SAPICS 2020 Delegate Fact Sheet - Page 5

SAPICS has received a prestigious international award honouring
its commitment to advancing supply chain excellence.
PICS, the association for
supply chain management in
the United States, presented
SAPICS with its 2018 Diamond Partner
Award at the annual APICS supply
chain conference.
“SAPICS was selected because of its
year-round calendar of professional
development events and impressive
annual conference and exhibition, which
has become the leading event in Africa
for supply chain professionals,” APICS
vice-president of Global Channels Jim
Lahey, said.
He commended SAPICS for making
a meaningful impact on individuals,
organisations and the profession
as a whole, and striving for quality,
professionalism and continuous
This award recognised APICS global partners who exhibit extraordinary
dedication and accomplishments in promoting supply chain excellence,
innovation and resilience, elevating the global standard for supply chain
skills development, and building a community of certified professionals,
explains SAPICS general manager Jenny Froome, who accepted the award in
Chicago earlier this year.
"SAPICS is proud to have been APICS’s
Partner in Africa for over 50 years. We
are honoured to be recognised for our
commitment to representing the interests
of supply chain professionals in Africa.
“Keep up the great work you and
your team are doing in building
management/leadership skills and
knowledge in South Africa.”
Bobby Fairlamb, Manufacturing Team LeaderDirector, K-Way Manufacturers
We recently launched two professional
designations – the Professional Processor
in Supply Chain Management and
the Professional Specialist in Supply
Chain Management – with four more
on the way. We were also recently
appointed to sit on the Council for Supply
Chain Management, a South African
Government initiative and the Board of
global organisation People that Deliver. It
has been another busy year for SAPICS
and this award highlights our team’s hard
work and achievements,” Froome states.
“By far the most in-depth
thought provoking, cutting
edge Supply Chain conference
ever! An amazing combination
of educational sessions and
superior networking to make the
conference tops on anyone’s list!”
This recognition comes at a time
of significant advancement in the
profession. At its annual conference,
APICS announced the formation of
a brand-new global alliance network
aimed at propelling supply chain forward
and transforming how organisations do
business around the globe. SAPICS is
exceptionally proud to be a strategic
partner of APICS and the newly
formed Association for Supply Chain
Management (ASCM).
“I have attended numerous
conferences around the world and
the operational team was fantastic
/ the best I’ve seen on how they
managed and ran the event.
Well done!” Jeremy Basckin, Managing
Drew Rosen, Professor, University of North
Director, Neways
“SAPICS is for me the premier
global supply chain management
organisation” Steven Melnyk, Professor
Operations & Supply Chain Management,
Michigan State University


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