For months now, our dedicated board of directors, enthusiastic volunteers across the globe and talented staff have been working toward an exciting business transformation. I couldn’t be more excited to share with you that, as of January 22, we have officially become the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).
As supply chain secures its position as a strategic imperative for all organizations, a growing number of professionals like you are now in board rooms, the C-suite and other vital leadership roles. This shift demonstrates a clear opportunity in the launch of ASCM, the largest nonprofit association for supply chain management. ASCM’s mission is to be the global leader in supply chain management transformation — every aspect, every audience. We will continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards, while the industry constantly redefines what’s standard. We are and will be driven by a desire to do more than just move the dial, but to enable supply chain leaders to transform how organizations do business.
Recently, we have received some questions from members and customers, and I would like to take this opportunity to share key details with you. First, the APICS brand and logo will be a part of ASCM. APICS credentials and the APICS body of knowledge will continue to be the global standard in learning and professional development. Likewise, we will uphold the credibility and integrity of the APICS learning systems. Best of all, ASCM’s broad reach will increase the visibility of APICS designations and enhance your own marketability as a supply chain authority.
APICS Chapters and Partners will continue to serve ASCM members and certification candidates with local networking opportunities and in-person training to enhance their careers.
All existing APICS memberships have become ASCM memberships. Soon, members will receive a kit and card, as well as information on member benefits. Dues remain the same.
In addition to membership documents, keep an eye out for the big reveal of our brand-new flagship publication. To celebrate the launch, all members will receive a complimentary print copy. Our publications team is delivering the same award-winning content you’ve come to expect from APICS magazine, with renewed focus on the most essential supply chain issues and a more modern design. Similarly, this weekly newsletter has a fresh new look — I hope you’re enjoying the experience.
Perhaps our largest differentiator is ASCM’s new network of global alliances and thought-leadership collaborations. These partnerships will fuel supply chain innovation and deliver a portfolio of products and services to our members and customers, enabling ASCM to make a positive impact on supply chains everywhere.
Please take a few minutes to follow our new company page on LinkedIn. You can also visit ascm.org to discover how ASCM is advancing corporations and their workforces through learning and development, corporate transformation, and making an impact on supply chains around the world. Together with ASCM, you can be a part of creating a better world through supply chain.