Rockwell Automation Wins Supply Chain Management Excellence Award - Asia at APICS 2014

Top Quote Rockwell Automation's Asia Pacific Business Center honoured for its commitment to fostering supply chain and operations management. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 26, 2014 - Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, announced today that its Singapore Operations' Asia Pacific Business Center (APBC) won this year's APICS Corporate Award of Excellence - Asia from the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management. The award is in recognition of the APBC's achievement in meeting and overcoming the challenges of an ever-changing supply chain and operations landscape. Organised by APICS and APICS Foundation, the official announcement was made at APICS 2014 Conference in Shanghai, China.

    Based in Singapore, the APBC, supported by over 600 research and development, engineering and manufacturing experts, is conveniently located near machine builders in Asia Pacific, a market vital to Rockwell Automation's global growth. In addition, the Center also serves as headquarters for the following automation-control product lines: CompactLogix™; SLC™; Distributed Input/Output; Micro Controllers; PanelView™ Component; and Component Drives.

    "Within Singapore Operations' APBC, we always strive to build solid partnerships with our distributors as part of our commitment to provide superior value to customers. We ensure that our supply chain and operations professionals achieve maximum productivity, meet customer demand, and remain agile in today's challenging business environment," said Ernest Nicolas, Regional Director, Asia Pacific Manufacturing, Rockwell Automation. "Through the support of APICS' education and certification initiatives, the APBC has developed a sustainable supply chain architecture that enables its Supply Chain and Operations professionals to be both flexible and efficient to meet customer demand."

    About Rockwell Automation
    Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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    About APICS
    APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designations set the industry standard. With over 37,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit, join the APICS LinkedIn group at, and follow APICS on Twitter at

    About APICS Foundation
    The APICS Foundation advances supply chain and operations management and innovation through research, publications, education and talent development. Organisations and academic programs gain access to the information they need to contribute to the success of supply chains and meet enterprise goals through the foundation's exceptional network and resources. For more information, visit

    Media contact:
    Joy Francisco
    Asia-Pacific Connections for Rockwell Automation
    joy ( @ ) apconnections dot com
    +65 6334 9045

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