ASCM Michigan East is dedicated to providing its members with resources that help to further knowledge and opportunities within the Supply Chain world. ASCM Michigan East offers everything from volunteer opportunities within the community, to a vast network of alliances to help further career advancements. We are also proud to provide a compilation of companies where an individual with Supply Chain knowledge can look to either begin or further their position in this industry.

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Supply Chain and Operations Management professions are in need of volunteers!

APICS offers many great ways in which you can become an integral part of advancing the supply chain society.

Why get involved?

Volunteering through APICS gives you the opportunity to personally invest yourself into one of the most globally important professions there is. By volunteering, you can help to enhance others knowledge of the Supply Chain and Operations Management world, while further learning about your career through a leadership position. This is your chance to make your mark in the Supply Chain Management industry, and give back to the community that has grown you into the professional you are today.

How to get involved

  • Volunteer on an APICS committee
    • Contribute in the areas of education, certification, networking and professional development as a content expert or industry advocate. The committee structure includes both standing and ad hoc committees, which offer significant opportunities to guide the growth of your profession and give back to the Operations Management community.
  • Professional Mentoring
    • Mentor through the APICS education program where you can offer guidance to both graduate and undergraduate students in the world of Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • Volunteer at an event or local program
    • Check out our upcoming events and contact the event team at
  • Conduct research
    • (Again, what would this consist of? What kind of research can be done? Can it be done at any location?)
  • Financial support

If you would like to volunteer with the APICS Detroit community, contact:
Nate Joliff at
or Jill Hays at

Alliance Alley

Having signed Memos of Understanding with each, our chapter members can attend their events at member rates without having to join their organization and viceversa. The alliance comprises networking, professional development, events and knowledge sharing. In most cases, affiliate members receive discounts on Publications, Software, Certifications, Training, and Events. (Please note, the alliances extend benefits similar to membership, but not actual membership.)

AIAG is a unique not-for-profit organization where OEM’s, suppliers, service providers, government and academia have worked collaboratively to drive cost and complexity from the supply chain via global standards development and harmonized business practices. This organization is based in Southfield, MI. AIAG membership has grown to include preeminent OEM’s such as Caterpillar, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford General Motors, Honda, Navistar, Nissan, Toyota and many of their part suppliers and service providers.

Project Management Institute is the world’s leading not-for-profit professional membership association for the project, program and portfolio management profession. PMI advances careers, improves organizational success and further matures the profession of project management through its globally recognized standards, certifications, resources, tools, academic research, publications, professional development courses, and networking opportunities

CSCMP Is the leading global association for supply chain management professionals. We have been helping our members, their careers, and their companies since 1963. Nine thousand members worldwide receive unparalleled networking opportunities, cutting-edge research, and online and on-site professional educational opportunities.

ISM is the largest global organization dedicated to advancing the practice of procurement and supply management. ISM is the leader in supply chain, driving value to its members with its two widely renowned certifications, the Report On Business®, countless educational resources and extensive networking events around the globe

Career Planning

ASCM Michigan East is dedicated to helping its members through all steps of their career. Below is a great list of companies that may offer positions for Supply Chain Professionals, and where their APICS membership, and accomplishments, are recognized.

Tips for Getting Employer Support

Are you looking for employer support to help fund your ASCM Michigan East membership or certification training?

The email template below can help you start the conversation! Simply copy and paste the text into your email and customize it so it is relevant to your needs and your organization.


Subject Line: Supply Chain Association Membership

Dear <>,

Alternative A: Help Meet Personal/Team Goals – I know you’re always on the lookout to find great training programs that will help our team stay at the forefront of <> best practices. I’ve found an organization that will help me <> meet <> training goals while building our credibility within the organization and beyond.

Alternative B: Value of Education/Credentials – I’m writing you in hopes that you will support my goal of advancing my knowledge and practical skills. The return on investment in professional development can be exponential, both from an individual and organizational standpoint. I’ve found a program<> that is practical and extremely relevant to my position.

Alternative C: Maintain Credential – As you know, I recently earned my <> through APICS Greater Detroit. I appreciate your support, as well as the support of the organization as I pursued this credential! To maintain my active status, I must earn 75 professional development points every five years. Becoming a member of APICS Greater Detroit qualifies me for 6 points a year, and provides me opportunities to participate in other qualifying activities to earn points; helping me stay ahead and keep my credential up to date. APICS Greater Detroit is an organization focused on elevating supply chain performance and developing people and talent.

The organization offers a multitude of benefits and resources upon joining, including:
– Learning opportunities, including access to live and online educational events, plus member discounts on regional seminars and their annual supply chain conference.
– Networking opportunities through Greater Detroit local events
– Savings on APICS courseware and certifications, including the CPIM, CSCP, and CLTD credentials, which are globally recognized supply chain credential programs. They offer two options for membership, CORE and PLUS. I think that the (choose one) <> or <> <<PLUS membership applies to me, as I want to continue my professional growth by obtaining a credential in the near future. PLUS membership offers member discounts on the courseware and exams. >> or <<CORE membership would be perfect for me as I work to increase my knowledge and keep up with the latest news and events related to the profession.>>

If possible, I’d (select an option) << like to attend an APICS Greater Detroit event, seminar, trainings>> or << like to use an APICS membership for (certification, education, industry updates, etc)>>.

I appreciate your consideration of this request. I believe that it would greatly impact my performance, and I would bring my new learnings with the team and company overall. I would be happy to discuss this further in person.



APICS Student Resources

ASCM Michigan East is proud to have the following Student Chapter affiliated with our chapter.

APICS Student Chapter Eastern Michigan University

The Student Chapter Management Program is designed as a management tool for student chapters that are seeking to improve their processes, products, and services. It encourages the operation of a well-managed chapter that is properly balanced and effective in meeting its student member needs.

Chapter management requires attention to five categories: administration, education, programs, membership, and public relations. Activities within each category provide educational opportunities and enhance a chapter’s capabilities.
The second half of the program is designed to provide recognition for the chapters efforts. While participation in the recognition portion of the program is optional, it is strongly encouraged by APICS, districts, and chapters. Records show that participating student chapters have a strong membership base and significant support from their professional (parent) chapter and faculty advisor(s).

Participation in this program requires evidence of performance of measurable tasks in the five chapter management categories. The evaluation conducted by the Professional (parent) chapter enhances its relationship with the student chapter while the resulting documentation creates a roadmap for faculty advisors and future student chapter leaders.

The APICS Student Chapter Eastern Michigan University is doing great things! Learn more about their efforts and events on their website!

NEW IN 2020

Become an ASCM Michigan East Student Ambassador!

What is the role of a Student Ambassador (SA)?

  • The SA will inform fellow students about benefits, resources, opportunities for professional and personal development that APICS offers
  • Help students register as APICS members through
    Encourage students to participate in networking events, local Professional Development Meetings (PDM), tours, special student events etc.
  • Help students connect with the Board Members in charge to support their educational and professional needs (mentoring, resume reviews, internships, etc.)
  • Assist in organizing local student events with APICS professional members at the university/college
  • Encourage participation in a student case competition and help to organize a team
    Submit reports to Board of Directors once a quarter

Requirements to be considered as a Student Ambassador

  • In good academic standing
  • Pursuing / Interested in pursuing career opportunities in Supply Chain Management
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Driven, determined and self-motivated
  • Attend a minimum of 50% of APICS PDM/Tour events annually
  • Be an APICS student member (Registered prior to SA application, its FREE!)
  • Meet with the SA Board monthly. (In person or Virtual)

Why become a Student Ambassador?

  • All the benefits of student APICS member
  • Special mentorship program with APICS Greater Detroit Board of Directors (BOD) Member
  • Official status of Student Ambassador (great resume-building position)
  • Special SA package (backpack with portfolio, materials and promo items)
  • Book on supply chain/personal development
  • Special discounts on certification courses (CSCP, CPIM, CLTD)
  • Free PDM attendance

Submit your completed application Today!