Industrial engineering was sprouted from major engineering disciplines that called for better professional understanding of industrialisation. Ever since, our discipline has been the star role player in confronting emerging industries; be it manufacturing, service, high tech products, outer space technology, information technology, industrial policy, ergonomics, and now world's greatest concern, sustainable development.
The Core value of APIEMS is associating and exchanging the better industrial engineering education, researches, and exchange information from different countries.

APIEMS initiated from two conferences held in 1998 China-Japan Joint Conference on industrial engineering and management in Beijing, China, and orea-Japan Joint Conference on industrial engineering and management in Taejon, Korea, produced some excellent results and the two were merged to form a single conference in the following year 1999, when the 2nd APIEMS conference was held at Kanazawa, Japan.

Since then the APIEMS has rapidly emerged as an important forum for exchange of ideas and information about latest developments in the field of industrial engineering and management system among professionals from Asia-Pacific countries, namely, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malayasia, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
APIEMS conferences serve not only as a forum for exchanging idea and information but also facilitates collaborations among delegates and participants from different countries, culture and institutions, besides providing the much needed exposure to new research efforts and findings.

APIEMS also publishes an official journal Industrial Engineering and Management Systems (IEMS).
This is a truly international journal that reports original quality work in the areas of industrial engineering and management systems, with focus works that inform and educate, along with articles offering theoretical and academic insights into important issues, novel industrial applications and case studies.