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Association for Supply Chain Management launches

End-to-end supply chain organization will manage APICS certifications

October 2, 2018

CHICAGO – The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) is a new supply chain organization, launched on September 30, 2018.

“ASCM will bring corporations and professionals the latest ideas and proven best practices to help transform supply chains. We want to empower both the people who elevate supply chains and the companies who utilize them,” said APICS CEO Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE.

Supply chain has become a significant and driving force in the success of businesses around the world. As a new organization, ASCM will enable corporations to more effectively tap into their supply chains and deliver strategic value.

“With ASCM, we recognized an exciting opportunity with this new association to expand our reach and elevate our position even further,” Eshkenazi continued. “Something special is happening in supply chain.”

ASCM will continue to provide the industry-leading APICS certifications and trainings professionals and organizations have come to trust. In addition, ASCM will deliver new, innovative products and services, including:

  • learning and development through a powerful global network of alliances and thought leadership collaborations
  • the first comprehensive corporate designation that enables organizations to assess their supply chains in key areas for maximum sustainability, scalability and competitive advantage
  • the ASCM Supply Chain Learning Center with on-demand resources and education.

“As supply chain practices rapidly evolve, organizations need accessible tools and resources from an unbiased partner. ASCM is ready to make a powerful impact on the industry, corporations and their workforces,” Eshkenazi added.

More information about ASCM will be rolled out over the coming months, with the full launch expected in early 2019.

APICS certifications will be managed under the ASCM

Learn more about ASCM here.