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For over 60 years, supply chain professionals and organizations have relied on APICS to deliver world-class certification. But that was just the beginning. We’re excited to welcome you to the new Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). As the largest non-profit association for supply chain, we are an unbiased partner, connecting companies around the world to the newest insights on all aspects of supply chain. ASCM is driving innovation in the industry with new products, services and partnerships to enable companies to further optimize their supply chains, secure their competitive advantage and positively impact their bottom lines.



The Africa Resource Centre (ARC) aims to improve availability of medicines and health products by building more efficient and effective supply chain systems in Africa, while building the capacity and talent within countries to achieve long-term sustainability.  ARC is an independent strategic advisor, promoting collaboration to help countries achieve their health goals. We aim to build connections across organizations working to transform supply chains, inject complementary resources to stimulate new ideas and approaches, and build cross-sector collaborations that ultimately improve availability of medicines and health products.   We believe that all sectors in Africa have a unique, strategic value proposition to contribute to this movement. We are seeking to build a network of individuals and organizations globally and within Africa which share the mission and the passion to power this movement.



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 1991 and is a professional Supply Chain Management Association in France. We believe 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 and APICS, mean that Fapics is well positioned to educate French speaking supply chain professionals around the globe.



The International Association of Public Health Logisticians (IAPHL) was founded in 2007 as an international association dedicated to improving public health supply chain management and commodity security and providing professional development opportunities to public health logisticians in developing countries. IAPHL promotes the use of local and regional expertise, continued learning, and the exchange of ideas and best practices. IAPHL supports an open-access forum in which approximately 3,900 members from 137 countries network, share materials, and build professional skills.



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.



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.


People that Deliver


The People that Deliver (PtD) Initiative was established in 2011 as a global partnership of organizations focusing on professionalization of supply chain personnel by advocating for a systematic approach to human resources (HR) for supply chain management (SCM) at the global and local level.  It is based on the global recognition that without trained professionals to manage the health supply chains, drugs and other health supplies do not reach the patients who need them.  PtD is governed by a board representing governments, international donors, multilateral agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academic institutions, professional associations, and private companies.  SAPICS is proud to be a new member of the board.


South African Institute for Industrial Engineering (SAIIE)

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.

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