Industry leader joins forces with regional expert to bring international perspective and best-practices to the French supply chain community
CHICAGO – September 26, 2017 –APICS, the association for supply chain management, and ASLOG, the nonprofit French Association of Supply Chain and Logistics LLP, signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize the collaborative efforts between the two organizations. The alliance will leverage the capabilities of APICS and ASLOG to support the development of individuals, corporations and the supply chain community within France, with an emphasis on professional training, certification programs, frameworks and benchmarking tools.
APICS and ASLOG have agreed to collaborate on research initiatives to expand the supply chain knowledge base of both the APICS and ASLOG communities, and as part of the MOU, ALSOG will have the opportunity to participate in APICS’s long-term strategic research committees. The focus of the alliance will be the Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) designation program, which covers a comprehensive body of knowledge and sets the global standard for best practices in logistics, transportation and distribution. The joint efforts of APICS and ASLOG will directly enrich the capabilities and initiatives of both organizations.
“This alliance will provide APICS with a deeper understanding of the European perspective, particularly in the areas of transportation and logistics, to help us better align our industry-leading resources to the specific needs of this region,” said APICS CEO, Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CAE, CPA. “Together with ASLOG, we look forward to working more collaboratively with the French supply chain community.”
“APICS’s certifications, resources and memberships perfectly complement our offering in France, and will bring strong value to our professional and corporate members,” said Jean-Michel Guarneri, ASLOG President. “This alliance allows us to participate in the development of research, training materials, workshops and other events we will share with our companies’ members.”
APICS connects professionals and their organizations to a world of possibilities, and ASLOG aims to bring the voice of its nearly 1,500 members to the regional, national and international level. Under this MOU, these organizations bring together their commitment to advancing global supply chain.
APICS is the association for supply chain management and the leading provider of research, education and certification programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience. The APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD); and APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference-Professional (SCOR-P) designations set the industry standard. With more than 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners, APICS is transforming the way people do business, drive growth and reach global customers. For more information, visit apics.org.
ASLOG, the French association for supply chain and logistics, is dedicated to promote supply-chain functions and associate know-hows at the national and international level and to support corporations to improve their overall performance Representing more than 500 companies, ASLOG covers all the activities within the global supply chain and is active. To learn more, visit aslog.org.
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