APMS 2021 brings together leading international experts on production systems and logistics from academia, industry, and government to discuss pressing issues in smart manufacturing, operations management, supply chain management, and Industry 4.0 in the Artificial Intelligence era. The conference features several sessions to discuss original, high-impact academic contributions, which will be published in the Springer Series ACIT and indexed on SCOPUS and Web of Science. World-renown industry leaders will share their industrial viewpoints and insights through industry keynotes. The conference is sponsored by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP), and it is organized by the IFIP Working Group 5.7 on Advances in Production Management Systems established in 1978. The conference is also supported by two leading journals: the International Journal of Production Research (IJPR) and Production Planning & Control (PPC).