ASCI announces partnership with the Institute for Supply Management®


ASCI announces partnership with the Institute for Supply Management®

Sydney, 20 September 2017: Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI) is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) to offer procurement practitioners in the Australasian region global professional membership and certification opportunities. 

ISM® is the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organisation worldwide, with more than 50,000 members in over 100 countries. It leads the profession through the ISM® Report on Business, its highly regarded certification and training programs, events, and more. The organisation’s Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD™) are considered the “gold standard” in certifications.

Utilising a robust methodology, these designations are created and regularly updated with the guidance of supply management professionals across industries, roles and experience levels, based on today’s real-world requirements for success. They measure excellence across a broad scope of critical supply management concepts.

According to Dr Pieter Nagel, CEO, ASCI, supply management plays a vital role in Australian organisations for the identification, acquisition, access and positioning of resources in today’s complex supply chains.

“ISM is a credible and reputable international organisation with global thinking in supply management. The partnership with ISM strengthens our global certification offerings to ASCI Members, and allows ASCI to deliver a complete end to end supply chain best practice certification solution in three distinct Professional Pathways: Operations Management, Logistics Management and now Supply Management.”


Thomas Derry, CEO, ISM, welcomes the channel partnership with ASCI. “ISM® is pleased to form this alliance with the Australasian Supply Chain Institute. ASCI is a great organisation whose mission aligns with ISM® in the pursuit of advancing the practice of supply management. Supply management is truly a global profession and we are excited to join forces with ASCI to help strengthen it worldwide.”



About ASCI

Established in Australia in 1963 as a not for profit organisation, apicsAU, now trading as Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), facilitates and enables the development and professionalisation of the Australasian Professional Supply Chain Community. ASCI provides formal education programs, site visits, research, industry presentations and peer learning to its members with a range of opportunities to enrich and grow professional supply chain performance and competence. ASCI is a Premier Channel Partner of APICS and offers APICS certification programs in Australia, as well as other international supply chain management certifications. ASCI membership is available to individuals and provides access to educational programs, a network of industry professionals, real-world learning opportunities, resources and social media networks.

Please visit for more information about our memberships and programs.

About Institute for Supply Management®

Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that serves supply management professionals in more than 100 countries. Its 50,000 members manage about $1 trillion in corporate supply chain procurement annually. Founded in 1915 as the first supply management institute, ISM drives value and competitive advantage for its members, contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM® leads the profession through the ISM Report On Business®, its highly regarded certification and training programs, events, corporate services and the ISM Mastery Model®. For more information, please visit:  

For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152. Journalists who wish to learn more about ISM® should contact Dawn Ringel, Warner Communications, at