The latest edition introduces two entirely new sections on the preeminent topics of sustainability and risk management, highlighting the emerging areas of corporate social responsibility, closed-loop manufacturing, and disruption risks.

“This new edition of the APICS OMBOK Framework helps raise awareness of pivotal issues in the field of operations and supply chain management,” said F. Robert Jacobs, PhD, professor of operations and supply chain management at Indiana University and author of the new sections. “It is an invaluable tool for professionals to outline the knowledge they need to excel in their work every day.”

The two all-new sections on sustainability and risk management were included to further strengthen knowledge on emerging topics in the field of operations and supply chain management. The first section on sustainability in the supply chain includes subsections on topics such as the triple bottom line, sustainable new product development, green six sigma, carbon footprint analyses, reverse logistics, and the United Nations Global Compact.

“APICS provides relevant information and enables professionals to excel in their fields,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE. “The third edition of the APICS OMBOK Framework is a key resource for the knowledge and skills that are at the heart of operations and supply chain management.”

The section on risk management examines the critical need for risk mitigation tools and knowledge by industry professionals. It discusses the different types of risks inherent in supply chains; techniques to identify, assess, and mitigate risks; and risk mapping, or weighing the frequency of an event against the aggregate severity of the loss. Information about the APICS OMBOK Framework, 3rd edition, can be found at

APICS The Association for Operations Management is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, and materials management, as well as purchasing and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals. Visit for information.

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