Collaborative Organizations

The APICS San Diego Chapter is continually pursuing relationships with other professional societies and organizations in the San Diego area to exchange ideas, cross-pollinate our educational offerings, and in general to strengthen and grow the APICS Body of Knowledge. The 21st Century calls for increasing collaboration, cooperation, and understanding. APICS San Diego has taken the lead in pursuing these relationships.

This will result in more choices for the APICS member: more seminars, dinner meetings, certification programs, and courses to choose from. It will also increase interest and participation by the other organizations, further strengthening APICS’ position in operations management, supply chain management, and integrated resource management among San Diego businesses.

San Diego APICS has developed relationships with the following organizations:

TechAmerica San Diego Chapter

TechAmerica is the largest and strongest voice and resource for technology in the United States and is the industry’s leading trade association. TechAmerica San Diego serves the high-tech business interests of companies located in the region by providing access to opportunities for networking, business development, education, advocacy, and through delivering a portfolio of products and services. Formed by the merger of the American Electronics Association (AeA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), the Global Emissions Inventory Activity (GEIA), and the Control and Information Systems Integrators Association (CSIA), TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, which is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,500 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines.


American Society for Quality (ASQ) San Diego Chapter

By making quality a global priority, an organizational imperative, and a personal ethic, the American Society for Quality becomes the community for everyone who seeks quality technology, concepts, or tools to improve themselves and their world. ASQ provides stewardship of the quality profession by providing member (customer) value and increased society value from ASQ activities. ASQ supports quality professionals and practitioners in their efforts to grow in value in the workplace and community, prove and communicate the economic case for quality, assure that a vital, growing Body of Knowledge is accessible to everyone, become the community of choice for quality, grow the use and impact of quality in every segment of the economy, and to make sure the world knows the importance and value of quality.


Institute of Industrial Engineers

IIE is the world’s largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering. With approximately 15,000 members and 280 chapters worldwide, IIE’s primary mission is to meet the ever-changing needs of industrial engineers, which includes undergraduate and graduate students, engineering practitioners and consultants in all industries, engineering managers, and engineers in education, research, and government.


National Association of Purchasing Managers (NAPM, aka, ISM) – San Diego Chapter

Originally founded as the Purchasing Management Association of San Diego in 1931, NAPM-San Diego has served the purchasing and materials management professionals of San Diego County for over 77 years. The local association is a not-for-profit professional educational association, offering seminars, workshops, and meeting programs specifically geared for the ever-changing environment of the procurement, materials management, and planning professional. NAPM-San Diego is an Affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) formerly known as National Association of Purchasing Management, a network of over 40,000 professionals in 180 affiliates nationwide. Through this network of professionals and affiliates, members of NAPM-San Diego can obtain the latest in professional development, literature and references, benchmarking studies (conducted by the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies), and special interest groups.


Project Management Institute – San Diego Chapter

The San Diego Chapter of PMI was formed and chartered in 1986. Since then, we have been continuously known for our increasingly progressive and innovative programs. The Chapter’s primary mission is to enable members to achieve project management excellence by enhancing expertise through project management education and training, supporting professional credentials, and promoting association with project professionals. Our Mission is to serve the professional interests of chapter members by enhancing expertise through project management education, training, and PMI certification preparation; as well as, promoting association and networking within the project management community.