ASCI has commenced a focussed initiative towards professionalising "Supply Chain Management". This initiative involves four distinct components: Constitutional Review, Body of Knowledge, Ethics Management Program and an Industry Risk Assessment.
After the SCM Body of Knowledge is finalised, there will be two additional components ie Tertiary Course Endorsements and Approved University Degrees.
The ASCI Value Proposition is to
“Facilitate and enable the professionalisation of the Australasian Supply Chain Community to develop and maintain competitive and sustainable advantage”.
In bringing its Value Proposition to its members, ASCI has partnered with key, leading Global Certification Partners in a number of areas. These partnerships were carefully chosen not only to complement each other, but also as leaders in their respective areas.
The APICS Learning Systems are comprehensive professional development and exam preparation programs consisting of modules and web-based study tools. These are now available through Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI). The web-based tools help you to determine your initial level of knowledge, create a study plan based on your individual needs, reinforce your studies with practice tests and activities and track your learning progress through comprehensive reports. The web-based portion of the course, in conjunction with the reading modules, also contains practice test questions.
APICS currently offers Learning Systems in two certifications ie Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certified in Logistics, Transport & Distribution (CLTD). A revised Certified in Production and Inventory Maintenance is coming Q3 2017.