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APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) is a member-based nonprofit and one of the world’s leading proponents of business benchmarking, best practices, and knowledge management research. We follow our mission to help organizations around the world improve productivity and quality by discovering effective methods of improvement, broadly disseminating findings, and connecting individuals with one another and with the knowledge they need to improve.


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Papers
This research paper from SCMR, APICS and APQC finds the next generation is focused, engaged, enthused and committed when it comes to working in supply chain management, indeed, supply chain represents a sought-after, dynamic and rewarding long-term career choice for professionals in their 20s and 30s.




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Research
Despite millennial stereotypes, a new report from APICS finds focus, purpose, and commitment are the hallmarks of this critical segment of the supply chain workforce. (October 15, 2017)

Trends
Based on stories in the business media over the last week or so, I expect four specific trends to dictate supply chain, logistics, and materials handling development in 2016. (December 28, 2015)

Best Practices
Before you decide to outsource routine procurement activities, consider what your organization values most. (December 23, 2015)

Research
For real results, organizations should implement supply chain risk management practices, especially risks presented by Information Technology disruptions. (May 03, 2015)

Best Practices
Supply chain planning is a proactive approach to preparing for and marshalling resources in anticipation of future demand, however, a problem with most planning efforts is that they assume no uncertainty in demand or supply. (May 08, 2014)

Research
Results from an APQC survey reveal that there are skills gaps among candidates, but organizations are adopting ways to develop current and future employees. (February 25, 2014)

Best Practices
Organizations should consider how the costs of managing risk balance out with potential lost revenue and damage to reputation that can result from a disruption to operations caused by a natural disaster or political instability in key supplier regions. To be a global business, supply chain risk management is a necessity. The key is to determine how to do it efficiently and effectively. (September 19, 2013)

Research
Sustainability initiatives with suppliers and service providers in areas like energy emissions and carbon management can have mixed effects on supply chain performance. But they do have one overarching benefit: the potential to create closer relationships with these key partners (September 18, 2013)



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Improve productivity and quality today with APQC - a global leader in business benchmarking and best practices for organizations in all industries.
The productivity paradox refers to the slowdown in productivity growth in the United States in the 1970s and 80s despite rapid development in the field of information ...
Doing more than one task at a time, especially more than one complex task, takes a toll on productivity. Although that shouldn't surprise anyone who has talked on the ...
A measure of the efficiency of a person, machine, factory, system, etc., in converting inputs into useful outputs. Productivity is computed by dividing average output ...
APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center) helps organizations work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence. It is the world’s foremost authority in ...
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Office of Productivity and Technology, PSB Suite 2150, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20212-0001
American Orthodontics began manufacturing orthodontic supplies in 1968. From its foundation, the company sought to be the industry leader in product quality and ...
Insomnia is costing the average U.S. worker 11.3 days, or $2,280 in lost productivity every year, according to a study in the September 1 issue of the journal SLEEP.
Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention ...
Offers advice, knowledge, and experience in electronics manufacturing. Employs engineers and technicians focused on making products and manufacturing processes better ...
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