APICS Learning Communities
Welcome to APICS Learning Communities!
APICS Learning Communities are online forums where members can come together regularly to share and develop ideas, practices, and solutions in the field of operations management. APICS Learning Communities provide a communications tool to enhance knowledge sharing among APICS members to strengthen individuals in their work and the association as a whole.
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If you’re not an APICS member, you can visit the APICS public community to stay up-to-date on APICS offerings.To visit members-only learning communities, join APICS.
Explore APICS Learning Communities using these online tools:
||Participate in a current topic or start a new discussion.
||Search for resources or submit materials for posting.
||Find and share links to relevant materials.
||List community events and discussions.
||Gather community opinions about a subject.
||Communicate in real time with your peers.
For details, read the User Guide.
Featured APICS Learning Communities (members only):
The Lean Learning Community connects professionals who are dedicated to the sharing and application of lean enterprise tools, techniques, and standard practices. Their focus is to increase the value of an organization’s products and services for its customers to meet or exceed customer expectations and to achieve sustainable competitive advantages.
The Project-Oriented Operations Learning Community connects professionals from project-driven enterprises and those in government agencies who provide project oversight and may also manage resources across the operation. Day-to-day responsibilities might include production of highly engineered products with low volume, deep bills of material, and long lead times. The operations are usually proposed, contracted for, designed, and costed individually. The typical business environments are defense contracting, contract manufacturers, hi-tech electronics, specialty machine tools, medical appliances and electronics, shipbuilding, airplane and avionics manufacture, and space exploration.
Theory of Constraints
The Theory of Constraints (TOC) Learning Community is made up of people who are interested in TOC or constraints management in one or more areas that include but are not limited to
- TOC Thinking Processes (Trees and Clouds)
- TOC Scheduling (Drum-Buffer-Rope)
- TOC Project Management (Critical Chain)
- TOC for Education.