About Us

APICS, The Association for Operations Management

APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate end-to-end 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 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. To learn more about the APICS community, visit www.apics.org

APICS holds an annual International Conference and Expo. The 2014 conference was held on October 19 through October 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana. More information is located on the apics.org website. The 2015 conference is scheduled for October 5 through October 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


6 Packed Supply Chain Conference

The 6 Packed Conference provides individuals with the opportunity to see industry leaders and supply chain experts present best practices and practical solutions to business problems. The popularity of the conference continues to grow each year due to the recommendations from attendees, the quality of the speakers and its outstanding value. The idea of the conference was conceived and developed by Chet Frame. The first conference was put on by Region 6 staff during Dr. Robert Vokurka's tenure as Region 6 VP.

Our objective is to put on a very affordable conference that is ("6") packed with great speakers. The conference is put on and run entirely by VOLUNTEERS. Neither the organizers nor the speakers get paid. I am sure you probably have met or talked with Chuck Connelly, Karen Fleeman and Cheri Freedman who make this all come together. Last year we welcomed two new members to our team, Mike Bell and Joe Schriever. There are many others behind the scenes. Most two-day conferences charge two to three times what we charge. We are determined to keep the cost low and the value high. We are truly thankful for the time and effort our speakers and volunteers put into this event. Proceeds from the conference help fund Terra Grande District chapters and their development activities.


APICS Terra Grande District

Previously called Region 6 is APICS largest district. Beginning in 2008, APICS replaced its regional structure with a district structure. The region/district is comprised of 28 chapters located in the Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico. District Staff consists of Jesus Campos Cortés, Roger Harris, Honey Johnson, Luis Barcón, Bruno Acosta, and Chuck Connelly. For more information on the Terra Grande District, visit http://www.apicsterragrande.org


Innovative Leadership Development International LLC

Innovative Leadership Development International LLC (ILDI) provides conference and training services. ILDI manages and executes the 6 Packed Conference on behalf of the APICS chapters in the Terra Grande District. Our address is 6244 Los Altos Drive, El Paso, TX, 79912.

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