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APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management and the premier provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), the brand new Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With over 41,000 members and more than 250 international partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. SAPICS is proud to represent APICS in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Demand Driven Institute


Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a formal planning and execution method designed to correct the inadequacies and inappropriate rules of conventional Material Requirements Planning (MRP) given today’s more volatile, complex and service oriented supply and manufacturing scenarios. The Demand Driven Institute (DDI) was founded by Carol Ptak and Chad Smith, co-authors of Orlicky’s Material Requirements Planning, Third Revised Edition in order to proliferate and further develop demand driven strategy and tactics in industry.


Fapics was created in 1991and is a professional Supply Chain Management Association in France. Fapics believes that from the sharing of knowledge, networking, development of competitiveness and growth, talent is born. By sharing best practices in supply chain management, we believe that Fapics can be a catalyst in the supply chain profession.

Fapics is proud of its international vision and the relationships developed with like-minded associations such as SAPICS. The introduction of international learning tools such as the Fresh Connection and international certifications from organisations such as the Demand Driven Institute, ISCEA and APICS mean that Fapics is well positioned to educate French speaking supply chain professionals around the globe.

Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning

The Institute of Business Forecasting & Planning is recognised as the premier full-service provider of forecasting and planning educational services to organisations worldwide. For over 3 decades, the IBF has been helping businesses increase profits and decrease waste by guiding them through with lessons learned and best practices. The IBF is known as a centre of learning for forecasting & planning strategies and techniques for every major industry on a global level. By becoming an IBF member you stay abreast of the latest forecasting and planning methods as well as best practices used by leading global companies.

Local Associates

Lean Institute Africa

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The Lean Institute Africa (LIA) is a not for profit company, established to promote lean management in Southern Africa. LIA’s mission is to build the community of lean practitioners through action research and knowledge sharing, to help organisations serve their customers better. In working to achieve this mission, LIA has established itself as a thought leader in South Africa on implementing lean management. This enables LIA to provide high-quality content in its educational programmes and real results for the organisations with which it partners, to implement lean management practices.

South African Institute for Industrial Engineers

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As the name implies, the field of Industrial Engineering deals with the engineering of industrial or industrious undertakings. Modern Industrial Engineering is concerned with the integration of resources and processes into cohesive strategies, structures and systems for the effective and efficient production of quality goods and services. It draws upon specialised knowledge and skills in the mathematical, physical, behavioural, economic and management sciences and fuses them with the principles and methods of engineering analyses and design to find optimal and practical solutions, which contribute to the success and prosperity of an industrial undertaking, thereby making a fundamental contribution to the creation of wealth. Our vision is to be a vibrant, learned society, representing and promoting Industrial Engineering in Southern Africa.