What is APICS? APICS is the premier professional association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and… Read More


Exports are too often not part of a company’s stra­tegic marketing plan. When domestic sales are robust, often there is little interest in under­taking the nuances and sometimes complexities of finding, developing and selling to a foreign market. Statistically, smaller companies will perform better if they export, but they must be proactive in their approach… Read More


By Karen Schnog, Department of Business and Industry In November 2016, the federal government allocated $7 billion in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) to support investment in businesses operating in distressed communities throughout the U.S. Although not new, this is the largest allocation to the program since inception. From 2000 to 2016, $50.5 billion in… Read More


Full-Tilt Logistics, a family run and woman owned company, resides in the transportation hub in the Reno-Sparks area. As an upcoming leader in the transportation industry, Full-Tilt specializes in providing shipping and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes, including small manufacturers. Today, the Full-Tilt team sat down with us to give us their best… Read More


Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project: Smarter Employers. Better Employees. By Cheryl Olson, Project Director, Nevada’s Apprenticeship Project More than 75 years ago, the apprenticeship system began in construction and other skilled trades. Today there are apprenticeships in more than 1,000 occupations, including careers in healthcare, IT, energy, advanced manufacturing and more. Northern Nevada is experiencing new economic growth… Read More


Nanotechnology refers to a wide range of substances manufactured at an atomic or molecular level. Because of the extremely small size of such materials, they have unique properties that are not yet understood. While nanotechnology is exciting and presents many possibilities for advancement in the future, there are also many undefined and unsubstantiated risks associated… Read More