The Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), an all-encompassing organisation for supply chain, had its introductory launch on 30 September.
The organisation will focus on supply chain organisational transformation, innovation and leadership.
ASCM has been built on the foundation of APICS, the supply chain management association and industry leader in certification, training, and networking.
“ASCM is the leader for end-to-end supply chain management, bringing corporations and professionals the latest ideas and proven best practices to help transform supply chains” stated the CEO of APICS, Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE.
“We want to empower both the people who elevate supply chains and the companies who utilize them.”
“With ASCM, we recognized an exciting opportunity with this new association to expand our reach and elevate our position even further. Something special is happening in supply chain.”
“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.”
In addition to APICS current offering, ASCM will provide “learning and development through a powerful global network of alliances and thought leadership collaborations” the press release reads.
ASCM will also offer “the first comprehensive corporate designation that enables organizations to assess their supply chains in key areas for maximum sustainability, scalability and competitive advantage.”
The organisation is expected to fully launch in 2019.