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The African supply chain association and APICS Global Channel Partner is recognized for its commitment to advancing supply chain excellence

CHICAGO, IL – Sept. 29, 2018 – Today, APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management, announced SAPICS as the recipient of the APICS Diamond Partner Award. The Diamond Partner Award honors APICS Global Channel Partners that exhibit extraordinary dedication and accomplishments in spreading the APICS mission, elevating the global standard for supply chain instruction and building a local community of APICS certified professionals. SAPICS was selected because of the organization’s world-class education, 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. Jenny Froome, chief operating officer, and Mungo Park, chairman, of SAPICS, accepted the award on behalf of SAPICS at the annual APICS 2018 supply chain conference. 

“SAPICS perfectly encapsulates the core values and mission of APICS; to have a meaningful impact on individuals, organizations and the profession as a whole,” said APICS VP of Global Channels Jim Lahey. “SAPICS also strives for quality, professionalism and continuous improvement. The organization is a deserving winner of the APICS Diamond Partner Award.”

SAPICS is passionately committed to the development of a vibrant community of educated supply chain professionals and is South Africa’s leading source of knowledge and expertise in supply chain management. SAPICS, through its network of locally endorsed education partners and international partners, promotes exceptional training programs, internationally recognized certifications and comprehensive resources which focus on end to end supply chain management, production, inventory, materials management, purchasing, distribution and logistics. As Africa’s local representative linking its members to the vast APICS global network, SAPICS aims to advance individuals and organizations in the supply chain profession.

“SAPICS is proud to have been APICS's exclusive Premier Channel Partner in Sub-Saharan Africa for over 50 years. We’re honored to be recognized for our commitment to representing the interests of supply chain and operations management professionals in Africa,” said SAPICS Principal Jenny Froome. “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 Board of global organization People that Deliver. It’s been another busy year for SAPICS and this award highlights our team’s hard work.”

The Diamond Partner Award was established to recognize excellence within the APICS Global Channel Partners program. This program provides a reliable structure to deliver APICS products and services, combined with the International Channel Partners' services, instruction, professional development and local expertise. Together, APICS and its partners aim to help motivated individuals in the supply chain profession, and those interested in pursuing a career in supply chain, expand their knowledge and capabilities through learning, certification, networking and other professional development opportunities.

It is made possible by the dedicated community of APICS-recognized instructors in the Instructor Development Program that helps members around the world pass exams and attain certifications. The Diamond Partner Award is open to all Global Channel Partners and is granted on an annual basis at the discretion of the APICS Channel Services team. 

APICS is the industry leader in supply chain certification, training and networking. For over 60 years, APICS has provided world-class supply chain training and certification to foster supply chain talent and improved end-to-end performance. APICS sets the industry standard for supply chain education through outstanding training, certification and community programs. This includes the APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM); APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP); and APICS Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) certifications. For more information, visit and follow APICS on social media at LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Media contact:
Shelley Nall
INK Communications Co.