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COVID-19 Supply Chain Management Toolkit
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As the professional body for supply chain management SAPICS’ mandate is to not only to develop and build skills capacity in the profession but to provide support and guidance where it can. As supply chain professionals we are all in totally unchartered waters. We need to do all that we can to work together to ensure supply chains continue working and providing the products – whatever they are -  to the people who need them.

SAPICS is working alongside and has the support of a vast array of industry professionals, subject matter experts and international education organisations.  SAPICS is able to bring you a variety of resources to try to help you with necessary information and support.

DHL COVID-19 Reports - FREE!

As recommended by the Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Consortium this link will provide you to access daily COVID-19 reports from the largest logistics company in the world which is profiling the impacts of the pandemic around the world.

Join our LinkedIn group - SAPICS COVID-19 Collaboration Platform

Amidst the Corona virus pandemic it is our responsibility as Supply Chain Professionals to contribute towards stabilising the catastrophic effects that it is having on South African supply chains. Collaboration is critical! We, as a community need to work together for the greater good for all. The group is intended to provide a platform for engagement for all SAPICS supply chain professionals. Share your Ideas, solutions and challenges.

Join our LinkedIn group now: Click here


Community Connect


Week 1 topic of discussion:  How are you as a supply chain professional managing during COVID-19?

16 April 2020 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+2)

Week 2 topic of discussion: This weeks community connect session will follow on from our webinar with EY -

28 April 2020 16:00 -17:00 (GMT+2)

Week 3 topic of discussion: South Africa's Level 4 Lockdown and your take on the implications on Supply Chains

30 April 2020 15:30 - 16:30 (GMT+2)

Week 4 topic of discussion: What do laptops, medicines and food have in common during a global pandemic?

7 May 2020 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+2)

Week 5 topic of discussion:  What steps are we, as supply chain professionals, going to need to ensure are in place to ensure a strong and swift recovery from COVID-19?

14 May 15:30 - 16:30 (GMT+2)

Week 6 topic of discussion: What skills will be required for the Supply Chains of the future?

21 May 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+2)

Week 7 topic of discussion: How Covid-19 is disrupting supply chains through spiralling logistics costs

28 May 2020 15:00 - 16:00 (GMT+2)

Week 8 topic of discussion: Planning for a pandemic. What works? What doesn't? Let’s discuss challenges as a Supply Chain community from our experience so far.

4 June 2020 15:00 - 16:00 SAST, GMT+2

Week 9 topic of discussion: Why Community Matters.

Bring along a buddy who could use some motivation, positivity and community networking.

11 June 2020 15:00 - 16:00 SAST, GMT+2

Week 10 topic of discussion: How Kenya is doing with the Covid-19 situation.

18 June 2020 15:00 - 16:00 SAST, GMT+2

Week 11 topic of discussion: Forecasting vs. Demand Driven

25 June 2020 15:00 - 16:00 SAST, GMT+2

Week 12 topic of discussion: Is membership still relevant? Join us to discuss and bring along your point of view!

2 July 2020 15:00 - 16:00 SAST, GMT+2

Week 13 topic of discussion: The people part of the Supply Chain

9 July 2020 15:00 - 16:00 SAST, GMT+2


 SAPICS Learning Community Connect


BB Op Ex Solutions

Are you self-studying the APICS CPIM?  Would you like some help but don’t know who to ask?  Would you like to meet others who are also self-studying?

If you answered yes to any of the above then Lerato Thabede CPIM has a solution for you.

Lerato Thabede CPIM will be hosting free weekly webinars using the Zoom platform to assist self-studying individuals towards obtaining their APICS CPIM certifications.

To take advantage of this offer and get more details please send an email with your questions and areas of concern to Lerato.

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Help Line


We have established a team of local and international subject matter experts who have volunteered to provide guidance, answer questions and make suggestions to point you in the right direction for solutions to help YOU during this challenging time.

Click here

Publications and articles


A compilation of articles and published works from industry experts covering different aspects of the supply chain.


Redesigning Supply Chains To Withstand Disruptions Like Coronavirus Crisis

COVID-19, SAPICS and Supply Chain Management

Force Majeure and contractual obligations - Norton Rose Fulbright

Supply Chain Management Has A Key Role To Play In COVID-19 Crisis

The effect of the lockdown regulations on commercial landlords and tenants

Five Steps For Supply Chain Leaders As The Pandemic Turns The World Upside Down - Lora Cecere

Supply Chain Management Support To Relieve Covid-19 Challenges

SC Risk Mitigation for Coronavirus

Six Supply Chain Related Leadership Lessons From Sir Winston Churchill We Need Today!

LEAN Institute Africa -Take your life in your hands

LEAN Institute Africa - Relentless Leadership. In a Time of Crisis

Strong Supply Chains Required For an Economic Rebound: Six Steps To Take - Lora Cecere

Supply chains need some love during the coronavirus pandemic - Brooke Masters

Recession-Proof Your Supply Chain - Bruce C. Arntzen

PtD - Building Human Resources for Supply Chain Management Theory of Change

Building a resilient Enterprise




A list of upcoming and available webinars covering topics that touch every aspect of supply chain management.




 SAPICS FREE Webinar Series


Free Webinar with Greg Schlegel - COVID-19 and the 3Rs: Respond, Recover & Renew - 14 July 2020


Free Webinar with Martin Bailey - Materials Handling Equipment - 21 July 2020

Youth Webinar - Journey to becoming a Supply Chain Management Professional with Lerato Thabede - 22 July 2020

Free Webinar with Netstock - Inventory Management - 28 July 2020

Free webinar with Tom Goldsby - Is Your Supply Chain Ready to Pivot for the Next Big Challenge? - 11 August 2020


 SAPICS Workshop Series


Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) 3 Day Online Workshop


DDMRP Basic Training Workshop with Ken Titmuss


 Other Webinars


Supply Chain Bunker Weekly Webinar Series



How to maximize SAP MRP in these critical times.

Supply Chain Insights with Lora Cecere

Supply Chain Revolution

Bicara Supply Chain

What You Don’t Know About Your Supply Chain Can (and Will) Hurt You with Grey Schlegel

Supply Chain Now Radio


Online Learning


A variety of learning tools that are accessible online which will enable you to learn and develop your knowledge and skills during the lockdown period.


Free online workshops / courses 

ASCM PoD training module (Basics of Distribution and Logistics) - FREE

CLX: 'Become A Global Logistics Manager'- FREE ONLINE COURSE

Workshops and courses

Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) Online Workshop

28 - 30 July 2020

SAPICS member price : R 11 000.00

Non-member price: R 12 500.00

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Basics of Stores and Stock Control

SAPICS' Authorised Education Partner, Education in Industry (EII) is now offering the BSSC online.

Starting 23 June 2020 to 6 August 2020

6 weeks of learning and support online!

It is vital that the people in your store can tell you what you have in it, how much you have and where it is – otherwise you might just as well not have it!

Exceptional Value.

Ready Player X (RPX)

Restricted to home for weeks? Join the ultimate Value Chain experience!  Ready Player X (RPX). Expand your network and improve your end-to-end ValueChain understanding by joining this  2-week online experiential learning with the world’s #1 Value Chain simulated strategy game TheFreshConnection -  All you need is an internet-connected laptop/tablet!

DDI (Demand Driven Institute)

DDI are offering deeply discounted packaged Self Study Bundles (Webinar Based, On-Line Learning and Professional Certification) Demand Driven Planner Professional ( DDPP)  and Demand Driven Leader Professional (DDLP) contact Ken Titmuss - or Liezl Smith for more information on how to access these packages.

Once in a lifetime opportunity....85% off bizzco short courses

Take advantage of the R200 special for various courses

Contact them for further details:  Contact number: 010-0010283 Email: OR




Apple - COVID-19 Screening Tool

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center


Supply Chain Communities

Partner Bodies


International Association of Public Health Logisticians


Africa Resource Centre (ARC)

Lean Institute African (LIA)

Health Procurement Africa




SAPICS is proud of its network of authorised education providers who offer excellent supply chain training.

Click here for more information



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