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. www.apics.org
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. www.demanddriveninstitute.com
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. www.fapics.org
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. www.ibf.org