The UT student chapter of APICS recently was presented the Gold Award.
APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management. UT received recognition through the association’s Student Chapter Management and Recognition Program.
Along with the award, the chapter also received an APICS gift certificate for educational purposes.
“For me, it is an honor to receive the award, but I am accepting the award on behalf of the work that the board members, past and present, have done,” said Scott Ballard, president of UTAPICS. “It’s a team effort.”
APICS is a global organization for supply chain professionals that offers educational programs and certifications, holds supply chain conventions, and provides opportunities for members to further their careers through the attainment of knowledge and networking.
The UT chapter strives to help students obtain employment after graduation by bringing in guest speakers who are looking for new talent and scheduling plant tours so students have a chance to learn firsthand about supply chain operations, as well as network with potential employers.
“Serving as the president of UTAPICS has given me an opportunity to use my leadership skills while gaining a network of knowledgeable supply chain professionals around the area,” Ballard said. “I find the most satisfying thing about being involved in this organization is the feeling I get from helping others achieve their goals and having met and worked with the wonderful professionals from our local chapter.”
With more than 200 student chapters nationwide, APICS strives to foster the advancement of end-to-end supply chain management through a body of knowledge, innovative research, systems and methods to create value for customers, members and organizations.