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Why should I become a member of SAPICS?

To enhance your professional network, take charge of your career, broaden your professional knowledge and be an active part of a vital community of supply chain professionals.

SAPICS membership opens doors and creates opportunities for Supply Chain Professionals to achieve professional goals and become a significant part of a vital and ever growing community. SAPICS member benefits include outstanding opportunities for knowledge sharing, exclusive savings to attend world-class professional development events and conferences throughout the year, access to supply chain experts from around the world, industry publications and networking opportunities with industry peers from home and abroad.

How do I become a member?

Anyone who is involved with the supply chain profession is welcome to join SAPICS. 

Select the category of membership you prefer and then either complete the membership form online 

What are the benefits of membership?

Membership of SAPICS enables individuals countrywide to benefit from the variety of business learning opportunities, event attendance and professional development tools in a structured and cost effective manner. SAPICS aims to assist individuals in their pursuit of ongoing professional development.

SAPICS members are kept up-to-date on new ideas and developments in the supply chain management profession  through networking, personal contact, professional development events including site visits, presentations, special interest groups and conferences. Enjoy a variety of social events throughout the year. Receive regular correspondence as well as an interactive membership management system and informative website.

How long is my membership valid?

Your membership is valid for one year from date of activation. Membership will be activated on receipt of payment.


  • Take advantage of the wealth of information and current learning tools available via our various education partners both locally and internationally.
  • Access to the APICS Body of Knowledge to enhance your professional development, take charge of your career and broaden your professional knowledge.
  • Continuous learning is about expanding your ability to learn by regularly upgrading your skills and increasing your knowledge. Strong continuous learning skills are required to successfully adapt to the ever changing and dynamic profession of supply chain management. 

Return on your investment:

Realise exceptional member-only rates throughout the year for a variety of activities, including but not limited to:

  • SAPICS Annual Conference - The leading event in Africa for Supply Chain professionals 
  • Association partner events where advertised
  • Educational workshops covering a wide range of relevant topics
  • Social Networking events

Getting Connected:

  • If you have a bright idea you’d like to share with the Supply Chain Community then let us know – we might be able to put you in touch with people who can help turn the idea into reality.
  • Are you looking for connections in other countries around the world? We may very well know who to connect you with. 

What is the Relationship between SAPICS and ASCM?

SAPICS is the exclusive premier channel partner and Diamond award winning partner in Sub-Saharan Africa of ASCM promoting the varied and valuable ASCM products and services. The APICS Body of Knowledge is highly respected throughout the world and the certifications ensure global recognition for supply chain professionals.

What is the difference between SAPICS Individual Membership and Joint SAPICS/ASCM Membership?

Joint SAPICS/ASCM Membership automatically enables you as a joint international member with ASCM, the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. SAPICS Membership is membership at a national (Southern Africa) level.

Which membership would be best suited to me?

Joint SAPICS/ASCM Membership is suited to those pursuing the APICS CSCP, CPIM & CLTD certifications and individuals in middle to senior management. SAPICS Individual Membership is more applicable to those individuals who are more focused on activities only in South Africa. 

Why should we take up Corporate Partnership as opposed to individual memberships?

Not only does SAPICS Corporate partnership provide a platform for exposure in the industry but it demonstrates that your organisation is clearly committed to Supply Chain Improvement and development.  Alignment with SAPICS validates that your organisation actively promotes Supply Chain Improvement initiatives and skills development, this in turn attracts like-minded clients and partnerships, it also signifies to potential future employees that your organisation is a leader in Supply Chain Management, thus making your organisation an appealing organisation to work for.

Do I need to become a SAPICS member in order to study through ASCM and vice versa?

No you do not need to become a SAPICS member in order to study through ASCM. However, it is beneficial to become a Joint SAPICS/ASCM member in order to benefit from the discounted rates on the APICS learning systems and exam as well as earn certification maintenance points by attending local events. 

What is a Professional Development Event and how regularly is one held?

Professional Development Events include regular and varied site visits to a wide variety of client premises. 

Breakfast sessions or afternoon presentations by international and local supply chain experts. 

These events are generally held once a month in each region.

If you have any questions or suggestions pertaining to membership please let us know –

For Individual Memberships please click here

For Corporate Partner packages please click here

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