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APICS Publishes New Body of Knowledge Framework

APICS, the Association for Operations Management, released the second edition of the widely used "APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework," which defines the scope of the operations management profession.

The latest edition introduces new features, including two appendices that feature tables illustrating the relevancy of the APICS OMBOK Framework to specific job titles, including supply chain manager and materials manager, and to industries outside manufacturing, such as distribution, health care, retail, utilities and hospitality.

"This new edition of the APICS OMBOK Framework connects the knowledge and competencies required to be effective in the operations management field to the daily work of professionals around the globe," said Dan Castle, chair of the 2009 APICS Body of Knowledge Committee. "It helps operations and supply chain management professionals apply their knowledge to their work."

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APICS, the Association for Operations Management, released the second edition of the widely used "APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge (OMBOK) Framework," which defines the scope of the operations management profession.

The latest edition introduces new features, including two appendices that feature tables illustrating the relevancy of the APICS OMBOK Framework to specific job titles, including supply chain manager and materials manager, and to industries outside manufacturing, such as distribution, health care, retail, utilities and hospitality.

"This new edition of the APICS OMBOK Framework connects the knowledge and competencies required to be effective in the operations management field to the daily work of professionals around the globe," said Dan Castle, chair of the 2009 APICS Body of Knowledge Committee. "It helps operations and supply chain management professionals apply their knowledge to their work."

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