SAPICS 2020 Delegate Fact Sheet - Page 13



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INTERNATIONALLY CERTIFIED
FOR SUPPLY CHAIN SUCCESS
With businesses increasingly recognising the importance of the
supply chain to the organisation, the demand for suitably qualified
and skilled supply chain professionals is growing, according to
SAPICS business development executive Tonya Lamb.
L
amb notes that supply chain
programmes teaching core
skills were once scarce, and
many supply chain roles were filled by
individuals functionally trained in finance,
engineering, pharmacy and various
other roles. “Today, however, with the
supply chain more widely regarded as
a revenue driver, the need for supply
chain education is increasing.” She
contends that supply chain practitioners
without the combination of recognised,
credible education and sound practical
experience will find themselves left
behind as businesses recognise the value
of the supply chain and the benefits that
supply chain improvements can deliver
across other business functions.
Craig King, logistics senior manager at Samsung Electronics
South Africa
King states that as a senior manager for
an industry leading global organisation,
he favours applicants with international
certifications when filling supply chain
roles. “It tells me that the applicant
has a goal and is serious about
empowering him or herself by obtaining
an internationally recognised certification.
It also tells me that the applicant is
knowledgeable and is an expert in the
field of supply chain management, and
that I will be employing the best.”
Craig King, logistics senior manager
at Samsung Electronics South Africa,
asserts that internationally recognised
supply chain certifications are worth
“every minute, cent and ounce of energy”,
and add enormous value for both the
individual and the organisation.
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“An international supply chain certification provides the individual with authenticity
and status in the industry, reflecting their professionalism, expertise and authority in
this increasingly complex field. From an organisational perspective, this is a huge
advantage because supply chain processes can be enhanced or implemented by
an expert who knows and understands international best practice and world-class
standards,” Craig King
Citing a supply chain certification
success story from his own organisation,
he reveals that a team member was
promoted to supply chain manager for
mobile after becoming an APICS Certified
Supply Chain Professional through
SAPICS.
“The supply chain
is the one function
in an organisation
that touches all
others and supply
chain optimisation
can drive bottom
line improvement.
To capitalise on
opportunities,
however, supply
chain roles must
be filled by people
with the requisite
knowledge, skills
and qualifications,”
Since its launch in South Africa as the first
comprehensive education programme
designed for operations and supply
chain management professionals, the
CSCP has become an increasingly
sought-after qualification. More than 24
000 professionals in 100 countries have
earned the CSCP designation. The CPIM
is considered the premier certification for
internal supply chain business operations,
and more than 74 000 professionals
have been certified worldwide. The CLTD
programme addresses the burgeoning
need for standard benchmarks in the
rapidly changing logistics, transportation
and distribution industries.
Tonya Lamb
Successful supply chain management
has become essential to compete
successfully in today’s competitive
global marketplace, and those who are
suitably qualified to design, drive and
deliver supply chain improvements
will be assured of career success and
advancement.
Plan your Education for 2019
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info@sapics.org.za
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