NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BASF and GE Oil & Gas were honored today at the APICS 2014 conference in New Orleans, LA, with APICS Corporate Awards of Excellence in recognition of their commitment to continuing education and innovation in the field of supply chain and operations management.
BASF received the 2014 APICS Award of Excellence in Education for its commitment to worker education and training. By paying for employee membership, seminars, meetings, classes, and exams, BASF is emphasizing the importance of continued education and certification. Since the 1980’s, BASF has recognized APICS as the source for operations and supply chain knowledge. BASF has invested over $1 million in APICS education and sponsored more than 100 in-house APICS classes -- with 1,500 students participating in 25 countries. In addition, approximately 400 BASF employees are APICS members and more than 100 have earned APICS certification.
The 2014 APICS Award of Excellence in Innovation honors GE Oil & Gas for its multi-year supply chain improvement and innovation project that included establishing a materials management organization based on APICS principles, making significant changes in their organizational structure, and shifting from ‘product supplier’ to ‘solutions-oriented’ partner. GE Oil & Gas realigned its Turbomachinery Solutions business to establish new organization dynamics – in effect, putting APICS theory into practice – which has led to impressive gains and positions them well for future success.
“By investing in ongoing education, training and certification programs, both BASF and GE Oil & Gas clearly demonstrated the importance of talent development to advance supply chain performance,” said APICS Chief Executive Officer, Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “We are extremely proud to be their partner in success and look forward to their continued achievement in supply chain management and operations.”
The Corporate Awards of Excellence winners were announced at the APICS 2014 annual conference in New Orleans, LA. Past winners include Ingersoll Rand, Cox Communications, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Unilever, Pfizer, and DuPont.
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 40,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org, join the APICS LinkedIn group at apics.org/linkedin, and follow APICS on Twitter at twitter.com/APICS.