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.

SAPICS Membership

Members of SAPICS enjoy a wide variety of benefits from the various membership options that are available. The SAPICS membership community is composed of individuals from a broad spectrum of companies across Southern Africa, including manufacturing, service, retail, wholesale, motoring, mining, energy and transport. SAPICS members hold titles from Production Planner to Director of National Supply Chain and Chief Financial Officer.

SAPICS Education Offering

SAPICS is the leading provider of high quality education programmes aimed at advancing supply chain and operations management professionals’ ability to succeed in a changing and increasingly competitive market-place. The SAPICS education offering is one of the most comprehensive and the perfect stepping stone to your future in the competitive world of operations management.

SAPICS Conference and Exhibition

The leading event in Africa for Supply Chain and Operations Management Professionals, the Annual SAPICS Conference and Exhibition is the premier educational and networking event in Africa for Supply Chain and Operations Management Professionals. The conference is designed to offer practical and relevant information by providing delegates with excellent educational presentations, case studies and interactive workshops.


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.