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


Most supply chain and operations management professionals know SAPICS for the annual conference and exhibition. The Professional Body 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 membership-based Professional Body, 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 ASCM.

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 ASCMS' Diamond Channel Partner in Africa as well as a valued partner of the Demand Driven Institute, Institute of Business Forecasting and Planning and Fapics.

SAPICS event management and business administration professionally powered by Upavon Management (Pty) Ltd since 1996.