APICS is the Educational Society For Operations Management. APICS meets the educational needs of its members and their employers by developing educational programs and materials to increase productivity and enhance their competitive advantage. APICS meets the needs of professionals in all areas of operations management, including inventory, materials, information systems, accounting/finance, supply chain, and all other functional areas that contribute to the overall efficiency and productivity of an organization.

Learn more about APICS at apics.org.


The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is the global leader in supply chain organizational transformation, innovation, and leadership. As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, ASCM is an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest thought leadership on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is built on a foundation of APICS certification and training spanning 60 years. Now, ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services, and partnerships that enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage, and positively impact their bottom lines.

Learn more about ASCM at apics.org

About SWIV

SWIV is the Southern Willamette Valley Chapter of APICS with its home base located in Eugene, Oregon.

Our Vision is to be the premiere provider for professional education and development for our members and the community in the area of Operations Management; by exceeding the expectations of our customers, we will challenge and educate our membership, provide expertise and training for individuals and companies to succeed, encourage communication between members, and improve our financial stability.

Our Mission We strive to improve education and recognition through networking and professional growth opportunities.

SWIV provides many opportunities for furthering your knowledge. Special events are held in the form of professional development dinners and facility tours. If you would like to learn more about our current offerings, please view the latest newsletter or send any questions you may have to events@apics-swiv.org.

Board of Directors

Stephen Nelson, CPIM, CPPB
Fleet Parts and Procurement Supervisor
Fleet & Radio Communication Services
City of Eugene

Executive Vice President
Currently empty postition

Director of Marketing and Outreach
Mary Wisegarver, CPIM, Buyer
Cascade Pacific Pulp

Director of Events
Currently empty postition

Director of Membership
Vic Parker, Senior Purchasing Specialist

Director of Education
Brandy Nelson

Director of Finance
Ed Barth, CPIM, VP of Operations
Beeswax Candle Works, Inc.
Phone: (541) 942-7061

Director at Large
Peter Nelson, Supply Chain Manager
Quantum Health