Since its foundation in 1966, SAPICS has become the leading provider of knowledge in supply chain management, production and operation in Southern Africa.

SAPICS builds operations management excellence in individuals and enterprises through superior education and training, internationally recognised certifications, comprehensive resources and a country-wide network of accomplished industry professionals. This network is ever expanding and now includes associates in other African countries.

Today, SAPICS continues to grow, through membership education and its annual conference. Strategic alliances with other organisations in the supply chain field enable SAPICS to reach an increased number of companies and individuals. Details of these organisations can be found by clicking here

SAPICS aims to maintain its position as the Association for Operations Management of Southern Africa with whom its members, partners and affiliates are proud to be in partnership.


Most supply chain and operations management professionals know SAPICS for the annual conference and exhibition. The Association is, however, much more than this. SAPICS offers exceptional training programmes, internationally recognised certifications and comprehensive resources, professional development as well as a conference and exhibition – the industry’s premier educational and networking event in Africa.

As a professional membership-based Association, SAPICS aims to advance individuals and organisations in the supply chain field, through participation in its educational programmes, conferences and events. Industry giants participate in the offerings on a regular and ongoing basis.

In order to meet the needs of the broader community around the continent, SAPICS is supported by a strong network of valued Authorised Education Providers. The executive committee is based in Johannesburg, Gauteng and a Board of Directors comprising leading South African supply chain and operations management professionals manages the Association.

SAPICS strives for:

    • quality
    • professionalism
    • continuous improvement

The Association recently adopted a new, uncompromising set of values that define its products, services and daily interaction with its stakeholders.

SAPICS is South Africa’s leading source of knowledge and expertise in supply chain and operations including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, distribution and logistics. SAPICS is closely affiliated to APICS – The Association for Operations Management in America.