We are an organization for executives who know they compete as supply chains and know that the uncertainty they face every day is because these supply chains are people.
The AAPNetwork creates relationships between people who would seldom otherwise meet one another and works to make these relationships more successful; to educate a new generation of managers; and to create the Supply Chain for the 21st Century
Unlike countries, lobbies, industries or individual links in the industry, we are the only organization that brings people together to solve problems they can't solve on their own, meeting as chain of suppliers who are suppliers of change.
HBR: How Leaders Create and Use Networks, January 2007, “...we’ve found that networking— creating a fabric of personal contacts who will provide support, feedback, insight, resources, and information — is simultaneously one of the most self-evident and one of the most dreaded developmental challenges that aspiring leaders must address.”
“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”—Margaret Mead
“The most important personal "core competence" by far is a rich set of relationships.” - Tom Peters