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Striving to build a vibrant community of educated supply chain professionals in Africa


Most supply chain and operations management professionals know SAPICS for the annual conference and exhibition. The Association is, however, much more than this.

SAPICS, via its network of carefully selected education partners, offers exceptional training programmes, internationally recognised certifications and comprehensive resources.  In addition to the world-class education on offer SAPICS provides the supply chain community with  a year round calendar of professional development events as well as the impressive annual conference and exhibition which has become the leading event in Africa for supply chain professionals.

As a professional membership-based Association, SAPICS aims to advance individuals and organisations in the supply chain profession, through participation in its educational programmes, conferences and events.

SAPICS is your local representative linking you to the vast global network of supply chain professionals who are members of APICS.

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 oversees the strategic direction of the Association. 

SAPICS is managed on a day to day basis by the professional administration delivered by Upavon Management.

SAPICS strives for:

    • quality
    • professionalism
    • continuous improvement

SAPICS is South Africa’s leading source of knowledge and expertise in supply chain management including production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, distribution and logistics. SAPICS is proud to be APICS' exclusive Premier Channel Partner in Africa as well as a valued partner of the Demand Driven Institute, Institute of Business Forecasting and Supply and Fapics.