complex ideologies. I encourage all students at IUP to get involved on campus and, more specifically, to join a student organization within the business college."
Cole McSwaney, Former President, BS '18

"I joined APICS last year during my junior year of college. At first, I thought I joined too late to make a difference. During my first semester in, I was given opportunities to hold important positions that led to my joining of the leadership team, and that's when I realized it's never too late to join. Being the most relevant organization on campus to supply chain management majors, APICS is an opportunity for you to build your professional resume, gain leadership experience, and contribute to an organization that elevates supply chain excellence."
Michael Roby, Former Executive Chairman, BS '18

"I did not decide to join APICS until my junior year of college, and I almost did not join then because I thought it would be too late. While I do think that I should have joined as a freshman and sophomore, it is never too late to join and begin to connect with people and organizations. I am excited to continue to have opportunities to grow throughout this year, as we have awesome plans coming up."
Daulton Sarver, Former Treasurer, BS '18

"APICS is one of the top organizations that the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology has to offer. Through my time with this club I have been able to network with professionals and make great friends all while learning things about the Supply Chain Management field I wouldn't learn in the classroom. I strongly encourage anyone interested in professional development to join APICS."
Jordan Hawker, Former Program Chairman, BS '19, MBA '20

Useful Links

Please Note: IUP APICS is open to both undergraduate and MBA candidates. The student organization is also sponsored by the local professional APICS Chapter, APICS Pittsburgh.

Role Name Email
Advisor Ramesh Soni
President Thomas Jack
Vice President Kathryn Aderman
Treasurer Cole Murphy
Secretary Connor Hessler

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