About Us

Central Minnesota APICS has focused on its’ mission providing manufacturing educational resources and promoting professionalism in operations for over 30 years.   The chapter started as a project under the Twin Cities Chapter which provided guidance and funding for the first years. After several years the local board determined project status should be dropped and we became an official APICS chapter.  

The first dinner meeting exceeded initial expectations and the chapter has maintained a steady attendance record by offering topics related to traditional operations concerns and the occasional “softer” subjects like Human Relations or Finance. The chapter has earned national status by qualifying as a C-Bar "Platinum" Chapter.

Over the past couple of decades, teams of volunteer chapter members from our local companies have not only produced dinner meetings, but have offered excellent educational opportunities for certification, seminars on various topics and expert advice.

As a chapter, we do not track the progress of our members in their careers but if one quickly looks at manufacturing and service companies in the area, you will find our members in key positions using the benefits of their association with Central Minnesota APICS.