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Joining a professional association is a great way to build your resume. You will also make connections with others in your field and gain more knowledge about topic areas that interest you. This page lists a few prominent information technology and supply chain management associations.
APICS: Association for Operations Management
Founded in 1957, APICS' mission is "to [build] and [validate] knowledge in supply chain and operations management." APICS offers two certifications: Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).
Association for Information Technology Professionals
Founded in 1951, "AITP seeks to advance the IT Profession through professional development, support of IT education, and national policies on IT that improve society as a whole."
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
"Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is [a] professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management."
The mission of IEEE is "to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity." It is the largest technical professional association.
Institute for Supply Management
"Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide.... ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) qualifications...."
ISACA, formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, was formed in 1969 and "defines the roles of information systems governance, security, audit and assurance professionals worldwide."