ASCI has a rich history of establishing standardised approaches to supply chain management roles. Our humble beginnings started with defining some common processes in inventory and materials management back in 1970s which included the introduction of APICS certifications to the Australian manufacturing industry. Now, as an institute for supply chain, ASCI is well positioned to professionalise supply chain management, drawing from its international certification partners and working with local academic partners to build four clear relevant pathways for supply chain practitioners.
Over the last few years, a number of associations have merged with ASCI:
In April 2015, the Logistics Association of Australia joined the ASCI Community. This was followed in September 2015 by the Alliance for Supply Chain Innovation. In August 2016, the Lean Network Australia followed and in April 2017, the Australian Chamber of International Trade.
With its wider engagemnet in the Australasian Supply Chain Community, the Board of ASCI (then apicsAU), in March 2017, has approved the change of name from apicsAU to Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI).
ASCI is now fully repositioning itself as an Institute, focusing primarily on Professionalising Supply Chain Management