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2019 International APICS Conference

Thirteen of our professional APICS members joined many operations/supply chain professionals in Las Vegas, NV for the 2019 International APICS Conference. The Keynote speakers were Fareed Zakaria, and the first female fighter pilot for the US Navy: Carey Lohrenz. Carey gave us a wonderful speech about how to be a leader in a stressful and dynamic environment. 

Spring 2019 Overnighter

APICS members headed to Green Bay to tour Lambeau Field, Oshkosh Corp, and Kreuger International. 

Fall 2019 Overnighter

APICS members headed to Hudson, WI to tour Jack Links, Cirrus Aircraft, and Hoops Distillery.

2018 International APICS Conference

Ten APICS members joined many operations/supply chain professionals in Chicago, IL for the 2018 International APICS Conference. The Keynote speaker this year was Marc Randolph, the Co-Founder of Netflix. Many students found it insightful to listen to him present on the notation of breaking boundaries with new ideas. Some other sessions that were attended included the Women in Supply Chain Forum & Strategies for Lean Warehouse Operations.

Fall 2018 COB Volleyball Tournament

APICS smokes the competition and brings home the win in the volleyball tournament again!

Fall 2018 Overnighter

On October 18, our APICS members traveled all the way to the Wisconsin Dells with stops along the way at Superior Fresh, Flambeau INC, Seats INC, and Mill Haven.

Spring 2018 Overnighter

APICS members traveled to Wausau, WI to tour Harley-Davidson, Crystal Finishing, and Greenheck.

Fall 2017 Overnighter

On November 2, APICS members traveled to Red Wing, MN to tour Hearth and Home Technologies, Red Wing Shoes, and Treasure Island Resort and Casino.

2017 International APICS Conference

Eleven APICS members joined over 2,000 operations/supply chain professionals in San Antonio, TX for the 2017 International APICS Conference and Exhibition. Keynote speakers included John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market and Derreck Kayongo, social entrepreneur and founder of the Global Soap Project.

23rd Annual APICS Great Lakes District Student Case Competition

Three UW-Eau Claire teams participated in the event where they competed against 24 teams from across the Midwest for prizes and the chance to advance to the National APICS Case Competition. Loyola University finished 1st with UW-Eau Claire Team A placing 2nd, and UW-Eau Claire Team B taking 3rd. UW-Eau Claire Team C finished 11th. UW-Eau Claire Team A also won the Highest Scoring Case Presentation award. The Blugold APICS chapter received $2,530 in winnings for their efforts. Terry Wells, Department of Management and Marketing, is the APICS faculty adviser. Special thanks to Cindy Hofacker, Department of Business Communication, for helping the teams prepare their oral presentations.

Fall 2016 Overnighter

On November 3rd & 4th UWEC APICS hosted their Fall 2016 Overnighter. This semester's overnighter took students to the Madison area to experience 3 great venues: Weir Minerals, the Kohls Center, and SubZero-Wolf. Members started by learning about the mining and heavy pump industry at Weir, then traveled into the city to learn about purchasing for big events at the Kohls Center. The tours concluded at SubZero-Wolf where members were able to see a world-class, highly automated manufacturing environment. Following the tours, fun was had by all in Wisconsin Dells.

COB Volleyball Tournament

For the second straight time, UWEC APICS creamed the competition at the College of Business Volleyball Tournament. UWEC APICS placed ahead of all other competing student organizations to become the champion.

Case Competition

UWEC APICS had an incredible showing at the 21st annual Great Lakes District Student Case Competition. Our chapter sent 4 teams, all of which finished in the top 5. Students participated in The Fresh Connection business simulation where they were charged with increasing the ROI of a company. After the simulation, teams had to present their decisions to a panel of judges. 


APICS is the global leader and premier provider of information and services in production and inventory management and related areas to enable members, enterprises, and individuals to add value to their business performance.

The UW-Eau Claire Chapter is a part of the professional APICS Clearwater Chapter. UWEC APICS is one of only six platinum student chapters in North America