Following the severe impact of the pandemic on global trade, astute organisations around the world are prioritising the supply chain and its contribution to overall business efficiency and competitiveness as well as to economic growth. Forward-thinking South African businesses committed to building strong, resilient supply chains that will withstand future disruptions are increasingly recognising the benefits of partnering with SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management in southern Africa.
“By joining the SAPICS supply chain community as a corporate partner, organisations demonstrate their commitment to improving their own supply chains and those of their clients, and supporting their employees in their professional development,” says SAPICS director Chantalle Wilson. “These organisations are also helping to shape the supply chains of the future and are at the forefront of developments and improvements in supply chain management, which in turn grows economies.
“Training requirements in the supply chain have increased,” Wilson notes. “Our profession has rarely been more challenged than in today’s volatile environment, and there is a greater need than ever before for suitably qualified, professional, skilled and knowledgeable supply chain practitioners. One of SAPICS’s core focus areas is the professionalisation of supply chain management. Our corporate members share our commitment to this imperative.
“SAPICS offers different levels of professional designation for supply chain practitioners as well as impactful education and learning programmes, with special members’ rates for partner organisations. The SAPICS membership packages enable organisations to train, upskill and re-skill more people cost-effectively,” Wilson notes.
“SAPICS corporate membership also provides organisations with vital opportunities to build their brand among the expansive and diverse SAPICS community, share their thought leadership articles, case studies, lessons and learnings, and use the available event opportunities to network and benchmark themselves,” she adds.
SAPICS corporate members come from organisations across the industry spectrum, from the automotive, consulting and manufacturing sectors to retail and information technology. “Virtually everything that we use or touch every day has reached us through supply chains. They connect everything and really do make our societies and economies function,” Wilson asserts.
To become a SAPICS member or for more information on the corporate partner packages, visit: https://www.sapics.org/page/SAPICSCorporateMembership