About Us

ASCM is a not-for-profit international organization known for our ability to develop supply chain talent and elevate end-to-end supply chain performance. From education and certification to benchmarking and best practices, ASCM sets the industry standard.  With more than 70,000 members in 20,000 companies worldwide, ASCM is dedicated to using education to improve the business bottom line.

ASCM is recognized globally as:

  • A source of knowledge for manufacturing, service, and distribution industries across the entire supply chain
  • The leading provider of high quality and continually evolving educational programs
  • The developer of three internationally recognized certification programs:
    • CPIM: Certified in Production and Inventory Management
    • CSCP: Certified Supply Chain Professional
    • CLTD: Certified Logistics Transportation Distribution
  • A center for hundreds of thousands of business management publications and education materials
  • A source of solutions, support, networking, workshops, and symposia


What is ASCM?

The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation, and leadership. It is the largest non-profit association for supply chain connecting with companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, and secure their competitive advantage. ASCM acts an umbrella association for APICS around the globe in which the ASCM Oregon Chapter is a part of.


The ASCM Oregon Chapter (formerly "APICS Portland")

The ASCM Oregon Chapter consists of 400+ members and students members, represented by over 80 companies and major colleges in the Pacific Northwest. The chapter has been active since 1976, where we grew from a very small chapter to one where it is consistently ranking high among all of the chapters in the nation. We have members ranging from planners, buyers, and inventory specialists to managers, directors, and CEOs participating at our monthly professional development meetings catered towards the community's needs and interests.

As volunteers in our organization, we strive to continue to listen, adapt, engage, and innovate for our membership and to bring awareness to the importance of a good supply chain. If you want to a part of something amazing, take the opportunity to get to know us at our meetings or reach out to us on our Board of Directors contact page.


Our Chapter Vision Statement

To be the leading community in the Pacific Northwest for end-to-end supply chain education.


Our Chapter Mission Statement

Foster the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through the body of knowledge, leverage innovative research, systems, and methods to create value for customers, members, and organizations.


Our Sponsors

The team at the ASCM Oregon Chapter works hard to provide the best of what we have to offer to our membership.  If you are interested in sponsorship, please reach out to [email protected].