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ASCM Supply Chain Dictionary

New and improved: ASCM Supply Chain Dictionary

The ASCM Supply Chain Dictionary replaces the APICS Dictionary this year. 

With more than 350,000 copies and downloads in circulation, the ASCM Supply Chain Dictionary is the authority on all things supply chain and an essential reference for you and your teams.

This year’s version features 483 new terms, compiled by industry experts, ASCM certification exam content manuals and certificate programs, the new SCOR Digital Standard, the Digital Capabilities Model, Project Zebra, and the Economist Resilience Benchmark.

The new searchable and ADA-accessible dictionary is available in the Supply Chain Knowledge Center.

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New and improved: ASCM Supply Chain Dictionary

Download the new dictionary app!

The ASCM Supply Chain Dictionary app has been updated to include the newest terms. Access all the terms and definitions for FREE, right at your fingertips. Expand your supply chain vocabulary with Term of the Day and flashcard features.

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Submit terms for the APICS Dictionary

The ASCM Supply Chain Dictionary provides the supply chain management profession with a common language and understanding to improve communication and efficiency. With each new edition, ASCM works to capture the most timely and relevant terms.

Please help us by submitting a term and tell us why it is pertinent to your role or the industry.