ASCI strengthens its relationship with its global partners for 2018

ASCI strengthens its relationship with its global partners for 2018

ASCI further enhancing professionalisation in the supply chain community

Sydney: May 2018:  

For Australasian Supply Chain Institute (ASCI), formerly apicsAU to continue to offer the“best of the best” to its members, it is important that we continue to get strong support from our global partners APICS, the Demand Driven Institute (DDI), and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

To gain the continued support of these global partners ASCI has to demonstrate its on-going commitment to ensuring the success of these organisations in Australia

APICS is the association for supply chain management, “providing research, education and education programs that elevate supply chain excellence, innovation and resilience”

Each year, APICS carries out rigorous assessment of ASCI as a not-for-profit organisation in terms of industry participation, community engagement, corporate social responsibility, promotional activity and financial performance. As a result of this assessment ASCI is proud to have achieved Premier Channel Partner status for another year, and continue to offer certification courses; Certified in Production & Inventory Management (CPIM)Certified in Logistics, Transport and Distribution (CLTD) and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).

The Demand Driven Institute is “the global authority on demand driven education, training, certification and compliance.”

ASCI has achieved the criteria set by to be a DDI Affiliate for another year. ASCI will continue to offer Demand Driven Fundamentals Profesional (DDFP), and courses to support the Demand Driven Planner Professional (DDPP) and Demand Driven Leader Professional (DDLP) endorsement certificates.

Additionally, ASCI is planning to bring Carol Ptak, one of the founders of the DDI, in August to present Adaptive Sales & Operations Planning Seminars, and meet with senior executives of a number of leading organisations 

ASCI’s newest global partner is the Institute for Supply Management. Founded in 1915It is the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organisation worldwide. ISM's mission is to “advance the practice of supply management to drive value and competitive advantage, and contribute to a prosperous, sustainable world.” Through the partnership with ISM, ASCI offers the certification course Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).

These partnerships support our pathways drive to professionalising supply chain management.

“These global partnerships contribute significantly to the overall supply chain knowledge base in our region. This outcome is significant for ASCI because it means that we can continue to deliver the very best of global certifications to the Australasian Supply Chain Community," said Dr Pieter Nagel, CEO, ASCI. 

It’s never been a better time to study with ASCI, with partnerships with some of the world’s most recognised supply chain certifications. (

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, are developing a framework to both register supply chain professionals under Federal Government legislation and register industry practitioners under ASCI accreditation.  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, including ISM and DDI. 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. For more information contact us on 1300 557 175 or by email or to arrange an interview, please contact Monique Fenech on 0439 320 152.